There are several basic steps to setting up a new Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) course and considerations to make before getting started. Use this page as a guide and follow the links to support articles that explain your options in greater detail.
The CLE is intended for academic courses offered to students who log in using a UCSF MyAccess account.
It is also possible to make a course available to users who are not logged in with a MyAccess account by enabling Guest Access. Guest Access allows public guests to view your course in a very limited way.
If you are developing:
- Online training for staff, contact the Learning & Organization Development department.
- Continuing medical education activities for health care providers, contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education.
- A training or program for external audiences, you may consider using MoodleCloud. MoodleCloud is a hosting service provided by the people who make Moodle, where you can get a fully-hosted MoodleCloud site. On your site, you can create effective online teaching and learning experiences in a collaborative, private environment.
A new CLE course shell needs to be requested each semester you teach a class. CLE course shells are created by the category manager in your school or department. Please contact your category manager or CLE support to request a new course.
When you request a new course you’ll need to let us know:
- which category the course belongs in
- which quarter the course will be offered
- course title
- course short title- consider an abbreviated title that will be visible in course emails and links
- who will access the course and what roles they will be assigned (Manager or Instructor, etc.)
- which enrollment method you will be used (manual, SIS, etc.)
Faculty and course staff with course editing roles (instructors, managers) have the ability to import course content, activities, and resources from one course into another. Learn more about importing content in our step-by-step instructions.
CLE courses are never deleted so students and instructors will continue to have access to prior courses as long as they have an active MyAccess login and Password.
Enroll in the online, self-paced Foundations in the CLE course. This course helps new users perform basic tasks associated with setting up a course or collaboration space in the CLE.
You can also request a training space by filling out a questionnaire in the Foundations course.
*Please note training spaces are created by Learning Tech Group (LTG); we will contact you with new course information within 1 business day. Contact the LTG at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.