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Language Lab Resources

Students who are enrolled in a language course with a required lab will access lab materials through their Blackboard account. 

Language Lab Online

Go to Blackboard and follow the instructions to log in. If you have problems logging in to Blackboard, visit the IT Service Desk (Healey Library, 3rd Fl.), or contact them at:

Video viewing stations are available on the third floor of Healey Library. Foreign language video files are available online and from the Healey Library Circulation desk (second floor). Splitters and DVD player remote controls are also available at the Circulation Desk.

If you have problems with the language material, or if you are a faculty member and would like to schedule an orientation for your class, please call 617.287.5969.

Additional Resources

Language Placement Test (WebCape)
In order for students to enjoy the best educational experience, faculty will recommend that students take a placement test prior to registering for a  course. The Latin American and Iberian Studies Department uses a computerized placement exam called WebCape to help place students in the appropriate language level for Spanish. The test is administered at the testing center and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. It gives each student his/her score and level immediately following completion of the test.
Spanish Language Placement Test 

Language Lab Textbooks and Workbooks
A limited number of textbooks and workbooks used for language courses are available on loan from the Healey Library Circulation Desk. Faculty must arrange to place books on Healey Library Reserve for a loan to students.

Any UMass Boston faculty member or student can access VoiceThread from within your Blackboard Course. If you don’t have a Blackboard course, no problem. Use our separate login. There is no software to download. Just fire up your Internet browser, and you will be ready to go. Visit the following website to learn more:

Information Technology Services
Healey Library, 3rd Floor