Customize Your CLE Course With Course Formats

collapsed topics image introThe CLE is used across UCSF for Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy education and much more. Each school and department has their own unique needs, and faculty can choose from a number of course formats to customize the layout of their CLE course to best meet these needs.

If you have used the CLE, you are likely familiar with the Topics course format, the default in CLE courses. While the Topics format and the other five course formats are awesome, we want to take this opportunity to highlight one of our favorites – the Collapsed Topics course format.

You may have read about the Collapsed Topics course format in the CLE Improvements for Fall 2015 blog post. We have been busy getting to know the new course formats and documenting use cases, best practices, and instructions for using each.

Let’s take a closer look at the Collapsed Topics course format: Continue reading

Groups and Groupings: What’s the difference?

The CLE makes it possible for you to develop online group work in your courses with Groups and Groupings features. Although they sound very similar, they have different functions. It can be a little confusing until you understand how they both work.Group icon

A Group is a collection of one or more individual users. Groups enable instructors to split the students into sub-sets to view resources or work on an activity together.

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A Grouping is a collection of groups that can be used to break up the class in to different sets of groups of students. Groupings can be applied to restrict access to an activity, resource, or topic.

 

We recently updated information and created videos about Groups and Groupings to help you understand how to use them and how to apply these features to your course. Continue reading

CLE Quiz Video Series

quiz header imageThe CLE Quiz activity has been well documented here on the Convergence blog and we are always looking for ways to better support the online assessment tool. In the past we provided CLE Tips for Finals, a CLE Quiz FAQ, CLE Exam Tips for Students, and have recently released a video series showcasing the CLE Quiz activity.

Just a reminder that the CLE uses the term “Quiz” for the activity, but do not be mistaken – the Quiz activity is a robust online assessment tool that can be used for self-evaluations, tests, exams, mid-terms, and finals at UCSF.

Are you preparing for an upcoming CLE exam or final? Take a look at the video series below to learn about creating, configuring, and grading a CLE Quiz.

The content is organized into three videos, and a bonus FAQ video. This video series is designed to help UCSF faculty and staff quickly find the information they need when administering an online exam in the UCSF CLE.

Add a Quiz Video
In this video we will add a Quiz to a CLE course and configure Quiz settings.


Add Questions to a Quiz Video
In this video we will create and add questions to a CLE Quiz. Continue reading

Conquering the CLE Gradebook

Gradebook screen shotThe gradebook is a powerful module that is available in every CLE course, though it can be intimidating to new course editors. It allows instructors to organize and calculate grades, and it allows students to view their own grades. The gradebook offers a number of customization options, and it can accommodate simple or complex grading schemes. With this blog post, we are happy to announce a new collection of help resources all about the gradebook!

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Announcing a New Online Workshop: Foundations in the CLE

onlineworkshopWe are pleased to announce a new online workshop designed to teach you how to perform basic tasks associated with building a course or collaboration space in the Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE)!

 

The purpose of the Foundations in the CLE workshop is to help new users who are tasked with creating or editing courses. The four-hour online training is self-paced and includes a basic overview of the CLE, an introduction to the interface, and information about adding tools and resources to your courses.

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Participants can self enroll by simply logging in to the CLE and searching for the course or just click the button below to enroll now!

enroll-buttonHave questions on how to get started? Contact a Learning Tech Specialist or just leave a comment below!