This 1-hour module explains and illustrates tools that improve meetings, with emphasis on interactive practice in realistic video simulations. It is designed to be embedded in any courses where students could benefit from improved meeting skills.

MeetingU, along with CollaborativeU and ConflictU, is part of the “Collaboration Suite.”


MeetingU presents a dynamic framework for understanding and improving meetings based on six key features: the meeting’s purpose, its plan or agenda, facilitation or leadership, the engagement of and trust among participants, and results.

The features are introduced through brief videos, followed by animations of positive and negative meeting behaviors and practice with realistic video simulations. A Meeting Scorecard is introduced and applied in the practice meetings, and the module closes with an assignment to use the scorecard in a real life meeting. The online portion takes about an hour. This course gives students a clear understanding of where to begin in upgrading their team meetings as well as tools they can use throughout their professional careers.

CMU instructors ONLY, please contact The Eberly Center for assistance with MeetingU. They’ll help you get started and remove the fee for your students; OLI materials are free for all CMU applications. If the button below doesn’t work in your browser, please email eberly-assist@andrew.cmu.edu for help.

What students will learn


Learning objectives by module


Course assessments, activities, and outline


Other course details

The entire course can be completed in about one hour.

MeetingU is designed to embed in an existing class that where students could benefit from improving their meeting skills.

November 2022

This course was developed by Martha Harty and Ralph Vituccio in collaboration with Marsha Lovett, Ellen DeBenedetti and the Carnegie Mellon University Online Learning Initiative. It was supported by a CMU Simon Initiative ProSEED grant and kickstarted in an HCI Capstone project by Lucy Pei, Eva Peng, Erik Pintar, and Felicia Wang.

System requirements

OLI system requirements, regardless of course:

  • internet access
  • an operating system that supports the latest browser update
  • the latest browser update (Chrome recommended; Firefox, Safari supported; Edge and Internet Explorer are supported but not recommended)
  • pop-ups enabled
  • cookies enabled

Some courses include exercises with exceptions to these requirements, such as technology that cannot be used on mobile devices.

This course’s system requirements:

  • none listed (subject to change)

Cost and payment options

$10 per student

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