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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 – https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Tips-for-the-Minutes-Before/244357 – 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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Initial Canvas Training Schedule for Touro University California

June 6, 2018

Please bring your laptop to any of these sessions that you plan to attend. Introduction to Designing Course Content Tuesday, 12 June 201 at 10:00am-11:00am (Library Annex 112) Open Session Thursday, 14 June 2018 at 10:00am-11:00am (Library Annex 118) Introduction to Designing Course Content Tuesday, 19 June 2018 at noon-1:00pm (Library Annex 112) Open Session […]

Gaining Students’ Attention

June 5, 2018

One of the important aspects of cognitive processing is attention. Obviously, if we do not initially attend to a stimulus (such as a lecture, powerpoint or other course information) that information will not even make it into short-term memory, let alone move into longterm memory for future retrieval. Here is a link to an article […]

Another Canvas Resource

May 29, 2018

The attached document compares the Blackboard and Canvas features.   In addition to the descriptions, there are links to either documents or videos from the Canvas Community website on how to use each of the features. Questions or comments, please contact me, or Michael Barbour: Michael.Barbour@tu.edu Jim O’Connor Director Attachment: Canvas-vs-Blackboard-Comparison.pdf

Video: Transferring Blackboard to Canvas

May 28, 2018

Below is a video link by Dr. Michael Barbour, which is an overview of transferring a course from BlackBoard to Canvas. https://youtu.be/L9bSCWYb4j0 Jim O’Connor Director

Canvas Training Resources

May 23, 2018

A variety of training and support resources are available for all instructors and students. 1. Canvas Help:  24/7 chat, email and phone support from Canvas is available for all students and instructors. Canvas helpdesk agents can assist instructors and students with their live courses, answer how-to questions, and troubleshoot any problems. To access Canvas help, click on […]

A Great Resource: Suggestions For Better Pedagogy

May 20, 2018

The University of Central Florida provides a fantastic resource for those interested in building blended courses called the Blended Learning Toolkit. This Blended Learning Toolkit is a free, open resource for educational institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives. The website includes: a blog where people share ideas, a detailed section focusing […]