Top 10 Quiz Improvements

Students, faculty, and staff are returning for fall classes to find a refreshed CLE. Many may not be aware of improvements to the Quiz activity, which is a popular way to assess student learning here at UCSF. Take a look at the handout provided below to learn about the Top 10 Improvements to the Quiz Activity.

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Fall 2014 Tech Clinics Announced

Have you been working on CLE or multimedia projects this summer in preparation for fall courses? If you have, I am sure you have questions or even better, want to share some of the great work that you have done. Just in time for the Fall 2014 quarter, we are excited to announce dates for the upcoming Tech Clinics offered through the Learning Technologies Group and UCSF Library. You can register for a Clinic today on the Tech Clinics page. Continue reading

CLE Refresh Coming Tomorrow

CLE_logo2Tomorrow, August 2, the Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) will undergo an update as detailed in last month’s blog post, Announcing the CLE Refresh! The CLE will be unavailable on Saturday, August 2, from 6 AM – 2 PM (PDT) to complete the upgrade to Moodle 2.6 (the original upgrade date was scheduled for July 26).

Here are just a few improvements to look forward to with the refresh: Continue reading

Reminder: Collaborate Retiring August 2

This is a friendly reminder that on Saturday, August 2, UCSF faculty, staff and students will no longer be able to create or join Blackboard Collaborate web conference sessions, and all recorded Collaborate sessions will be deleted from the UCSF Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE).

As part of the CLE Refresh, Blackboard Collaborate will no longer be supported at UCSF. Read more in the June 11, Convergence blog post Collaborate Retiring on August 2. Continue reading

5 Great Things About Mavericks

mavericksThis post is part one of a two-part series on What’s New at the UCSF Tech Commons.

Mavericks has arrived at the UCSF Library! Stop by the Tech Commons (CL-240) on the second floor of the UCSF Library and try out Apple’s newest operating system, Mavericks. This is a great opportunity to try out the operating system before upgrading your work or personal computers (PS Mavericks* is free!).

*After a 14 year run, Apple operating systems are no longer named after big cats and are now named after locations in California.

Tech Commons staff have been testing Mavericks and discovering new features and applications that members of the UCSF community will be excited about. Members of theĀ Tech Commons & Desktop Services (Benjamin Stever) and Learning Technologies Group (Dylan Romero) have collaborated to identify our top five new features with the biggest bang for their buck and listed them below (in no order of importance): Continue reading