How To’s

Insufficient Storage

Published: November 6, 2018
Hard drive tree graph

It’s happened to all of us. Maybe we’re downloading a vacation’s worth of photos onto our computer, or maybe our new laptop comes with half the hard drive space of our old one. Whatever the cause, we’ve seen that message, “Insufficient storage,” that stops us in our tracks. The question is, how do we solve…

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Introducing the Admin Panel: your new course site command center!

Published: October 2, 2018
NORAD command center

As part of the summer upgrade of CCLE, some of the interface changes mean new names and locations for key functions. The Admin Panel has replaced and combined the Course Administration block AND the Control Panel; they are consolidated into one central location, the new one-stop-shop that is the Admin Panel. The Admin Panel is…

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Let them choose, with Group Choice!

Published: October 2, 2018
students in groups

The contact hours that professors and students spend together, whether in the classroom or virtually, is critical to the learning process.  Putting students into groups is often an annoying task to undertake; for professors, it can eat into valuable contact hours during especially in large lectures. For students, choosing groups during class can mean being…

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A new CCLE – with new features!

Published: June 18, 2018

CCLE has a new look, and with it, some nice new features! Launching for summer 2018, the upgrade to UCLA’s course management system gives CCLE a cleaner, more modern appearance in addition to the necessary improvements to the system’s security. The updated interface should make existing features more user-friendly and intuitive. Here are five new…

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The Organized Candidate – Tracking your time

Published: April 6, 2018
clocks on a wall

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
bird formation in flight

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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Top 5 Hidden Features of H5P!

Published: January 1, 2018
top secret

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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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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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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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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