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CITL: Teacher Development Series - FL23

Date & Time: Thursday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Audience: Graduate Students

Additonal Dates: September 21, October 5 & 12, November 2, 16 & 30

The Teacher Development Series is a free, five-part non-credit series specifically for graduate students to develop classroom and instructional skills. The GLO and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning are again partnering to offer a series of workshops in our Teacher Development Program for Graduate Students.

These free, non-credit workshops are open to all graduate students.

Here are this semester's topics and presenters!

  • October 5 - Teaching Across Disciplines with Art | Stacie Brennan

  • October 19 - Teaching with AI | Justin Greenlee

  • November 2 - Cycles of Learning | Greg Reihman

  • November 16 - Inclusive Teaching | Scott Burden

  • November 30 - Promoting Your Graduate Work| Ali Erk

CITL: New Faculty Community of Practice

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: CITL staff; Faculty

Audience: Faculty

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning would like to invite you to our Community of Practice for New Faculty. The goal of this community is to provide you all with an opportunity to be part of a network of Lehigh faculty, across disciplines and colleges, who want to discuss teaching and learning at Lehigh. If you’re curious about how other faculty foster student engagement, are interested in hearing alternative assessment strategies, would like to share experiences in large enrollment courses or are looking for guidance from peers on challenges you’re facing, please consider joining us. CITL staff will facilitate these sessions, and we will look to you to determine topics and areas of mutual interest as the group moves forward.

We have planned for October 11 from noon-1:30pm in EWFM 520 to be an in-person meeting complete with lunch.  Please register if you can attend and indicate any dietary restrictions.

CITL: Upgrades Coming to Course Site!

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 25, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Online

Presenters: Instructional Technology Staff

Audience: Faculty

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is excited to announce new changes and improvements coming to Course Site in the spring 2024 semester! An upgrade to Moodle 4.1, scheduled for Spring 2024, will bring a completely redesigned and freshly intuitive look and feel to the Course Site LMS, making it more efficient for faculty to create innovative and collaborative learning experiences and for students to intuitively prioritize and complete course work.

Please join one of our workshops to preview the new look to Course Site. You will have guided access to our Course Site sandbox instance so that you can test out the new functionality. If off campus, you will need to be using Lehigh's VPN to view sandbox.

Hands-on online training will be offered on the following dates in Fall 2023:

  • Wednesday, October 25th, 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov 2nd, 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov 14th, 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov 29th, Noon
  • Thursday, Dec 7th, Noon

We are planning to have additional in-person and online workshops the week of January 8th, 2024.  More details to follow.

For more information, see our documentation on Updates to Course Site 

Past Events

CITL: Incorporating VIE Approaches in Your Teaching

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Audience: Faculty, Staff

You’re invited to join the Virtual International Exchange (VIE) Community of Practice on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at noon in EWFM 520 or Zoom for the first session of the semester to learn from Lehigh faculty currently incorporating VIE approaches in their teaching.

Virtual International Exchange, which can include Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), is an approach to creating student learning experiences that include international partner faculty and students collaborating on assignments, group work, and discussions. Students engage in meaningful, interactive learning with peers in other countries and learn to relate disciplinary subject matter and skills to global issues and real-world experiences

This event is open to anyone interested in VIE, no matter where you are in the planning process.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, noon-1:30pm (lunch included)
Location: Hybrid (EWFM 520 & Zoom)

Please RSVP by Monday, September 18

CITL Summer Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Audience: Faculty

Join CITL staff for this year’s Summer Workshop on Tuesday, August 22.  
This year’s workshop will provide faculty with opportunities to continue conversations and learn about Generative Artificial Intelligence.
The first session of the day will be facilitated by Dr. Greg Reihman, Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services, with a discussion of considerations for the impact of this emerging technology on teaching and learning in Fall 23 and strategies for making use of AI in the classroom. This session will begin at 10am and will be fully remote.
We’ll then hold two hands-on sessions in the LTS Digital Media Studio computer lab*, facilitated by CITL and Library staff, to explore Chat GPT, DALL-E, and DataCamp, AI tools used to generate text, images, and computer code, respectively. The first session will be a hands-on session facilitated by CITL staff and librarians from noon-1:15pm.The second session will be a drop-in, 'bring your questions' session from 3:15-4:30pm. 
* The Digital Media Studio computer lab is located in Fairchild-Martindale Library using the breezeway entrance across from The Grind.
See the CITL Summer Workshop 2023 page for schedule details and to register.
Join us!

CITL Workshop: Open House for New Faculty

Date & Time: Friday, August 18, 2023, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Audience: Faculty

New faculty, stop by to meet LTS staff and learn about the services and support available to faculty.
LTS Staff will be available to answer questions about instructional technology, classroom technology, digital research and scholarship resources, writing across the curriculum and the TRAC Fellows writing program, library resources, special collections, desktop computing, research computing, virtual computing, and software licensing. Staff will also be available from the LTS Help Desk, the main point of contact for any questions related to LTS and university services and systems. Drop-in sessi
Concurrent with the staff drop-in opportunities, we will be giving several presentations to provide more detail in each area:
10-10:55am - Lightning presentations
  • Intro to LTS and CITL - Peggy Kane
  • Help Desk - Stacey Kimmel-Smith
  • Instructional Technology - Holly Zakos
  • Classroom Technology - Judd Hark
  • Digital Research and Scholarship - Jeremy Mack
  • Writing Across the Curriculum/TRAC - Yvonne Lee


  • Getting with Course Site - Chris Harvey


  • Getting Started with Library/Research Resources - Jasmine Woodson & Elizabeth Young-Miller

1-1:50pm - Lightning presentations
  • Library Overview - Jasmine Woodson
  • Special Collections - Lois Black
  • Desktop Computing - Denise Campion
  • Research Computing - Ryan Bradley
  • Virtual Software Environments - Jim Monek & Amanda Caton

Drop-in sessions with the CITL IT Team - Bring your questions!

Date & Time: Monday, April 24, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location: Online

Presenters: IT Team

Audience: Faculty

The Instructional Technology Team will host fully remote drop-in sessions this semester to allow instructors to stop by and discuss any teaching challenges you are facing, educational technologies you are curious about, or your students’ learning experiences. Please join us for all or part of the hour during any of these sessions to share your thoughts on how we can help.  

Sessions will be held on: 

  • Friday, February 17 at 10 am
  • Tuesday, February 28 at noon
  • Friday, March 17 at 10 am
  • Tuesday, March 28 at noon
  • Friday, April 14 at 10 am
  • Tuesday, April 25 at noon

Join any of the Zoom sessions using this link or if you would like to receive a calendar invite to any or all of these sessions with the Zoom link included, please complete this form.

We hope to see you at these sessions and assist in any way we can!

CITL: New Faculty Community of Practice - Topic: Using Course Site Tools to Match your Pedagogy

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Holly Zakos and Chris Harvey

Audience: Faculty

Hope to see you Wednesday at 4pm for the New Faculty Community of Practice session! 


  • Using Course Site Tools to Match Your Pedagogy
  • Open Discussion

These sessions are meant to foster discussion and sharing, so we won’t be recording but will happily share any resources in the New Faculty Community of Practice Slack channel or via email.  

CITL Workshop: Creating Immersive Learning Experiences Using Uptale

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Immersive Learning is an experiential methodology that utilizes Virtual Reality (VR) to teach and train in a safe and engaging immersive environment by simulating real-world locations and scenarios. It combines the sense of presence of VR with data science and spatial design to improve retention and student engagement. Uptale is a web based authoring platform for creating your own custom immersive - and interactive - learning experiences. It requires no coding background and utilizes 360 video and imagery, along with a simple drag-and-drop approach, to make building VR experiences easy. Uptale is available to all Lehigh users, so even your students can learn, build, and share. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to get started with Uptale to start your journey with immersive learning. You'll also be able to test and explore what you've built using a VR headset.

Please use the registration link to RSVP in advance so that we can ensure that your own Uptale account is provisioned for you (if needed). Come with your own laptop (or just follow along!)

CITL: 2023 Spring Symposium on Teaching and Learning

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 to Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

This year's CITL Symposium on Teaching and Learning wil be held on April 11 and April 12. Sessions on Tuesday, April 11 will be held in-person in Fairchild-Martindale Library. Sessions on Wednesday, April 12 will be fully remote in Zoom.
This year’s Symposium will feature:
  • A welcome session including student-developed posters on Generative AI 
  • Presentations from our current CITL Faculty Fellows highlighting their collaborations with CITL
  • A student/faculty/staff panel, continuing the discussion on “The Implications of Generative AI for Teaching and Learning at Lehigh”
  • A social hour to connect with colleagues and celebrate the career of Dr. Greg Skutches, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, who will be retiring from Lehigh this summer. Come join us at the end of Day 1 in the newly opened LTS CIRCLE (4th floor, Fairchild-Martindale Library)

Please visit the event page for registration and schedule information.



CITL: New Faculty Community of Practice - Classroom Technology

Date & Time: Friday, March 24, 2023, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Location: Online

Presenters: Judd Hark

Audience: Faculty

Thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in participating in the New Faculty Community of Practice get-together.  It was a challenge to find a time and format that works for everyone, but we did arrive at the following, so please ‘Save the Date’ for these New Faculty Community of Practice meetings:  

  • Friday, March 24 – 10:30am via Zoom - Topic - Classroom Technology 

  • Wednesday, April 19th - 4pm - Format and Topic (TBD)

We are planning to talk to Judd Hark, the CITL Learning Spaces Team Manager, for the first session on March 24. Judd has been working with faculty as an instructional technologist at Lehigh for many years, as well as managing classroom technology. Judd and his team have been hard at work upgrading many, many classrooms since the shift from all-remote to back on-campus.  He will have strategies for multi-modal teaching, as well as how to get help when needed.  Judd is an amazing resource for making sure your classroom technology aligns with your teaching. We’ll also get your input on the meeting format and topic for the April 19 session.  

These sessions are meant to foster discussion and sharing, so we won’t be recording but will happily share any resources in the New Faculty Community of Practice Slack channel or via email. We look forward to connecting with you all!

CITL: Generative AI for Teaching and Learning at Lehigh

Date & Time: Friday, March 24, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Audience: Community Members, Faculty, Staff, Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Dear Lehigh students, faculty, and staff:

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion and workshop on The Implications of Generative AI for Teaching and Learning at Lehigh.

The event, open to the entire campus community, will be held in Packard 416 on Friday, March 24, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The conversation will focus primarily on ChatGPT and will begin with the perspectives of a panel of students, faculty, and staff, followed by an open discussion and workshop activities.

View the recording of this session

Greg Skutches, Ph.D.

Director, Writing Across the Curriculum

Student Developer Lab Open House

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Audience: Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

The LTS Student Developer Lab is finally open for student use and you are invited to come check it out Tuesday, March 21 when it has its official opening. The lab is aimed for use by students who have an interest in any type of game dev - whether it be 2D or 3D, VR or other areas of immersive technology, mobile apps, gamification, as well as game asset development. The lab provides a central location with access to high powered development workstations, display options, and numerous devices and HMD's (Quests, Vive, Hololens, etc) for testing and experimentation. It will be accessible 24/7 to students for working, learning, exploration and collaboration with peers.

For more information on the lab, check out

Feel free to share with any students who you think may benefit from using the lab or stopping by the open house. We'll have some refreshments available as well as some Quest 2 headsets loaded with a few new and classic VR games for folks to try!

The Dev Lab is located in the basement of the Computing Center portion of FML.

Hope to see some of you there!