About Lisa Leiva

Lisa is a Learning Technologies Specialist, with over 15 years of experience working with Faculty at UCSF. She earned a B.A. in Graphic Communications and a Masters in Instructional Technologies, both from San Francisco State University. Lisa enjoys providing faculty with creative ideas on how to integrate technology into the classroom to create rich learning experiences for students. In her spare time, you may find Lisa with her family having a picnic at a neighborhood park in San Francisco. Specialties: Instructional design, presentation design and delivery, teaching with the CLE, graphic design, Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate Studio, and Storyline.

Blueprint for Creating a New Learning Environment

 

Addie Model ImageThis fall the UCSF School of Pharmacy (SOP) launched a new curriculum which emphasizes collaborative problem-solving, continuous learning, and leadership in patient-centered quality improvement. The SOP Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS) partnered with the Learning Technology Group (LTG) to create a new CLE course template that encourages student engagement and supports online learning and collaboration activities.

The SOP Curriculum Design Workgroup was formed to foster a collaboration between both departments, to assist with instructional design, and to bring together staff with complementary skills. The team included Steven Dominguez, Breanne Ho, Gitanjali Kapur, Lisa Leiva, Kylie Leung, Sean McClelland, and Alexa Tan. SOP staff in the group had detailed knowledge of their curriculum, their needs, as well as strong CLE experience. LTG staff shared their expertise in the inner workings of the CLE, instructional design, and their experience with how the CLE is used by different programs throughout the UCSF community.

The School of Pharmacy has made significant strides in reshaping how learning content is shared and delivered through the CLE. In the past few months, we’ve sought to establish a consistent learning experience for current students, while identifying new areas of restructuring for students entering the PharmD program in 2018 and beyond.

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Stealth Activities in the CLE!

Stealth mode imageDid you know that you could place any Activity or Resource into Stealth Mode? If you’re not sure what Stealth Mode is, no need to worry, the Learning Tech Group is here to explain!

What is Stealth Mode?
Earlier versions of the CLE allowed activities (or resources) to be hidden inside “extra” weeks or topics, but still be accessible to students. These were known as “orphaned” activities and allowed instructors and course staff to achieve particular designs for their courses.
In January 2018, The CLE was upgraded to Moodle version 3.3 and now you can place any activity or resource into “stealth mode” which is helpful when you would like to link to resources and activities from a page or book but do not want to display the item within the section.
Watch the video below for a brief overview on Stealth Activities and how to use them in your course.
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Recap of the DevLearn Conference

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In October, I had the opportunity to attend the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those of you who are not familiar with DevLearn, the event is sponsored by the eLearning Guild and showcases tools, technologies, ideas, strategies, and best practices for eLearning. There were approximately 3,200 attendees who were in various eLearning roles such as Instructional Technologists, Instructional Designers, Training Coordinators, Project Managers, and Developers. Attendees came as far as Australia and Dubai representing organizations such as Amazon, Boeing, Comcast, eLearning Brothers, and PG&E to name a few.My personal agenda for attending this conference was to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the Learning industry and to learn about the latest technologies, so that I could prepare myself for what’s coming. This conference fit perfectly for my goal because the theme for 2017 was “The Future Is Here,” and the sessions looked ahead to anticipate and plan for the future of eLearning.

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Enjoy Improved Communication Features in the CLE

The CLE was recently upgraded to version 3.2 and there are a number of new features that have been added to improve communication between Instructors and students.

Here are the new communications features that Faculty, Students and Staff will enjoy in their sites:

New User Menu & Notifications
Messages, notifications, and a new user menu are now displayed on the top right of your screen. These features were already available in the previous version of the CLE but they are now part of the navigation bar so it’s easy to access messages, keep track of notifications, and update your preferences all from one place. Continue reading

Digital Media Creation Tools

Digital Media Tools graphicDid you know that the Tech Commons has applications and resources available to help you create a variety of digital media projects?

With so many tech tools at your disposal, it can be confusing which application to use. In this post, we’ll give you an overview of our most popular applications and how you can use them for your digital media projects.

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