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Latest events, announcements, multimedia, and professional development from the UChicago Language Center

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...

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...

New features in Zoom

Here's a roundup of several new features that Zoom has added over the last several months. Allow participants to choose which breakout room they join: video demo from Ben Finio instructions and screenshots from Pathable NOTE: participants (and the host) must have a...

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...

CLC Policies for Fall 2020

To view CLC Policies for Autumn quarter of 2020: CLC Policies - Fall 2020. Some key takeaways: • CLC staff will be working remotely but will continue to support language instruction at UChicago. • Equipment will be loaned out for the duration of the quarter on a...

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...