Recycle the CLE

Recycle trash bin graphicThe concept of a recycle bin for your deleted digital files is older than you may realize, and we have all grown accustomed to the safety that it provides. With the recent update to Moodle 3.2, we now have this functionality in the CLE! This means you can breathe a little easier when editing activities and resources in your course, because deleted items are recoverable. Continue reading

Global Search is Here At Last

cle global search barWe’ve been asking for it, and finally we have it. The ability to perform a global, keyword search for courses and content in the CLE is now possible! This is a new feature that became available after we updated the CLE on July 1. A search can be started from any page in the CLE, using the magnifying glass icon that is found on the top-most navigation bar. Results can include courses, course resources and activities, and even text within forum posts.

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Grading with new Assignment Activity

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Whether you grade online or offline, the improved Assignment activity will save you time clicks. The new interface and features added in July will make grading not only efficient but also engaging for both instructors and students. Continue reading

Moodle Mobile App

Moodle App

CLE is now accessible via Moodle mobile app. One of the advantages of using the mobile app is that users can download the course resources on their phone. This allows, for example, a student to download a lecture note at home and read it on her commute without using her mobile data. The app also sends push notifications if enabled in the settings. This means your students can receive your Forum post on their smartphones! Continue reading

Sneak Peek at the New CLE

The UCSF Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) is getting an update! The CLE (powered by Moodle) will be upgraded from version 2.7 to 3.2 on July 1, 2017. Although we are still working on finalizing some details, we would like to give you a quick heads-up that some exciting new features are coming your way.

Here are some highlights of the most notable updates:

  • Global Search—This long-awaited feature is finally with us! With this powerful search tool, you can search everywhere on the CLE that you have access to. A student can search their courses for particular lecture notes, for example, or an instructor could search for subject-related activities.

 

  • Recycle Bin—You no longer need to panic when you accidentally delete something you didn’t mean to. The Recycle Bin allows course instructors and managers to retrieve course elements they have mistakenly deleted. Category Managers can also restore courses.

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