CLC’s Online Language Teaching Course is Live

Please learn more about the course at https://canvas.uchicago.edu/courses/29174. Calendar and outline below. All discussions will be on Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm Central. Contact Nick for the Zoom link, or visit the Canvas home page.  Module 1: Intro to Teaching...

Notes on Zoom security

Zoom meeting rooms are public by default.  Below are some steps you can take to make your meetings more secure.’ Update on 4/9/20: UChicago IT Services has several recommended settings for class meetings, and Zoom has added a convenient ‘Security’...

Making the best of the camera you have

NB: These guidelines are written from the perspective of those in Chicago, the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere.  Those in the southern hemisphere should substitute south for north in these recommendations.  Those in tropical latitudes will see significantly...

Making the best of the microphone you have

If you do not have a lot of choice over what microphone you will have to use with video calls, there are a few environmental factors to consider that can help your outgoing audio quality.  Larger rooms, for example, tend to be more echoy.  Likewise, rooms with flat...

Legal guidance on recording Zoom classes

The current guidance from Legal on recording Zoom classes is as follows. Recorded classes should only be made available to the students within the class and should not be posted to be shared more widely. Students should be notified of the recording but do not need to...