StarID is a unique Minnesota State system username which can be used at any college or university within the system. Concurrent students and teachers can use it to access Minnesota State system and M State resources, including the online library database, D2L and WebWorks.
How to activate a StarID
Step 1: Go to the Minnesota State StarID website. Click on "Activate StarID" and "Personal Email Address." Concurrent instructors will use their school email to activate their StarID. Students must use the same personal email they entered on their application to M State. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to activating StarIDs if you would like a list of student emails for your class.
Step 2: A verification code will be sent to the email address entered. The code is valid for only one hour and can be used only once.
Step 3: Copy and paste the code or enter it manually at the Minnesota State StarID website. Click on "Activate StarID" and "Verification Code." A StarID will be generated.
Step 4: Create a new password. Passwords must use at least three of the following: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, special characters.
D2L Brightspace is M State's online course management system.
How to access a course shell
Review class lists
How to extend a course end date
Access to the D2L dropbox is automatically set to end in accordance with M State's academic schedule. Because most high schools are in session longer than the college, you may need to manually change the course end date by doing the following:
Students access to D2L
M State's Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) is your resource for help on best practices and current trends in teaching, as well as support for all the ways M State makes it possible for students to learn including curriculum delivery resources, technology and teaching tools. For more information, call 218.299.6533 or email email@example.com.
D2L 101 WebEx recording
On Jan. 17, 2018, M State's Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) hosted a Webex to give CEP instructors an overview of D2L Brightspace. Click HERE to watch the recording of the WebEx training.
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IMPORTANT: M State purchases the license for Turnitin services, thus it can only be used for M State concurrent courses.
How to request an account
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request
2. A confirmation email from Turnitin will be sent to you with further instructions after your account has been created
3. Watch the Turnitin Web Training
The "Library Resources" link can be found at www.minnesota.edu, under the "Current Students" section. Once logged in, the following options will be available:
If you have questions regarding the library resources, or would like to schedule a time for your class to visit an M State campus library, contact email@example.com. If a student gets locked out due to too many failed log in attempts, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MediaSpace is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video media formats. Faculty, staff and students may upload media content to the MediaSpace server which automatically converts and optimizes your media for hassle-free distribution on the web. Once uploaded, MediaSpace will provide links and embed code that you can use to share your media with others. This service is offered to the MnSCU community at no cost.
Log in to Media Space with your StarID and password.
Last modified: March 7th, 2018 at 07:59am