Date: 10 Jan 2022 (Mon) Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Venue: Virtual Venue – via Zoom Participants: HKU staff and students only Speakers:
Leon Lei, Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative
Cindy Liang, Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative
Patrick Desloge, Centre for Applied English Studies
Cesar Jung-Harada, Faculty of Architecture
The use of digital tools has been a growing trend in teaching and learning activities. For example, teachers manage course schedules and content with Moodle, teach synchronously/ asynchronously with Zoom. At the same time, students create assignments via Google and Microsoft applications, submit assignments via Moodle or Turnitin, and communicate with peers and instructors through different social platforms. Have you ever thought about an all-in-one platform that helps to compile most of the work and keep the instructor and students working together in a shared space? Have you thought about a space that enables students to manage their projects, visualise learning progress and collaborate with student peers?
In this webinar, we invite guest speakers from different sections in HKU to share their experiences with Notion, an all-in-one workspace that supports note-taking, collaborative work and project management.
You are invited to join the sharing and discussion with our guest speakers on how they have compiled teaching and learning activities, facilitate students to work collaboratively and manage teamwork with Notion.
Gamification has become increasingly popular in education as a powerful tool to boost learners’ motivation and engagement by incorporating game elements into a learning environment.
As educators nowadays seek innovation from digital technologies to help make online courses more than just streaming and recording, gamified eLearning experience has received great responses and is highlighted by scholars as part of a new paradigm shift for future education.
To promote gamification in eLearning and equip teachers and students with the most cutting-edge technologies, KEEP is organising “VISUAL Seminar: Gamification with KEEP Open edX” to showcase the new gamification features adopted by our team.
In this half-hour event, you will be invited to explore the latest functions of the KEEP Open edX and discuss the key issues concerning the application of gamification in the Learning Management System (LMS). Assistance regarding our system will also be provided in the “Questions and Answers” session.
Introduction of the new functions on KEEP Open edX
Discussion on the key issues of gamification in the LMS
Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact KEEP at email@example.com. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Now Notion provides free Personal Pro Plan to educators and students. Through this guide, you will learn about what Notion is and how this productivity application can support your personal life, work and study.
What is Notion?
Notion is a productivity application where you can create notes, databases, wikis, calendars and reminders, etc. All these features can be used individually or in collaboration with others. It supports multiple platforms (Windows / MacOS, IOS / Android) and desktop applications. The databases in Notion will be automatically saved and synced among different platforms and devices. You can download a desktop application via https://www.notion.so/desktop.
Create an account
Before you start exploring Notion, you need to create a Notion account with several steps:
Enter your HKU email address and click ‘Continue with email’
Receive a temporary Notion signup code via email
Enter your name and set a password
Select the plan for personal use
Click the provided link or copy and paste the code to verify your login
Click ‘Get free Personal Pro Plan’ on the bottom left corner
Then your Notion workspace is ready to use! Please click this link to watch a tutorial video if needed. You can set a permanent password in Settings & Members -> My account.
Upgrade to Personal Pro Plan
For first-time users
Different from the free Personal Plan designed for individual use, the Personal Pro Plan allows you to collaborate with more people. With the Personal Pro plan, you will have unlimited pages and blocks, guests and files uploaded. If you create the Notion account with your university email via HKU Portal, your account will be automatically upgraded to the Personal Pro Plan for free. To check if you are enjoying the Personal Pro Plan, go to the sidebar, then click on ‘Settings & Members’ and ‘Plans’. Besides, you can also manage your account information, notifications, connected apps, language & region, appearance, billing and integrations inside ‘Settings & Members’.
For those who already have a Notion account
If you already have a Notion account with your personal email, you can upgrade to the Personal Pro Plan for free by changing your login email account to the university email. To achieve this, please go to ‘Settings & Members’, ‘My account’, ‘Email’ then click on ‘Change email’. Click this link to watch a tutorial video if needed.
Create Your First Page
After successfully logging in, you can create a new Page by clicking on the plus sign (‘+’) button on the sidebar. Click on this link to watch a tutorial video to learn some basic features, including how to add icon and cover to a Page, create Blocks, and adjust the layout.
Customise your Page with Blocks and Databases
If you already have an account and have started to use Notion, and would like to explore more on the design and customisation, feel free to check out the below content! The Block and Database are characteristic features in Notion which allows you to create a multi-level hierarchy inside the Notion page for different purposes. You can design your page with Blocks and Databases like having LEGO bricks to build a LEGO castle. Please check out the following tutorials supported by Notion for more information: For blocks:
For first-time users, it is great to start your Notion journey with different templates provided by Notion. Notion provides more than 50 in-app templates that you can adjust and customise as your own. You can easily find the ‘Templates’ on the bottom of the sidebar, or click on this link for more information.
Notion is not just designed for individual use, it also shows the potential to enable team collaboration. There are some templates that can help with classroom management, or facilitate collaboration in your classroom:
For teachers, if you are interested in using Notion in the classroom but still need some help, you are welcome to book a consultation with Technology-enriched Learning Initiative (TELI) for more ideas. Contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can use Notion to manage your study, personal life or other fantastic uses. There is a list of templates for your reference:
[This round of workshops is a re-run of the Camtasia Video Production Workshop organized in March and May 2020, with new features of Camtasia 2021 added. You can also subscribe TELI YouTube playlist for recordings of previous workshops: https://hku.to/UseCamtasia]
28 January 2022 (Advanced)Registration Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Venue: Virtual Venue – via Zoom Speaker: Dr Leon Lei, Ms Cindy Liang, Ms Lynn H. Lin, Ms Marie Tao Number of seats: 30 per workshop Remarks:The content of the three Basic workshops is identical, and the same for the three Advanced workshops. Interested participants can sign up for either one or both of the workshops based on your proficiency in using Camtasia.
Educational videos have become an important part of higher education. Educators can integrate multimedia content such as instructional videos for delivering content in many online/hybrid classes. The challenge for educators is understanding and exploring how best we might produce teaching videos and use videos as an educational tool effectively.
Upon completion of the workshops, participants will be able to identify the opportunities, challenges, and tactics of producing high-quality instructional videos for teaching and learning.
In the basic workshop, we will introduce:
download and installation of Camtasia with HKU Campus License
interface of Camtasia 2021
basic features of Camtasia
recording, editing and sharing your first screencast