Technology

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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The Organized Candidate – Tracking your time

Published: April 6, 2018
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Among the top challenges facing Ph.D. students are time management and organization. You can have the best ideas for a dissertation, but if you do not have a well outlined plan for how to get those tasks accomplished, none of your research matters. If you are like many Ph.D. students in the Humanities, you might…

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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
h5p and royce hall

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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Digitizing Original Sources Using a Smart Phone

Published: December 13, 2017
Iphone scanning book

Technology changes the way we conduct research in the humanities. Although the sources I work with are in a traditional print medium, my project became digital when I began making electronic copies of the texts, comic books from Algeria. My dissertation research involved conducting fieldwork, consulting special collections and other non-circulating library holdings, and visiting…

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How to Make Your Website Accessible

Published: November 20, 2017

In this article I explain what web accessibility means and why it matters, and provide a handful of recommendations you can use to make your websites available to a broader audience.

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How to use tech to facilitate small-group work

Published: October 5, 2017

Are you looking for ways to improve the results of your small-group collaborations? Here are six different technologies that can facilitate small-group work — not because they are computer-based, but because they support core project-management “best practices” . Collaborative writing tools. Gone are the days of having to email a Word document back and forth,…

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Fall 2017 changes to CCLE

Published: September 13, 2017
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There are a number of exciting changes this fall to CCLE, some of which come as a direct result of instructor input. CCLE is always looking to improve your online teaching experience, so if you have other ideas, let us know! New media integration To improve overall system performance as well as your students’ user experience,…

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Updating the Learning Lab @ Rolfe

Published: September 13, 2017
bookscanner

The Learning Lab @ Rolfe is the site of some exciting changes with the 2017 fall quarter. We’d love to have your feedback on any, or all, of these changes! Book scanner We’ve installed a large-format book scanner in the lab. This twin camera set-up works great for larger books. If you’re interested in having…

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Three general characteristics to watch for in a phishing email

Published: August 31, 2016

One of the most common technology questions we receive is: “How do I tell if an email message is legitimate or not?” Sometimes it can be easy, but many times it can be hard to discern. Here are three general characteristics to watch for: The email ultimately asks for your personal information In a phishing…

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