The transition to Moodle 2 as the CLE”s online course delivery system is in full swing at UCSF. For background information on the move to Moodle 2, see Brian Warling’s post titled “Moodle 2: A Quick Preview.” We would like to take the opportunity to provide UCSF faculty and staff with additional information and instructions for moving forward with CLE course migrations. Continue reading
We have discovered an issue with the Collaborate web conferencing system and OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4. If you have recently updated a Mac that you use to join a Collaborate session as a moderator or participant; or if you are trying to view a recorded Collaborate session, please follow either one of the three suggested workarounds below that have been provided by Blackboard.
Mac OS X 10.8.4
Recent security changes released by Apple may prevent Web Conferencing customers from launching Blackboard Collaborate sessions and recordings. Customers using OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 will be affected. The security changes no longer allow users to auto-launch JNLP files. Continue reading
LTG and Library staff are thrilled to have Dr. Tina Brock (Faculty, School of Pharmacy) share her experiences with the Moodle 2 pilot and previous learning management systems. We would like to thank Dr. Brock for her active participation in the current Moodle 2 pilot and for her feedback for the Convergence blog.
1. How long have you used Moodle or similar learning management systems in education?
I started experimenting with learning management systems (first a WebCT pilot then a full Blackboard implementation) in the late 1990s while I was teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the release of Blackboard Collaborate™ 12.5 web conferencing at UCSF. Collaborate 12.5 sessions are available starting Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The update will be seamless for Collaborate users, just join the Collaborate session as you usually would via the UCSF CLE to take advantage of the update.
Below is a list of new feature in Collaborate 12.5: Continue reading
As part of our ongoing transition from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2, the Learning Technologies Group has recently debuted two new support resources: the Moodle 2 Support Center and the self-paced, online workshop “Creating Your First Moodle 2 Course.” These new resources, modelled after similar resources available for the previous Moodle version, provide on-demand training and documentation for the UCSF Moodle 2 community. Continue reading