eLearning Workshops

Every semester, CEI offers the following eLearning workshops to faculty and teaching staff. You will be informed via email and this website when a workshop is available.

Workshop

Content

Prerequisite

Duration

Canvas Basics An introduction to the HKUST Learning Management System – Canvas.
At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • recall the key features of Canvas
  • describe the basic elements and interface of Canvas
  • design course and its layout
  • create and manage content
  • monitor students' learning progress
NIL 1.5 hours
Canvas Extended
Assessments and Grading
Get to know more about Canvas and use it to its full potential. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • set up assignments, discussions and quizzes
  • set up quizzes to support different teaching strategies
  • set up assignment weighting
  • grade assignments using different tools and techniques
  • monitor students’ responses on quizzes
Canvas Basics 1.5 hours
Canvas Extended
Turnitin Assignments
Get to know more about Canvas and use it to its full potential. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • set up assignments with originality check (Turnitin)
  • grade Turnitin assignments in SpeedGrader
  • read and interpret Turnitin originality reports
Canvas Basics 1.5 hours
Canvas Extended
Student Group Work
Get to know more about Canvas and use it to its full potential. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • create and manage student groups
  • recall key features available for student collaboration
  • set up group assignments and discussions
  • grade group assignments
  • set up real-time collaborative sessions using Conferences
Canvas Basics 1.5 hours
iPeer
An introduction to iPeer, the tool for facilitating student peer evaluation at HKUST. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • set up student peer groups
  • create an Evaluation Item
  • launch an Evaluation Event
  • view and release grades and comments to students
Nil 1.5 hours
Zoom Basics

This workshop is designed to introduce Zoom’s basic features and set-up to new faculty and teaching staff who have not used Zoom for online teaching.

The session will cover:

  • interacting as a student and suggested student etiquette
  • using basic features to facilitate live online lessons and managing interaction (screen share, annotations, chat, raise hands, and mute/unmute)
  • understanding Zoom global settings, basic settings and scheduling recurring Zoom sessions through Canvas
  • understanding the roles of Host and Co-host during a Zoom session
  • accessing and publishing recorded Zoom sessions in Canvas after a class
  • viewing Zoom attendance records in Canvas after a class
Nil 1.5 hours
Zoom Advanced - Polling

Use polling in your live online classes to gather instant responses from students, check the temperature of the class and get a feel for student understanding throughout your lesson.

The session will cover:

  • experiencing Single Answer, Multiple Selections and Multiple Questions within a poll
  • creating Polls on the fly during the session
  • creating Polls before the session
  • using non-verbal feedback YES/NO buttons as a poll
  • downloading Poll results
  • managing Polls as Host and Co-host
  • other polling options
Zoom Basics 1.5 hours
Zoom Advanced - Whiteboard

Use whiteboard alternatives in live online lectures for handwriting math equations, chemical reactions, etc.

The session will cover:

  • experiencing the Whiteboard feature in Zoom
  • using a webcam or a mobile phone with a mount as a visualizer (i.e. document camera) and handwriting formula and equations on a piece of paper
  • using a pen computing device (e.g. iPad Pro, MS Surface, Wacom Tablet) to digitally write formula and equations on the device
Zoom Basics 1.5 hours
Zoom Advanced - Breakout Rooms

Use Zoom Breakout Rooms to facilitate group discussions during your live online class – giving students opportunities to articulate their understanding or apply new concepts learned through collaborative groupwork.

The session will cover:

  • exploring audio, video and screen share controls inside a Breakout Room
  • setting-up Breakout Rooms – manual, random or pre-assign groups
  • understanding roles of Host vs Co-host during Breakout Rooms
  • managing groups pedagogical
  • Best Practices with Breakout Rooms
Zoom Basics 1.5 hours
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. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • recognize the rationale of creating educational videos
  • recall the advantages of adopting the PowerPoint recording feature
  • record your first video using PowerPoint
  • compare and evaluate effective slideshow designs for educational videos
  • realize the additional features that can be implemented in PowerPoint when creating videos – all by yourself!
Nil 1.5 hours