Thanks to financial support from the Student’s Union and the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Magna Campus is available for use by the University of Calgary community. The campus license includes Magna Commons, as well as a series of higher education newsletters, including Online Classroom, The Teaching Professor, Recruitment & Retention in Higher Education, Academic Leader, and Distance Education Report.

Access to these resources is available through D2L – all D2L users should see a Magna Campus link in the Important Links widget on the right side of the D2L homepage.

From Magna Publications:

Magna Commons is an online, cloud-based professional development resource for faculty and administrators. With a yearly subscription, your entire campus will have on-demand access to a library of the best Magna Online Seminars. Because all seminars are online, users can access this resource whenever and wherever they are. Watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a smartphone. All seminars are presented by highly respected names in higher education. And each comes with a host of tools to support learning, including:
  • Handouts
  • Supplemental materials
  • An in-depth facilitator’s discussion guide
  • A complete transcript
With the wealth of topics available in Magna Commons, and unlimited access for your campus, each member of the community can tailor his or her learning to their professional development needs. It’s a flexible, practical means for everyone at your institution to build knowledge and improve performance.It really is an extraordinary collection of educational resources.