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Services and Support


Instructional Support

CIDAT is here to assist individual faculty and departments. In the past two years, CIDAT has provided one-on-one consultation to faculty from different teaching disciplines and also has developed workshops specifically tailored to different SXU departments' needs.

CIDAT staff members are available for consultation with individual faculty members to discuss integration of technology into their teaching. We are prepared to help you to build on your strengths to make your teaching more engaging and to enhance student learning. Even if you don't know what questions to ask, make an appointment and let us help you explore some possibilities with you.

Canvas is a powerful online platform that allows faculty to share course materials, administer tests, hold online discussion and post grades. All currently-enrolled students and teaching faculty have access to Canvas.

SXU has also purchased many educational technology tools that are compatible with Canvas; for example, faculty could use ShareStream to upload and edit videos, Panopto to record their class, and Respondus to create online tests. All those materials can be uploaded into Canvas for student access.

CIDAT offers one-on-one Canvas training for SXU faculty.

CIDAT provides training in educational software to SXU faculty and staff members. Email us (cidatFREESXU) to schedule an individual or group appointment to discuss the software you are interested in.

CIDAT staff members can help SXU faculty design new courses or revitalize existing ones to make them more engaging to students. We can suggest various pedagogical and technological methods of presenting your course materials most effectively.

Saint Xavier University designed its own online teaching certificate course, Certificate of Preparedness for Online Teaching (CPOT). Since the summer of 2015, CIDAT has certified 70 SXU faculty in designing and teaching online courses. For more information, visit the SXU SPOT Course page.