Multimedia Instruction: Connecting through Course Integration

Wednesday, 5/1/2019 - Wednesday, 5/22/2019
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)
multimedia by Maxim Basinski from the Noun Project

Libraries in higher education have become a hub for both research and multimedia instruction throughout their institutions and are offering instruction to faculty and students on topics such as web design, video and audio production, virtual reality, and other multimedia platforms.

In this 3-week eCourse, you'll learn how to utilize the services and technologies you offer to expand course-integrated multimedia instruction into lesson plans and develop multimedia assignments. Multimedia instruction expert Leah Howd discusses ways you can build and enhance relationships with instructors who may want to integrate multimedia assignments into their courses. Throughout the course, you will develop a sample multimedia assignment that includes expected learning outcomes and a lesson plan for future implementation. These learning materials will draw on the information literacy expertise of information professionals.

This is a blended format web course:

Throughout the course, you will have the chance to participate in 3 separate live webinar lectures, one per week. The live events will take place on Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 8, and Webnesday, May 15 at 1:00 pm Central time. The webinars will be recorded and distributed through the web course platform for asynchronous participation for those who cannot attend the live events. The web course space will also contain the exercises and discussions for the course.

Image credit: multimedia by Maxim Basinski from the Noun Project

Learning Outcomes

After participating in this course, you will be able to

  • Identify potential courses, instructors, and disciplines that could partner with your library to design multimedia classroom assignments.
  • Develop learning outcomes and a lesson plan for a multimedia assignment.
  • Construct an engaging activity for students that incorporates information literacy principles.

Who Should Attend

University and Community College Librarians, or any instructional staff who are teaching or wish to teach multimedia tools and to build relationships with instructors to integrate multimedia assignments into their courses.


Leah Howd

Leah Howd headshot

Leah Howd is a librarian and a technologist at UNLV. She is experienced in teaching technologies including multimedia design, audio and video recording, website design, and virtual reality. She teaches course-integrated instruction and workshops for faculty and students on platforms such as Photoshop, iMovie, Audacity, Google Sites, the HTC Vive, and others. She also instructs students on Creative Commons and open access resources.



  • LITA Member: $135
  • ALA Member: $195
  • Non-member: $260

Moodle and Webinar login info will be sent to registrants the week prior to the start date.

How to Register

Register here, courses are listed by date and you need to log in.


Contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email or submit a print registration form [PDF]

Tech Requirements

The course will be delivered via the Moodle courseware system.  Participants will need an internet connection and computer with a current operating system and web browser. Further details will be provided prior to the course start.  The course will proceed weekly for 3 weeks with an optional two weeks if students need more time to complete assignments.

The live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Zoom session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Firefox although other browsers should work well for attending.

Alternately the webinar recordings can be viewed after the live lecture using a standard web browser, internet connection, and audio out capability to speakers or head phones.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty at