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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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

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

Wacom Display Showcase

tabletYou may remember that we wrote about the Wacom Interactive Pen Display back in 2013. Since then, we have seen faculty and staff create new, powerful learning materials for UCSF curriculum.

To get people excited about using the technology and to showcase some of the work that has been done with the display, we have put together the following showcase video:

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New Lesson Resources Available

Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 11.44.35 AMFollowing up on the 2013 Convergence post on new activities in the CLE, we have developed and added the following Lesson resources to the CLE Support Center for faculty and staff:

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