Educational Support

Spring 2018 News

Course  & Classroom Management FAQ's (NEW!)

Do you have some common classroom and course management concerns like "How do I get students to quiet down and otherwise stop distracting their classmates?" or "What is the value of taking attendance and how can I do it in a fair and accurate manner?" Possibly the Course & Classroom Management FAQ page has the answer to your question. 

UMN is Transitioning from Moodle to Canvas

Over the next two years the University of Minnesota system will be transitioning all course sites from Moodle to a new centrally supported Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. Check out the Canvas Transition website to get more information and sign up for the email newsletter to stay up to date on updates!

Teaching Tips

This year the CVM will be sending out teaching tips to all faculty every other week, as short videos. Let us know about topics of interest to you.

Save The Date!

Education Day will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018.

2017-18 Professional Development Programs

Registration is already open for the following programs. Participants who complete the program's requirements receive professional development funds.

Early Career Teaching Program 

The Early Career Teaching Program is for UMN faculty and instructional staff who are in their first seven years of teaching in any educational setting. This program is designed to develop and enhance teaching skills and establish a foundation for a lifetime of effective and engaging teaching. 

Learn more and register

Senior Teaching Fellows Program 

A one-semester program designed for senior faculty who want to revitalize and expand their instructional skill using recent scholarship in the learning sciences. 

Learn more and register

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Can't find what you're looking for or need assistance with a course? Contact the CVM Education Support Group at


Need help as an instructor?

See if what you need is on the DVM Teaching Quick Links page.


Peer review of teaching

Are you interested in peer review of your teaching? Contact the CVM Education Support group to set up a time to discuss what aspect of your teaching you would like reviewed.


The Veterinary Medical Library

The Veterinary Medical Library is a vast repository of resources on all aspects of veterinary medicine. This month's featured article:

Student Preparation and the Power of Visual Input in Veterinary Surgical Education: An Empirical Study