Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

Canvas Transition

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 – https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Tips-for-the-Minutes-Before/244357 – 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 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 […]

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. https://zoom.us/j/375541332 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 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/b5117b3eb5a44601c5b9141539e44ee6 Wednesday, August 1 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/ab5b42512a3133b84ac87b605f06faf5 Thursday, August 2 […]