Help on the software Metropolitan State uses for online courses.
Use your StarID and password.
Get acquainted with Brightspace D2L. A Knowledge Base article from Metro State.
Tutorials from the developer of the Brightspace D2L software.
Zoom is a platform for remote video conferencing. Your instructors may use the service as an alternative for in-person meetings and classes.
Log in with your StarID and password. Minnesota State contracts with Zoom; use this log in to access all of Zoom's functionality.
Some options for connecting to the internet at home, particularly for lower-income households. Service may not be available in all areas. These services are not endorsed by or affiliated with Metropolitan State University; links are provided only as a resource to students.
Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide are available to everyone for free—including those who do not subscribe to the service. Get a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots.
Information on how to get reduced rates for broadband service from Comcast, Charter and Midco. Not all companies serve all areas of Minnesota.
Reduced-cost home internet service from Spectrum for qualified households. Charter is also offering free broadband for 60 days for new households with K–12 and college students.
Affordable home phone or internet access for qualified lower-income families.
Prepaid high-speed internet service for eligible customers. Recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program.
Home internet for qualified applicants. You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.