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About the CCLE

What is the CCLE?

The term CCLE is used on campus in two senses.


  • The CCLE (Common Collaboration and Learning Environment) is a campus-wide IT effort to converge upon a single platform for UCLA's web-based collaboration and learning needs.  After a detailed assessment of functional and technical requirements UCLA decided to base the CCLE upon the open source CMS Moodle.  This initiative continues to grow and solicit new divisions and schools to join its efforts and its governance structure.
  • To a growing number of faculty and students the CCLE is their Course Management System (CMS).  Often referred to as as the 'CCLE Shared System' this hybrid service is operated by the CCLE Home (which is a small unit within OID that is coordinating the CCLE effort on campus) in partnership with school and divisional IT staff.

How do I participate?

At this time, opting-in to the CCLE is done at the division or school level. What this means is that if your school or division currently uses a CMS (e.g., Blackboard) you should continue to use this system until your division or school decides to migrate.  If you are responsible for your unit's current CMS and wish to discuss migrating to the CCLE Shared System or to your own instance of Moodle, please contact the CCLE Coordinator Curtis Fornadley

If your school or division does not currently provide instructors with a CMS you may still be able to begin using the CCLE Shared System for course sites or research collaboration sites.  Simply email CCLE and state what course or project you need a site for and who you currently receive IT support from and we can begin investigating your options.

Learn more about the CCLE initiative and which units are participating here.

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