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Covid-19 Training Deadline Extended to April 1

As part of the ongoing commitment to keeping everyone safe on campus, we are requesting that faculty and staff complete the course “Your Campus and COVID-19: The Road Back.”

This course is designed to provide a high-level overview of several aspects of Covid-19, including its origins, how the testing process works, safety precautions being taken on college campuses and steps you can take to keep yourself and others safe.

The course takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and we ask that you complete the training by Thursday, April 1.

To begin training, please go to You need to use Firefox or Chrome to successfully access this link.

Enter your login credentials.

  • Username: Your Canisius Email address
  • Password: Canisius21! The first time you log in, the system will prompt you to reset your temporary password and set a security question.
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of each course which should arrive in just a few minutes of completion. If it does not register immediately, you can follow the steps listed here to ensure you receive it.

If you have any issues with sign-in or accessing the courses, visit the Support Portal at or click any Support Portal link on the site.

You may also wish to test your configuration to ensure your computer meets all system requirements.

All other questions should be directed to Bethany Voorhees at

Thank you for your participation. Stay safe and well!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance

Pedagogy Primer Podcast

The latest Pedagogy Primer Podcast Episode features an interview with Malini Suchak, PhD, associate professor in the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) and Anthrozoology programs at Canisius College.

Suchak is a long-time advisor to the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) pedagogy development program. She has influenced the development of our Online Faculty Development Course, the COLI Guide to Teaching Online and other COLI materials. She has led a series of workshops as part of COLI programs.

In our latest episode, Suchak reflects on her experiences teaching online, face-to-face and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her insights and perspective on student writing, pandemic pedagogies and online academics as learning communities inspire us to blend face-to-face and remote teaching experiences into better pedagogy in the future.

Click here to listen.

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Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

April is National Financial Literacy Month

Mark your calendars for live webinars from TIAA, listed above, scheduled through April, May and June.

April is National Financial Literacy Month (NFLM) and the perfect time to learn more about managing your financial life. The more informed you are, the greater your chances of financial success. TIAA’s four easy steps to greater financial know-how can help you get started.

  • See how much you already know: Take the simple, five-question quiz to test yourself and get answers to financial questions.
  • Set goals for saving: Use TIAA’s online goal-setting tool to help you set realistic goals and track your progress.
  • Make small changes: See how spending on everyday items adds up over time so you can find ways to save a little more for your future.
  • Help your money last: Quickly calculate how much future income you could have through guaranteed options that never run out.*

*Any guarantees under annuities issued by TIAA are subject to TIAA’s claims-paying ability.

Click here to find out more.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Dental Care: Oral Health & Wellness

Good oral hygiene should be practiced on a daily basis. This article from Lawley Benefits Group, explains the reasons why dental care is important to your overall health.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office