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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Reminder: TUC Canvas Training Schedule

June 25, 2018

Please note the next Canvas training session is later today in Library Annex 118. There are only 43 days before the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester, which is when the College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and Public Health program will begin using Canvas. Please bring your laptop to any of these sessions […]

TUN Canvas Conversion

June 18, 2018

I will be offering open Canvas training sessions for the next four weeks on Tuesday from 9:00 – 10:30 AM in the new conference room. Please ask anyone who is responsible for Blackboard exports, course rolling, or course builds in your school to attend. The sessions will be very informal but will hopefully help us […]

Canvas Training Focusing on Assignments and Grading: How to Use Canvas

June 15, 2018

Below are some additional training opportunities related to implementing Canvas. Jim O’Connor Ph.D. Additional Canvas Training Focusing Exclusively on Assignments and Grading will be offered on the following dates: Tuesday, June 19th at 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Eastern Time) Click here to register <> Tuesday, June 19th at 3 – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time) […]

Canvas Training: Assignments and Grading

June 14, 2018

Please note that the Canvas Project Team in New York have added some new sessions to their Canvas training schedule that are focused specifically on the Assignment and Grading features in Canvas. These sessions, which are offered in Zoom, are scheduled for (times are listed in Pacific Time): Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:00am – 9:30am […]

Activating Student Curiosity

June 13, 2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes a weekly newsletter focusing on effective teaching in Higher Education, entitled “Welcome to Teaching”. Here is an example of one article that may be of interest to you, which focuses on Activating Students’ Curiosity: Comments or questions? Jim O’Connor Director

Blackboard to Canvas Transition

June 11, 2018

As has been communicated in previous announcements, TUC and TUN will begin to transition from Blackboard to Canvas as the TCUS Learning Management System (LMS).  Blackboard will still be available for instructors to access courses and necessary content information until June 30, 2019.  To help facilitate the transition to Canvas at TUC and TUN, a […]