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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Improving Lectures

December 20, 2018

Dear Colleagues, Here is an excellent reference from ACUE (Association of College and University Educators), which focuses on improving your lectures from a student’s perspective. This includes several videos you can view as well as a blog at the end with comments. Delivering an Effective College Lecture Through a Student’s Lens Questions or comments? Jim […]

Improving Classroom Discussions

December 20, 2018

Dear Colleagues, Interested in improving student discussion in your class? Below is some information from Dr. Stephen Brookfield. Students are most engaged in learning when they’re verbally interacting with course material, the professor, and their classmates, research shows. Yet pulling off a great classroom discussion that involves all students is such a complex and challenging […]

Annual Canvas Conferences

December 18, 2018

Hello everyone… Over the past week or two I have been trying to provide more resources that you can use to help develop your skills with Canvas. For me, one of the best sources of information about things I can do in Canvas has been the annual Canvas conferences. The past three conferences have been […]

Learning Canvas: Using Canvas Help

December 11, 2018

One of the most common questions I get from faculty and staff as they are learning to use Canvas is: “How do I do X in Canvas?” One of the nicest features of our Canvas license, in my opinion, is the access to the Canvas support options.  Canvas technicians are available to us 24 hours […]

TUC – Getting Your Canvas Courses Ready For Spring 2019

December 11, 2018

We just wanted to remind you that both the Spring 2019 courses have been created in Banner and the TUC course blueprints have been applied.  Like in previous semesters, there is an instructional video on the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching’s (CILT) website – see https://western.touro.edu/cilt/canvas-transition/ – that describes the three areas of the Spring 2019 blueprint that […]

Improve Your Learning!

December 6, 2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an interesting article entitled: How One University Uses ‘Sneaky Learning’ to Help Students Develop Good Study Habits “Colorado State University has been experimenting with the role that science and technology can play in breaking those bad habits. Anne M. Cleary, a psychology professor who studies human memory, has helped […]