Technology

AI as my Copilot – Improved ALT-text

Published: May 3, 2024
a serene beach scene with clear blue skies and a few clouds. In the foreground, there are two large sea turtles on the sand. One is closer to the water’s edge, and another is further back, with distinct tracks in the sand leading from the water to the turtle further up the beach, indicating its path of movement. The ocean appears calm with gentle waves, and in the distance, there is a visible island or hill rising from the sea.

Creating accessible web-based content is important for everyone , whether we’re creating public-facing web pages or uploading instructional content. A fundamental aspect of web accessibility involves providing ALT-text for images…

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Small Bytes Workshops return for Spring!

Published: March 22, 2023
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The Small Bytes workshop series returns in the spring of 2023! We look to introduce a new instructional or research tool (or topic) on a weekly basis. These are not…

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Humanities Technology Brief 002

Published: February 24, 2023

Important technology-related changes, deadlines and opportunities for faculty, staff and graduate students in the Humanities.  Your office phone line will switch to Zoom Phone on May 15. To ensure we…

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Getting the best out of AI

Published: February 14, 2023
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Although artificial intelligence (AI) tools have been around and in use for some time, the rise of ChatGPT, the latest AI entrant, has dramatically increased attention in higher ed and…

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Humanities Technology Brief 001

Published: January 26, 2023

Important technology-related changes, deadlines and opportunities for faculty, staff and graduate students in the Humanities.  The Bruin Voice migration for Humanities phone lines is scheduled to go live at the end of…

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Learn Bruin Learn!

Published: November 24, 2021
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Since early Fall Quarter 2021, UCLA has been transitioning online teaching and learning content from CCLE to its its new home on Bruin Learn (built on Canvas).  Canvas has become…

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Improving Lecture Videos

Published: February 19, 2021
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With a few quarters of remote instruction in the books and the shock of transitioning to Zoom and CCLE (hopefully) subsiding, now is a great time to look back and…

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Humanities AWS Cloud Migration Complete

Published: February 4, 2021

HumTech’s Digital Services Group (DSG)—responsible for managing websites, servers, and networking for Humanities—successfully completed the migration of the majority of its websites and applications to servers on Amazon Web Services…

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Breaking the Writer’s Block

Published: January 14, 2020
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As anyone who’s ever had to write anything knows, there’s a whole host of forces seemingly conspiring against your words appearing on the page. Aside from the many sources of…

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