CITL comes to COE (virtually) - Fall 2020

Online pedagogy sessions 

With a view to help COE faculty continue to equip themselves with online teaching techniques and tools, COE's Office of Online Programs has invited the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois to present a Fall 2020 series on online pedagogy. CITL strengthens teaching and learning on campus in different ways; it offers assistance in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of online courses and programs, facilitates teaching evaluations, and offers faculty development sessions on pedagogical best practices.  CITL will begin the series by (re)introducing us to who they are and what services they offer for faculty, staff, and students. If you are not familiar with their entire range of services or need a refresher, be sure to attend the first session on September 10th, 2020. Sessions are on Mondays and Thursdays between 12.00 - 1.00 pm CT.

  1. Thursday, September 10 – CITL: Here to Help You! – Robert Baird and Jason Mock
  2. Monday, September 14 – DIY Instructional Media Production Tips – Eric Schumacher and Liam Moran
  3. Thursday, September 17 – Copyright and Online Courses: Key Considerations – Andrew Jiang
  4. Monday, September 21 – Online Collaboration for Socially Distanced Learning – Ava Wolf and Leanna Duncan
  5. Thursday, September 24 – Creating Authentic Assessments Online – Dawn Archibold and Erin Creuz
  6. Monday, September 28 – Making Your Online Course Accessible – Marc Thompson, Ray Ostman, and Amy Merkley



1.      CITL: Here to Help You! 

Presenters: Robert Baird and Jason Mock 

Description: Whether you are transforming your teaching due to a pandemic or enhancing your skills during "normal times," CITL is here for you! Come learn about the free services CITL offers with our instructor help desk, media services, instructional design services, faculty development, and more! 

Date: Thursday, September 10 at noon 

2.      DIY Instructional Media Production Tips 

Presenters: Eric Schumacher and Liam Moran 

Description: Join two of the curricular video experts with 35 years of media production experience from CITL's Instructional Media Resources team for tips on how to effectively using video to help students learn. Twenty minutes will be reserved for open questions and discussion. 

Date: Monday, September 14 at noon 

3.      Copyright and Online Courses: Key Considerations 

Presenter: Andrew Jiang 

Description: At the end of this session, you will be able to: 1. Understand the basics of American copyright law; 2. Recognize the relevant copyright considerations when preparing teaching materials; 3. Have the resources to locate open-access and public domain materials. 

Date: Thursday, September 17 at noon 

4.      Online Collaboration for Socially Distanced Learning 

Presenters: Ava Wolf and Leanna Duncan 

Description: Wondering how to increase student interaction in your fully online or socially-distanced classroom? This hands-on workshop introduces a variety of digital collaboration tools designed to increase participation individually and in groups. Special attention will be given to asynchronous vs. synchronous online uses, as well as hybrid classroom settings with social distancing. This session will focus on activities that deepen understanding using tools for reviewing, practicing, and clarifying course concepts. Activities may be adapted to most disciplines. Resources and samples will be provided. Some familiarity with digital tools is recommended but not required for this session. 

Date: Monday, September 21 at noon 

5.      Creating Authentic Assessments Online 

Presenters: Dawn Archibold and Erin Creuz 

Description: Assessing learners in the online environment can be challenging, especially when you are new to the world of online education. In this session, we will explore the characteristics of authentic assessments and discuss ways you can design assessments to provide students with an authentic task to demonstrate their mastery of the course materials.  

Date: Thursday, September 24 at noon 

6.      Quick Starting Accessibility & UDL in Your Course 

Presenters: Marc Thompson, Ray Ostman, and Amy Merkley 

Description: This brownbag is for people interested in discussing some of the easiest ways to make course structure and content more accessible, along with some rapid development methods for implementing Universal Design for Learning principles. 

Date: Monday, September 28 at noon