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Provides basic and practical directions, tips, and other insights for teaching in Higher Education. The series is produced primarily for Canisius College faculty, but also may help professors or instructors elsewhere. 

We try to have at least one new episode each month.  You can also find and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

Music Credit: Gunnar Olsen (via YouTube)

Episode 1


Basic considerations and tips for communicating instructions, and updates to your students. Develop consistent procedures that simplify the learning process and focus energy on course substance.

Related Links and Resources

The Basics: Adding Modules, Uploading Files, and Rearranging Modules and Topics - Transcript

Building and Editing Web Pages in D2L's Content Area - Transcript

Embedding Google Docs in D2L (Close Captioned)

Topic and Module Descriptions - Transcript

Try using Video!

Record Webcam Videos to Communicate with Students Transcript

COLI Screencasting Resource

Some Good Reading

Major, Claire. Teaching Online: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Link..

Nilson, Linda B.  Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors. San Francisco: Josey-Bass, 2016.  Link.


Episode 2



A good syllabus is the cornerstone of a great course.  

Related Links and Resources

Canisius College Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Accessibility Support Office at Canisius College

Tutoring Services at Canisius College

Writing Center at Canisius College

Get a quick list of calendar dates for your course outline using Caleb McDaniel's brilliant "Syllabus Maker."

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