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  • Recommended Readings: 5 Summer Suggestions for Educators

    This week marks the official start of summer. For lots of us, this means gearing up for barbecues, shore trips, and plenty of time with friends and family. It also means there’s usually extra time to fit in some of that reading we didn’t have time for during the school year. Here are some great selections to get you through the summer…

  • Create a Zoom Meeting in Canvas: The Easy Way

    We’re excited that Zoom web conferencing is now available for all our faculty and students here at La Salle. One nice part of Zoom is that it’s integrated right into Canvas, so you and students never have to leave the LMS to take part in a meeting. Want to know the easy way to create a Zoom meeting in Canvas? Just follow these simple steps! Create…

  • 5 Tips for Facilitating Online Discussions

    Online discussions are a great way to get students writing, thinking, and interacting with each other when they can’t be in a classroom together. They can enhance face-to-face classes, too – when students think critically about a topic before in-person discussions, it helps create richer conversations. But creating and facilitating meaningful online student discussions isn’t always…

  • Missed the Winter Institute Keynote? Watch It Here!

    If you missed our Winter Institute professional development conference, you probably missed a moving keynote address by our guest, Dr. Scott Sorvaag of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. The speech, entitled “Who We Are: A Return to Wholeness,” focused on the challenges facing Lasallian education in a fast-changing world. He urged attendees to remember “who…

  • Canvas Quick Tip: Quickly Adjust Due Dates on Imported Classes

    If you’re teaching a course you taught in the past, you’re probably familiar with Canvas’s import tool. It lets you copy content from class to class and makes reteaching courses a breeze. However, when you’re importing a class, have you noticed the option to “Adjust events and due dates”? If you select this option and enter the…

  • Join Us For Winter Institute 2018!

    The end of the semester is nearing, and that means it’s almost time for our next professional learning institute! These twice-a-year events are open to all La Salle faculty and staff members. They feature workshops, discussion panels, presentations, and more. We offer them as part of La Salle’s mission to develop  “deeply engaged, integrated, innovative, high-impact teaching…

  • Easily Check Your Canvas Courses for Accessibility

    We here on the ID Team care a lot about making courses as accessible as possible for all students, including those with disabilities. We’ve given presentations about accessibility, created a tutorial for faculty on accessibility, and work hard to search for tools that make it easy to create accessible content. That’s why we were so thrilled…

  • 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Making Videos for Students

    Long, dry, unfocused lectures are a recipe for student disengagement. Follow these best practices to make videos students will watch and learn from: Do’s Don’ts  Make sure audio is working and volume is up. Audio is more important than the visual for learning.  Exceed the 10 min mark.  Watch and evaluate your own videos including…

  • Fall Lunch n’ Learn Series Kicks Off Monday!

    Join the ID Team for our fall Lunch n’ Learn sessions! Each session will be a quick opportunity to learn about a new trend, strategy, or idea in education today. Feel free to bring a lunch, or munch on the snacks we provide. We hope to create a comfortable, informal, and inviting space where anyone…

  • Join Us for a Free Professional Learning Day!

    The La Salle University Instructional Design team, in partnership with the Information Technology Department and the PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association (PADLA), is excited to bring a day of professional learning to our campus in Philadelphia. Join us on Tuesday, September 19th from 8:30-11:30 AM in Founders’ Hall where two sessions on the topics of Universal Design and Cyber Security will be presented: Supporting Students Through…