Throughout the year we apply updates to the CLE that bring new features and capabilities. On the morning of Wednesday, January 2nd, the CLE received an update. Help documents and links provided below offer details on the most notable changes!
Capture is a new tool that allows users to record videos with the following options:
- Record your screen
- Create a voice over
- Include webcam footage
- Utilize the web-based editor
- Share privately or publicly
*Note: The first time you record with Capture you will be prompted to install software on your computer. Once the software is set up you will not need to install again.
More detailed instructions on how to use Capture can be found here.
Participant Bulk Edit
Course editors can now edit the enrollment status of multiple users at once who were added by self or manual enrollment, on the Participants page.
Question Bank Tags
Question Bank questions can now be tagged, and then filters can be applied to help editors find questions in large question banks.
The Zoom Meeting activity is available in the activity chooser and has been updated, providing a more convenient way to add Zoom sessions to your course, without having to leave the CLE.
Additional Help and Information
For a full list of updated features, please refer to the “new features in 3.5” page on the Moodle website: https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/New_features
If you have any questions about these new features, please don’t hesitate to contact the Learning Tech Group. Thank you, and have a great spring!
Early in the morning on Wednesday, January 2nd, the CLE will receive its next round of updates. The update from version 3.4 to 3.5 will include a scattering of new features, and will boast mild visual updates.
This 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.
Each year, we apply updates to the CLE that bring new features and capabilities. On the morning of Saturday, June 30th, the CLE received one of those updates, and it brings a number of exciting changes that will enhance the user experience. The tutorial video, help document and links provided below offer details on the most notable changes!
In addition to the new Boost theme, the participants and enrollment methods pages have also received updates. Those two pages have been combined into a new Participants page where course editors can get an accurate student count, enroll users and manage groups. Please check out our help document for more information.
Other minor changes that have been applied include the following:
- Easier management of CLE calendar items, including drag-and-drop events
- Global search improvements that allow you to search courses that you have access to, but aren’t enrolled in
- Improvement to activity completion for instructors, allowing them to manually mark items as complete on behalf of students
- More file upload restriction options for instructors who are setting up assignments
- And more! See this Moodle.org article for details.
And finally, the CLE is using a new system called Font Awesome to support toolbar icons, so you will notice an updated look to the buttons on the HTML toolbar editor. The buttons are the same, they just look a bit different.If you have any questions about these new features, please don’t hesitate to contact the Learning Tech Group. Thank you, and have a great summer!
Early in the morning on Saturday, June 30th, the CLE will receive its next round of updates. This will bring a more modern and accessible theme, consolidate the participant and enrollment pages, and introduce additional minor enhancements. We’ll have more details and instructions closer to the update. Here are some highlights to get you ready! Continue reading