Message from Information Technology Services

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Dear Teachers,

(A) The central learning management system Moodle lets teachers create online learning content to support teaching and learning.

In 2015-16, all Moodle courses created based on SIS data will include the following new features on the homepage of a Moodle course:
1. A Forum for discussion among the students and teachers/teaching assistants.
2. A shortcut for “Adding common functions” for teachers to easily add common activities to a Moodle course. The common activities are “Assignment”, “Turnitin Assignment”, “Forum” and “File”.
3. Four themes are now available on Moodle and teachers can change the look and feel of a Moodle course under the course settings page.

(B) The Lecture Capture Service Panopto supports teachers to do audio/video recording synchronized with PowerPoint slides and PC/Mac desktop display. Students can view the recordings through Moodle courses and search inside the recordings.

A new module Panopto Unison allows teachers to upload their existing video files to the Panopto system for further editing. The lecture theatres upgraded after 2011 are equipped with PC and AV facilities which support recording of lectures readily.

ITS has prepared the following Moodle and Panopto training workshops in September for staff. The details are shown at http://moodle-support.hku.hk/training/ITS-all

Please register by clicking the “Register” hyperlinks below.

Introduction of Lecture Capture Service in HKU

Course Code Course Title Date Time Venue Registration
PAN-001 Introduction to Lecture Capture Service using the “Panopto” system 9 Sep, 2015 (Wed) 10:00am – 11:00am CPD-3.21 Register
PAN-002 Edit, Share and Output Panopto Video Recording 9 Sep, 2015 (Wed) 11:00am – noon CPD-3.21 Register
PAN-004 Share existing video files to a Moodle course using Panopto Unison 9 Sep, 2015 (Wed) noon – 12:30pm CPD-3.21 Register

Introduction of Moodle eLearning platform

Course Code Course Title Date Time Venue Registration
MOD-001 Moodle Hands-on Workshop on Setting up a Moodle Course Website 17 Sep, 2015 (Thu) 3:00pm – 4:00pm KB110 Register
MOD-002 Moodle Hands-on Workshop on Assignments, Choices and Quizzes 17 Sep, 2015 (Thu) 4:30pm – 5:30pm KB110 Register

Introduction of Lecture Capture Service in HKU

Course Code Moodle Course Title Date Time Venue Registration
PAN-001 Introduction to Lecture Capture Service using the “Panopto” system 23 Sep, 2015 (Wed) 3:00pm – 4:00pm CPD-G.03 Register
PAN-002 Edit, Share and Output Panopto Video Recording 23 Sep, 2015 (Wed) 4:00pm – 5:00pm CPD-G.03 Register
PAN-004 Share existing video files to a Moodle course using Panopto Unison 23 Sep, 2015 (Wed) 5:00pm – 5:30pm CPD-G.03 Register

Assessment tools on Moodle

Course Code Course Title Date Time Venue Registration
MOD-002 Moodle Hands-on Workshop on Assignments, Choices and Quizzes 30 Sep, 2015 (Wed) 10:00am – 11:00am KB110 Register
MOD-005 Moodle Hands-on Workshop on Turnitin and GradeMark 30 Sep, 2015 (Wed) 11:30am – 12:30pm KB110 Register

Note:
(1) KB110 = Room 110, Knowles Building
CPD-G.03= Room G.03, Central Podium (CPD), Centennial Campus
CPD-3.21 = Room 3.21, Central Podium (CPD), Centennial Campus

(2) If you have taken a Moodle hands-on workshop offered by the ITS, we recommend you follow up with an eLearning Pedagogical Support Unit (EPSU)/Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) and a Faculty of Education/Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) seminar. These seminars focus on teaching approaches and good and innovative teaching practices, complement the Moodle workshops offered by the ITS.

e-learning workshops by EPSU/CETL
http://www.cetl.hku.hk/professional-learning/

e-learning seminars by the Faculty of Education/CITE
http://www.cite.hku.hk/news.php?category=upcoming

For more information and inquiry on Moodle and Panopto training and support, feel free to email: eLearningTeam@hku.hk

Best Regards,

Ada Yau
e-learning Team
Information Technology Services