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Faculty Development Opportunities for Remote Teaching & Learning

To help faculty teach their courses via the internet, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation offers several opportunities:

Workshop: Using D2L Quizzes

Learn to use the Quizzes tool in D2L to build online exams and quizzes. You can build online tests that replace traditional face-to-face exams. Or you can create small worksheet-style “checkup” exercises that help your students get the most from weekly reading or video content. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to build, operate, and grade assessments using the Quizzes tool.  See the faculty development calendar for dates and times of these workshops.  Please RSVP to if you plan on attending.

COLI Remote Teaching Meetup

Each Thursday at 2:00 PM, COLI Director Mark Gallimore will host a virtual meetup where professors can discuss techniques, troubles, and triumphs in remote teaching.  Mark is there to answer questions, but faculty learn most great things from each other!  Please RSVP to if you plan on attending.  The next COLI Remote Teaching Meeting is next Thursday, April 16th.

As always, see our Faculty Preparedness site for other resources and opportunities, at

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Arts Canisius Informally-Formal Recital – Postponed

Due to ongoing event cancellations, the April 14 Informally-Formal Recital featuring Janz Castelo has been postponed until next year. Updated recital dates  will be available at

Submitted by: Ryder Shelly, co-director, ArtsCanisius

World War I Class Designs Memorial for COVID-19 Pandemic

Students in Jane Fisher’s English 365 capstone class, titled “Representing World War I’,” are currently designing their own memorials for the war.

On Friday, April 3, Fisher, an associate professor of English, asked her students would might be an appropriate way to remember COVID-19.  “They quickly came up with this response (pictured),” said Fisher.

Submitted by: Jane Fisher, PhD, associate professor, English

Physics Experiments and Science Fun the Kids (and You) Can Do at Home

Are you feeling trapped at home?  Or maybe looking to provide your children with some simple – but fun – lessons in science?  Then let physics expand your horizons.

Try these 20 experiments by clicking on the image above. Remember – anyone can do physics!

And here’s more, if you’re still looking for something for the kids* to do.

Try these science-themed coloring pages from Popular Mechanics. (I especially recommend the astronomy page with the image from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory.)

*- kids is loosely defined.  If you are a Canisius student or even the new Vice President for Academic Affairs, no one will stop you.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, chair, Physics and Pre-engineering