Working with ATD

  • We have instructional designers available to create a new course or redesign your course. Check out Design Services for more information on our process and how to begin working with an instructional designer.
  • If you have need help with recording video, video editing, running Zoom webinars or have other media needs, check out our Media Services.
  • Tutorials are available below for how to use Canvas, third-party integrations as well as tips regarding pedagogy and design as well as topics in DEI and Accessibility.
  • For any technical or design questions about your Canvas course site or third-party tools, please reach out to our team through the Request ATD Services and Help button below.

Tutorials and Tips

This page has an assortment of tutorials to help with common functions in Canvas and media tools used in your class as well as guides for pedagogy in online course development. Please reach out to us through the CCAPS-ATD Help and Service Request form further questions about any of the tutorials.

Important Dates Preparing for Your Course 

EventDue Date
Registration begins18 weeks before Course Start
Full-term and first 7-week sessions beginSee UMN-AC
Second 7-week sessions beginSee UMN-AC
Library resources due8 weeks before Course Start
Textbooks due7 weeks before Course Start
Programs submit next semester's work requests4 weeks before Course Start
Presentation recordings completed4 weeks before Course Start
Courses ready for quality assurance4 weeks before Course Start
Canvas training completed for new instructors3 weeks before Course Start
First ATD Highlights email of semester sent out2 weeks before Course Start
Courses open to students1 week before Course Start
Last day of semesterSee UMN-AC


CCAPS-ATD Highlights

At the beginning, half-way through and before the end of the semester we email the Highlights newsletter to instructors in the college. We provide information and reminders about relevant tasks teaching online at that point of the semester as well as highlight other tips, tutorials or faculty stories.