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Monday, June 26, 2017

Discover Canvas Sessions from OIT

Come discover Canvas, the University's new learning management system that will replace Moodle. Staff from the Canvas Transition Team will be on hand to help you explore this new learning environment. You are invited to:
  • discover Canvas features,
  • see example sites,
  • get a sandbox site,
  • learn where to find guides and tutorials, and
  • talk with an academic technologist about your current course site to plan your next steps.

The summer 2017 Discover Canvas sessions will be held on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on the following dates. You can join the sessions online or in person.
  • June 29, 2017, St. Paul Student Center 4 (St. Paul Tech Stop) 
  • July 6, 2017, Blegen 90 (West Bank Tech Stop) 
  • July 13, 2017, Walter Library 212
  • July 20, 2017, St. Paul Student Center 4 (St. Paul Tech Stop)
  • July 27, 2017, Blegen 90 (West Bank Tech Stop)
  • August 3, 2017, Walter Library 212
  • August 10, 2017, St. Paul Student Center 4 (St. Paul Tech Stop) 
  • August 17, 2017, Blegen 90 (West Bank Tech Stop)
  • August 24, 2017, Walter Library 212

TandemPlus Open for Summer!

TandemPlus is off to a great start this summer. Participation is at 75 students and growing, with an especially high number of Japanese speakers. There is still time to sign up at tandem.umn.edu to seek a language partner for the hot months -- Summer has a way of flying by, so be sure to jump in while you can!

Questions about the program? Email tandem@umn.edu.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Start a New Language with Courseshare

Interested in starting a new language Fall 2017? The following entry-level language courses are now open through Courseshare:
  • LANG 2011 Accelerated Catalan I, 2 credits: From the University of Chicago. This course is intended for speakers of other Romance languages, but is open to all students.
  • LANG 1161 Beginning Hungarian I, 4 credits: From Indiana University.
  • LANG 1061 Beginning Persian I, 4 credits: From the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This language is also known as Farsi.
  • LANG 1071 Beginning Polish I, 4 credits. From Ohio State University. This course is taught partially online.
  • LANG 1111 Beginning Turkish I, 4 credits. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • LANG 1121 Beginning Vietnamese I, 4 credits, From Michigan State University. This online course is full, but the waitlist is open.

TandemPlus Summer Registration is Here!

Registration for the summer session of TandemPlus is here! Beginning June 12, 2017, students can sign up or update their profiles at tandem.umn.edu and begin their search for a language and conversation partner for the warm months. The Tandem program is smaller in summer than in the fall and spring, and yet it remains vibrant. In addition to a face-to-face matching program, Tandem co-hosts cultural events for students.

Contact tandem@umn.edu to propose a student event or activity, or with any questions you have about the program!