Computing Resources for MSOL Classes

This table summarizes the computing resources available. For detailed information, please click on each resource link.
Resource Where to get help
UCLA Logon ID http://logon.ucla.edu or contact BruinOnline
TA accounts, software, and printing Come to 2684 Boelter Hall
Lecture recording system oltech@seas.ucla.edu or 7440 BH
Recording studios oltech@seas.ucla.edu or 7440 BH
Video management and editing oltech@seas.ucla.edu
Equipment checkouts 7440 BH
Class website and Echo360 access olhelp@seas.ucla.edu
How to release lectures/presentations oltech@seas.ucla.edu
Online office hours olhelp@seas.ucla.edu
Online team project meeting olhelp@seas.ucla.edu
SEASnet Terminal Server olhelp@seas.ucla.edu
MATLAB software olhelp@seas.ucla.edu
Cadence/EE software olhelp@seas.ucla.edu
New lab software olhelp@seas.ucla.edu
Teaching evaluation surveys oloffice@seas.ucla.edu

UCLA Logon ID

You will use your UCLA Logon ID to access the following resources: If you are having a problem with your UCLA Logon ID, do the following:
  1. Try to login at http://my.ucla.edu with your UCLA Logon ID. If not successful, then go to http://logon.ucla.edu to try to resolve your problem.
  2. If #1 is successful, email olhelp@seas.ucla.edu with the error message and the resource you're trying to access.

TA accounts

In addition to the UCLA Logon ID, TAs are required to have a SEASnet TA account to access the following resources:

How to request for a TA account and activate some of the resources listed above:

Document scanning:

Lecture recording system

Echo360 Active Learning Platform is the MSOL's official video capturing system. Echo360 employs AWS to provide top reliability and streaming performance to students anywhere in the world. Echo360 not only provides an industry-leading video system that records and delivers highest quality video, but also provides student engagement tools that promote active learning from anywhere and analytics that can be used to gauge student learning behaviors so instructors can act before it is too late.

The MSOL program has staff ready to assist you with the training and usage of Echo360. Please contact oltech@seas.ucla.edu to get started. Additional online user manual is available at help.echo360.com. There is also a video training at https://vimeo.com/album/3455571/video/124051829.

Please note that Echo360 is integrated into your class website in CCLE, so that instructors, TAs and students can conveniently and seemlessly access Echo360 while using the CCLE website as the portal to all online technological resources for each class. For any assistance with this integration, contact olhelp@seas.ucla.edu.

Recording studios

Reservations: (reservations are required for all studios)

Keys:

Training:

Locations:

Studio Location Usage
Studio A 7440 BH Echo360 recording for class presentations
Studio B 7440 BH Echo360 recording for class presentations
Studio C 7440 BH Zoom for online office hours only.
Do not use Zoom for recording presentations.

NOTE: For classroom video capturing, contact oltech@seas.ucla.edu.

Laptop software:

If you need a software installed on the studio laptops, please consult with oltech@seas.ucla.edu.

Video management and editing

Services available by oltech@seas.ucla.edu:

Equipment checkouts

There are laptops, tablets and microphones available for you to checkout. Please go to 7440 BH to do the checkout. Please be responsible and take good care of the equipments
in your possession and return them promptly at the end of each quarter so that they are available on-time to the next instructors/TAs.

Class website and Echo360 access

How to release lectures/presentations

Please note that Echo360 contents older than 5 years will be deleted and cannot be restored. A content that is republished to another course offering will have it's birthday reset to the day it was republished.

Initially your presentations are NOT released to the students.

Release instruction:

  1. Login to ccle.ucla.edu
  2. Go to your class website.
  3. Click on the "Presentations" section (in the left column).
  4. Click on the "Echo360 Presentations" link (in the content area).
  5. You should arrive at echo360.org at the landing page for the class that lists all your presentations for the class (if not, click DASHBORAD > look for the class and click "ALL CLASSES" button). If any of your presentations are missing, please contact oltech@seas.ucla.edu.
  6. Click on the "availability" icon (gray means unavailable) for the presentation you wish to release. (see illustration)
  7. Click one of the following: (see illustration)

Access instruction for instructors, TAs and students:

  1. Login to ccle.ucla.edu
  2. Go to your class website.
  3. Click on the "Presentations" section (in the left column).
  4. Click on the "Echo360 Presentations" link (in the content area).

Please note that with the new cloud-based Echo360 system, the ability to organize lectures by week is not yet available. Therefore, it is more important than ever that the lectures have good titles and reflect some sort of an order (i.e. Lecture 1). Please avoid including "term" in the titles (i.e. Spring 2015).

To change your lecture titles:

  1. Login to ccle.ucla.edu
  2. Go to your class website.
  3. Click on the "Presentations" section (in the left column).
  4. Click on the "Echo360 Presentations" link (in the content area).
  5. You should arrive at echo360.org at the landing page for the class that lists all your presentations for the class.
  6. For each lecture in the list, mouse over the lecture and on the far right click on the "down" arrow and then choose "Edit details". Update the box "Class name" to change the lecture title.

To order your lectures in the list:

  1. Set "Sort by" to "Default".
  2. Mouse over the lecture you want to reorder and in the far left, drag the triple bar to move the lecture to another location on the list.

Bad/unwanted presentations:

Online office hours

Zoom is used for online office hours. At the beginning of each quarter, you will receive an email with the instruction on how to activate or advertise your Zoom meeting room.

Policies:

Basic instruction:

  1. Go to http://ccle.ucla.edu and log in with your UCLA Logon ID.
  2. In the "Class sites" area, select the correct term, and click on the class you want to visit.
  3. Click the "Online Meetings" link in the left column.
  4. Click "Zoom Meeting Rooms | Access & Instructions" in the middle area.

Online team project meeting

Special instruction for classes with team projects:

Although a student can create a personal Zoom Meeting ID and host a meeting, each meeting is limited to 40 minutes. The student can restart the meeting right after the 40-minute ends and there is no limit on how many times you can restart the meeting; however, this can be annoying. So if the 40-minute limit is a problem, then the TA must create a zoom meeting room for each team as follow:

  1. Login to ccle.ucla.edu and go to the class website.
  2. Go to "Online Meetings" section
  3. Click "Turn editing on"
  4. Click "+ Add an activity or resource"
  5. Under ACTIVITIES category, choose "Zoom meeting"
  6. Configure the meeting room as follow:
    Topic name it like "Team NAME" (where NAME is any specific identifier, such as a student name, 01, 02, etc.)
    Recurring check this setting, so the meeting is open for the entier quarter
    Password set a different password for each team meeting room so that each team will have their own password
    Meeting option check "Enable join before host", so the students can meet without you
    (all the other options can be left at their default)
  7. Click "Save and return to course".
  8. Make sure the new meeting room is listed under the office hour meeting room "Zoom Meeting Rooms | Access & Instructions"
  9. Repeat the above steps for each team.
  10. Next you will be asked to email each team the information. To facilitate the email process, you may add Quickmail to your class website.
  11. Email the instruction and the meeting room password to each team. For example:
    I set up a Zoom meeting room for your team. To access:
    
    1. Login to ccle.ucla.edu and go to the class website
    2. Go to "Online Meetings" section 
    3. Click on "Team NAME" to join the meeting.
    4. When you're asked for the password, enter "xxxxxx". This is the password for your team, so please do not share with non-team members.
    
  12. At the end of the quarter, delete all the team meeting rooms. You can do this at CCLE by deleting these activities or at https://ucla.zoom.us/signin > My Meetings > Upcoming Meetings

SEASnet Terminal Server

SEASnet Terminal Server (or Remote Server) is used by TAs and students to access lab software, such as Matlab.

MATLAB software

MATLAB is not available for your class until you fill out the class resource activation form for your class to specifically request for it.

Once the access is given, the TA must provide the students with the instruction on how to use the software.

Cadence/EE software

Cadence and other EE software are not available for your class until you fill out the class resource activation form for your class to specifically request for it.

Many students have trouble with setting up these software for first use, so please give your students a clear instruction on how use these software. SEASnet has the instruction on to how access the eeapps servers at http://www.seasnet.ucla.edu/eeapps. Your responsibility is to provide the instruction on what to do next after the students have logged in to eeapps.

New lab software

New lab software currently not installed on SEASnet requires one quarter advance notice. Please verify and test software in our environment, including the Terminal Server, prior to assigning any student work that uses the software (use your SEASnet TA account to test). If you have any UCLA Extension students in your class, you must verify that any MSDNAA software required for the class is available on the Terminal Server.

Teaching evaluation surveys

The evaluation of instruction program is handled by OID EIP. The results of the course evaluation surveys can be requested from oloffice@seas.ucla.edu.