Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)


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 – – 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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Canvas Training: Assignments and Grading

June 14, 2018

Please note that the Canvas Project Team in New York have added some new sessions to their Canvas training schedule that are focused specifically on the Assignment and Grading features in Canvas. These sessions, which are offered in Zoom, are scheduled for (times are listed in Pacific Time): Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:00am – 9:30am […]

Activating Student Curiosity

June 13, 2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes a weekly newsletter focusing on effective teaching in Higher Education, entitled “Welcome to Teaching”. Here is an example of one article that may be of interest to you, which focuses on Activating Students’ Curiosity: Comments or questions? Jim O’Connor Director

Blackboard to Canvas Transition

June 11, 2018

As has been communicated in previous announcements, TUC and TUN will begin to transition from Blackboard to Canvas as the TCUS Learning Management System (LMS).  Blackboard will still be available for instructors to access courses and necessary content information until June 30, 2019.  To help facilitate the transition to Canvas at TUC and TUN, a […]

Canvas Training Videos

June 7, 2018

We have added two new videos to the CILT Canvas Library: Hiding Courses From Your Dashboard – In this video we describe the process for hiding courses from your dashboard in Canvas. Using Kaltura To Add Videos – In this video we outline how to upload videos to Kaltura and then embed those […]

Initial Canvas Training Schedule for Touro University California

June 6, 2018

Please bring your laptop to any of these sessions that you plan to attend. Introduction to Designing Course Content Tuesday, 12 June 201 at 10:00am-11:00am (Library Annex 112) Open Session Thursday, 14 June 2018 at 10:00am-11:00am (Library Annex 118) Introduction to Designing Course Content Tuesday, 19 June 2018 at noon-1:00pm (Library Annex 112) Open Session […]

Gaining Students’ Attention

June 5, 2018

One of the important aspects of cognitive processing is attention. Obviously, if we do not initially attend to a stimulus (such as a lecture, powerpoint or other course information) that information will not even make it into short-term memory, let alone move into longterm memory for future retrieval. Here is a link to an article […]