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e-learning News – 2012 Dec

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to provide you with an e-learning update at HKU.  For the full version of the December newsletter, go to:

1. New e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit Website

The e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit (EPSU) has launched a new website –  – that has been designed to be more interactive.

2. e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit YouTube Channel

The EPSU has launched a YouTube Channel – – to
deliver pedagogical support videos to Faculty.

3. e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit Services

If you have an idea for a Faculty level workshop or would like support developing your course for Moodle, please get in touch with Iain Doherty (

4. Local Moodle User Groups

The EPSU has been consulting with colleagues within Faculties to set up Faculty level Moodle User Groups (MUGs). Contact your Faculty e-learning Officer – – to see if there is a group in your Faculty.

5. Have Your Say With Moodle

The University e-learning Enhancement Task Force (EETF) manages the process around requests to enhance Moodle so that the system meets the specific needs of Faculties. If you want to see changes to Moodle take a look at the full newsletter (

6. The Moodle Users Group

The Moodle Users Group meets most Thursdays at lunchtime for workshops on teaching practice using the Moodle LMS.  Click here for the latest workshop schedule.    (

7. e-learning seminars by the Faculty of Education and CITE

The Faculty of Education in conjunction with CITE hosts seminars by speakers on a range of e-learning topics. Click here for the latest seminar schedule.   (

8. Revamp of Moodle Support Website

The Moodle support website ( ) has been revamped and rolled out with a completely new layout.

9. Scaled Up of Moodle server system

To further enhance Moodle server capacity and performance, two more web servers were added to the pool of three web servers.

10. Moodle Hands-on Training Courses for Staff

The Moodle hands-on training courses conducted by IT Services for December are now open for registration. The courses details can be found at:


Dr. Iain Doherty
Director, e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3917 4917

Kenneth Siu
e-learning Team, Information Technology Services
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3917 8708

Brant Knutzen, MSc. IT in Ed (HKU)
Learning Designer,
Faculty of Education
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2241 5455