Articles By: Thomas Garbelotti

Meet our new staff!

Published: October 2, 2018
RITCs

HumTech welcomes our new Labs Coordinator, Andrew Jessup, and seven members of the Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) team for 2018-19. Andrew is based in the Learning Lab @ Rolfe (Rolfe Hall 2118). He is a UCLA alum, and joins us from UCSB, where he worked for their library’s Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory. Our RITC…

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A new home(page) for CCLE

Published: October 2, 2018
ccle homepage

You may have noticed that CCLE got an upgrade over the summer. As we mentioned in June the Moodle 3.4 (on which CCLE is built) comes with some new features, security enhancements, and a more streamlined appearance. Among the many changes to the system is a newly redesigned home page. The first thing you may…

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Inaugural Course Sharing Symposium at HumTech

Published: June 18, 2018
course sharing symposium lead in

On the afternoon of May 16, instructors from around North Campus joined to discuss the challenges and opportunities around sharing courses across UC campuses. Sharing courses between campuses is a growing trend as it simultaneously provides higher enrollments for the host institution, access to otherwise unavailable courses for remote students, and enables the continued instruction…

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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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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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An instructional designer just for the Humanities!

Published: January 1, 2018

We are excited to welcome Dana Milstein, Ph.D., in her new role as an instructional designer for the humanities. Part of the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program, Dana will be working with the EPIC team and with us here at HumTech. Dana earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate…

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

Published: December 10, 2017
students taking a test

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
RITCs walking

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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Fall 2017 changes to CCLE

Published: September 13, 2017
powell library

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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