Instruction

Helping Students Become Better Writers with Calibrated Peer Review

Published: May 8, 2018

Although it’s not specific to the humanities, the teaching of writing is an important priority for undergraduate instruction. Often, we don’t think of technology as a way of helping students learn how to write, because computers can’t understand writing, and are poor judges of its quality. That said, technology can help students become better writers…

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Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research

Published: April 23, 2018
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Faculty across the disciplines persistently express concerns about their students’ skills in research collection, data management, and analysis of materials–particularly in fields where transparency of method and reproducibility of results are paramount. On March 12, 2018, the UCLA Data Archive offered a full-day workshop in conjunction with Project TIER on “Teaching Methods of Empirical Research.”…

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Instructional Impact of Student MFA

Published: April 9, 2018

On April 17, all students at UCLA will be required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to access university systems (including CCLE), a process that UCLA faculty and staff undertook last October. As instructors and UCLA employees, we have all become accustomed to the process of logging in, most of us by sending a push to…

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What is EPIC? Talking Sustainable Pedagogy in the Humanities with Dr. Lisa Felipe

Published: March 20, 2018

Dr. Lisa Felipe is the Director of the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program (EPIC) at UCLA. EPIC, made possible by a five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a program committed to creating opportunities and dialogue around Humanities pedagogy for graduate students and faculty. Having received her PhD in Comparative Literature…

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Faculty re-Imagining learning spaces at UCLA

Published: February 13, 2018

The Online Teaching and Learning Initiative is facilitating three Faculty Design Workshops for the Classroom Advisory Committee to solicit input for redesigning UCLA learning spaces that align with our institution’s mission for inclusive, interdisciplinary, and technology-enhanced education. Participants are invited to: critique renovated spaces at other institutions; gather into small groups to share concerns about…

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Migrate your old CCLE course sites using the Import tool

Published: January 1, 2018
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Did you know that UCLA instructors don’t need to remake new CCLE course websites from scratch every quarter? Content and activities such as online quizzes and exams can be reused for future course sites using the Import tool. The Import tool lets you copy your old course site material into your current site —saving time…

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Meet H5P!

Published: January 1, 2018
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UCLA’s Common Collaboration and Learning Environment (CCLE) has added a new interactive toolkit to its roster, H5P!  H5P is a free, open-source library of learning content templates built using HTML5. This means that with H5P, instructors can create rich and interactive content efficiently in CCLE and other platforms.  H5P content is mobile friendly and responsive,…

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Top 5 Hidden Features of H5P!

Published: January 1, 2018
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We’ve spent some time getting to know about H5P for creating interactive instructional content, so let us save you some time by sharing some of the worthwhile features we’ve already discovered. The H5P.org site has excellent documentation, from examples to video and text tutorials, including suggested use cases for some content types. However, some features are…

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An easier way to create online assessments with the CCLE Quiz tool

Published: December 10, 2017
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One of the most beneficial, powerful, and effective functions of UCLA’s Common Collaboration and Learning Environment (CCLE) is the minimally named Quiz tool. Far more than a way to create quizzes, the Quiz tool allows instructors to create a variety of low- or high-stakes assessments — providing a clear evaluation on student learning (both at…

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Meet the new RITCS!

Published: September 13, 2017
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We would like to take a moment to introduce our Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) team for the 2017-8 academic year. While we are fortunate enough to have our veterans Mark Gallagher (English), and Amber Williams (Spanish and Portuguese) returning, joining them this academic year are: Amy Karrol (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) Ashley…

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