UCLA Campus Resources

Technical Groups

 

UCLA's IT tech community is enhanced by several committees whose members are drawn from many areas of the campus.

Campus Media Producers

The UCLA Campus Media Producers group meets regularly to share and discuss tips and techniques for creating high quality media primarily for onine and hybrid instruction. We use this forum to coordinate montly meetings and to ask questions and disseminate information.

Campus Web Publishers

The UCLA Campus Web Publishers (CWP) is a forum for people publishing websites on campus where people can come to learn/share/explore new and existing technologies and ideas. Members have technical backgrounds, others come from the publications side and many are jacks-of-all-trades. Meetings are held every few months where presentations and discussions are given from Design Fundamentals to Content Management Systems and everything in between. CWP is also a great place to share projects that you’ve been working on. Past project presentations have included the UCLAKnowledgeBase and BruinCast. Meets irregularly to give demos and talk about web technology and issues.

CCLE – Common Collaborative and Learning Environment Technical Community 

UCLA is starting to work toward a common, opt-in platform for both course websites and collaborative websites. The CCLE Technical Community consists of those interested in working together to build and test this vision.

Instructional Support Story Swap

The UCLA Instructional Support Story Swap group facilitates the sharing of tools, tips and techniques centered around instructional technology and design.

UCLA UX

UCLA UX's mission is to promote UX Design at UCLA and encourage collaboration. We are a grassroots organization whose goal is to bring people together from all parts of UCLA that might never otherwise meet, talk about the projects we're working on, share resources, and work together to create a more unified and accessible user experience at UCLA. We hold brown bag sessions with UX speakers from across campus, and meetups to share articles, ideas, and questions about UX and its many disciplines (including user interface, interaction design, usability testing, user research, accessibility, motion design, and information architecture).

UCLA Data Visualization Group

Identify best practices, share processes, and work in a collaborative effort to make information “look” better in service to the community.

 

UCLA Technology Resources

 

 

Brand Guidelines

Resources, standards, and guidelines for UCLA web sites and digital materials.

Computer Labs

There are a variety of specialized and undergraduate labs available around campus. Some are open only to students but many provide services to staff and faculty. The list of labs provides information on services, hours and restrictions.    

IT Governance

The Office of Information Technology (OIT), in coordination with the IT Planning Board (ITPB), the Committee on IT Infrastructure (CITI), and the Common Systems Group (CSG) has established a methodology and processes for initiation, assessment, planning, review and implementation for campus-wide IT projects and IT policy review procedures.

IT Policy

A single place from which users can quickly find policies relating to information technology: copyright, networking, privacy and security among others. This is not a comprehensive list, but a selection of those often used.                 

IT Security

The UCLA Information Security Office is a division of UCLA Information Technology Services. Its mission and tasks are diverse. From both a technological and policy perspective, it aims to promote data security, security policy compliance, and safe computing practices across campus business units and academic departments.

Research Computing & Storage

The Institute for Digital Research and Education supports the Hoffman2 shared cluster and manages the IDRE Cluster Hosting Program for UCLA researchers. These resources meet campus needs for small- to medium-sized cluster computing. One benefit of contributing cores to the shared cluster is that a research group is guaranteed use of the number of cores contributed with the ability to use surplus cores from the entire Hoffman2 Cluster.

Software

Software Central serves the UCLA community by negotiating, acquiring, implementing, distributing, managing and supporting campus-wide agreements for the software products and services commonly used in support of UCLA's teaching, research and public service missions.

UCLA Disability and Computing Program

The mission of UCLA’s Disabilities and Computing Program at the Office of Information Technology is two-fold. The first goal is to facilitate the integration of adaptive computing technology into the areas of instruction, study, research, and employment at UCLA. The second goal is to make information – including electronic text and multimedia – accessible to all students, faculty and staff.

 

UCOP Resources

 

UC IT Blog

If you’re in IT at UC, or if you want to learn more about systemwide IT services, then you’ve come to the right place to communicate and collaborate. This blog was launched by Systemwide CIO and Vice President of Information Technology Services Tom Andriola and is an opportunity to build an IT community and share stories. In addition to showcasing different aspects of IT at UC, it highlights talent and opportunities across the system.

UCOP IT Accessibility

The UCOP IT Accessibility Program helps UCOP departments make sure their websites and other online programs and services are accessible to individuals with disabilities. The program is overseen by a governance committee responsible for policy compliance, while a cross-functional working group plans and implements activities to advance awareness about accessibility at UCOP.

UC IT Community News Twitter Account 

UC Tech Portal

UC Tech Slack Channel