Student Technology Tools and Resources for Online Learning

Learning online means you’ll be using technology a lot. Get ahead of the curve by utilizing the recommended and available technology software and services for students.

System Check

You may need to run a system check to ensure that your computer system is properly configured for the web courses. It verifies your browser version, browser settings, and display settings on your computer.

Software, Applications, and Digital Tools for Students

Computer and Wi-Fi Recommendations

  • A newer Windows or Mac computer
  • A reliable internet connection
  • Need a computer, cable or keyboard? The Campus Computer Store is open online.

Minimum Software, Operating System, and Application Recommendations

Technology Training, Help, and Support

Tech questions? We have you covered! Here we share useful help and support resources for quick answers to your tech questions. 

  • Support Articles
    Search tons of step-by-step support articles on hundreds of topics on the 
    IT Solutions website.
  • LinkedIn Learning
    Watch free video courses by experts on thousands of tech and other topics on LinkedIn Learning  (previously Lynda.com).
    Minnesota State Mankato has a curated playlist of recommended Office 365 videos, pick and choose videos and courses to learn more about Microsoft applications like Excel, Outlook, Teams, OneNote, OneDrive, and more.
  • IT Solutions Webinars
    Explore previously recorded and upcoming webinars focused on key University tech tools and services.
  • IT Solutions Center
    Get tech assistance from our IT Solutions Center experts on the webonline chat, email or by phone at 507-389-6654. 
  • Hotline for Student Technology Access
    This hotline is available over the phone and through online chat and is specifically for students who have questions about accessing the right technology and tools for working and studying at home, such as internet and computer access.

Downloadable Student Tech Resource Quick Guide

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