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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

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 […]

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: Jim O’Connor Director Attachment: Canvas-vs-Blackboard-Comparison.pdf