CLC Workshops – Autumn 2019


Panopto media library in Canvas – October 15; IT Services Staff

Tuesday, October 15, 2:00-3:00 in Cobb 201AB: Panopto is the new media library in Canvas, replacing Kaltura. Panopto is available now, and content in Kaltura will be unavailable after Autumn quarter. IT Services staff will be in the CLC to talk about the benefits of this new platform and the transition of content from Kaltura to Panopto. RSVP.


The Rationale for Cooperative Learning – November 7; Cathy Baumann

Thursday, November 7, 1:00-2:00 in Cobb 201AB: We all know it’s important to do group work, but why exactly? This session will explain the rationale behind using pairs and small groups, backed up with some research. It will also demonstrate some of the techniques and “cardinal rules” for group work. RSVP.


Flipping the Classroom with Canvas in First-Year Russian – November 13; Mark Baugher

Wednesday, November 13, 2:30-3:30 in Cobb 201AB: This session will consider specific examples of how integrating features of Canvas into a first-year curriculum can help “flip” the classroom and increase opportunities for speaking practice in the first-year classroom. RSVP.


Formative Assessment of Language Use in Foreign Language Contexts – November 18; Ahmet Dursun

Monday, November 18, 2:30-3:30 in Cobb 201AB: Formative assessments have a fundamental role in understanding how well students are doing in terms of mastering course content and meeting course objectives in addition to providing ongoing feedback to instructors and students. Yet, it is very challenging to develop strategies for an effective use of formative classroom-based assessments when the intended use and interpretation of students’ performance on formative assessment tasks are not clear. This session, first, will focus on defining formative assessment of language use and introduce its key characteristics. Then, it will present a framework of task characteristics to utilize language-use tasks for formative purposes. RSVP.


Leveraging Feedback to Improve Your Teaching – November 20; Joseph Lampert, Chicago Center for Teaching

Wednesday, November 20, 2:30-3:30, Cobb 201AB: Receiving feedback on our teaching is an important tool for fostering an inclusive classroom. In this session, we will discuss multiple methods for gathering feedback to improve our teaching, and how to use feedback to communicate our accomplishments in the classroom as well as areas for improvement. RSVP.

Out-of-Class Listening and Speaking Across Proficiency Levels – November 25; Nick Swinehart

Monday, November 25, 2:30-3:30, Cobb 201AB: This session will present a number of tools and recommendations, both in theory and in practice, to increase students’ opportunities for listening and speaking practice outside of class. Particular attention will be paid to differentiating inputs and tasks at different proficiency levels, as well as implementing these tasks in ways that are efficient for both students and the instructor. RSVP.


Please contact Nick Swinehart at with any questions.