Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

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As the university considers its policies for dealing with unscheduled closures, we reaffirm the importance of maintaining instructional continuity for the benefit of our students’ learning experience. We are committed to offering modes of remote instruction to maintain continuity of instruction.


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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Blog Posts from the Center

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. 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”. 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 […]

Know your LMS – Canvas (Creating a Sign-up Sheet)

July 30, 2018

You are invited to the following Canvas training session tomorrow at 11:00 AM. Click on the link below to join the Zoom meeting. Session 2 (Tuesday, July 31 11:00 AM) How to Create a Sign-up Sheet using the Scheduler (30 minutes) This session will cover using the Calendar Scheduler feature to create a sign-up […]

Canvas Training Via Zoom

July 29, 2018

Over the next two weeks, we will be offering Canvas training sessions in Zoom.  Please see the times and registration links below (note that advanced registration is required). Tuesday, July 31 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Register at Wednesday, August 1 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Register at Thursday, August 2 […]