University of Minnesota

For UM Faculty & Academic Units

The Provost has outlined a vision for eLearning that leverages technology to help faculty create a more dynamic learning environment and provide better access to instruction for diverse groups of students. The U of M uses a federated support model for eLearning with the Provost's Office setting the strategic direction, academic units originating programs and courses, and central units providing technology, design, development, and content support.

Getting started

The Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of eLearning, Office of Information Technology, and U of M Libraries are working together to make it easier for faculty and staff to get the support they need. Find out how to get started with your project.

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.

Office of eLearning

Learn more about OeL Programs:

National eLearning News

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

U of M eLearning News

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

Academic Technology Support Services offers a portfolio of hour-long workshops for faculty, staff, and teaching assistants.

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

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