Course Site and Instructional Technologies
Course Site is the Learning Management System (LMS) supported and maintained by LTS for use by faculty, staff, and students. Course Site is a Lehigh-branded version of the open source tool, Moodle, and is integrated with Banner student enrollment and course data. Visit the LTS Knowledge Base for information to get started using Course Site in your teaching.
Additionally, the IT team supports numerous instructional tools that integrate with Course Site including Panopto, Zoom, Perusall, Piazza, Poll Everywhere, Gradescope, Turnitin and Google Workspace.
The instructional technology team is available for consultations on course design - face-to face, fully online, or hybrid - using Course Site and the above supplemental tools to creature structure and engaging student learning experiences.
Generative Artificial Intelligence
Faculty across Lehigh’s five colleges study artificial intelligence (AI), also known as machine learning, including the development of computer vision and large language models. More and more teachers are facilitating conversations with their students about AI in academia and industry.
Library and Technology Services and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning host workshops on generative AI, benefit from student perspectives, and publish guides to our website and knowledge base – all with the goal of advancing AI research and literacy.
Schedule a consultation with our staff to explore an AI-powered tool, troubleshoot interactions with AI Application Programming Interfaces, or discuss some productive uses and the dangers of AI.
VR/XR and Immersive Learning
The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning offers resources and support for those interested in exploring the fields of VR/XR and immersive learning technologies for course use, research, or development. In addition to student access to VR experiences, we offer a variety of tools and platforms, a growing community of practice, and labs for exploration and development.
The Data Visualization & XR Learning Lab is a collaborative space for the examination of visual data at a large scale, as well as home to multiple VR platforms capable of providing users with a variety of curated, immersive virtual reality experiences. The Student Developer Lab is a dedicated space for Lehigh students interested in the design, development, and testing of interactive and game-based applications, assets, and experiences.
To learn more about utilizing XR in your teaching or research, you can submit a request for a consultation with CITL staff.
GIS and Geospatial Tools
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data. They provide the framework for integrating location data (where things are) with descriptive information (what things are like there), which allows us to explore spatial relationships, patterns, and trends. LTS provides support to those interested in using or learning more about GIS tools, both enterprise (e.g., ArcGIS) and open source (e.g., R, Python, QGIS) products. Course-related consultation is provided at no cost and can be requested using this form and selecting 'GIS and Geospatial Tools' under the type of consultation.
Digital Scholarship and Humanities
Staff within Library and Technology Services (LTS) that intersect with Digital Scholarship (DS) and the Digital Humanities (DH) include the Digital Research and Scholarship team, the Digital Media team, and subject and Special Collections librarians.
These teams have collaborated on projects that involve: digital archives and exhibitions; preservation in our institutional repository; data management, analysis, and visualization; multimodal scholarship; documentary audio and video; oral history projects; editing and post-production services; podcasting; equipment borrowing; drone flights; use of Lehigh’s Digital Media Studio and DIY Video Recording Studios; 3D modeling and printing; and DH pedagogy.
LTS has a range of resources in our digital toolkit. Lehigh Software licenses, free/open source software, LUapps, Lehigh WordPress, Lehigh ArcGIS portal, and our DataCamp and LinkedIn Learning licenses are good places to start.
Classroom technology in registrar-scheduled, LTS-supported spaces typically consists of an instructor computer and a projection system or a wall-mounted monitor for displaying instructor computer content to students in the room. These room systems are operated using a control panel, located on the instructor station, or in some cases mounted nearby on a wall.
Some classrooms are outfitted with additional technology to 1) support wireless sharing from a device to the classroom displays or 2) provide web conferencing capabilities (including cameras, microphones, and an annotatable instructor computer monitor.) The LTS Knowledge Base contains extensive information on operating the technology in these classrooms.
Additionally, there are two technology-enhanced active learning classrooms in EWFM, rooms 379 and 520, that are outfitted with moveable furniture, conferencing technology, and an annotatable instructor computer monitor. Room 379 also includes four wall-mounted monitors that support wireless display for group work and 'whiteboard' walls. CITL Faculty Fellows receive scheduling priority in these spaces, which are then available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Office of Distance Education
The Office of Distance Education provides programmatic technical support for fully online graduate degrees and certificate programs offered by the College of Business, College of Health, College of Arts and Sciences, and P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
ODE also provides support for academic and administrative events taking place in Lehigh spaces and requiring audio, video, and web conferencing support. Please submit an event support ticket to request a consultation with ODE on your event.