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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Blog Posts from the Center

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 – 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 […]

End-of-Semester Course Checklist

December 5, 2018

As the semester draws to a close, I wanted to share with you this resource from Holly Owens of the School of Health Sciences. Michael K. Barbour Fellow End-of-Semester Course Checklist Description: This checklist has been provided as a reference to make sure your course(s) is/are ready for the end of the semester. Tasks are […]

How To Set Up Group Appointments In Canvas

December 4, 2018

Please see our latest resource “How to set up group appointments in Canvas.”  This tool is very useful for setting up office hours and/or student presentations. Debbie Millican Fellow

Canvas Training Recordings

December 3, 2018

In addition to help guide some of the future trainings that we provide here within the Western Division, as well as the sessions provided by the TCUS team in New York, one of the things that was suggested or asked about in the second open ended question was the availability of recording the webinars so […]