Online Instruction

CEI offers a range of support for preparing faculty to design rigorous and engaging online learning opportunities. Visit the Online Course and Program Development page for resources and support for academic units and program areas developing online courses and programs. 

Experiential Instruction

In May 2020, CEI convened a series of systemwide discussions initiated by Executive Vice President & Provost Croson to generate and share creative solutions for doing experiential instruction online. Ideas and effective practices that were generated as well as session recordings are available in the following documents. This YouTube playlist includes recordings for all sessions.

Coursera Content 

All University of Minnesota instructors, students, and staff have access to more than 2,000 Coursera open courses and specializations at no cost from the U of M and over 70 other institutions. This high-quality, electronic curricular material consists of a series of modules with 8-12 minute video segments, readings, assessments, and assignments that can be used to supplement course content or for enrichment.

Online Course and Program Development

CEI offers a range of resources and support for academic units and program areas developing online courses and programs.

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.