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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 (07 October 2019)

October 7, 2019

View Student Group Homepages Did you know that student groups have their own homepage? As an instructor, you can view what is happening in groups by viewing each group’s Homepage.  Within the group homepage, students are able to collaborate and work on projects, assignments, and other course-related work with the tools found in a normal […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (23 September 2019)

September 23, 2019

Guides To Getting The Most Out of Canvas Did you know that both TCUS and Instructure have student and instructor guides for you to use? Outside of the 24/7 tech support offered by Canvas, they offer a series of helpful guides available for faculty and students. Guides are updated regularly and review the key features […]

Teach Students to Think Through Problems — Not Google Them

September 19, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Are you encouraging students’ higher order thinking and problems solving skills? “Everything I do is a platform of my teaching,” Aswath Damodaran says in an interview with EdSurge. Among other topics, he explains why preparation is the majority of teaching, how students should attempt to develop conclusions through problem-solving before Googling answers, and […]

Canvas Tip of the Week (16 September 2019)

September 16, 2019

Undelete Content Did you know that you can undelete anything in your course? If you have accidentally deleted an item in one of your Canvas courses, see the steps below to undelete: 1. From within your Canvas course, take a look at the web address of the course and look for the course ID number. […]

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 […]