Resources For the New Semester

Resources For the New Semester

Here's some links to core COLI resources helpful for faculty preparing for the January Term and Spring Semester, 2021: Winter Faculty Development Week - A week of fantastic webinars dedicated to helping faculty succeed in 2021. Canisius Faculty Preparedness Guide –...

Winter Faculty Development Week

Winter Faculty Development Week

In the week of January 11th - 15th, the Academic Affairs Office and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation are hosting the Winter Faculty Development Week. This series of virtual sessions will focus on resources and methods for teaching during and beyond the...

Social Annotation in Courses

Social Annotation in Courses

You can have students discuss a digital text in marginalia! Social annotation apps like Hypothes.is and Perusall allow students to discuss PDF texts, websites, and even video asynchronously, by commenting on passages or points on a playtrack, and replying to each...

Incompletes and D2L

Incompletes and D2L

If you issue an Incomplete for students in your class, so that they can complete coursework after the semester's conclusion, you probably need to ensure that the student has access to your course content in D2L. D2L classes ordinarily close to students at the end of...

New Features Replacing Old in Qualtrics

New Features Replacing Old in Qualtrics

In Qualtrics Survey Toolset, a few new features are placing old tools. If you use either Triggers or Reports, it's worth reviewing the following: Triggers Replaced by new Actions Toolset After mid-January, users will not be able to create triggers within surveys. Old...

Help Your Students Discover their Professional Selves

Help Your Students Discover their Professional Selves

The last year has been admittedly extraordinary, but even prior to COVID-19 successful professionals needed to cultivate social skills for online interaction. Last August, COLI developed some guidelines for students interacting within courses, be it via asynchronous...

Incompletes and D2L

D2L: Special Access Options

https://www.youtube.com/embed/7rUS_vBav88 In D2L, you are able to give Special Access to Quizzes, Dropboxes, and other Course Materials. You have probably heard of this but maybe are not sure what it does or how to use it. Or maybe you just need a refresher. For those...

Canisius College Wiki

Canisius College Wiki

A few updates concerning the Canisius College wiki: After March 1st, 2021, the gray lefthand sidebar will be minimized by default.  Although still available, it will not automatically appear to users on desktop or laptop computers.  While the sidebar appears to...

Incompletes and D2L

D2L: Allow Students to Retake Incorrect Quiz Questions

https://youtu.be/za730Uyz1J8 D2L allows you to give students extra chances at questions they get wrong on quizzes. This feature may be useful for you if you are trying to get students to accomplish some form of self-assessment or another type of assessment. Instead of...

Incompletes and D2L

D2L: New Dropbox User Interface (UI)

https://youtu.be/etivoiaES7g D2L has updated the Dropbox User Interface (UI). It is currently still optional, but it will be in your best interest to use this streamlined version of the Dropbox Editor. Instead of having options in separate tabs, we now have nearly all...

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation
at Canisius College

Technology in Teaching & Learning

Providing outstanding faculty development experiences for technology use in teaching.

Online Learning

Serving as a central point of contact for distance learning needs, coordinated departmental efforts for online learning, quality assurance and consistency in online courses, and online innovation endeavors.

Innovation

Encouraging innovation across campus through technology and new processes, including in teaching and learning and everyday work.