ALC Welcomes 26 Colleges & Universities to University Fair


On Nov. 2, the American Language Center hosted a University Fair for UNEX international students at the Gayley Center in Westwood. The event gave more than 110 ALC students an opportunity to meet with university…

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Bruin Online Accounts to Require Multi-Factor Authentication Starting Oct. 31


(Editor’s note: The information in this post was emailed to instructors on Oct. 20.) Campus has made the decision to require Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on Bruin Online accounts. MFA is a security measure requiring a piece…

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Instructional Design at UCLA Extension

Getting To Know Your Students: Surveys, Welcome Discussions, & Conferences


Getting to know your students is an enjoyable and essential step in building community in your course and tailoring it to your students’ needs. This month, we focus on three Canvas tools you can use…

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California Attorney General Becerra Addresses Osher Class


As Attorney General of the State of California, Xavier Becerra told an audience at UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center on Oct. 5, he is determined to keep California moving forward, and “doing what has made us…

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Instructional Design at UCLA Extension

Flipped Classroom: A method of blended instruction


The Flipped Classroom frees up in-class time The Flipped Classroom is a method of blended instruction (hybrid or web-enhanced). The Flipped Classroom involves presenting lessons to students online before you meet in person. These lessons–typically…

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New Career Services Website for Students and Alumni Goes Live


The Department of Student and Alumni Services recently launched the new Career Services website for UCLA Extension. The website acts as a hub for information on the latest career advice, news, events, industry insights, and…

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Instructional Design at UCLA Extension

Refreshing Your Course


Refresh. Reimagine. Reconnect. Has it been some time since you last taught? Does your course need a minor refresh, a slight polish, or perhaps a more extensive reimagining? This month we offer some practical tips…

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UNEX Helps Welcome Valued Chinese Partner to Their New Pasadena HQ


Dean Wayne Smutz was part of a large delegation of California educators and political leaders to attend a July 25 opening ceremony for the new Pasadena home of a Chinese organization that has recently partnered with UNEX for…

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SBi-Lab Launches with TEDxUCLASalon Event at Gayley Center


On July 31, UCLA Extension hosted a TEDxUCLASalon on the theme of “Struggles to Success.” The event, held at Extension’s Gayley Center in Westwood, also served as the launch for Extension’s new Silicon Beach Innovation…

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Instructional Design at UCLA Extension

Backwards Course Design


Ever wonder where to start when building a course?  Start backwards! Consider what your students should be able to do after taking your course. What new skills will your course provide your students with? How…

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