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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Final Countdown: End of Blackboard Use @ Touro

April 1, 2019

We are about 90 days away from the end of Blackboard use at Touro. This means that after June 30, 2019, you will no longer be able to access your Blackboard courses. Although all your course content will be saved by the TCUS IT in a secure location, these files will only be accessed in […]

Rethinking My Teaching

March 18, 2019

Hello, I am Rolly Kali-Rai, MBA PharmD. I am the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy. I currently am also a member of Touro Western Division’s “Cohort A”. We are the TUC/TUN inaugural cohort of the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)’s yearlong online course, “Effective […]

One of My Best Professional Decisions

March 4, 2019

Participating in this course has be one of the best professional decisions I have made since coming to Touro… I am Cathy West, MD, DrPH. I am an assistant professor in the COM and a member of Touro Western Division’s “Cohort A”. We are the TUC/TUN inaugural cohort of the Association of College and University […]

A Case for Email Abatement?

February 13, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Are you overwhelmed by all of the emails that you have to navigate each day? “When email first spread to campuses in the late 1970s, it simplified crucial tasks like communicating with distant collaborators, but as its ubiquity grew, it became a public portal through which the world beyond close colleagues could make […]

Canvas Tip of the Week – Time Zones

January 25, 2019

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been informally reviewing different courses in Canvas – often when you, the faculty, have asked questions about why X is happening in your course or how to do Y in your course. One of the things that we have noticed is that many of the courses, and many individual […]

Webinar: Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios

January 23, 2019

One of the trends that is beginning to creep into higher education is the use of badges as a way to measure competency, as opposed to the use of discrete grades.  Badges represent that a learner has demonstrated mastery of specific, granular skills and competencies that are expected to improve future performance. The demonstration of […]