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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.

Start of Term Checklist

Are you ready to prepare for the new term? Need help?
Check out the Start of Term checklist.
Contact us at when you need assistance.

Are you ready to teach from home?

The Digital Education and Innovation team has created a resource to assist instructors in CEHD should we need to move our courses online.  This guide was created to deal with situations where in-person class activities are quickly disrupted and...

Using Google Slides for Student Collaboration

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...

Getting Ready for Spring Semester

 As you are getting your spring course sites ready for students, the Digital Education and Innovation (DEI) team has put together a list of things to consider as you start a new term. Read the start of term checklist here. If you need help, contact the DEI team at...

Help with End-of-Semester Tasks

We hope you had a great semester! As you wrap up the term here are a few things that can help with your end-of-term tasks. End of Term checklist - Recently updated for Canvas, we have compiled a list of the most pertinent things you should do when concluding your...

Gamify Your Course with an Escape Room

  Gamifying a course can engage and motivate students by tapping into competition and reward systems. One way to add this to your course is by creating an escape room. An escape room is a gaming experience where participants must collaborate to find clues by...

If This Then That: Qualtrics for Teaching and Learning

Qualtrics is web-based software for creating online surveys. Qualtrics is available for use by all U of M faculty, staff and students at no cost. Although designed for surveys, this readily available tool can be also used to create online learning activities that will...

Family Social Science Video Interviews

Family Social Science (FSoS) faculty worked with Digital Education and Innovation (DEI) to develop a series of video interviews. The goal of these videos is to introduce new and prospective students to the field of Family Social Science. DEI is collaborating with...

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 Canvas...

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...

Resources for Teaching

Resources and information to help CEHD instructors teach with flexibility

Download The Check

Our guide to online course design best practices.

Submit a project proposal

Propose a project that will support new ways of teaching and learning.

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