Teaching and Learning Innovation Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall 2014 semester at CSUCI. We hope your semester is off to a great start. The TL Innovations group has been busy and is excited to share our most recent projects and opportunities with you. TL Innovations is a joint effort between Academic Affairs and Academic Technology designed to provide trainings, resources and support to help you improve student learning. We look forward to working with you.

-Teaching and Learning Innovations Team

FIT Studio

We invite you to come visit the new Faculty Innovations in Teaching (FIT) studio. The FIT studio is a space for faculty to design, create, discuss and innovate. The studio has recording booths, a live action studio, video editing stations, a living room with a large screen TV and much more. Stop by, grab a cup of coffee and learn more.

Where: Solano 1201

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00

Book an Appointment or Tour


"Conversations in the Cloud with Voicethread"

Are you interested in learning about effective ways to engage students in online discussions? Voicethread is a dynamic tool that allows you to bring student voices and video into these conversations. Learn more about how to use this tool and engage your students with Michelle.

Learn More

Book a Voicethread consultation

CI Learn/Blackboard


Drop-in Hours

Where: FIT Studio Solano 1201


  • Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am
  • Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm

Email Support or Appointments


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New Faculty Orientation Sessions

New Faculty at CI have been invited to a series of New Faculty Orientation sessions throughout fall semester.

Questions about New Faculty Orientation?

Online Faculty Training Classes

Faculty interested in teaching online are encouraged to participate in our Online Faculty Training Classes. The classes are designed to support faculty in designing, interactive engaging online classes. For more information or to sign up click on the button below.

Online Faculty Training Courses

  • How to Humanize Your Online Class
  • How to Design Your Online Course
  • Designing Engaging Online Activities

Additional Information


CI Keys

CI Keys is a pilot project aimed at improving digital literacy by providing the opportunity to master the tools and technology that make up the web. Faculty and students involved in CI Keys will have the opportunity to manage their own domain. CI Keys users will have access to powerful open source Internet tools that will allow them to create online portfolios, exhibits, online journals and magazines, wikis, FAQs, and many other kinds of digital resources and publications for use in courses, the co-curriculum or wherever and however else they choose. To learn more about CI Keys sign up for the Beta test. You will be notified as opportunities arise.

CI Keys Beta test

Blended Learning


Join us for another round of the Blended Learning Preparation Program (BLPP) Spring 2015. Watch for more information coming soon.

Our Team

Jill Leafstedt- Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation

Chris Mattia- Director of Academic Technology

Michelle Pacansky-Brock- Instructional Technology for Online and Blended Learning

Michael McGarry-Instructional Technologist

Kristi O-Neil- Junior Instructional Designer

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