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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An Interesting Use of Canvas – TP Msg. #1672 Making Online Ed Personal

October 15, 2018

The Tomorrow’s Professor eNewsletter is a weekly faculty development e-mail provided by the Office of the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning at Stanford University.  It covers issues ranging from assessment to instructional design to various pedagogical topics to issues of research. In this issue, Carolyn Gentle-Genitty – an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Indiana University – discusses […]

A Technique For Increasing Deeper Learning And Higher Order Thinking: “Today I Learned”

October 11, 2018

Dear Colleagues, “The research on how people learn continues to show the value in helping students make meaning and learn through reflection. The process of reflection helps students take a step back to carefully consider that they learned, absorb the information, and process what it means to them. Fortunately, fostering reflection in the classroom can […]

Creating A Syllabus

September 17, 2018

Dear Colleagues, The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an excellent guide to creating effective course syllabi. As you transition to Canvas, take the time to upgrade your syllabus using some of these ideas. Let us know how we can assist you. Comments? Questions? Jim O’Connor Director

Additional Canvas Training

September 4, 2018

I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the fact that the TCUS Canvas Team have added more Canvas training session to their Canvas training calendar.  To see the training topics and when these sessions are offered, go to the main Touro Canvas website at and click on the TRAINING CALENDAR button (the direct […]

Canvas Tech Tip of the Week! Finding Dead Links

August 27, 2018

Dead links can be a nuisance to end users of your course. To avoid this, you should validate your links about once a week. 1.       Open your course, go down to Settings on the Course Menu. 2.       On the right-hand side, you will see a button 3.       Once you open this page, click on Start Link Validation 4.       You […]

Classroom Discussions

August 12, 2018

Dear Colleagues, It is heartening to know that many of you are integrating classroom discussions into your course in order to enhance more active student learning. The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning’s website is an excellent resource for those of you who want to use more classroom discussions. Some basic recommendations from this […]