Tools

Grading on the Go: Setting up Turnitin Offline

Published: April 9, 2019
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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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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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Art History Teaching Resources offers a new resource!

Published: January 7, 2019
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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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Textual analysis and word clouds

Published: December 12, 2018
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If you have done work in the Humanities, you have likely come across the concept of “close reading” — the careful, detailed examination and interpretation of a short passage of text. The understanding gained is precise and, when done well, shows important information about the text as a whole. Close reading, however, can and should…

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Insufficient Storage

Published: November 6, 2018
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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 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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Helping Students Become Better Writers with Calibrated Peer Review

Published: May 8, 2018

Although it’s not specific to the humanities, the teaching of writing is an important priority for undergraduate instruction. Often, we don’t think of technology as a way of helping students learn how to write, because computers can’t understand writing, and are poor judges of its quality. That said, technology can help students become better writers…

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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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Meet H5P!

Published: January 1, 2018
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UCLA’s Common Collaboration and Learning Environment (CCLE) has added a new interactive toolkit to its roster, H5P!  H5P is a free, open-source library of learning content templates built using HTML5. This means that with H5P, instructors can create rich and interactive content efficiently in CCLE and other platforms.  H5P content is mobile friendly and responsive,…

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Top 5 Hidden Features of H5P!

Published: January 1, 2018
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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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