Enhancing your Teaching with eTools

Sunday, 21 August, 2011 - 08:00 to Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 08:00

In Fall 2011, CELT will offer the following workshops to introduce you to a range of institutional eTools that support your teaching at HKUST. These include the Learning Management System (LMES), Turnitin (a plagiarism prevention tool) and HKUST Survey Tool.

About the workshops

Workshop Contents Date & Time  
Knowing more about the HKUST Learning Management System (LMES) – LMES II*
  • Monitor student's learning progress with the system
  • Set up the system to facilitate group work
  • Assess students in Discussion
  • Customize quizzes setting
Wed, 12 Oct 11
12:30 – 14:00
Promoting Originality to your Students with Turnitin**
  • Set up courses and assignments
  • Manage courses and students
  • Build up assignment database
  • Grade and check the originality of the assignments
Thu, 13 Oct 11
12:30 – 14:00
Getting Feedback for your Teaching with the HKUST Survey Tool
  • Set up survey with the tool
  • Create questions manually or from question bank
  • Analyze and interpret data with the tool
Fri, 14 Oct 11
12:30 – 14:00

Facilitators:  Rambo LAI and May TSE, CELT
Venue:  Room 3037 (via Lift 1)
Target audience:  For faculty and teaching staff who have limited or no experience with the eTools and are interested in exploring how the eTools can enhance their teaching. Only a very basic level of web-skills is needed.

* Faculty and teaching staff who would like to attend the LMES II workshop should have basic understanding about the system or have attended the LMES I workshop.

** Attending the Turnitin workshop is a prerequisite for faculty and teaching staff who plan to use Turnitin.

Registration:  http://celt.ust.hk/ce
Enquiry:  June Chan (june.chan@ust.hk or Ext 8917)


About the eTools

LMES is a comprehensive Learning Management System with functionalities similar to Moodle and BlackBoard. It is based on the academic open-source system Sakai and specially customized for HKUST's own needs. It has been piloted since 2005, currently there are over 300 courses using LMES in an academic year. If you are interested in using LMES, please sign up at http://celt.ust.hk/faculty-and-teaching-staff/technology-enhanced-t-l/sign-lmes.

Turnitin is an originality checking and anti-plagiarism software that is globally used by millions of students and faculty. Beyond checking the originality of students' work, Turnitin is promoting a writing cycle that makes anti-plagiarism more meaningful to students' learning. The cycle includes originality checking, online grading and providing feedback and peer review. HKUST has subscribed to its service so as to prevent/minimize plagiarism issue within HKUST. For more information, please go to http://turnitin.com/.

HKUST Survey Tool is a user-friendly online survey system made available to all faulty and teaching staff at HKUST. With the tool, you can collect survey data from your target groups at your finger tips. Reports can also be generated easily.