New Active Learning Resource Guide with Learning Space Upgrades

CAT’s Learning Spaces, Design and Maintenance (LSDM) unit completed physical and audio visual system upgrades for the classrooms listed below over the summer. Our Faculty Development team created a downloadable resource guide with information about how instructors can leverage these renovations to take advantage of evidence-based strategies that enhance teaching and learning at the college level.


  • Royce 154 and 162: every other row of seats swivels to facilitate small group discussions and activities.
  • Royce 148: chairs on casters and tables on sliders to allow for flexible seating arrangements (pairs, small groups, seminar).
  • Haines 118 and 220: every other row of seats swivels to facilitate small group discussions and activities; dual projection (duplicate or split screen).
  • Bunche 1209B and 2209A: dual projection (duplicate or split screen); increased front space for movement, student presentations, panel discussions, or other activities.
Instructional Media Production

OID’s Instructional Media Production Brings State-of-the-Art Video Creation to Online and Blended Learning

Instructional Media Production (IMP) is the video production unit under OID with a focus on supporting online video instruction for faculty, staff, students, and the UCLA administration.

IMP’s bread and butter is usually fully online course production – from beginning to end – usually allotting tens of hours for completed videos. It can vary anywhere from 30-50 separate 15-25 minute video segments per course or 10-12 separate 3-hour video segments per course. At times they may be in production on multiple online courses concurrently.

With a large, fully equipped studio space in CHS with historic and up-to-date equipment, IMP can accommodate different styles of filming. In addition to green screen and a learning glass as the main modes of filming, IMP is one of the only video units on campus with mobile capabilities and often films across campus. IMP provides support for campus events such as the Faculty Research Lectures and OID’s own Night to Honor Teaching hosted annually at the Chancellor’s Residence. Videos of awardees’ short interviews about teaching broadcast at that event each autumn are also on OID’s website. Below you will find a video that showcases some of what IMP does.

Learn more about the Instructional Media Production Unit


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CCLE Moodle 3.4 Upgrade Launched on June 19, 2018

The CCLE Home Team has been working the past six months to meet our June 19th deadline to upgrade to Moodle 3.4. Since we use the open source course management system Moodle platform to deliver online courses for UCLA’s undergraduate courses and collaboration sites, we must have a model of continuous improvement to meet the needs and expectations of our students, faculty, staff and researchers.

What’s New in Moodle 3.4?

You may be interested in knowing some stats about CCLE and our recent upgrade:

  • Before CCLE there were 22 various CMS solutions on campus, now there are only a few: CCLE Home and Social Sciences Computing share a common code base on their respective servers. Think of these two systems as identical twins with slightly different hairstyles. Check out links below to see for yourself.
  • Some interesting data points about the Moodle 3.4 upgrade:
    • 17 developers from SSC, CDH, Chemistry and CCLE Home
    • 93,176 line changes in the code from previous version of Moodle 3.1
    • 319 tickets created related to the upgrade and 252 tickets closed (complete)
    • 210 hours of meetings discussing the upgrade (Support, Scrum, Backlog grooming and Product Owners meetings)

CCLE has come a long way since 2007 (pilot year). CCLE Home Team grew from an FTE of 3 (2009) to 6 (2015). The changes become really apparent when you compare today’s Moodle 3.4 version with the earlier Moodle 2.0 user interface in 2012.

More about CCLE:

As you might expect with a popular and extensively used system, upgrades are always on the horizon. In fact, we are already planning for the next Moodle 3.5 upgrade (scheduled in 2019).

CCLE encourages all campus system users to tell us what you think! Email us with your feedback: Amber Stokes, CCLE Support Coordinator,