Academic Continuity Plans

To support those on your campus who are working to develop alternate delivery modes using academic technologies available at no additional cost through Minnesota State (D2L Brightspace, Kaltura MediaSpace, Zoom, Office 365), we want to share some system office resources we are making available to you and your campuses.

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This page provides some quick how-to videos and step-by-step instructions to help you perform some common tasks as you explore alternate modes of delivery for your course.

Drop In Sessions

Staff from Minnesota State have scheduled Drop In Sessions (see event times below) via Zoom to assist any faculty who may need assistance using the available educational technologies. General schedule is 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm

One-on-One Sessions

If you require one-on-one assistance, please reserve time with a staff member to work one-on-one via Zoom.

Academic Continuity Team Site

Student Affairs Continuity Team Site

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Best of the Minnesota Summit Webinars

September 19, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Recipes for Effective Online Teaching: Curated Videos Plus Activities

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT

Presented by: Susan Tade, University of Minnesota; Nima Salehi, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

Research shows us that recording hours of video lectures for online or flipped classes is an ineffective online teaching resource. Studies show that students aren’t watching them. Faculty effort, technical staff and captioning is expensive. What are effective options? This presentation will highlight key research on the types of videos faculty should be creating. It will identify strategies faculty can use to create focused video presentations and the support services needed. It will provide suggestions for activities, prior to, during and after watching course videos, that ensure greater student engagement and deeper learning. During this session presenters will outline research showing that the most effective video lecture is short; between 3 to 15 minutes long. That creating lectures which are informal, lively yet well scripted and clearly audible are key to engaging students. Examples will be provided of effective video lecture design strategies for curating content, such as segmenting content, weeding out unnecessary content and using visual and verbal cues to enhance cognition. Finally we will review activities that help students digest video lecture content critically from within the context of lesson, module or learning objectives.

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All Minnesota State employees are welcome to attend at no charge, free monthly webinars on topics related to teaching and learning with technology. These are offered through the Minnesota Learning Commons which sponsors the Minnesota Summit on Learning and Technology conference. The webinars include the most highly rated presentations from the past year’s Summit (2019), as well as presentations on special projects by educators from around the state.

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Questions? Contact Lesley Blicker


September 19, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Category:




Teaching & Learning Competency, Course Design
Building Awareness