In preparation for the Fall 2016 quarter at UCSF, the Learning Tech Group has been busy developing CLE support resources for new and returning students. Below is a short video covering frequently asked questions from students, as well as links to support documents designed to set students up for success in the UCSF CLE.
Are you a faculty member or support staff for a course that uses the CLE? Feel free to add links to these resources in your CLE courses or email this blog post to students. As always, contact us with any questions or feedback, or just leave a comment below. We’d love to know what you think, or if there are other topics you think we should cover.
The CLE is used across UCSF for Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy education and much more. Each school and department has their own unique needs, and faculty can choose from a number of course formats to customize the layout of their CLE course to best meet these needs.
If you have used the CLE, you are likely familiar with the Topics course format, the default in CLE courses. While the Topics format and the other five course formats are awesome, we want to take this opportunity to highlight one of our favorites – the Collapsed Topics course format.
You may have read about the Collapsed Topics course format in the CLE Improvements for Fall 2015 blog post. We have been busy getting to know the new course formats and documenting use cases, best practices, and instructions for using each.
The CLE makes it possible for you to develop online group work in your courses with Groups and Groupings features. Although they sound very similar, they have different functions. It can be a little confusing until you understand how they both work.
A Group is a collection of one or more individual users. Groups enable instructors to split the students into sub-sets to view resources or work on an activity together.
A Grouping is a collection of groups that can be used to break up the class in to different sets of groups of students. Groupings can be applied to restrict access to an activity, resource, or topic.
We recently updated information and created videos about Groups and Groupings to help you understand how to use them and how to apply these features to your course. Continue reading →
The CLE Quiz activity has been well documented here on the Convergence blog and we are always looking for ways to better support the online assessment tool. In the past we provided CLE Tips for Finals, a CLE Quiz FAQ, CLE Exam Tips for Students, and have recently released a video series showcasing the CLE Quiz activity.
Just a reminder that the CLE uses the term “Quiz” for the activity, but do not be mistaken – the Quiz activity is a robust online assessment tool that can be used for self-evaluations, tests, exams, mid-terms, and finals at UCSF.
Are you preparing for an upcoming CLE exam or final? Take a look at the video series below to learn about creating, configuring, and grading a CLE Quiz.
The content is organized into three videos, and a bonus FAQ video. This video series is designed to help UCSF faculty and staff quickly find the information they need when administering an online exam in the UCSF CLE.
Add a Quiz Video In this video we will add a Quiz to a CLE course and configure Quiz settings.
Add Questions to a Quiz Video In this video we will create and add questions to a CLE Quiz. Continue reading →
Have you ever stood in front of a machine with little or no idea on how to operate it? For example, a self check-in kiosk at the airport? Then you watch someone else give it a try and you suddenly understand how it works!
That’s the idea behind our video tutorials. We invite you to peek over our shoulders, so to speak, and watch our tips and tricks videos that show you how to perform some basic functions in the CLE.
Below you will find several short and focused videos, so you can pick and choose just the ones you need. These tips and tricks videos will also be posted on the Learning Tech Support Center. We will continue to post new videos so check back for new additions to keep up to speed on new ways to use the CLE!