Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

CTEL - NEW RESOURCE: Magna Commons

CTEL has purchased a one year, unlimited, campus-wide, subscription for Magna Commons. This is an extensive library of recorded seminars on Teaching and Learning and Academic Administration. You can access these videos anywhere, anytime, at no cost to you. Here are instructions to create your account and access the library of videos. Please take advantage of this excellent resource, and let us know if you find it helpful.



The University of Southern Maine has a Magna Commons Subscription

As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. Since 1972 Magna has been a leading provider of higher education professional development resources. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

Create a new account

  1. Go to
  2. For new users, click Create an Account. Complete all Required Information fields and click Create Account. (NOTE: a verification email will be sent to the email address used to register. Click the link in the email to validate your account. This must be done within 48 hours or your account will not be created)



Access your Magna account

  1. Go to
  2. Click orange “Enter Authorization Code” button
  3. Enter your email or username and your unique password and click “Login”
  4. In the box, enter your group’s Authorization Code: (contact CTEL for code)
  5. Select Activate to access Magna Commons
  6. Use the “Click here” option to access Magna Commons. Access or search any of the featured programs.

Enter Authorization Code

Please note: entering the Authorization Code is done only once. Hereafter, you will access the subscription by logging in using your email address and password. Click on My Account from the top navigation bar, and under My Purchases click Subscriptions. Magna Commons will be listed to the right. Click View On-Demand Videos to access Magna Commons.

Please do not share the Authorization Code with anyone outside our campus community.

Need help?

  • Call 800-433-0499, ext. 2, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday
  • Email



Once your account is set up, you can access videos anytime by visiting Magna Commons. Log In by clicking the link in the upper right corner of the page, then click on Subscriptions.

Magna Subscriptions 

Then search the On-Demand Videos for your desired topic.

Magna Commons Topics