Technology

Extended Reality (XR) Series (1/4): Interview with Maja Manojlovic

Published: October 31, 2019

This blog series is titled “Extended Reality (XR) Series” because “XR” is a term that encompasses the immersive technologies of Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR)/Mixed Reality (MR) and allows for a flexible designation of a variety of combinations between virtual and real environments, as well as human-machine interactions. The articles will highlight the VR and AR…

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Going Serverless with the UCLA Writing Center’s Scheduling App

Published: October 23, 2019

In Fall 2017, UCLA Humanities Technology was faced with needing to undertake a major PHP version upgrade of a locally hosted, custom application that provides web-based 24/7 scheduling for thousands of appointments annually for the Undergraduate Writing Center (UWC). This UWC Scheduler supports thousands of undergrads every year and facilitates the matching of peer writing…

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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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How to make your next academic presentation a tech success

Published: February 5, 2019

You’ve completed your study, you’ve written your research paper and now it’s time to present your work to your fellow colleagues and classmates. Whether you’re looking to present your research paper during class or at a conference, here are a few tips that you can use to design an interactive and informative research presentation using…

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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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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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