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Student Employees for the 2022-23 School Year

The CLC is pleased to present our student employees for the 2022-23 academic year. Please help us welcome these new and familiar faces to our front desk.Shayla Beltran Degree program: Double major in Media Arts and Design, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Minor in...

What to do when students can’t attend class?

There will likely be times in 2021-22 when your students can't attend class. This post aims to combine university policy and Chicago Language Center recommendations to help you consider how to best accommodate these students. Official University Policy For official...

Cathy Baumann’s Interview on Reverse Design

"When we teach, we make hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions: which materials should I use? Which textbook? What will be homework? What will I do in class? You can make better choices about all those questions if you know where you’re going, if you know what your...

Ahmet Dursun’s Interview on Assessment

"Remote assessment will help us pause, reflect, and re-think the role of classroom assessment and re-evaluate its effectiveness."The CLC's own Ahmet Dursun (director of the Office of Language Assessment) recently gave an interview to staff from the Humanities Division...

Tech Mini-Workshops: Loom, Canva, and Microsoft Stream

On Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021, Nicole Burgoyne (German) and Nick Swinehart (CLC) gave a workshop introducing several technical tools and techniques: automatic foreign-language captions with Microsoft Stream, screen recording with Loom, and graphic design with Canva. •...

Creating Graphic Organizers with Lucidchart

On Wednesday, Feb 3, Colin Benert (Associate Instructional Professor of German) gave a fantastic workshop titled "Creating Graphic Organizers for Synchronous and Asynchronous Task-Based Activities with Lucidchart." • Recording of Colin's workshop • PDF of Colin's...

Panopto How-to Videos

One topic that came up during the CLC’s Autumn 2020 Quarterly Meeting was Panopto. After the meeting, a couple of instructors shared videos that IT Services had shared with them on using Panopto in Canvas: Recording videos for Canvas Discussions with Panopto Recording...

Blended Synchronous Learning

Blended Synchronous Learning

Blended synchronous learning (BSL) is a mode of instruction where in-person and remote students are combined in one classroom environment. This form of teaching presents numerous challenges, but may be necessary at times in the 2020-2021 academic year when students...