Intermediate Microeconomics Video Handbook

The Intermediate Microeconomics Video Handbook (IMVH) is a comprehensive set of course materials that can be utilized in a variety of ways by instructors and students in intermediate microeconomics courses and numerous undergraduate electives. The IMVH includes over two hundred short, semi-independent video lectures covering all of the essential topics in intermediate microeconomics.

Students can easily locate and watch individual lectures on specific topics, or they can view whole sections of the handbook by going through lectures in sequence. The handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of intermediate micro for both calculus and non-calculus-based courses. Each topic is presented without calculus in a video segment, with the calculus material covered in separate video segments.

The IMVH can be used in conjunction with any textbook or in place of a textbook. It also comes with a set of exercises and solutions.

About the Developers

The IMVH was designed and developed by the "IM6 faculty members" (Julie CullenMelissa FamulariSimone GalpertiMark MachinaPaul Niehaus, and Joel Watson) with a grant from the UC Office of the President's Innovative Learning Technology Initiative. It is free for use across all UC campuses.

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For Instructors

Instructors have used the video handbook as a supplemental resource for their intermediate microeconomics classes and for their advanced microeconomics elective classes.  Instructors have also used the video handbook to “flip” their classroom, where students are required to watch videos before lecture and the instructor uses classroom time to solve problems.

The IMVH incorporates a variety of engaging presentation formats, most prominently the Learning Glass technology. There are also extensive analytics.

Please view our sample video for representative clips of the instructors’ presentations.

How to Access the IMVH:

The IMVH is free for use by all instructors and students in the UC system. There are two ways to access the IMVH:

1. Instructors can add a secure link to the IMVH in course sites hosted by their campus' official learning management systems. For support and further instructions, instructors are welcome to email imvh@ucsd.edu. Please include the name of the instructor and course number in your request. Students should request the IMVH from their instructors or use the next method of access.

2. New! Enroll in the perpetual IMVH "course" managed by the UC Office of the President.

Note to UC San Diego students: You will not be able to use this method to access the IMVH.  Instead, access the IMVH through your Econ courses in TritonEd
How to enroll:
  1. Click here to access the enrollment page
  2. Select your campus from the drop-down list.
  3. Read the instructions and click the blue "Enroll" button
  4. Accept the Enrollment Agreement. (This is only a formality. There are no prerequisites for the IMVH)
  5. Select either of the options for Grade Preference. (This is only a formality. The choice is meaningless for the IMVH because the IMVH is not graded)
  6. Enrollment is complete. The system will now create your user account to access the IMVH. Note that it may take up to 12 hours before your account is "live" and ready to log in.

How to access the IMVH after enrollment:

  1. After you enroll, you will need to wait 12 hours to access the IMVH. If you attempt to log in before 12 hours has elapsed, you will receive an error message.
  2. You will receive an email with your enrollment confirmation. The link to the IMVH is in your confirmation email. You can also click here to access the IMVH.
  3. Click here  to log into the IMVH as "UC Campus Student and Faculty"
  4. Log in using your official UC campus username and password (the credentials that you use to access the accounts at your UC campus).
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to "Load UC San Diego's Intermediate Microeconomics Video Handbook." Note: The IMVH page opens in a new window. You may have to accept pop-ups in your browser in order for the IMVH to load.

You can now navigate through the IMVH site to review topics and watch the videos. 

Need help? Email imvh@ucsd.edu.


Additional Information to Help You Decide How to Utilize the IMVH

The IM6 faculty members thank the team at UCSD’s Educational Technology Services unit, as well as the many staff and students in the Economics Department who have helped with this endeavor.