Services & Resources for Faculty

Albi, France
Albi, France

The staff of the Language Learning Center are here to support and collaborate with faculty in the use of technology for language learning, whether it is in our computer labs or on a special project. Here are some of our resources for faculty:

Labs and Lab Reservations
To reserve a lab, please contact the checkout desk at 505-277-3106 or stop by. It is recommended that instructors reserve their preferred computer lab, time, and date prior to the date of use to ensure the availability of the lab. Please determine which lab will best serve your needs:

  • Lab 1 - Social Learning Lab
    Five round tables seat 6 students each. Each table is equipped with three laptop computers for collaborative learning. Two large screen TVs. Whiteboards and huddleboards. Smart instructor controls.
  • Lab 2 - Social Learning Lab
    Moveable tables and chairs. Large projection screen. Whiteboards and huddleboards. Smart instructor controls. Students can check out laptops - come a few minutes early. You will need your Lobocard to check out laptops. 
  • Lab 3 - Open Lab
    Classes are not scheduled in this lab. There are 30 desktop computers. Often there will be tutoring going on in this lab, and quiet talking is allowed. 
  • Lab 4 - Traditional Lab*
  • Lab 5 - Sign Lab
    For Sign classes only. This lab remains locked at all times. Please ask the attendants for access to this lab.
  • Lab 6 - Traditional Lab* 
  • Movie Room/Quiet Lab
    Equipped with 60" TV, DVD player, X-Box, video camera, 3 desktop computers. Perfect for watching movies, recording audio, video gaming in foreign languages, and virtual meetings. Seats 11.

    Arabic keyboards available. Please request in advance.

Film Library
The LLC has a large Film LibraryTo check out a film or to put a film on reserve for your students, contact the checkout desk at 505-277-3106 or stop by. 

Film & Media Requests
If you want to request movies, music or audiobooks for use in your class that we do not already own, you need to Request Film & Media Resources online. Purchases are made based on budgetary considerations.

Equipment
Labs equipped with Mac computers: Lab 1 and 2 have MacBook Pros and MacBooks (laptops), respectively. All others have iMacs (desktops). Each lab also is connected to printers, projection systems, and DVD/VHS players. We have additional audio/visual equipment for checkout to faculty and TAs (see below). iPods are available to registered language students for a two-week period for class-related activities. 

Equipment & Media Checkout

Checkout Policy
For all checkout equipment and media, borrowers will need to supply a valid ID (Lobocard, driver's license or passport). In addition borrowers will need to fill out an Equipment Checkout Agreement before checking our any equipment.

If iPods are not returned on time, borrower will be charged.

The LLC has CD players, speakers, Mac adapters, digital projectors, overhead projectors, iPods, voice recorders, stereo USB headphones for recording, and video/multi-system carts (TV, VCR, DVD player). Please check these out at the checkout counter.

We also offer camcorders for instructors to checkout. Contact us at least 24 hours prior to the time needed. We will train faculty and TAs how to use the equipment.

Speaker Series
Periodically LLC will host a guest speaker. The series is geared primarily toward faculty, TAs and researchers involved in language learning. Please see our Speaker Series page for more information. View past events at our YouTube Channel.

Media Transfer
We will copy VHS and digital tape to DVD for classroom use. Please give us plenty of time to do this (a week is preferred). Contact Leslie Sandoval.

Special Projects
We would love to work with faculty and TAs in developing special projects, such as multimedia, video, audio, or web-based programs. Please keep us in mind as you plan. We are happy to collaborate in the grant writing process for such projects.

Help with SLOs

SLO Workshop - This presentation on how to write Student Learning Objectives also has links to many fine resources.

LLC's SkypeMobile

SkypeMobile in the LLC

The LLC has a "SkypeMobile"! Our SkypeMobile uses an interactive TV (46") on a rolling cart, which can be moved to any area in the LLC. Perfect for Skyping with your whole class! It also has Netflix (use your own account), and YouTube, which has higher quality video than a using a traditional projection system. 

To use the SkypeMoblie, just make a reservation in one of the labs (Labs 1 and 2 are ideal) and specify that you will need the Skypemobile. You will probably also want to reserve a lab for testing prior to your class. We will do the testing for you. You need to supply us with the Skype name and what features you will need. Make sure the person you are Skyping with is available for both the class and the testing session. If you have any questions contact Leslie Sandoval.

Software
In the Labs:
Adobe CS6 (in Lab 3)
Anki
Audacity
Blackboard IM
Garageband
Gimp
iBooks Author
iMovie
iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
Jing 
Longman IBT Preparation (Needs CD)
Office 2011
RealeWriter
PRAAT
Skype
Soundslides (in Lab 3)
TOEFL
VLC Media Player

In the Production Studio:
Adobe CS5
Final Cut Pro
Camtasia