Magna Publications provides online professional development in several formats. Magna Online Seminars are one-hour live presentations that go deep into a single topic. Questions from the audience are always welcome and this interactive format provides a way to get to the root of how a particular issue on your campus might be addressed. Topics include flipping classrooms, universal design for learning, facilitating online discussions, overcoming implicit bias, and more.  Magna Online Seminars are also archived and available as a download or CD with transcript. Our popular 20-Minute Mentor videos are highly focused short videos that answer a single teaching or leadership question. Subject matter experts deliver actionable insights on a wide variety of topics including active learning and student engagement, grading strategies, infusing critical thinking into teaching, online teaching challenges, course design, academic integrity, mentoring faculty, student behaviors, evaluations, and more.

Magna Online Seminars

Magna Online Seminars have built a reputation for quality, timeliness, and relevance. Live and interactive, they feature leading educators and thought leaders delivering thought-provoking, practical presentations. After the live presentation any Magna Online Seminars can be purchased as a download or in CD format.

All seminars are presented by highly respected names in higher education. And each comes with a host of tools to support learning, including:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Handouts
  • Supplemental materials
  • An in-depth facilitator’s discussion guide
  • A complete transcript

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.


  • Featuring leading educators and consultants
  • Thought-provoking, content-rich presentations
  • Lively discussions that give practical and actionable results
  • Campus-wide — all faculty members can access all programs for an entire year
  • Flexible — Watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a phone
  • Accessible — transcripts included for each program


20-Minute Mentors

20-Minute Mentors are video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules.

Magna 20-Minute Mentors programs are a convenient, cost-effective way for faculty to tap the expertise of instructors who’ve solved some of the most perplexing issues facing educators today.

20-Minute Mentors Commons is an affordable, subscription priced online collection of targeted faculty development programs, grounded in sound educational theory, that offer solutions to common classroom challenges—in just 20 minutes!

A subscription gives your entire campus unlimited, on-demand access to a library of Magna 20-Minute Mentors programs. This resource continues to grow as more programs are added regularly. They feature the top experts in higher education ready to answer pressing questions whenever, and wherever, your faculty need answers.


  • Online and on-demand — access from any computer with an Internet connection
  • Targeted — fast, focused solutions that instructors can use today
  • Campus-wide — all faculty members can access all programs for an entire year
  • Flexible — Watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a phone
  • Accessible — transcripts included for each program


Online Courses

Magna Online Courses are carefully designed in acknowledging the time demands faced by today’s higher education professionals. By taking advantage of convenient 24/7 online access, you can proceed through the courses at their own pace, completing assignments when they choose in accommodating their class and work schedules.

All courses provide asynchronous learning opportunities for higher education faculty, staff, and administrators. Each course includes:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Handouts
  • Supplemental materials
  • A complete transcript