Instruction

New Academic Year, New RITCs!

Published: October 3, 2019

We would like to take a moment to introduce our Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) team for the 2019-20 academic year. While we are fortunate enough to have our veterans Benjamin Niedzielski (Classics and Indo-European Linguistics) and Terrah Jones (Archaeology) returning, joining them this academic year are: Dandi Meng, English, (dandiritc@humnet.ucla.edu) Nick Schwieterman, Library…

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Student Activities that Resonate

Published: October 3, 2019

Over the past few terms, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with and support instructors as they create non-traditional assignments in their classes. Despite some of the challenges that may arise with a technical implementation, both direct student feedback and observation indicate these may have a longer lasting impact on students than more traditional writing…

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Embed WI+RE Workshops in your Course Site

Published: September 28, 2019

Writing Instruction and Research Education, known as WI+RE, is a community at UCLA that fosters student success in their writing and research projects. UCLA’s WI+RE team has developed 7 online workshops, 19 quick tutorials, and 9 handouts to help students with the research and writing process. Some of our most popular resources cover topics like…

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Grading on the Go: Setting up Turnitin Offline

Published: April 9, 2019
Airplane landing

It’s typical at the end of every term. While our students go off to celebrate the end of classes, final exams, and projects, we get busy marathon-grading away and trying to accomplish a bunch of other responsibilities in the meantime: quarter-end writing deadlines, conference presentations, cleaning your apartment, catching up with family and friends. For…

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Learning Spaces at HumTech

Published: April 9, 2019
Group work in the Rolfe Learning Lab

You might be interested to know that there are a  number of learning and collaboration spaces available to both instructors and students in the Humanities. From our large learning lab to our small recording studio, we may have the right space for your instructional needs. Beginning this year, these spaces are also available for summer…

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Faculty voice: Historical Linguistics course redesign

Published: January 22, 2019
phylogenetic tree

(Image from Chang, Will & Cathcart, Chundra & Hall, David & Garrett, Andrew. “Ancestry-constrained phylogenetic analysis supports the Indo-European steppe hypothesis: Supplementary materials.” Language, vol. 91 no. 1, 2015. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lan.2015.0007) When I first taught my introductory course on historical linguistics in 2016, my student feedback suggested that I could make some improvements to…

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Art History Teaching Resources offers a new resource!

Published: January 7, 2019
AHTR Banner Image

Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR) is a web-based platform that connects a diverse field of educators in art history, visual culture, and related fields. Begun in 2013 as a peer-populated resource to improve art historical instruction and raise the profile of teaching in the discipline,  AHTR provides an evolving repository of adaptable lesson plans; a…

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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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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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