Umbra is created by educators who want a better academy of the future for educators who need a better academy today. We take education seriously, ourselves not so much.

If you are a college educator ready for real, practical support that can be put to use immediately, or you need to provide students with an excellent learning experience without letting the effort overwhelm your life, Umbra is for you. Faculty, graduate students, and staff of all ranks from any type of institution are welcome.

Umbra Edu Services

Faculty Academy

The Faculty Academy includes exclusive subscriber only faculty training videos. Each video is designed to be less than 15 minutes long and to give you practical tools you can use in your classroom in a format that isn’t drab and formulaic to consume. Our current content focuses predominantly – though not exclusively – on teaching online or hybrid courses.

Personalized Consulting

For more in-depth, personalized support request a private or group consultation. Consultations may include discussions of your course materials and ideas, hands-on training, or direct instructional design support (I make what you need for you and teach you how to use it).

Digital Resources

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All Faculty Academy subscriptions come with access to the course materials created for training videos. Most of these will be introduced in lessons so you can be confident using them. Some resources will be tailored to specific groups of subscribers (Tenure Track, Adjunct, Graduate, and/or Staff Educator).

Free Shareable Sample Lessons

This is just a small sample of the resources available to Umbra Edu Faculty Academy members. Join for access to all of our tutorials and course resources.