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IT Services News No. 157 May - Jun 2012

Training News

The following are the training courses arranged in coming months to help our staff and students to learn how to use the various software and services.  Most courses are open to HKU staff and students free of charge.  Some courses are provided by a course vendor and a fee is charged for these courses (e.g. the Microsoft Office series and other PC software). Click on the course title to see the description of each course.

Registration Users can apply on-line for attending these courses through the web by visiting HKU Portal (http://hkuportal.hku.hk) => My Page tab => Campus Information Services => Central IT Services => Workshops and Courses

Course Schedule

Note:  RR = Run Run Shaw Building    OLB = Old Library Building    MW = Meng Wah Complex Lecture Theatre

Introductory Course on Computer Centre

14 September 2012 (Fri) 3:00pm - 4:00pm MW T6
19 September 2012 (Wed) 3:00pm - 4:00pm MW T6
21 September 2012 (Fri) 3:00pm - 4:00pm MW T6
22 September 2012 (Sat) 11:00am - 12:00noon MW T6

 Training courses on using the Moodle Learning Management System

MOD-001 Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Setting up Moodle Course Website 5 July, 2012 10:00am – 11:00am RRS-201
MOD-002 Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Assignments, Choices and Quizzes 5 July, 2012 11:30am – 12:30pm RRS-201
MOD-000 Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Re-building a Moodle Course from the WebCT Migrated Course 11 July, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm RRS-201
MOD-005 Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Turnitin 11 July, 2012 4:30pm – 5:30pm RRS-201
MOD-001 Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Setting up Moodle Course Website 16 July, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm RRS-201
MOD-004 Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Collaboration Tools 16 July, 2012 4:30pm – 5:30pm RRS-201
MOD-002 Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Assignments, Choices and Quizzes 27 July, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm RRS-201
MOD-003 Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Grades 27 July, 2012 4:30pm – 5:30pm RRS-201

 Courses on Scientific Computation & Visualization

Parallel Programming with Workshop 06 Sep, 2012 9:30 am - 12:30 pm OLB-136
Parallel Programming with Workshop 06 Dec, 2012 9:30 am - 12:30 pm OLB-136
Introduction to PV-Wave 07 Nov, 2012 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm RRS-201

 Courses on Unix System and Applications

Introduction to MATLAB 04 July, 2012 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm RRS-201
Introduction to MATLAB 22 Aug, 2012 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm RRS-201
Introduction to MATLAB 28 Nov, 2012 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm RRS-201

 Software Asset Management training for general user and departmental coordinator

Software Asset Management training for general user and departmental coordinator 06 July, 2012 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm OLB-136

Software Asset Management training for general user and departmental coordinator 12 Oct, 2012 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm OLB-136
 
registration Users can apply on-line for attending these courses through the web by visiting HKU Portal (http://hkuportal.hku.hk)  => My Page tab => Campus Information Services  => Central IT Services => Workshops and Courses

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Course Description

Computer Centre Orientation

Introductory Course on Computer Centre

This introductory course will give an introduction on the comprehensive range of central IT and network services. After attending this course, you will understand more about our service scope which can facilitate your study and work at the University.

Courses on Moodle Learning Management System

[MOD-000] Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Re-building a Moodle Course from the WebCT Migrated Course (1 hour)

This one-hour training course is for faculty members, instructors, course developers and eLearning support staff who have had Moodle courses migrated from WebCT and would like to learn how to re-organize the contents inside Moodle as well as to re-build the learning activities in Moodle.

Topics include:
• Terminology difference between WebCT and Moodle
• Layout difference between WebCT and Moodle
• Re-organizing course materials
• Re-building learning activities
• Using Folders and Sub-folders
• Re-discovering learning modules in Moodle

Prerequisites:
Teachers who have Moodle courses being migrated from WebCT

[MOD-001] Moodle Training Course on Setting up a Moodle Course Website (1 hour)

This one-hour training course is designed for faculty members, teacher, course instructor and eLearning technical support staff who would like to learn how to use Moodle to create course web sites. Participants will learn how to build a basic site containing course content and collaborative activities.

Topics include:
•introduction to eLearning environment in HKU
•understanding the process of enabling your Moodle courses
•understanding methods of enrolling students, teachers and guess for your course
•choosing the format and initial settings for a new site
•uploading basic content files
•adding web links to external sites
•creating content within Moodle using the built-in HTML editor
•linking a YouTube embedded video
•examining and creating various types of discussion forums
•organizing content and adjusting site layout

Prerequisites:
Familiarity with using a web browser

This one-hour training course is intended for faculty members, teacher, course instructor and eLearning technical support staff who would like to use Moodle for assignment submission and quizzes in their course web sites. Participants will learn how to create and modify quizzes; work with different question types; review, reset, and reply to submission attempts; and grade the different types of quiz questions. Participants will also learn how to create different types of assignments.

Topics include:
•creating and releasing assignments
•returning submitted work for revision
•reviewing submissions
•entering grades and comments for assignments
•creating and editing questions
•incorporating customized question feedback
•creating and releasing quizzes
•using the Choice tool to create simple polls
•working with random question sets
•altering quiz content and updating scores
•viewing submissions and giving feedback to students
•overriding quiz grades and resetting attempts
•reviewing item analysis to analyze the efficacy of individual questions

Prerequisites:
Moodle Training Course on Setting up a Moodle Course Website

This one-hour training course is intended for faculty members, course designers and eLearning technical support staff who would like to learn about Moodle's grading features. Participants will learn how to set up and manage grades, enter and change grades for various activities, and use scales for providing non-numeric qualitative feedback.

Topics include:
•entering and editing grades and feedback
•adding new columns to the gradebook
•using categories for managing and calculating grade items
•deciding on aggregation type and setting up weighted grading
•creating custom scales for feedback
•releasing or hiding grades from students
•exporting and importing grades

Prerequisites:
Moodle Training Course on Setting up a Moodle Course Website

This one-hour training course is for faculty members, instructors, course developers and eLearning technical support staff who would like to explore collaborative uses of Moodle beyond forums and glossaries. Participants will review, create, and manage group activities, polls, public collections of users' entries, and collaboratively authored web pages (i.e., wikis, blogs).

Topics include:
•creating groups and working with group activities
•using the Database tool to build publicly searchable collections of user entries
•utilizing peer comment and review within the Database tool
•using wikis for collaborative authoring of web pages
•using Wikis and Blogs
•using Moodle messages

Prerequisites:
Moodle Training Course on Setting up a Moodle Course Website

[MOD-005] Moodle Hands – on Training Course on Turnitin (1 hour)

This one-hour hands-on training course is for teachers and eLearning support staff who would like to explore the anti-plagiarism tool Turnitin on Moodle. Participants will have hands-on experience on creating a Turnitin Assignment with different options, generating and viewing originality reports, grading and adding feedback on Turnitin Assignments.

Topics include:
• Creating a Turnitin assignment
• Advanced checking and storing settings for Turnitin Assignment
• Viewing the Originality Report
• Setting the submission dates of Turnitin Assignment
• Viewing the Turnitin submission inbox
• Grading and adding feedback on Turnitin Assignment
• Other settings for Turnitin Assignment

Prerequisites:
Moodle Hands-on Training Course on Setting up a Moodle Course Website

Courses on Scientific Computation & Visualization

Parallel Programming with workshop

This course is suitable for researchers and their assistants who need to run programs with very long execution time. By parallelizing and executing the program in a computer cluster environment, the execution time may be reduced significantly, for example, from 2 days to 2 hours. Students must have programming experience in either C or Fortran.

The course is designed for our HKUHPCC Linux environment which consists of a PC-cluster of 356 CPUs (178 nodes of dual CPU architecture). For technical details on HKUHPCC cluster, please refer to: http://www.its.hku.hk/ccsystem/hkuhpcc.

Introduction to PV-WAVE

PV-WAVE is a software that provides an integrated comprehensive visual data analysis environment to analyze/present scientific data in various graphical formats. The software is currently available on the Linux and Microsoft Windows platform, and is supplied by Visual Numerics, the company that also supplies the well-known scientific library IMSL (International Mathematical and Statistical Libraries)

In this course, the capability and fundamental concept of the software will be highlighted. File input and output, simple 2-D and 3-D visualization, together with other topics including animated picture show and programming within PV-WAVE will also be discussed.

Courses on Unix System and Applications

Introduction to MATLAB

Matlab is an integrated computing environment for numeric computation and visualization. This 3-hour seminar will give an introduction on using Matlab in numerical analysis, matrix computation and graphics etc.

Software Asset Management training for general user and departmental coordinator

Software Asset Management training for general user and departmental coordinator

Computer Centre is setting up a system for software asset tracking as a campus-wide aid for departmental software license management. The system could maintain a database inventory for individual departmental software licenses and provide a tool which can identify software installed in individual PCs and keep accurate records.

  • Part one: For general user: Introduction to SAM system, How to scan computer

  • Part two: For departmental information security coordinator: How to classify various software licenses, add software license and update departmental software licenses inventory database.

Notes for Registration:

1.

Users can apply on-line for attending these courses through the web by login HKU Portal (http://hkuportal.hku.hk)  => My Page tab => Campus Information Services  => Central IT Services => Workshops and Courses

2

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail or telephone at least one week before the commencement of the course.

3

Some courses are organised in conjunction with a course vendor.  There is a fee charged on these courses. For courses requiring a fee, please send payment to Computer Centre as soon as you have registered on the web, otherwise your registration is considered invalid.

Payment can be made by either:
  • cheque (payable to "The University of Hong Kong"), or

  • through departmental requisition (for applicants supported by departments) as either of the following:

Once accepted, the fee is not refundable. However, substitution of participant is possible by written notification to the Centre.

The Computer Centre reserves the right to cancel the courses if there is insufficient enrollment. Applicants will be notified by email or telephone of the course cancellation and all course fees collected will be refunded in full.

4

The maximum number of participants for a course:
- 26 in Room 135 & 136, Old Library Building
- 22 in Room 201, Run Run Shaw Building
- 18 in Room 101, Run Run Shaw Building


The Computer Centre runs courses in the following areas throughout the year to assist staff and students in using our facilities:

  • Email and Network Services
  • HKU Portal Services 
  • Web-based Learning System
  • Scientific Computation
  • Statistical Analysis Software
  • Office Applications
  • Webpage Design and Authoring 
  • Video Production

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