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CITL: 2021 CITL Summer Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 10 to Wednesday, August 11, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Online

Audience: Faculty

The 2021 CITL Summer Workshop was held on August 10-12, 2021: Recordings

CITL Workshop: Make math digital with EquatIO

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 31, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Presenters: Bobby Siegfried

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students

EquatIO is a tool that allows faculty and students to easily create accessible mathematical equations, formulas, and more directly on their computers. By simply typing, handwriting, or dictating any expression, EquatIO converts it to accurate digital math which can be added into a Microsoft Word doc or G Suite apps with a click, and read aloud by screen readers, making math more accessible to all students.
This session will include a brief demo of EquatIO as well as time for questions. Faculty representatives will also be available to answer more subject specific questions. The goal after attending, is that you should be ready to start using EquatIO on your own.

CITL: Control the (Zoom) Room: Bring Play, Creativity, and Community to your Virtual Environment

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 24, 12:00 pm

Presenters: Jason Slipp; Farah Vallera; Shannon Varcoe

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, Graduate Students

Do your virtual class sessions or team meetings need a jolt of engagement? Do you get the sense that participants enter a zoom session only to turn their camera off and go about doing other work? Do you want to encourage your students to take ownership of their learning, even in the Zoom room?In this CITL workshop, we will pass along novel activities and solutions to make your virtual classes and meetings more engaging, exciting, and memorable. Use tactics to break up the monotony of lectures, decrease “Zoom fatigue,” and encourage community development both between the instructor and students and the students with one another.

The session will be facilitated by Jason Slipp, Instructional Designer within the CITL, Farah Vallera (Professor of Practice in Instructional Design and Instructional Technology - COE) and Shannon Varcoe 15, 16G. With the help of the facilitators, participants will reimagine their virtual sessions using various forms of play, creativity, and other research-backed design considerations that foster engagement and a sense of community in virtual spaces.

*Warning - This session will be highly interactive and require your camera to be on and for you to move, interact, and maybe even sing or dance.

CITL: 2021 CITL Winter Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 19 to Friday, January 22, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Online

Audience: Faculty

The 2021 CITL Winter Workshop was  held on January 19-22, 2021: Recordings

CITL Workshop: The Peer Learning Experience at Lehigh

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 17, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Presenters: Jason Slipp

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Please join us for a panel of CITL staff and students within our TRAC program for an in-depth conversation on the impact and promise of peer learning at Lehigh. The TRAC program has spent over a decade moulding an effective peer learning ecosystem that has created tighter connections between students and their learning.


Given the recent disruption of COVID-19, creating a tight-knit learning community among students and faculty is more important than ever.  The panel of undergraduate and graduate TRAC Fellows will discuss their experiences utilizing the peer learning model and how well-established methods can be adopted across the curriculum to increase student engagement, especially as teaching and learning become increasingly distributed.


This session will be highly interactive and both faculty and students are invited to hear from the expert panel and share their own experiences with peer learning.


CITL Workshop: Using Zoom for Teaching

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 10, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Presenters: Holly Zakos

Audience: Faculty

How do you prevent your students (and you!) from becoming Zoombies? This session will cover some strategies for getting the most of this online tool in order to create engagement in your virtual classroom. We will cover some of the latest Zoom features, be sure to update your Zoom client! We will give you some templates for setting the Zoom classroom protocols and we will share some creative examples of how Zoom is being used at Lehigh.

Review the Teaching with Zoom Recording

Link to Presentation Slides


CITL Workshop: Course Site Gradebook

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 28, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Presenters: Bobby Siegfried

Audience: Faculty

Join us for this nuts and bolts session on the Course Site gradebook. There are few features in a learning management system that can be as perplexing as the gradebook. The goal of this session will be to demystify the gradebook and highlight best practices, key features, and practical advice on efficiently and intuitively setting up your gradebook.

Review the Course Site Gradebook recording.

CITL Workshop: Google Assignments

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 21, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Presenters: Holly Zakos

Audience: Faculty

Come join Holly Zakos for an explanation of how to use Google Assignments.  Google Assignments allows you to accept and grade any Google file from within Course Site.  If you already use Google Docs, you will learn how to leverage Course Site with Google tools to allow faster, more efficient, and easier collaboration on students’ media projects. Learn more about why you would use Google Assignments and features such as inline commenting, feedback banks and originality analysis.



Review the Google Assignments recording.

Join this Course Site shell as a student, link to presentation and meeting recording included in course.

CITL Workshop: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Date & Time: Thursday, October 15, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Presenters: Jason Slipp

Audience: Faculty

This 30 minute presentation will broadly cover the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and give you some basic steps to begin implementing UDL principles to make your learning environments more inclusive and engaging to accommodate a variety of diverse learning needs. There will also be time for questions.


Review the recording of Universal Design for Learning.


CITL Workshop: Creating Quizzes and Exams in Course Site

Date & Time: Thursday, October 8, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Presenters: Bobby Siegfried

Audience: Faculty

In this practical, detail-oriented session, we will work through the process of creating good quizzes/exams in Course Site. We will specifically highlight the most important settings, explain default settings, and review crucial best practices. The goal of this session is to demystify the quiz activity and increase confidence in its functionality

Review the recording of Creating Quizzes and Exams in Course Site.