About Ryan Brazell

Ryan is a Learning Technologies Specialist in the UCSF Library, and you can find him on Twitter.

New Moodle 2 Support Resources Now Available

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

Moodle 2 Quizzing Improvements

This is part three of a three part series of Convergence blog posts on Moodle 2 Activities.

UCSF faculty have long taken advantage of online quizzing in the CLE, not just for graded exams like midterms and finals, but also for ungraded activities like self-assessments or practice quizzes. Moodle 2 includes several improvements that make the quizzing activity easier to use for instructors and students alike. This post covers the most compelling improvements: quiz navigation and flagging, overriding quiz settings for a subset of students, and reviewing and grading student responses. Continue reading

Celebrating Two Years in the Tech Commons

In January 2011, UCSF celebrated the opening of the new Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) on the second floor of the Library. The northernmost portion of the TLC, called the Tech Commons, provides UCSF faculty, staff, and students with access to specialized equipment, training, and support, all while enjoying views of the Golden Gate Park and the Marin Headlands. If you haven’t had the opportunity to do so yet, please visit us! Learning Technologies Group staff are available during regular business hours (8:30-5, M-F) for consultations on using the Tech Commons to create a wide range of materials. Some of the resources we offer include:

Multimedia Workstations (CL240)

WorkstationsSix Multimedia Workstations (four Macs and two PCs) can be used to create and edit audiovisual projects, and to create high-quality digital versions of many analog materials (slides, documents, VHS tapes, cassettes, etc). Continue reading