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The Digital Education and Innovation (DEI) team provides instructors with guidance, support, and expertise in innovative teaching and learning strategies. We assist the College of Education and Human Development instructor in developing activities and courses that encourage student engagement and provide deeper learning experiences.

We are a team of highly experienced and diversified eLearning professionals. We’re instructional designers, programmers, and video professionals with advanced degrees in education. We’re a collaborative team and we get excited about using our knowledge and experience to diversify teaching practices, increase student engagement, and improve learning outcomes.

Collaborating doesn’t just stop within our college; we love sharing and collaborating with our colleagues as well. Let us know how we can work together.

Using Google Slides in Your Courses

Google Slides  can be a good tool to increase student collaboration in your course. Here are a few ideas to use: Community-Building Name Tags Have students introduce themselves to the instructor and other students by adding a customized slide to a deck...

Canvas and Learning Analytics Meeting

Canvas CEHD has many instructors using the Canvas learning management system both for online and face-to-face instruction. Jill Trites, has taught several classes in Canvas. Here's what she had to say: "I am currently teaching my 7th and 8th courses on the...

Course Communication Tips for Fall

September is a good time to make videos and collect additional resources for your course. Check out how to get started with the new version of Flipgrid in this video. Also, watch this video from our team to learn what what good communication in a course might...

Start of Term Checklist

The start of a new term is upon us. DEI has created a checklist of things to consider as you prepare a Moodle site for a new semester. If you are teaching in Canvas this fall and would like support contact us at The checklist is available...

End of Term Checklist

The end of the term is upon us. DEI has created a checklist of things to consider as you wrap up your courses. The checklist is available as a Google Doc. You are welcome to copy the checklist to your Google Drive. Click here to view the...

Treks 2017

Treks is CEHD's popular and innovative professional development program designed to support CEHD instructors' exploration and integration of instructional technologies and to foster peer connections across the College. The program provides designated time for...

Learning Analytics Community of Practice

The University of Minnesota Community of Practice (UMN LACoP) is designed for faculty, staff and graduate students who are interested in learning analytics to build a community of practice where we can connect, dialog and learn from each other....

CEHD participates in the Canvas Pilot

Canvas Evaluation at the University Canvas is a learning management system that is being evaluated for possible adoption by the University. Canvas is an online, cloud-based system available for evaluation through the University’s membership with Unizen. Canvas has...

Presentation with CEHD Instructors on COIL

DEI Presents with CEHD Instructors on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) at ICC Conference Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is a model for teaching and learning that promotes the development of intercultural awareness through a shared...

Open Textbook TEDx Talks

David Ernst, CEHD Chief Information Office, is also the Director of the Center for Open Education and the Executive Director of the Open Textbook Network. Both organizations work for the advancement of open textbooks in higher education. Open textbooks are created and...

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View a list of frequently asked questions about teaching and learning with technology.

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