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e-learning News from EPSU – October 2013

New Teachers Using Moodle

If you are new to HKU and are thinking about using Moodle in your teaching, please visit the EPSU website. EPSU provides a range of pedagogical support services for staff including one-on-one consultations, course development support and multimedia programming. Get in touch with Dr. Iain Doherty – if you would like to meet with us.

Save One Third of Your Marking Time

The University now has a license for GradeMark, an application that works in conjunction with Turnitin to provide a timesaving solution for marking & providing feedback to students. Details about the functions of GradeMark can be found on their website at GradeMark has now been implemented and the EPSU will be providing workshops on how to use GradeMark. If you would like us to provide tailored workshops for your Faculty / Department etc. please get in touch with Dr. Iain Doherty. Longer term GradeMark will be evaluated by the TDG team to gauge usefulness for colleagues along with students’ experiences.

Professional Learning Events

In September the EPSU presented a series of joint workshops with ITS to introduce new colleagues to Moodle. Over 70 colleagues joined the various workshops. The EPSU also delivered a lunchtime seminar to colleagues at the Centre for Applied English Studies with nearly 50 colleagues attending. We are planning new workshops for this semester and would be happy to hear from you if you would like us to deliver a workshop within your Faculty.

EPSU Project Work

EPSU continues to support teachers across the university with their teaching and technology needs. We have an exciting and diverse range of projects including producing interactive materials for students to learning Chinese, creating an online web platform for students to engage in problem based learning and creating a mobile platform to support students in experiential learning. If you think that we might be able to help with your technology needs get in touch withDr. Iain Doherty.

Have Your Say With Moodle

The University e-learning Enhancement Task Force (EETF) has continued to manage 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 you can make a request by self-enrolling in the EETF Moodle Site. To self-enroll follow the following procedure:
  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Courses” in the navigation menu on the left hand side of the page.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and type “elearning” in the search box.
  4. The search results will include “EETF e-learning Enhancement Task Force [2012]“
  5. Click on the course title.
  6. You will be asked to log in to the HKU Portal.
  7. You can then self-enroll in the course.

Panopto and Moodle Hands-on Training Courses

The newly introduced Panopto and Moodle hands-on training courses conducted by IT Services in October are now open for registration. Registration and details can be found at