Intro to Umbra Edu: Navigation

My Account

From your “My Account” page, you will be able to either enter the Umbra member public profile listing (where you can connect with fellow Shadow Academy Members) or the Faculty Academy LMS where you’ll see series and lessons available to you, as well as ways to connect with us.

Personal Statistics

The first thing you will see is your own stats and the series available to you. This section will help you quickly navigate back to the last course you were reviewing.


If you’re looking for a lesson on a specific topic or to review a lesson you recently watched, this could be the easiest way to find it.

Available Lessons Section

Topics of Interest

We created Umbra Edu because we want to make more educators at all levels and types of institutions feel supported and heard. If you have an idea for a topic you would like to see covered let us know. We won’t be able to create everything at once, but we will always be listening and building.

Consultation Request

If you need specific or personalized help right away, though, you can always request a consultation. We will get back to you through an email in response to the information you include in this form. Detail is appreciated. If we can provide you with a one-on-one consultation or provide the instructional design support you need on the timeline you need it, we will work with you to decide on the details and a fair price.

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In-Series Navigation

We have designed this Umbra Edu Introduction to demonstrate to you how you will navigate the system. Each series will have a page like this that shows you all of the lessons and which ones you’ve completed. You’re professionals learning for your own reasons on your own time, so these are completely open for you to navigate ahead or backward as you please.

In-Lesson Navigation

While you’re in the lessons, you can easily navigate to other lessons in the series by clicking on the lesson title you want in the left side bar near the top of your screen. At the bottom each lesson’s page, you will able to mark it as completed, or move backward or forward to view lessons in the series as we have sequenced them.