Best Practices

Writing Informative and User-Friendly Content For Your Web Audience

Published: October 17, 2018
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Knowing how to write for the web is a very important skill to have in today’s tech-based society. By understanding your target audience, formatting the article for readability and creating informative headlines, you can create a very user-friendly article for your readers. The higher the readability of your website, the higher your credibility. Know Your…

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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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Digitizing Original Sources Using a Smart Phone

Published: December 13, 2017
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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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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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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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