IT Staff

Susan Tade

Susan Tade

Academic Technologist
+1 612 625 5094

A large part of my work as a member of the Academic Technology Support Services team is managing our student staff and overseeing the Moodle to Canvas course migrations from UMN units requesting transition assistance. Additionally, I connect with other UMN campuses and units to provide our central AT services system wide. In that role, I facilitate online Canvas Basics sessions for faculty and staff and provide in-person “Teach with Canvas” workshops for faculty. I consult with faculty on how to utilize learning tools to create effective online learning environments.


My background is in communications and project management. I have worked at the University of Minnesota for over 25 years. The first 15 years as a media producer / director, producing public service announcements, course role-plays, and documentaries. I successfully produced two public television series; a technology issues program for six years and a health call-in program for ten years. The last 10 years, I have managed staff and services for the video production unit and then the communications team. I have a BA in Communications and a Masters degree in Public Affairs.