Center for the Advancement of Innovative Teaching


We are here to help you explore tools and techniques that will support your work in the classroom and online. We are dedicated to your long-term success and to the advancement HPU's mission regarding student achievement.

Learn more about Orientation Checklist here.
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CAIT Latest News:
  • CAIT offers Blackboard and Pedagogy workshops. Look out for announcements on Pipeline and in HPU Ohana Today or click our Events page for details.
  • Call for Po`okela articles!
  • We are interested in knowing what you have been doing — whether you are doing research abroad, leading a study abroad group or teaching online at HPU from a far-off location. Send your articles (500-1,000 words) as a Word document attachment to High-resolution jpeg graphics are welcome!

             The latest Po`okela newsletter can be found at this link.

  • Faculty Scholarship Day will not be held in the fall 2014 semester.


CAIT provides a collaborative learning center that links people, projects, and technology in the pursuit of innovative ways to enhance lifelong learning for our students and our community.

In pursuit of this mission, we offer presentations, trainings, workshops, individual consultations, and project management resources on topics ranging from course and assessment design to classroom management to instructional technology. We provide faculty orientation and host ceremonies and awards that recognize achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service.   

CAIT-Fast Facts

  • We can help you integrate new technologies and applications into your classroom.
  • We can help you design an effective and engaging course – face-to-face, hybrid, or online.
  • Our workshops and events can be found on our CAIT Events/Workshops page.
  • We offer a series of self-paced online training modules on how to effectively teach online courses.
  • We want to capture and share your best practices and strategies with others at HPU.  We support many different ways to share knowledge – through workshops, presentations, Po’okela articles (our newsletter), Knowledge Base resources, and more.
  • We manage a web-based Knowledge Base, a searchable database of resources on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning. 
For general CAIT questions, call 356-5250.
For help with online classes and face to face help with Blackboard, please email