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 – – 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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TUWD Canvas Corner – January 2019

January 10, 2019

 TUWD Canvas Corner  Check out this tutorial video that describes the variety of ways that you can seek help with figuring out how to do something in Canvas. Visit Spring 2019 Workshop Offerings Please note these Canvas training sessions that are scheduled for the Spring semester from Holly Owens (the Instructional Designer for the School […]

Tips on the first day of class

January 7, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education published an extensive article focusing on tips for a successful first day of class. This is a very comprehensive article addressing numerous topics, ideas, strategies and tactics for starting class off on the “right foot”. If you are interested in reading this article, here is the link: […]

Spring 2019 Canvas Workshops From Touro’s SHS

December 26, 2018

Please note these Canvas training sessions that are scheduled for the Spring semester from Holly Owens (the Instructional Designer for the School of Health Sciences in New York). I have added in red behind each sessions our local time. Michael K Barbour Fellow Spring 2019 Workshop Offerings Registration Instructions: Please click on the date and […]

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 […]