Center for Online Learning & Innovation

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation helps faculty, students, and staff use internet resources for personal growth, professional development, and transformative education.  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.

Guides for Faculty/Staff

Guides for Students

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 Tech Preparedness Guide

Additional Helpful Resources

COLI Wiki- We support face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses, as well as extra-curricular opportunities. 

Resources for Teaching Online – our menu 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 – the complete list of current D2L tutorials for Canisius faculty can be found here.

Google Apps Tutorials – for faculty and students at Canisius University. 

Pedagogy Primer Podcast – COLI’s podcast focused on teaching, learning, and innovative education at Canisius. 

Contact Us

Members of the Canisius community are encouraged to book an appointment with us, to discuss projects, problems, or possibilities for using information technologies in teaching, research, or administrative work.  

For day-to-day help with information technology, contact us via the Canisius University ITS Helpdesk.  Together with ITS staff, COLI works as a team to respond as quickly and helpfully as possible to Helpdesk queries.

Our Team:

Dr. Mark Gallimore

Tyler Kron-Piatek
Instructional Designer