News

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

Zoom Webinar – Recording and materials

Thank you to the 90+ participants who were able to attend the webinar live. A recording of the webinar can be found at https://youtu.be/EkjBU8Fu0VA, and embedded below. The video may still be processing, and we are working to add/improve the quality of the captions as...

Going online–in a hurry

Ready or not, online teaching has arrived at UChicago. Here we will cover two topics regarding UChicago going online for Spring 2020: 1) how to prioritize your online transition, and 2) how the Language Center is helping with the transition. Please also note that here...

New Printer in CLC

New Printer in CLC

Exciting news from the CLC! The Language Center has replaced our old Toshiba color copier with a new Canon color copier. The new machine is in the same space near Cathy’s office as the one it replaces and uses the same PaperCut system as before. However, there have...

Spring Workshop Series

Spring Workshop Series

Join us throughout Spring Quarter for an exciting series of workshops led by UChicago's language instructors and Language Center staff.   TalkAbroad: Online Speaking Practice with Native Speakers - Diana Palenzuela (Spanish) Wednesday, April 17, 3:30-4:30 in Cobb...

Renovations to Cobb Classrooms

Renovations to Cobb Classrooms

Most large classrooms in Cobb Lecture Hall were renovated over the summer of 2018 with more modern, higher quality AV equipment. Some features: Projectors: large rooms received new laser projectors, with a sharper image and a quicker start-up time TV monitors: bigger...

Uploading files to shared folders on Box

What is Box?? 'Box' is a cloud storage service, similar to Google Drive or Dropbox. The University of Chicago has a site license with Box, so that you have free unlimited storage when you log in with your CNET-ID. There are many useful things you can do with Box, and...

Embedding large video files in Canvas with Kaltura Media

If you have large video files, you have (at least) 3 options for getting them into Canvas: Upload them directly to Canvas like you would a PDF. Upload them to Box and insert a link within Canvas. Upload to Kaltura and embed within Canvas. Option 1 is undesirable...