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List of External Workshops on Language Pedagogy

The recent rise of web conferencing has greatly increased the number of online workshops and professional development opportunities, but trying to keep them all straight can be overwhelming. In an effort to organize these opportunities in one place, the CLC has...

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...

Ideas and Resources for Remote Film Viewings

Thinking about using films for a foreign language course or club during the age of Covid-19? Here are some questions to ask yourself. What? How? The obvious first question is what will students watch, but a less obvious, also important question is how will they watch...