Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)


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

Canvas Tip of the Week (09 September 2019)

September 9, 2019

Check For Accessibility Did you know that Canvas has a feature to “Check Accessibility”? The “Check Accessibility” tool will review content within a Canvas page for readability. This ensures content created is accessible to screen readers. To check page accessibility: 1. Log into your Canvas course 2. Select “Pages” from Course Navigation. 3. Select “View […]

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

September 3, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may be familiar with the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI). For health care and education professionals, the development of EI seems very important in developing to skills to work with patients, clients and students. In the article linked below, Harvey Deutschendorf , an emotional intelligence expert, author and speaker, provides […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (19 August 2019)

August 19, 2019

24/7 Canvas Support DID YOU KNOW that Touro has 24/7 Canvas support? Since the beginning of the transition to Canvas, Faculty, staff and students can make sure of Canvas’s excellent support.  There are multiple ways to contact Canvas: To update your Canvas Profile: Live Chat: To chat with a Canvas representative who can answer questions on course […]

This Week’s Post: Ruth Best, Touro College Learning & Teaching Exchange Blog

August 17, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Below is a post from Ruth Best, forwarded to me from TCUS. The post discusses her online teaching and asynchronous aspects of the course. As well, this is an introduction to TUCS site where faculty share blogs. Jim O’Connor Ph.D.Director

Canvas Tip of the Week (12 August 2019)

August 12, 2019

Add A Profile Picture To Your Canvas Account The picture you select appears when you send messages. Did you know you can add a picture to your Canvas profile?  The picture selected appears when you send messages and can help to create community among you and your students.  Students and faculty are encouraged to add photos to […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (05 August 2019)

August 5, 2019

Publishing Course Content All content within Canvas cannot be accessed by students until it is “published.” This means that every item created (assignment, quiz, rubric, page, etc.) is in “draft state” until it is “published.” If your students cannot access an item or assignment in your course, check that it has been published and then […]