Support for Spring Instruction

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CEI can engage with you individually or with your department on flexible course design and creative problem-solving that prioritize safety, accessible and inclusive design, and quality instruction.

We invite you to join systemwide colleagues in webinars, facilitated discussions, or a multi-week cohort program. Or access stand-alone resources at your own pace.


Resources for students

  • Learning Online 101 is a self-paced course that instructors can assign to students to better prepare them for technical and academic success in online and hybrid courses.
  • Learn Online is the companion quick reference website that provides students with information on learning tools, learning tips, supporting student success, and health & wellbeing.
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Request an individual consultation for help with a specific question or to engage us as thought partners on the ideas you are considering for fall instruction. These might include:

  • learning activities to do in-person while socially distanced
  • flexible course design and syllabus development
  • creating community among students across multiple modalities
  • choosing between synchronous and asynchronous instruction
  • online teaching observations and online course reviews
  • gathering early-term feedback and implementing course changes

Self-paced Online Teaching & Design Program

This learning experience consists of 9 self-paced online modules; you may choose to enroll in as many as you like. In the context of your own instructional goals, you will learn to choose appropriate online strategies and technology tools, and then apply them to your own courses.

Recorded Webinars

Register for the recorded sections of our latest webinars. The enrollment confirmation email will include links to the recording and resources. When you are finished reviewing the resources, you may elect to mark it as complete via Training Hub.

Guides & Toolkits

The UMN-created Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design is a practical and digestible text that is relevant to fully online instruction and the online portions of hybrid courses. If you prefer video-based learning, the Online Teaching Toolkit (Association of College and University Educators) provides short synopses and recorded webinars with supplementary resources.

Coursera Content

All University of Minnesota instructors, students, and staff have access to over 2,000 Coursera courses and specializations at no cost from the U of M and more than 70 other institutions.

Additional Support