Trainings and Staying Connected

To further help you in moving to remote teaching, facilitators from colleges across MSU, the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, and IT will host a series of trainings, workshops, and opportunities to stay connected via Zoom Webinar. The upcoming schedule and offerings will be updated regularly based on feedback and need.


Academic Technology Instructor Webinars

Several webinars for educators during January, focusing on D2L courses and tools for the upcoming Spring semester.

January 4, 2021 - Semester Kickoff

Focuses on helping instructors put the finishing touches on their courses before the beginning of the semester. Topics include available tools, strategies for developing courses, course evaluation, and more.

January 6, 2021 - D2l Basics

Covers the basics of D2L, including the gradebook, forums, assignments, quizzes, and uploading custom content to courses.

January 7, 2021 - Easy, Effective Online Discussion with Packback

Learn how to use Packback, which is a new grading and feedback tool available to use for the upcoming Spring semester.


Spartan Fireside

Jeff Grabill (Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology), Mark Largent (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education), and others from across MSU have come together again to answer questions about our upcoming fall semester.

Season One of Spartan Fireside has come to an end. Jeff Grabill, (Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology), Mark Largent (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education), and others from across MSU came together to build our Spartan community as we moved remote. Each episode was recorded and can be found on our past recordings page.


Teachers' Lounge

Join educators from across MSU as they discuss specific topics related to remote teaching and building Spartan educator community. Bring your ideas, questions, and needs. Open to all MSU educators.

We are taking this time to allow the MSU educator community to provide feedback on future beneficial topics. To provide topics of interest please fill out this form. If you are interested in reviewing previous topics visit the Recordings of Past Events page.


WorkLife Office Coffee Conversations

10 - 11 AM

Join the WorkLife team including Jaimie Hutchison, Barbara Roberts, Maranda Holtsclaw, John Girdwood, Tiana Carter and your colleagues across the university as we connect with each other to offer support and guidance about WorkLife issues during this unique time. Topics will focus on family care, working from home, remaining connected, staying healthy and supporting you. Open to all staff, faculty, and post-docs.

View the WorkLife Office's calendar for the daily topics and Zoom information.


College of Education Mini-MOOC on Remote Teaching

The College of Education’s Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program has launched a free mini-MOOC on remote teaching that focuses on high-priority, digestible topics that can quickly be put into practice. Because educators are teaching across a range of remote teaching contexts, the course includes no-tech, low-tech and high-tech strategies throughout the experience. The focus of the MAET Mini-MOOC is designed to be applicable for Pre-K through higher education professionals. Enrollment information for MSU community members and those outside of MSU can be found in the MAET blog. Please reach out at for further questions.


Past Events

Recordings of past events are available.  Once an event has concluded please allow time for processing.

Previous episodes of Spartan Fireside are now available on Apple Podcast.