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…

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…

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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…

Updates from Our Fall Newsletter

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…

What Is Canvas Commons and How Do I Use it?

What if there was a place where you could find and share instructional resources with other educators around the world who also use Canvas? There is. It’s called Canvas Commons, and, in the educational technology world, it’s what’s known as a “learning object repository” or LOR for short.  In essence, it’s a searchable database containing thousands of Canvas courses,…

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3 Tips for Setting Up Your Courses

As you start to work on your fall courses, you might find yourself on Canvas saying something like, “Now, how do I do that thing I did at the start of last semester?” So we here at the Instructional Design Team wanted to provide three quick notes about setting up your courses in Canvas. Two are commonly used – but easy to forget – features of Canvas. The third is a slight change…