Experts & Communities

The University of Minnesota Academic Advising Network (AAN) is comprised of advisors and student services professionals from across the Twin Cities campus.
The Academic Technology Informal Community of Practice (ATiCoP) is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology and design ex
The CEI collaborates across the University to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.
If you believe your copyrighted work is being infringed on a University of Minnesota site, contact University Information Security (UIS).
LATIS consultatively supports researchers in the design, data collection, and analysis of surveys and experiments in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and arts.
OMS is the business owner of Qualtrics for the University and has a team of experts available to help bridge the gap between do-it-yourself and advanced level questionnaire design and survey programming.
The University of Minnesota Libraries provides copyright permission services, including free consultation and workshops.
Surveys at the University of Minnesota are governed by the University Survey Advisory Team (U-SAT).

Good Practices

Instructors often spend a majority of classroom time on lectures, leaving little time for other learning opportunities such as group discussion. Capturing content is one method to address this challenge.
Preparation is key to producing effective instructional videos. Get tips for preparing what you will present, as well as for being on camera. 
Challenge Whether you’re recording audio-only or recording a video, good quality audio is paramount.


Media Mill content was copied to Kaltura in early 2019 and the Media Mill application was retired on December 31, 2020


Sound can make or break a multimedia production, whether it’s an audio slideshow, a documentary video or an interactive narrative. 
Helpful points on making a better live recording.
Good audio is critical to your elearning success.  You might be a great instructional designer and create the most engaging courses possible.  But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not ve
This presentation will introduce a rubric-based method of auditing online courses for their maturity on three dimensions of development. 
The central message of this book is that there ways of creating learning experiences that can sufficiently impact the outcomes for students and instructors.
Library Media Services provides comprehensive course support for the integration of media assignments into teaching and publishes related case studies.
The Office of eLearning provides faculty and staff support for Quality Matters,
Tips and tricks to help you record quality videos with your smartphone.
Student media assignments engage students in course content and provide opportunities for reflection and deeper learning. See examples from the College of Education + Human Development.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) created this checklist to help instructors create effective online courses.

Self-Help Guides

Use this self-help guide to learn about and find resources to help with the video production process.