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
COVID 19 Remote Coursework Support
Canisius Faculty Preparedness Guide – Our guide for rapidly transitioning courses to online format, in response to COVID 19 Social Distancing. This includes tutorials, possibilities for building online activities, links to live training, and our faculty mentors list.
Canisius Student Preparedness Guide - Our guide for students during circumstances where all courses must be remote/online format.
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
Mark Gallimore, Ph.D.
Director, Instructional Designer
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.