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Conferencing & Other Tools

Conferencing Tools


Zoom is the official web conferencing tool for Minnesota State. Here is the link to the website:

Signing in to Zoom: Please note, if you are signing in through a web browser, use your Star ID and password.

  • A web browser will open to the site asking for your Star ID and password. Type in that information and press sign-on.
  • Your browser should then ask if you want to open the Zoom app, Select Open or Open Zoom Meetings to host a meeting or join a meeting.

Zoom Help Center
You can request assistance directly from Zoom 24 x 7, including public holidays, where agents or technical engineers are available for email or live support. You can also find self-service guides at the Zoom Help Center or watch some of the Zoom Video Tutorials. If you need something more directed, attend one of the live training sessions provided by Zoom. Pick a date/time that works for your schedule at 

Please watch the Zoom Video Tutorials, and contact the TRC if you have additional questions.


Skype for Business

Skype for Business is among the Office 365 applications offered to SMSU students. The platform provides users with various collaborative features such as creating online audio and video meetings, screen sharing with other participants, and communicating directly on the platform or through other Office 365 applications.

  • Access your account on your desktop, or any other device using the mobile app.
  • Log in by providing your email address ( for students. or for faculty/staff), your username ( for students or for faculty/staff) and your starID password.


Other Tools


Kaltura is a professional platform for video recordings, meetings, secure and published sharing with its own cloud storage. Videos can be embedded into D2L.

Last Modified: 6/12/20 9:15 AM