Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

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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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Blog Posts from the Center

Creating A Syllabus

September 17, 2018

Dear Colleagues, The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an excellent guide to creating effective course syllabi. https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/advice-syllabus As you transition to Canvas, take the time to upgrade your syllabus using some of these ideas. Let us know how we can assist you. Comments? Questions? Jim O’Connor Director

Additional Canvas Training

September 4, 2018

I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the fact that the TCUS Canvas Team have added more Canvas training session to their Canvas training calendar.  To see the training topics and when these sessions are offered, go to the main Touro Canvas website at https://www.touro.edu/canvas and click on the TRAINING CALENDAR button (the direct […]

Canvas Tech Tip of the Week! Finding Dead Links

August 27, 2018

Dead links can be a nuisance to end users of your course. To avoid this, you should validate your links about once a week. 1.       Open your course, go down to Settings on the Course Menu. 2.       On the right-hand side, you will see a button 3.       Once you open this page, click on Start Link Validation 4.       You […]

Classroom Discussions

August 12, 2018

Dear Colleagues, It is heartening to know that many of you are integrating classroom discussions into your course in order to enhance more active student learning. The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning’s website is an excellent resource for those of you who want to use more classroom discussions. https://ctl.yale.edu/EffectiveClassDiscussions Some basic recommendations from this […]

Canvas Tech Tip of the Week! Using iCal Feed

August 1, 2018

Would you like to add your Canvas calendar events to a calendar in another web email application such as Google or Outlook? Go to your Calendars in Canvas (found on your global menu) and select the calendar you would like to feed into another application. (see below) Once the calendar is selected, click on Calendar […]

Tips for starting the year: Suggestions from CILT

July 31, 2018

Dear Colleagues, I found some great suggestions from Stanford’s Teaching Commons website about starting off the year on the “right foot”. https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/teaching-talk/great-start-stanford-teachers-share-tips-successful-first-day-class There are some excellent tips in this article including: Learning your students’ names. Diligently vetting your classroom space Arriving early to class Greeting each student as they arrive to class Getting students invested […]