Institutional eLearning Platform and Tools

Using technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning has always been one of our key goals. We have established an institutional Learning Management platform and a number of innovative eLearning tools to enhance teaching and learning experience at HKUST.

To ensure the eLearning platform and tools are implemented effectively, we provides regular eLearning workshops to help teaching staff become familiar with them, understand the pedagogical value behind them and be able to use them effectively in your teaching activities.

We also constantly monitors the development of teaching technologies in the market and recommends other innovative tools which we see a pedagogical value in it. 

Below is a brief overview of the established eLearning platform and tools:

Platform/Tool

Description

Enquires

Access

Workshop

Canvas

Canvas is a comprehensive and user friendly Learning Management System acquired by HKUST in Jul 2014 to support the University’s Blended Learning initiative and changing learning and teaching needs.

The platform was launched in Fall 2014/15 as a trial and in its full launch in Spring 2014/15. Canvas replaced the LMES completely by the end of Fall 2015/16.

Email canvas@ust.hk or call our Hotline at 2358-8036

If any faculty/ teaching staff are interested in delivering your course through Canvas, please sign up here.

Log in to Canvas here.

CEI offers regular workshops.

Please check out the schedule here.

Turnitin

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 in order to minimize plagiarism issues within HKUST.

Email turnitin@ust.hk or call our Hotline at 2358-8036

Turnitin has been integrated into Canvas to facilitate originality checks for student work.

Faculty/ teaching staff may log into your course site in Canvas to utilize this feature for student assignment submission.

Covered in the regular Canvas Extended workshops.

Please check out the schedule here.

iPeer

iPeer is a student peer evaluation system. It was adapted from an open-source and HKUST customized it to suit our own needs. It supports 4 types of evaluations, namely Point Distribution, Rating Scale, Rubric and Commendation. The system aims to provide a platform for teaching staff to conduct student peer evaluation on group projects in a more efficient and effective way.

Email ipeer@ust.hk or call our Hotline at 2358-8036

If any faculty/ teaching staff are interested in using iPeer, please sign up here.

Login here.

CEI offers regular workshops.

Mentimeter

With Mentimeter, you have the power to break down barriers between your teaching and your students. You can create live polls, word clouds, scales, rankings, quizzes and more within a web-based presentation; and engage your students throughout your teaching with ease.

HKUST has established an Enterprise License with Mentimeter with full access to all slide and question types and the possibility to collaborate with your colleagues.

Email mentimeter@ust.hk or call our Hotline at 2358-8036

Join the enterprise license using your ITSC authentication.

Create your presentations on mentimeter.com.

Joining live presentation via menti.com.

Please check out the schedule here.

Personal Response System (iPRS)

iPRS is a tool used to promote active learning. It enables instructors to receive and analyze instant feedback from students in a large classroom setting.

Students in a classroom or a lecture theatre can respond to questions posed by the instructor with the click of a button. This provides a means for the instructor to instantly assess students' understanding of the subject matter and collect instant feedback from all students.

iPRS has been setup in majority of the teaching venues at HKUST.

Email to prs@ust.hk

If your students want to borrow the PRS handsets, please ask them to contact ITSC at 2358-6200 or visit the ITSC Service Desk at Rm 2021 (Lift 2).

N/A

No regular workshops but ITSC provides system usage support upon request.

Zoom

Sometimes situations might require teachers to tap into online teaching from face-to-face classes. Zoom is one of the tools available for HKUST to conduct online live sessions.

Email canvas@ust.hk or call our Hotline at 2358-8036

If any faculty/ teaching staff are interested in using Zoom, you can access them through your Canvas course, please sign up here.

Login to Canvas here.

CEI offers workshops.

You will be informed by email of the workshop schedule.

PowerPoint for Pre-recording  Video Lectures

PowerPoint is well known as the tool for creating slideshows for presentations.  In fact, PowerPoint is also a very handy tool to turn slideshows into educational videos.

Email canvas@ust.hk or call our Hotline at 2358-8036

N/A

CEI offers workshops.

You will be informed by email of the workshop schedule.