We’re excited to launch our new Instructional Design Team Newsletter! We’ll be reaching out to faculty and staff from time to time with tips, tools, tricks, and opportunities to help enhance instruction. If you don’t get the newsletter –  or just want to revisit it -, we’ll be posting the contents of it here on the blog so you can always stay on top of what’s new and helpful in the world of La Salle and instructional design.

As we ramp up to the Fall Semester, consider these available opportunities we’re offering:

Online Self-Training

You can also find self-paced resources on Canvas and other technology tools on our Faculty Guide to Canvas or the updated IDTeam WebsiteOr check out our new Training Hub (an on-campus only resource), an on-demand resource offering training in productivity tools, online teaching and learning tools, and workshop materials from the De La Salle Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning.

Teaching Online: A 5-Week Course

For La Salle faculty who are interested in learning more about teaching online, the ID Team is offering a new, 5-week, online training course called Teaching Online with La Salle. It gives you the foundation you need to start teaching online. In addition to reviewing the basic tools in Canvas, the course helps you design rigorous online content and assessments. You’ll walk away from the course with a final online syllabus, a partially developed online course, and the experience of being an online student. Our next offering will begin on Monday, September 18. Please email the ID Team to receive the course invitation. 

Come Visit Us

The faculty of La Salle can find the Instructional Design team, Nick GognoAlicia Sinha-Thomas, and Dylan Fenton, in the Lawrence Building, Suite 307. Typical office hours are by appointment, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or, email us at IDTeam@lasalle.edu with any questions.

Tools & Tips

The Training Hub for La Salle faculty and staff

Our New Training Hub

The Training Hub is for all La Salle Staff and Faculty and provides on-demand assistance in using productivity tools such as setting up your VOIP phone, tutorials on using teaching and learning, and presentations from previous training workshops such as the Winter and Summer Institutes.





The brand new La Salle ID Team Website

Updated Guides and Resources

We’ve updated our training resources so that you can access information whenever and wherever you need help.


New Video Capture Studio

Need a quiet place to make a video screencast or tutorial? We now have a video capture studio in room 640 of Founders’ Hall. Soon, you will be able to book the room through Outlook.


Introducing Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons is a new item on the left-side menu in Canvas. Commons is a repository that helps you find, import, and share from a digital library of educational content created by users across the world. With Commons, you can easily import course templates, modules, assignments, and quizzes into your Canvas course and share learning resources with other users.

Check out our blog post on Canvas Commons or you can explore the Commons Guide for more information

What’s New in Canvas

In 2017 Canvas updated and added the following;

Vericite Anti-Plagiarism: Turnitin has been discontinued, and VeriCiteis now the default option for our plagiarism-checking tool.

Duplication Option: You now have the option to duplicate a content page or an assignment in Canvas.

Modules Home Page: The Modules Home Page will replace the Recent Activity Stream as Home Page. Instructors can still choose to change the home page in a course –here are instructions.