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

Congratualtions to Rolly Kali-Rai

April 5, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Rolly Kali-Rai MBA, PharmD, Assistant Dean for Student Services and Assistant Professor Social, Behavioral, Administrative Sciences in the College of Pharmacy. Rolly is the first TUC faculty member to complete the ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) course on Effective Teaching in Higher Education. Recently, Rolly wrote a blog for CILT […]

Free Teaching Tools From Carnegie Mellon U.

April 4, 2019

Dear Colleagues, According to the Chronicle of Higher Education (see Carnegie Mellon University announced last week that it will begin making some of its many ed-tech tools, software, and content openly available over the coming year. The result of about $100 million in research and development, the tools are designed for use by instructors […]

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 […]