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.


For freshmen and recent undergraduate transfer students, we have a special getting-started guide for technology.  This is also found in orientation and First Year Experience course materials.

Student IT Preparedness Guide

Technology Tutorials for Faculty, Staff and Students

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


Additional Helpful Resources

Resources for Teaching Online – the complete list of resources for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses.

Faculty Development Opportunities – live trainings and meetups where you can learn core technologies for teaching online, and discuss possibilities with fellow faculty.

D2L Self-Paced Training – although individually they appear elsewhere, the complete list of current D2L tutorials for Canisius faculty can be found here.

Google Apps Tutorials – for faculty and students at Canisius College. For faculty, particularly, there are fresh tutorials explaining how to integrate Google Drive-based content with D2L.

Pedagogy Primer Podcast – COLI’s podcast focusing on teaching and learning. The latest episodes include tips for Asynchronous Discussions, which are a common element in online teaching and learning.


What We Do


Technology in Teaching & Learning

COLI provides full-spectrum support for technology-enhanced teaching and learning, including live events, consultations, and web-based, self-paced micro-learning.  We work closely with Canisius Information Technology Services, to bring faculty perspectives into the technology procurement or upgrade decisions, and everyday maintenance.  


Multi-Modal Academics

COLI supports faculty and students in on-campus, hybrid, and distance education programs.



COLI supports select offices, programs and initiatives with projects so that they may capitalize on digital and internet resources.


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.


Dr. Mark Gallimore

Director, Instructional Designer

Tyler Kron-Piatek

Academic Technologist

Mark Gallimore

Tyler Kron-Piatek