Center for Online Learning & Innovation

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation helps faculty, students, and staff use internet resources to reach the potential of their better selves academically and professionally.  We support information technology use in face-to-face, online, and hybrid coursework. COLI also fosters innovation through technology across campus, in scholarly or artistic creation, extracurricular opportunities, and administration.

Help with Technology

Quick Technology Guides

Our Quick Tech Guides, jointly developed by COLI and Information Technology Services (ITS) are the best place for students, faculty and staff to start looking for answers to common technology questions.

Technology Tutorials for Faculty, Staff and Students

Including D2L, Zoom, Qualtrics, Google Apps, and other tools for teaching, learning, & productivity


Upcoming Trainings, Meetups, and Other Events for Canisius Faculty and Staff

Click on an event for details, including possible RSVP instructions.  For Faculty Meetups and some other events, please RSVP by emailing

What We Do


Technology in Teaching & Learning

COLI supports faculty and students using information technology for teaching and learning in coursework at Canisius College.  We provide training and consultation in a variety of web-based tools and resources, helping novice, intermediate, and experienced technology users.  Many Canisius faculty are pioneering new instruction methods in the classroom and on the web, so we make it easier for faculty to learn from each other.  We work closely with Canisius Information Technology Services, to bring faculty perspectives into the technology procurement or upgrade decisions, and everyday maintenance.  


Online Learning

Canisius College offers 12 unique online degrees and 5 online certificates. COLI ensures the campus is meeting state authorization and accreditation requirements, as well as helps support faculty and students at a distance.  Within the Canisius community COLI represents the perspectives of online programs and faculty.



We use the term 'innovation' to describe everything else we do to help faculty and staff on campus develop new processes and use technology in ways that save them time. This includes (but is not limited to) research, scholarly work, and administrative tasks.


Visit Our Friends

For help and support with specific technologies, including user accounts, hardware, and software installation, visit ITS User Services.

For advice, assistance, and service with classroom, conference, videorecording and event technologies, visit the Media Center.


Mark Gallimore, Ph.D.

Director, Instructional Designer


Dr. Mark Gallimore

For over five years, Dr. Mark Gallimore has been helping Canisius faculty, staff, and students select and employ web-based technologies to improve their work, save time, and refocus their efforts on what matters most.  He also teaches American History courses, and has scholarly interests in the Digital Humanities and History of Technology.