Collaboration feature for Media@UCSF now available

A new collaboration feature for the Media@UCSF plug-in for the CLE is now available. Transfer ownership of your media to others, add co-editors and co-publishers in the CLE with just a few simple clicks!

What does it do?

You are the owner of the media you upload to the CLE using Media@UCSF plug-in. No one else can manage the media you own unless you add co-editors/co-publishers. This new collaboration feature is helpful when, for example, an instructor wants to allow their co-instructors or TAs to edit the videos they uploaded to the CLE, or when an instructor wishes to share their videos with their colleagues so that they can publish the videos in their CLE courses as well.

Media owners can also transfer media ownership to others. Use cases for this feature include an instructor leaving UCSF or turning over the management of a CLE course to another instructor. NOTE: When you transfer ownership, the original owner will no longer have access to the media. Continue reading

Create eLearning Courses with Articulate Studio!

laptop3Have you ever wanted to create online learning presentations? Perhaps you’ve wanted to create a module to help your students deepen their understanding of core material? Or provide additional information on areas that they’ve struggled with?

This is all possible with Articulate Studio! Articulate allows you to create flipped classroom lectures, online courses, knowledge checks, graded assessments, scenarios and simulations, and more. In this post, we’ll give you a brief overview on Articulate, share some tips on how to get started with the software, and point out resources that are available to the UCSF Community in the Library Tech Commons.

What is Articulate?
The Articulate Studio software is a collection of tools used to quickly create online eLearning presentations. The software works seamlessly with Microsoft Office as a PowerPoint plug-in. Users can record narrations, add annotations, insert quizzing elements, and add interactions to PowerPoint slides for a more engaging learner experience. Articulate files can also be easily uploaded to the CLE with the option to integrate presentations into a course gradebook.

Watch the video below for a brief overview on Articulate and tools located within the ribbon.

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CLE Quiz Video Series

quiz header imageThe 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

2016 Tech Clinics at the Library!

We are excited to announce the 2016 Tech Clinics offered through the UCSF Library Tech Commons. Are you a UCSF community member with a CLE, multimedia, or eLearning question? Attend a Tech Clinic and get the information you need for a successful start to the quarter!

learning-tech-services2Tech Clinics are scheduled on the second and fourth Friday of the month, from 9am-4pm at the UCSF Parnassus Library. Continue reading

A Quick Tip on Visual Literacy

In the Learning Technologies Group, we encourage the use of images in CLE courses to enhance the learning experience for students. Research shows learning is positively influenced by visuals (Paivio, 1991) and the use of visualization in thinking appears to be increasing (Stokes, 2002). As learners, it is also quickly obvious if an image adds value to our learning, or if it could use some design assistance.

With this in mind, how can faculty and staff improve the learning experience for students by incorporating useful images in CLE courses, while also teaching, researching, and practicing?

Here is a tip – download free images from the Noun Project website to enhance the design of your CLE course and better the learning experience for students. Continue reading