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Center for Online Learning and Teaching

COLT is a University initiative focused on supporting faculty in these areas:

  • Technology
  • Academic Technology
  • Media
  • Online course design
  • Professional development
  • Administrative support for program development 

COLT utilizes existing University personnel resources, including these offices:

  • McFarland Library
  • Media Creation Lab
  • Technology Resource Center
  • Online Learning and Transfer Partnerships
  • Faculty Experts

Moving your course online:

As you move your teaching online, start with what you're already doing to teach your course. Keep it simple.  If you have class discussions, what technology might you use to continue that activity effectively?  If your students submit papers, what's a simple way to collect them when you're not face-to-face?  Click on the links for possible solutions.


Consultations on these topics can also be scheduled by appointment

Request an appointment


Center for Online Learning and Teaching

BA 500, Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258

Resources for Faculty

The COLT Newsletter

Upcoming Training

Training On Demand (video recordings)

  • A collection of recordings from past webinars and other training from COLT, Minnesota State, and other trusted sources.
  • Liquid Margins. A regular show where 

Minnesota State Resources

ASA Newsletter:  Academic & Student Affairs at Minnesota State.  To subscribe, submit your email in the Bottom left side of the page.
Continuity of Instruction
Extensive resource with information about the tools and training available to you.  Includes many videos on how to use the tools.  See the Workshop Schedule for live training.  Their sessions are all recorded: go to the Workshop Video Archive to view the sessions you might have missed.

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