Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)


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

Dynamic Lecturing

July 4, 2018

Dear Colleagues, Are you interested in improving the quality of your lecturing? Listen to the podcast by Todd Zakrajsek: Dr. Zakrajsek, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, has recently written the book: Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (The Excellent Teacher Series) by Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek. […]

Challenge from CILT

July 2, 2018

Dear Colleagues, July 1st marks the beginning of a new academic year. I’m challenging each of you to improve your teaching by choosing one new technique, tactic, strategy or assignment that will lead to increased student engagement and student learning. If there is anyway I, or any of the CILT Center Fellows, can be of […]

Nine Steps to Support Faculty

June 26, 2018

Taken from… Volume 6 Issue 10: June 25, 2018 The Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT) was established at the beginning of this year to fulfill the goals of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. As Director of the CILT, Dr. Jim O’Connor, Professor and Founding Dean Emeritus of the College of Education and Health Sciences, has […]

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) […]