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Magna 20-Minute Mentor

An on-demand digital library of targeted faculty development that offers solutions to common classroom challenges — in just 20 minutes!
Perfect for:
Mentor Commons Screenshot

•    Self-directed learning
•    Prompts for department discussions
•    Mentoring and development

STEP 1: Activate your 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription
A.Contact Rich James (ext. 2175) to receive your Magna Mentor Commons Authorization Code.  
B. Go to
C. Enter information in each of the required fields. In the Authorization Code box, enter our group Authorization Code and click Submit (Please note: entering the Authorization Code is done only once.)

STEP 2: Access the 20-Minute Mentor Commons library
A. Go to
B. Enter your email address and password, and click Submit. If you do not know or remember your account password, use “Forgot your password?” to reset it.
C. On the left side of the screen, under My Account, My Online Access, select Subscriptions. The online content you have access to will be listed to the right. Click the appropriate link to view the content. Access to 20-Minute Mentor Commons is also available to registered members at

Please do not share the Authorization Code with anyone outside our campus community. Need help? Call (800) 433-0499 ext. 2 (outside the U.S. and Canada call (608) 246-3590 ext. 2.). Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Email

Here are the categories of videos you can find in the Mentor Commons

Teaching Face-to-Face

Teaching Online


Teaching Blended or Flipped

Academic Administration

Distance Education Administration