Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

Canvas

Touro University's learning management system, Canvas, is at the center of many instructional technology activities.

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Your Guide to the State of Video in Education

July 15, 2019

Last week I sent out a message focused on specific “resources for creating instructional videos,”  earlier today I received this message in my inbox.  Some of the items I found interesting in the report mentioned below related to students include: Students increasingly expect video to be part of their educational experience.  82% see students’ expectations […]

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Canvas Tip of the Week (19 August 2019)

August 19, 2019

24/7 Canvas Support DID YOU KNOW that Touro has 24/7 Canvas support? Since the beginning of the transition to Canvas, Faculty, staff and students can make sure of Canvas’s excellent support.  There are multiple ways to contact Canvas: To update your Canvas Profile: Live Chat: To chat with a Canvas representative who can answer questions on course […]

This Week’s Post: Ruth Best, Touro College Learning & Teaching Exchange Blog

August 17, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Below is a post from Ruth Best, forwarded to me from TCUS. The post discusses her online teaching and asynchronous aspects of the course. https://learningandteachingexchange.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/distance-teaching-and-learning-group-projects-and-oral-presentations/ As well, this is an introduction to TUCS site where faculty share blogs. https://learningandteachingexchange.wordpress.com Jim O’Connor Ph.D.Director

Canvas Tip of the Week (12 August 2019)

August 12, 2019

Add A Profile Picture To Your Canvas Account The picture you select appears when you send messages. Did you know you can add a picture to your Canvas profile?  The picture selected appears when you send messages and can help to create community among you and your students.  Students and faculty are encouraged to add photos to […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (05 August 2019)

August 5, 2019

Publishing Course Content All content within Canvas cannot be accessed by students until it is “published.” This means that every item created (assignment, quiz, rubric, page, etc.) is in “draft state” until it is “published.” If your students cannot access an item or assignment in your course, check that it has been published and then […]

Online Course Content and Accessibility

August 2, 2019

Over the last little while, several of the items I’ve sent out related to Canvas have focused on accessibility.  For example, two of the webinars that are coming up in August focus on accessibility.  There was the self-paced course created by Debbie Millican at TUN on Designing Online Courses for Accessibility that is available for faculty to complete (and you […]

Making Your Classroom More Inclusive

July 31, 2019

Dear Colleagues, The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a concise guide on “How to Make Your Classroom More Inclusive” https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190719_inclusive_teaching?cid=pm This is a pithy article full of good advise. With our commitment to diversity at Touro, applying the suggestions in this article are sure to continue to move us forward. Have a great academic […]