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Faculty & Staff

Not only does the Teaching & Learning Center support students, we also work closely with Faculty and Staff members as well.  In addition to general technology support, we assist faculty members in teaching online and course design, including creating custom interactive learning objects.  You can find helpful information in the Remote Live Instruction Basic Training course on your Canvas dashboard.  We also offer the certification course required of all online faculty.  You can contact us at the above email and phone number.

NEW! Fall 2021 Workshops for Faculty


Intro to Canvas

New to Canvas or need a refresher? Learn the basics of Canvas to run your course from a distance. We’ll cover:

  • Canvas interface & navigation
  • Course settings
  • Creating course content and sharing files with students
  • Creating assignments and managing grades

Click on a link provided to join a meeting at the scheduled time:

Thurs. 8/19 10am
Tues. 8/31 11am
Tues. 9/7 11am

Canvas Quizzes

Wondering how you’re going to test your students online? We’ll give you the basics, including:

  • Creating multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions
  • Best practices for promoting academic integrity
  • Using Respondus Monitor for remote proctoring

Click on a link provided to join a meeting at the scheduled time:

Tues. 8/24 11am
Wed. 9/8 11am
Mon. 9/13 2pm
Mon. 9/20 11am
Thurs. 9/23 2pm

Migrating Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes

Canvas’ latest release of its quizzing engine offers new question types and functionality. This new engine will be enforced in July, 2022, after which quizzes built using the Classic Quizzes platform will no longer work. All quizzes must be migrated to New Quizzes by July, 2022. Join us and learn how!

Click on a link provided to join a meeting at the scheduled time:

Wed. 8/25 10am
Tues. 9/14 2pm
Tues. 9/21 12pm
Fri. 9/24 10am
Tues. 9/28 2pm

Teaching with Zoom: Scheduling, Management, and Engagement

Zoom’s Canvas integration allows you to automatically invite your students to virtual sessions! We will cover the basics of Zoom meetings, including:

  • Scheduling meetings
  • Sharing audio and video
  • Sharing PowerPoint presentations
  • Sharing your screen
  • Viewing attendance lists
  • Using waiting rooms
  • Putting students in breakout rooms
  • Preventing interruptions like Zoombombing
  • Recording and archiving meetings

Click on a link provided to join a meeting at the scheduled time:

Fri. 8/20 10am
Thurs. 9/2 10am
Thurs. 9/9 12pm
Wed. 9/22 2pm

Zoom for Office Hours and Recurring Meetings

Zoom enables you to schedule and conduct one-time or recurring meetings. Join us to learn about:

  • Scheduling one-on-one meetings or group collaborations
  • Using waiting rooms
  • Sharing audio and video
  • Sharing PowerPoint or other live screens
  • Recording meetings and sharing

Click on a link provided to join a meeting at the scheduled time:

Mon. 8/23 10am
Fri. 9/3 10am
Fri. 9/10 10am

Prerecording Lectures with Mediasite

This video hosting platform Mediasite fully integrates with Canvas. You can use Mediasite to upload videos to your course and make them available only to your course members. You can also use it to narrate PowerPoint presentations and save them as videos right within Canvas!

Click on a link provided to join a meeting at the scheduled time:

Thurs. 8/26 10am
Wed. 9/15 2pm
Mon. 9/27 2pm

Hypothesis for Student Collaboration

Hypothesis is a collaborative annotation tool that integrates with Canvas. Hypothesis assignments enable students to engage with their texts, with faculty, and one with another.

Click on a link provided to join a meeting at the scheduled time:

Fri. 8/27 10am
Thurs. 9/16 11am

Accessibility in Canvas with Blackboard Ally

The TLC is pleased to announce Ally, the latest integration with Canvas, which makes course content more accessible for students. Learn how Ally can check the accessibility of your course content and get tips on how to improve accessibility where needed. Students can also use the Ally integration to access course content in alternative formats, including audio and electronic braille.

Click on a link provided to join a meeting at the scheduled time:

Mon. 8/30 10am
Fri. 9/17 10am
Wed. 9/29 2pm

Certification to Teach Fully Online Courses

Interested in eligibility to teach a fully online course? Register for “Focus on Learning, Teaching and Practice, which provides technical, pedagogical, and design training. We’ll cover applying active learning techniques; motivating and engaging students; creating feedback; implementing Quality Matters; and using the learning management system, Canvas.

Course runs from 10/11 – 11/19 (6 weeks), with one mandatory Zoom session on Monday 10/11 at 11am or 5pm.

TLC Resources


NEW! Lightboard Videos

The Teaching & Learning Center now has two Revolution Lightboard Studios!

Faculty can use these lightboards to prerecord virtual lecture content. Write on a glass pane and the recorded video image is reversed for students! Use these to develop lecture material with straightforward writing or to annotate PowerPoints.


You can also use the lightboards to deliver live Zoom lectures, and see your students on a floor monitor!

Faculty conducts Zoom meeting using lightboard  Faculty conducts Zoom meeting using lightboard

Loaner Technology

Need to borrow a webcam, tablet, or microphone? Please fill in our Instructional Technology Loan Request form and we will get you what you need.

Course Shell Setup

Faculty are now automatically enrolled in their Canvas shells. If you have a special course request (cross-listing, master shells) please use our online order form.

Did you know that the TLC can convert your Word files to Canvas exams?

Please format your Word file according to standard formatting for Respondus and we can convert it for you, regardless of whether or not you are using Lockdown Browser!

Share your exam documents with us via our Test Conversion Request Form and we will convert them for you!

Workshops & Recordings

The Teaching and Learning Center offers numerous professional development opportunities, including group workshops and one-on-one workshops at your convenience to assess and enhance your classroom teaching.

Intro to Canvas

Teaching with Zoom

Zoom for Office Hours and Recurring Meetings

Prerecording Lectures with Mediasite

Zoom Advanced Classroom & Security Strategies

Ally for Accessibility in Canvas

The TLC is pleased to announce Ally, the latest integration with Canvas, which makes course content more accessible for students. Please see the attachment for faculty to learn how Ally can check the accessibility of your course content and get tips on how to improve accessibility where needed. Students can also use the Ally integration to access course content in alternative formats, including audio and electronic braille. Also attached is a tutorial that you may share with students about how to access alternative formats. 

Classroom Technology

Using Zoom with Epson Document Cameras

Print Tutorial