CLE Questions? Check the FAQ

faq3As we approach the start of a new academic year at UCSF, more people are using the Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) to facilitate learning inside AND outside of the classroom. To help new faculty and staff, and as a refresher for returning CLE users, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the Learning Tech Support Center. Click the image below or the following link to access the UCSF Learning Technologies FAQ.

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Got Blocks? The CLE Does!

Faculty and course staff spend a lot time developing activities and resources in the UCSF CLE. Blocks, or the content located on the right and/or left side of a CLE course page, often get little attention outside of the Navigation and Administration blocks. Brace yourself, because in this post we will review the types of blocks available in CLE courses and will also showcase a particularly helpful one; the Remote News Feed block.

We wrote about Block Management last year, but did you know there are many different types of blocks that can be added to a CLE course (34 to be specific)? Continue reading

UCSF CLE Support at the Library

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We are well into the Spring 2015 semester and want to remind everyone of the following UCSF Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) and multimedia support resources available through the UCSF Library and Learning Technologies Group.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 10.09.27 AM1. Attend a CLE Basics Training at a Tech Clinic

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Messaging with Quickmail

quickmailThe CLE offers a number of methods for communication within a course, including forums, live chat, and an internal messaging system. If you want to contact course participants fast, however, each of these methods can fall short. Unless course editors and participants are logged in at the same time, or regularly viewing their courses, it is easy to miss updates because email notifications can be delayed anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes, or longer if a user has changed their notification preferences.

Enter: The Quickmail block! With Quickmail, you can push an email from within your CLE course to any number of course participants or groups, directly and immediately to their UCSF email inbox.

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Moodle MOOC Videos

site-thumbnailDo you know that Moodle, the system that powers the UCSF CLE is used by other universities and training providers around the world?

For the second consecutive year, Moodle has offered a MOOC (massively open online course) for the millions of global Moodle users. Although the 2015 MOOC has come to an end, Moodle has made all of the instructional videos available on YouTube.

Click to view the 38 Moodle videos available on YouTube: Continue reading