Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

Canvas

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

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 […]

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 https://western.touro.edu/cilt/canvas-transition/ – 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 […]