Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

Canvas Transition

TCUS is transition to the Canvas learning management system.  Read more about this transition and the faculty resources that are being provided.

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CILT Teaching Tips

October 22, 2018

Dear Colleagues, From the Chronicle of Higher Education is a 3-minute video – https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Tips-for-the-Minutes-Before/244357 – entitled “Three Minutes Before Class.” Take a few minutes to watch this video and glean some excellent ideas for improving your teaching. Questions or comments? Jim O’Connor Ph.D. Director

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One of My Best Professional Decisions

March 4, 2019

Participating in this course has be one of the best professional decisions I have made since coming to Touro… I am Cathy West, MD, DrPH. I am an assistant professor in the COM and a member of Touro Western Division’s “Cohort A”. We are the TUC/TUN inaugural cohort of the Association of College and University […]

A Case for Email Abatement?

February 13, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Are you overwhelmed by all of the emails that you have to navigate each day? “When email first spread to campuses in the late 1970s, it simplified crucial tasks like communicating with distant collaborators, but as its ubiquity grew, it became a public portal through which the world beyond close colleagues could make […]

Canvas Tip of the Week – Time Zones

January 25, 2019

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been informally reviewing different courses in Canvas – often when you, the faculty, have asked questions about why X is happening in your course or how to do Y in your course. One of the things that we have noticed is that many of the courses, and many individual […]

Webinar: Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios

January 23, 2019

One of the trends that is beginning to creep into higher education is the use of badges as a way to measure competency, as opposed to the use of discrete grades.  Badges represent that a learner has demonstrated mastery of specific, granular skills and competencies that are expected to improve future performance. The demonstration of […]

TUWD Canvas Corner – January 2019

January 10, 2019

 TUWD Canvas Corner  Check out this tutorial video that describes the variety of ways that you can seek help with figuring out how to do something in Canvas. Visit https://youtu.be/AELPe8Xwbpo Spring 2019 Workshop Offerings Please note these Canvas training sessions that are scheduled for the Spring semester from Holly Owens (the Instructional Designer for the School […]

Tips on the first day of class

January 7, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education published an extensive article focusing on tips for a successful first day of class. This is a very comprehensive article addressing numerous topics, ideas, strategies and tactics for starting class off on the “right foot”. If you are interested in reading this article, here is the link: […]