University of Minnesota

For UM Faculty & Academic Units

Provost Hanson has said that "eLearning is critical to our goal of improving the quality and availability of educational programs." In 2014, she created the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) to strengthen instructional and academic technology collaboration and support across the University.

Getting started

The Center for Educational Innovation, under Brad Cohen, is working with multiple instructional support units to make it easier for faculty and staff to get the support they need. Find out how to get started with your project or submit an online request for services form.

Step-by-step development processes

Courses: "Clear Path" checklist for creating digitally enhanced blended or online courses - start here for a quick overview: PDF version | web site

Degree / Certificate Programs: Degree /certificate program: Create a new or convert an existing degree or certificate program for blended or online delivery (special interest to academic unit leadership): web site

eLearning faculty and staff development

The University offers a number of development opportunities for faculty and staff who would like to engage more in eLearning. Faculty can also review centrally supported technology tools.

Preview a course

Several University of Minnesota academic units have made available online courses that can be previewed:

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact OeL at if you have questions or suggestions.

CEI eLearning Programs

Learn more about OeL Programs:

National eLearning News

Top 100 Tools for Learning from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

U of M eLearning News

MN eLearning Summit July 30 -31, 2014 - Attend the conference. You can also view the 2013 keynotes by Cable Green (Creative Commons), Jeff Young (Chronicle of Higher Education, and Gary Lopez (NROC).

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides a variety of workshops in support of teachers and students.

Summer 2014 Quality Matters Training Dates - learn how to use recognized national quality assurance standards to ensure excellence in online and blended course design.