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We are in the process of updating this page to support course development for fall 2020, under an assumption that some instruction will need to be online to accomodate students or faculty who are quarantined or otherwise unable to attend in-classroom classes.  If you are here to start planning for fall, the ideas presented will be helpful to get you started. 

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    Phase 1: Fundamentals of Online Pedagogies and Technologies (starting in May)
    Phase 2: College- or Discipline-specific Workshops for Faculty (starting in May/June)
    Phase 3: Individual Faculty Course Development Work (June, July, onging)
    Phase 4: Review before Launch and Mid-Course Adjustments (early August into fall semester, ongoing) 

    Phase 1: Fundamentals of Online Pedagogies and Technologies: Recommended Approaches (starting in early May)


    1. Use Course Site as your core online learning platform



    2. Develop a framework for your course

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    3. Communicate and connect with students 

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    4 Post course materials  

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    5. Deliver lectures

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    6. Interact with students through online course activities 


    7. Assess student learning online 

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    • Review these instructional videos for help understanding and using various online pedagogies and technologies.
    • Familiarize yourself with the range of resources in the LTS Teaching and Learning Knowledge Base. You may not need them now, but it is good to know where to find them as you progress in your work. The Knowledge Base is searchable so if a question comes up you can return to search for solutions..
    • In June and July, CITL will be offering a series of workshops via Zoom for Lehigh instructors that will review the key ideas presented on the pages linked above.


    Phase 2: College- or Discipline-specific Workshops for Faculty on Online Pedagogies, Technologies, and Recommended Practices (May and June)

    • Colleges, Departments, and Individual faculty will partner with CITL to develop online materials and offer a series of workshops via Zoom. 
    • Workshops will highlight both faculty experience and CITL expertise, leaving participants with an understanding of what to do now and what to do next.
    • Workshops will be by discipline ("Teaching Humanities courses Online" "Teaching STEM courses online", etc.) and by course type  "Teaching Lecture-based, Information-heavy Courses Online" "Teaching Labs Online" "Teaching Discussion-intensive Courses Online"
    • Here are the resources currently available (links to be added):

    College of
    Arts & Sciences

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    Rossin College of
    & Applied Science

    Phase 3: Individual Faculty Course Development Work (June, July)

    • Faculty use the resources above to continue work designing and developing their courses, setting up their Course Sites, designing and recording course lecture videos, creating engaging online course activities, and plannig assignments.
    • Formal and informal faculty learning communities can be formed to share ideas and address ongoing challenges.
    • Instructors are encouraged to submit HELP desk tickets and attend additional CITL additional workshops, as needed.
    • Optional: Faculty enroll in a two-week online course to experience the approaches and tools from a student perspective.

    Phase 4: Review before Launch and Mid-Course Adjustments (early August into fall semester)

    • Before Fall semester begins, CITL will provide a checklist for faculty and department chairs that will be useful for a self-guided review of online courses before launch.
    • In the first two weeks of the semester, CITL will offer guidelines to faculty on how best to solicit feedback from students and use that feedback to make adjustments. 
    • CITL will work with College Deans to offer guidance to department chairs on how to make early-course adjustments for courses that need additional support.
    • Additional workshops will be scheduled based on need and interest and to give targeted guidance to instructors who need additional ongoing support.