Enhancing Your Teaching with eTools

Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 08:00 to Friday, 9 March, 2012 - 08:00

In Spring 2012, 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 (an anti-plagiarism tool) and HKUST Survey Tool.

About the workshops





Introduction to Learning Management and Evaluation System (LMES) – LMES I
  • Set up a LMES course
  • Manage course materials in LMES
  • Communicate with students in LMES using announcement, message and online discussion
  • Assess students in LMES using online quizzes
Mon, 30 Jan 12
Registration Closed.
Wed, 8 Feb 12
12:30 – 14:00
Registration Closed.
Knowing more about Learning Management and Evaluation System (LMES) – LMES II*
  • Monitor student's learning progress with LMES
  • Set up LMES to facilitate group work
  • Schedule meetings with students in LMES
  • Assess students in online discussion
  • Customize setting for quizzes
Wed, 7 Mar 12
12:30 – 14:00
Registration Closed.
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
Mon, 30 Jan 12
12:30 – 14:00
Registration Closed.
Thu, 9 Feb 12
12:30 – 14:00
Registration Closed.
Thu, 8 Mar 12
12:00 – 13:30
Registration Closed.
Getting Feedback for Your Teaching with Survey Tool
  • Set up survey with the tool
  • Create questions manually or from question bank
  • Analyze and interpret data with the tool
Mon, 30 Jan 12
Registration Closed.
Fri, 10 Feb 12
12:30 – 14:00
Registration Closed.
Fri, 9 Mar 12
12:30 – 14:00
Registration Closed.



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-skill is required.

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

** 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 here.

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/.

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.