Pre-semester Workshops

Overview

To facilitate colleagues with the use of Zoom function for conducting interactive online/mixed-mode classes and make the best use of Moodle, Learning Management System (LMS) available in the University, you are cordially invited to attend the following pre-semester workshops to be organized in mid-August 2021.

Outline

TopicDateTime
1.Pre-semester Workshop I: (2 hours)
Conducting Interactive Online/Mixed-mode Classes (Using Zoom)
16 August 2021 (Monday)10:00a.m. – 12:00n.n.
2.Pre-semester Workshop II: (2 hours)
Using Moodle Basics & Plagiarism Detection
16 August 2021 (Monday)2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
3.Pre-semester Workshop III: (2 hours)
Using Moodle for Grading Assignment
17 August 2021 (Tuesday)2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.

Session Details

Pre-semester Workshop I

Title:Conducting Interactive Online/Mixed-mode Classes (Using Zoom)
Facilitator(s): CHTL Colleagues
Date/Time: 16 August 2021 (Monday), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 n.n.
Venue: via ZOOM
Abstract:
This online workshop will provide participants with an overview of useful functions in Zoom for conducting interactive online/mixed-mode classes at the University. In addition, digital devices/settings available inside the classroom and other electronic devices for facilitating mixed-mode teaching will also be demonstrated.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
  1. Identify useful ZOOM functions for conducting interactive online/mixed-mode classes;
  2. Apply useful e-learning tools and strategies to engage/motivate students in mixed-mode classes;
  3. Describe the Zoom plugin “Class” functions.
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Pre-semester Workshop II

Title:Using Moodle Basics & Plagiarism Detection
Facilitator(s): CHTL Colleagues
Date & Time: 16 August 2021 (Monday), 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: via ZOOM
Abstract: To facilitate your teaching and enhance student learning, it is useful for teachers to get familiar with the fundamental functions available in Moodle. The adoption of Learning Management System (LMS) is in line with the University’s vision to promote quality teaching and learning through different endeavours.

This online workshop will provide participants with an overview of the basic functions available in Moodle and setting up an online plagiarism detection service, Turnitin. Guidance on preparing a courseroom and tailoring various activities, together with know-how to manage the Turnitin setting for essay assignment via Moodle will be covered.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
  1. Identify basic functions available in Moodle;
  2. Use basic functions in Moodle on enhancing teaching and student learning;
  3. Manage online essay assignment by using Turnitin via Moodle.
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Pre-semester Workshop III

Title:Using Moodle for Grading Assignment
Facilitator(s): CHTL Colleagues
Date & Time: 17 August 2021 (Tuesday), 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: via ZOOM
Abstract: With the increasing demand of using online/authentic assessment(s), it is useful for teachers to get familiar with setting and grading assignment in Moodle to provide online feedback. In addition, group works and group projects are being widely adopted as part of the learning activity at the University, it is useful to know how the use of grouping functions available in Moodle to facilitate group activities and group assignments.

This online workshop will provide participants with a more in-depth usage of Moodle activities, like grading assignment with rubric, forming a group for group assignment/discussion, setting Moodle quiz (MCQ and Short quiz), Turnitin assignment (Essay type), ways of tracking students’ performance, will also be covered.

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
  1. Describe Moodle functions for setting and grading assignments;
  2. Use Moodle functions for enhancing online assessment quality.
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Remark: For details of the Induction Programme 2021, please click here.

Information about the previous years’ Pre-semester Workshops