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2021 CITL Winter Workshop

The 2021 CITL Winter Workshop will be held on January 19-22, 2021: Schedule, Description and Registration Links

Past Events

CITL/Research Computing: XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop -Summer Boot Camp

Date & Time: Monday, June 4 to Thursday, June 7, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: EWFM 625

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

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting a Hybrid Computing workshop.

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 4-7. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform and will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Fifth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy. In addition, an XSEDE Badge will be available to those who complete the Challenge.

To be as time zone friendly as possible, each day will run from 11AM-5PM Eastern time. The tentative agenda is as follows (all times given are Eastern):

Monday June 4
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:45 Intro to Parallel Computing
12:30 Intro to OpenMP
1:30 Lunch break
2:30 Exercise 1 (zip folder of all exercises)
3:15 More OpenMP
4:30 Exercise 2
5:00 Adjourn

Tuesday June 5
11:00 Intro to OpenACC
12:00 Exercise 1
12:30 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Exercise 2
2:45 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
3:00 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries
3:30 Advanced OpenACC
4:00 OpenMP 4.0 Sneak Peek
5:00 Adjourn

Wednesday June 6
11:00 Introduction to MPI
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Intro exercises
3:10 Intro exercises review
3:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
3:45 Laplace Exercise
5:00 Adjourn

Thursday June 7
11:00 Laplace Exercise (Cont)
12:30 Laplace Solution
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Advanced MPI
3:00 Outro to Parallel Computing
4:00 Parallel Tools
4:20 Hybrid Computing
4:40 Hybrid Competition
5:00 Adjourn



Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites. This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You may attend this event at any of the following sites:

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Delaware
  • Texas A&M University
  • Lehigh University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Boston University
  • University of Utah
  • University of Arizona
  • Old Dominion University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Clarkson University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • Arizona State University
  • West Virginia State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • George Mason University
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Temple University
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville – National Institute for Computational Sciences
  • University of Michigan
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

To register, choose the appropriate link on the XSEDE Portal Registration pages:

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at

CITL: Online Learning: Student Assessment and Engagement

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Online

Presenters: Peggy Kane, Jason Slipp & Ilena Key

Audience: Faculty, Staff

This workshop will discuss the variety of tools and techniques for assessing students in the online environment. In addition, methods for increasing students engagement will be highlighted. 

Zoom link:

CITL: Register now for the 2018 Symposium on Teaching and Learning

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 11 to Thursday, April 12, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

We are excited to invite the campus community to this year’s Lehigh University Symposium on Teaching and Learning. This year the event will be held over two days and will highlight over 40 different presentations from a variety of disciplines.

Learn more and see the full schedule at

CITL: Effective Writing Assignments

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 10, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Presenters: Professor Greg Skutches (Director, Writing Across the Curriculum)

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Effective writing assignments foster student engagement, promote deep learning, and facilitate effective and efficient feedback and grading. This hands-on workshop will explore the components of effective writing assignments with special attention to improving your own assignments for your current and future courses. 

CITL: Teacher Development for Graduate Students: The Power of the Diverse Classroom

Date & Time: Thursday, April 5, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Henry Odi and Professor Greg Reihman

Audience: Graduate Students

CITL: Online Learning : Communication and Collaboration

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 4, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Online

Presenters: Peggy Kane, Jason Slipp & Ilena Key

Audience: Faculty, Staff

This online workshop will discuss the tools and applications available to faculty to communicate and develop an engaging online course. This workshop will be offered online with zoom. Here is the link to the session. :

CITL: Reacting to the Past

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 3, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Jason Slipp

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

This workshop will introduce Reacting to the Past and have participants play a game with Q and A after. Reacting To The Past (RTTP), it is a robust pedagogy developed out of Barnard College by Historian Mark Carnes.  Through subversive role play, RTTP promotes imagination, inquiry, and engagement as foundational features of teaching and learning across all disciplines in higher education.  In addition to being student-centered, the RTTP pedagogy consists of instructional undergirding that promote critical thinking, writing and presentation skills, argumentation, collaboration, and more. The pedagogy has been implemented at over 500 colleges and universities and is sustained by a large consortium (of which Lehigh is now a member) that develops two multiple annual conferences, administers grants, and offers consulting services. If you have been searching for ways to enhance your teaching and your students' learning, RTTP could be a perfect fit.  


CITL: Designing and Developing an Online Course

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 27, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Online

Presenters: Peggy Kane, Jason Slipp & Ilena Key

Audience: Faculty, Staff

The online workshop will discuss and demonstrate how to structure and build an online course with the Quality Matter rubric as a guide. 

The workshop will be using zoom. Here is the link:

CITL: Visualization Lab Open House (Rescheduled)

Date & Time: Friday, March 23, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Presenters: CITL Staff

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

This event will allow clients to come and demo features in our new Visualization lab. The Visualization Lab is open to faculty, students, and staff following a brief series of required training sessions with a member of the Visualization Lab Support Team.  It has been envisioned as a collaborative space that can effortlessly shift from the examination of visual data on a vast pixel canvas to the evaluation of the pedagogical value of virtual reality environments--a place to explore; a place to create; a place to solve.

The Lab's core visualization technologies include:

  • MultiTaction Curved iWall: Comprised of nine vertically-oriented, 55-inch, high-definition displays that curve in front of portions of three walls, this sophisticated, touch-sensitive video wall can support multiple project groups working simultaneously.
  • Ideum Drafting Touch Table:  Housed in a freestanding display case, this 55-inch, capacitive-touch 4K display is married with a powerful Windows PC and can be harnessed for the in-depth exploration of digital objects by an individual or a small group.
  • Mondopad Ultra: An 85-inch, wall-mounted display with an integrated Windows PC, the 4K Mondopad Ultra facilitates presentation annotation, as well as data manipulation in both face-to-face and remote collaboration sessions.
  • HTC VIVE Virtual Reality (VR) System: The VIVE headset and handheld controllers transport the wearer into an immersive world complete with stunning graphics, a 110˚ field of view, intuitive controls, and touch-based feedback.  Not only could a live VR session be concurrently viewed on the MultiTaction iWall and/or the Mondopad Ultra, but the Lab was also designed with the capacity to stream out VIVE sessions over the Internet

CITL: Teacher Development for Graduate Students: Instructional Design with Cognition in Mind

Date & Time: Thursday, March 22, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Professor Farah Vallera (COE-Teaching Learning and Technology)

Audience: Graduate Students