Faculty: Course Preparation

This page contains helpful faculty checklists that will assist you in preparing, developing as well as maintaining your Canvas course. Access this information from your Canvas course “Home” tab.   Checklists & Requests Start of Semester Checklist for your Canvas Course Request a Canvas Course Content Copy Request Mediasite Video Transfer between Canvas courses End […]

Instructional Design for Fort Worth MD

The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) employs instructional designers with expertise in a wide range of instructional solutions, from the traditional to the cutting edge. We are committed to these core goals: Recommending sustainable teaching strategies and educational technology choices that are realistic, scalable, and support your learning objectives. Providing the practical experience necessary for […]

154dc29ed5ea580d 640 multimedia

UNTHSC studio spaces for faculty, staff, and students: The One University Studio

UNTHSC One University Studio One University Studio is open with full-service video studio to cater to and encourage the increasing demand for high quality, professional videos for face-to-face, online, and blended classes, continuing education, and media communication. One University Studio is located on the 4th floor of the Gibson D. Lewis Library (LIB 410) and […]


Discussion Board Issues from Laura March and Mark Anthoney, Instructional Designers

Mark Anthoney and Laura March, members of the Instructional Designer to Instructional Designer group have created a fabulous infographic resources to help fix discussion board issues. The online version (which includes live hyperlinks) is available here: http://bit.ly/discussiondoctor.  Full information is available here: http://bit.ly/fulldiscussiondoctor Do you need help with online discussion boards? Contact CIL@unthsc.edu


A tool for interactive learning: Articulate Rise

Rise is an online authoring tool that supports an up/down navigation approach between screens, with scrolling of individual screen content where required. It includes pre-built lesson templates optimized for different devices types and orientations, and also allows you to use learning blocks to create custom lessons. Example Rise page Click here for a printable RISE […]

2017/10/canvasupdates e1508853235314

Canvas new features and updates

The information on this page will keep you up to date regarding the latest Canvas new features and updates. The Upcoming Canvas Changes page within the Canvas Community provides a central location for communicating all significant upcoming changes. This page will always be current so you can have up-to-date information any time you need it. […]

2017/03/screenshot 2017 03 13 12 11 36

CanvasCon2017: Designing Your Course for Student Success

Designing Your Course for Student Success Below are resources used for the Designing Your Course for Student Success session at CanvasCon17 @ SMU. Presentation Resources PowerPoint Presentation Canvascon17 Resources Infographics Usability Learner Centered Home Pages Course Organization Information Rich Assessments

2017/02/16632434021 e8fcb66591 m educational video

Tips for Creating Educational Video

The following are tips you can use to create educationally focused video. Why use video? Pedagogical Benefits of Video When NOT to use video Do not use video if you are simply fiiling a talking head unless it is a very short personal message to students. Do not use video if you are recording long […]


Online Learning Consortium Solution Design Summit Learning Challenge

Cross-University Choose Your Own Interprofessional Encounter Session Description Video Design Thinking Images in this video used courtesy of: Juliana Costa <http://humancenteredesign.blogspot.com/2015/05/design-thinking-o-processo_21.html> Center for Creativity <https://centerforcreativity.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/032615_doodle .jpg> Dr. Sofia Hussain <http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2015/06/ux-strat-2014-part-3-day-2-of-the-conference.php> Rachel Jue <http://racheljue.com/portfolio-dtBook.html> Our Design Challenge: How might we create a culture of interprofessional practice involving relevant education for twelve different health professions that leads […]

2016/11/14260118909 5c2b894c80 Communication and Collaboration

Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration

Students participate in active learning when constructing knowledge with their peers and in reflection. Using Salmon’s stages of communication in education, this session will show participants how Canvas can encourage students to initiate and continue discussions that focus on your learning objectives. The right communication tool at the right time can make all the difference […]

2016/06/11352563576 1f84fda44c online teaching

SPH Online Faculty Teaching Retreat Share Your Success

School of Public Health Online Faculty Teaching Retreat Friday, August 6, 2016, 8 AM – 3 PM, LIB 410 The annual SPH Online Teaching Retreat will provide you with an opportunity to: engage in highly interactive, facilitated discussions with peers and online experts in order to stimulate a cross-fertilization of ideas to improve your own […]

2016/06/2671738826 503b1ae93b m mobile app

Tips to Designing Mobile-Friendly Assignments in Canvas

While Canvas app is effective in translating your course to be responsive on a mobile device, it is the job of the teacher or instructional designer to effectively design assignments to address the on-the-go learner, as well. We have tips to help you make your assignments even MORE mobile-friendly! [Presenters: Ryan Seilhamer (UCF-CDL), Biray Seitz) […]

2015/09/20533297146 1641a2bcff blended learning

Blended Learning Faculty Development

The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning developed by Dr. Kelvin Thompson and available for self-study or for group use. Periodically, these materials will also be used as the basis for a facilitated open, online course.  The goal of the BlendKit Course is to provide […]


Canvas Tips for Faculty Success

by Bryan Hauf Canvas can be a great tool to support teaching and learning in face-to-face environments. Used appropriately, Canvas can help manage your class by delivering course-related activities and resources in a streamlined fashion. Unfortunately, there are a few too many occurrences of learning management system misuse spanning from unstructured document repositories to less-than-desirable […]

2016/04/Screen Shot 2016 04 26 at 10

Designing Your Online Course Session

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) presented a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online learning. Participants were exposed to a course improvement plan based on the Quality Matters […]

2016/04/Screen Shot 2016 04 18 at 8

VoiceThread and Game Based Learning Workshop

In this workshop, participants will discuss various ways to blend gaming into their lessons with VoiceThread. We will showcase a variety of games you can create with VoiceThread and brainstorm other ways to begin game-based learning. Participants will also have pre-workshop access to an interview with Greg Toppo, the author of The Game Believes in […]

2016/04/Accessibility Education word cloud 700x613

Accessibility & Privacy Statements of Course Technologies

At UNTHSC, we believe that all students should have equal technology opportunities in the classroom. The following technologies may appear in our online or blended courses. Instructors of courses should link to this page (inside syllabus or course shell in Canvas) for updated statements of accessibility, voluntary product accessibility template (VPAT) documents. If there are any […]

2016/04/2401144747 31f72083b1 inclusive

Inclusive Technology Assessment Strategies For Higher Ed

In an increasingly digital era, the need for refining inclusive technology is paramount to creating a diverse learning environment. Join Kara Zirkle, IT Accessibility Coordinator at George Mason University and cielo24, as we explore how next-generation inclusive technology can benefit from streamlined deployment and strategic assessment practices. The discussion will concentrate on helping faculty become […]

Quality Compass

Designing Your Online Course

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) , in partnership with Bryan Hauf, Instructional Technologist from the Center for Innovative Learning, presents a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online […]