CITL staff can consult on course design and provide guidance through the course development process including design of a new course, redesign of an existing course or rethinking assignments and assessments. Moving a face-to-face course online? CITL staff can advise on web-based tools to create an engaging online learning environment. Additionally, LTS librarians can consult on research assignments and systems staff can advise on computing environments for activities and capstone projects. Please submit a ticket to ‘Request a consultation’ to connect with CITL staff and begin this process.

When working with CITL staff on the design of your course, we will include discussions on:

  • developing your syllabus 
  • writing course learning objectives
  • using ‘backwards design’ to ensure alignment of activities and assessments with learning objectives
  • creating an engaging student experience by incorporating active learning strategies
  • creating an inclusive teaching and learning environment 
  • considering Universal Design for Learning and other student-centric approaches
  • using instructional technologies, where appropriate, to support student learning.

Specific resources to guide these discussions (from the CITL library of 'Classroom Pedagogy Resources') are shared below:

Syllabus Template

Guidance on developing your syllabus

Learning Objectives

Guidance on writing learning objectives

Backwards course design

Aligning objectives, activities, and assessments

Active Learning Strategies

Classroom strategies to engage students

Inclusive Teaching

Approaches to inclusive teaching

Universal Design for Learing

UDL guidelines from

Specific areas of consultation with CITL and LTS staff can include the following:


The Visualization Lab in the CITL can support teaching or research that benefits from data visualization, virtual or augmented reality experiences, immersive learning, multitaction manipulation of images, text, or data.

Instructional technologists and designers can collaborate with you on ways to enhance student learning by creating rich learning experiences online between face-to-face meetings.

We can collaborate with you on designing and creating instructional videos or modules (e.g., brief lectures, demonstration videos, discussion-prompting videos, case study videos, video clips of a process or event for students to analyze).  We also have a DIY Video Recording and Lighboard Studio @ EWFM available for faculty, staff and students to reserve for self-produced videos.

Digital Scholarship

Many faculty are developing assignments that require students to create videos, websites, or mulitmedia projects. We work closely with instructors to support such projects, offering assignment design consultations, production expertise, instruction for students, course development assistance, help developing the plan to evaluate student work, etc.

If you are seeking ways to improve access to (and lower the cost of) course materials by using Digital Texts, eBooks, Open Access materials, etc in their classes, Lehigh's Librarians and Instructional Technology Consultants can help you locate and select these materials, and provide guidance on distributing the electronic materials to your students. 

Lehigh's librarians can provide guidance regarding assignments, activities, and instruction for inquiry-based projects that incorporate information seeking, evaluation, creation, and/or preservation. The projects encompass a wide range, from media literacy projects to the inclusion of Special Collections materials in course content.


CITL designs and maintains two technical and media-ready, flexible classroom spaces that support creative and effective forms of learning - EWFM 379 and EWFM 520. We are interested in partnering with faculty who are looking to test new pedagogies in these spaces. The maximum capacity for these classrooms is 36 students.  

We can advise on preparing effective lectures and also on optimizing presentation materials, using annotation tools, audience response systems, lecture capture, videoconferencing, etc.  We are especially interested in collaborating with faculty teaching in Whittaker 303, Sinclair Auditorium, and Packard 101.

If you are teaching a fully online course for the first time or looking for help in enhancing an existing online course, CITL staff can meet with you to discuss general course planning, online course design, engaging students in the online context, content delivery options, using online learning tools to promote learning, using online tools to assess student learning, promoting academic integrity in online courses, and related topics.

We can partner with instructors who wish to use Research Computing facilities (e.g., high performance computing and data storage) in the classroom. We will fund up to 50,000 core hours of computing on Sol and 2TB storage on Ceph. In your proposal, please provide a short paragraph describing the work students will undertake and an estimate of the amount of resources that will be utilized.

Consultation about General Teaching and Learning Topics

If you would like to discuss some aspect of your teaching that is not listed here, please submit a proposal and we will arrange a time to meet. Examples of past conversations have included enhancing classroom discussion; enhancing lectures; enhancing presentation skills; effective use of active learning strategies; inclusive teaching; implementing group work/collaborative learning/project-based learning; designing effective assignments; assessing student learning; promoting academic integrity; classroom management and organization.

Consultation on Writing, Research, or Inquiry in your Course

Typical consultations involve a conversation about the kind of research or inquiry you are expecting from your students and the product (paper, poster, video, poster, presentation, etc.) you expect from them. Depending on the nature of your request, we can provide advice on how to structure assignments, suggest new ways assignments can enhance learning in your course, etc.  In addition, Lehigh's librarians can provide guidance regarding assignments, activities, and instruction for inquiry-based projects that incorporate information seeking, evaluation, creation, and/or preservation.