The Instructional Technology Group is responsible for instructional technology support for Humanities Division instructors.
The Instructional Technology Coordinator is Dr. John Lynch, who oversees a team consisting of the Instructional Developer and graduate student developers, the Foreign Language and Instructional Lab Coordinator (LILC) and LuValle Lab Consultants, and graduate student Instructional Technology Consultants (ITCs) charged with supporting the classroom and online instructional technology needs of Humanities instructors.
LANGUAGE AND INSTRUCTIONAL LABS
The Language and Instructional Lab Coordinator is Michael Samojlik, who oversees the LuValle Instructional Language Labs and a team of seven LuValle Lab Consultants supporting the lab. Michael provides direct support to foreign language instructors in the Humanities.
The Instructional Developer is Jun Wan, who develops code for instructional applications in the Humanities, and who oversees a team of graduate student programmers charged with support application support for instructional technology applications.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS
The Instructional Technology Consultants (ITCs) are a team of seven Humanities graduate students hired for a tenure of up to two years and based in the ITC Lab (1041 Public Affairs Building). The ITCs assist instructors with the best use of technology in instruction and learning. ITCs are assigned to support specific departments, but work collaboratively to share their various disciplinary, pedagogical, and technical skills. ITCs manage the Humanities Division CCLE course websites and consult on a variety of other technology tools, including presentation software, media processing, blogging and wikis, Wimba, scanning and OCR. The ITC Lab is equipped with high-end digitizing equipment available to instructors to use by appointment or on a drop-in basis.
Each Humanities department has an assigned ITC who can help instructors uses their CCLE/Moodle course websites and other instructional technology. Consult the ITC roster to find your ITC and view your ITC's individual schedule.
Humanities instructors may come to the ITC Lab (PPB 1041) between 9am and 4pm on week days during the academic year. Consult the ITC drop-in schedule for lab availability.
CCLE Informational Sessions
Every quarter, CDH hosts occasional informational sessions about CCLE for faculty who are new to using the system, or who want to start using it more effectively. The seating in these events is limited, so if you want to attend, please email
to reserve a spot.
- Want to learn more about the changes to CCLE over the summer? CDH will be hosting a session in 1023 Public Affairs on Thursday, September 27 from 10AM to 11AM demonstrating the system’s new features and discussing how they can make teaching easier for you.
- There has been a significant change in the rules for the CCLE Innovations and Development Program (IDP) grants, giving Humanities instructors (both faculty and graduate students) a new opportunity to receive funding to improve the learning resources available to their students. Come learn about the IDP grants and how this change might benefit you from 2PM to 3PM on Wednesday, October 10 in the Digital Hub, the exciting new computer-enabled collaboration space located in the YRL Research Commons.
CDH Power Users
Every quarter, CDH hosts a series of lunchtime sessions designed to help you use technology more effectively. Each session will talk about one or two particular types of technology, discuss how you might use it in your courses, and give you some sample training with the tool(s). Each topic is first presented on a Monday (unless otherwise noted), and then is repeated on the following Thursday, and you can attend whichever day works best for your schedule. No reservations are necessary, and these sessions are open to non-Humanities attendees, as well. All Power User sessions are held from 12PM to 1PM in the Digital Hub, the exciting new computer-enabled collaboration space located in the YRL Research Commons. Due to the major changes in CCLE over the summer, we’ll be devoting this Fall’s Power User schedule to helping you use CCLE to ease your teaching load by giving students increased opportunities to demonstrate mastery of important skills and knowledge, while simultaneously reducing the time that you spend grading and supervising:
- Week 1: NO TALKS SCHEDULED
- Week 2 (October 8, repeated on October 11): Cut Your Grading Time by 75% with the New CCLE
- Week 3 (October 15, repeated on October 18): Voice Tools for Language Instructors
- Week 4 (October 22, repeated on October 25): Can CCLE tell me how much my students are learning?
- Week 5 (October 29, repeated on November 1): Saving Time with the Assignment Tool
- Week 6 (November 5, repeated on November 8): Increasing Learning with the Quiz Tool
- Week 7 (November 14, repeated on November 15): Improving Quality with the Workshop Tool - first session changed to Wednesday due to Veteran's Day holiday
- Week 8: NO TALK DUE TO THANKSGIVING
- Week 9 (November 26, repeated on November 29): Simplifying Grading with the CCLE Gradebook
Don’t see what you want? Other planned sessions include web design, 3D modeling, introductory GIS, and introductory text mining. Dates, times, and locations for these will be added to this schedule as they are settled. Or, you can always email John Lynch, CDH’s Instructional Technology Coordinator, at
to suggest a topic. CDH is happy to give special presentations to departments, research teams, or student groups in the Humanities. Just ask!