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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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 […]

Another Canvas Resource

May 29, 2018

The attached document compares the Blackboard and Canvas features.   In addition to the descriptions, there are links to either documents or videos from the Canvas Community website on how to use each of the features. Questions or comments, please contact me, or Michael Barbour: Michael.Barbour@tu.edu Jim O’Connor Director Attachment: Canvas-vs-Blackboard-Comparison.pdf

Video: Transferring Blackboard to Canvas

May 28, 2018

Below is a video link by Dr. Michael Barbour, which is an overview of transferring a course from BlackBoard to Canvas. https://youtu.be/L9bSCWYb4j0 Jim O’Connor Director

Canvas Training Resources

May 23, 2018

A variety of training and support resources are available for all instructors and students. 1. Canvas Help:  24/7 chat, email and phone support from Canvas is available for all students and instructors. Canvas helpdesk agents can assist instructors and students with their live courses, answer how-to questions, and troubleshoot any problems. To access Canvas help, click on […]

A Great Resource: Suggestions For Better Pedagogy

May 20, 2018

The University of Central Florida provides a fantastic resource for those interested in building blended courses called the Blended Learning Toolkit. This Blended Learning Toolkit is a free, open resource for educational institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives. The website includes: a blog where people share ideas, a detailed section focusing […]

Suggestions For Better Pedagogy

May 11, 2018

Provost Alden forwarded this timely article to me this morning, which I found to contain numerous evidence-based suggestions for improving pedagogy. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Traditional-Teaching-May/243339 As we move from BlackBoard to Canvas, rather than just transferring materials from one student learning platform to another, consider trying out some new practices, such as those included in this article. Questions […]