Technology 4 Teaching

Teaching with technology is about knowing how to successfully integrate the most effective tools into your teaching practice. This workshop connects you with educational tools and technologies to transform teaching and learning. It will also provide you a hands-on look at UNTHSC best practices using technology in education. Want to earn a Technology 4 Teaching […]

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Online & Blended Learning Day at UNTHSC

Online & Blended Day Workshop for Faculty and Staff August 2, 2019 No beach needed, just learning! Workshop Objectives: By the end of the day, we hope that you will have: Met the Center for Innovative Learning Staff (CIL) and know who contact us for assistance. Engaged in interactive discussion with your peers about teaching […]

Course Design Working Retreat

Deadline extended: May 22 at 12 noon. The Center for innovative learning has helped instructors create rich, active classroom environments which support meaningful student learning, the kind that changes the way students think, act, or feel. Our course development activities are predicated on the belief that you, as an instructor, care deeply about student learning […]

Faculty: Course Preparation

This page contains helpful faculty checklists that will assist you in preparing, developing as well as maintaining your Canvas course. This information can always be accessed from your Canvas course “Home” tab.   Checklists Start of Semester Checklist for your Canvas Course End of Semester Checklist for Your Canvas Course Canvas Course Copy Checklist Course […]

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 […]

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2019 UNTHSC Interprofessional Education and Practice Faculty Development: Certificates of Recognition and Distinction

2019 Interprofessional Education and Practice Faculty Development: Certificates of Recognition and Distinction Session Dates: Thursdays, Feb 21, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 6   IPEP Certificate Overview: There will be five 1.5-hour interactive sessions held at UNTHSC from 12:00 to 1:30pm (lunch provided). Pre-work for each in-person session will include no more than […]

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Blended Learning Series Registration

Selected Mondays, October 2018 – April 2019, 11:30 am – 1:00 PM, LIB 400 See session descriptions. Research has shown faculty often need assistance to move into a blended learning delivery paradigm. In this interactive series, the facilitators will guide participants in articulating their needs related to blended learning in order to identify possible ways […]

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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:  Full information is available here: Do you need help with online discussion boards? Contact


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 […]

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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. […]

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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

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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 <> Center for Creativity < .jpg> Dr. Sofia Hussain <> Rachel Jue <> Our Design Challenge: How might we create a culture of interprofessional practice involving relevant education for twelve different health professions that leads […]

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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 […]

Quality Compass

Course Design and Approval with Quality Matters

What is Quality Matters? Quality Matters (QM) is a international, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to facilitate the continuous improvement of the design of online and blended courses. QM’s goals are to improve student learning, retention, and satisfaction in online and blended courses through better course design and to reflect results of academic research on […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 7 – Learner Support

Quality Matters Standard 7 7.1    The course instructions articulate or link to a clear description of the technical support offered and how to obtain it. 7.2    Course instructions articulate or link to the institution’s accessibility policies and services. 7.3    Course instructions articulate or link to the institution’s academic support services and resources that can help […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]