Resources at HKU

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The following is a list of examples of resources at HKU regarding e-learning, accessibility support in teaching and learning, and disability awareness and disability inclusion. The list is not exhaustive.

E-learning support

  • HKU E-Learning Resource Hub.
    HKU’s centralized platform for promoting easy access to e-learning resources and courses offered by faculties and support units. HKU members can also submit their resources to the Hub for review and sharing on the Hub.
  • E-learning@HKU. Teaching and Learning Support page.
    An integrated database of teaching and learning with technology at HKU for teachers and students.
  • Online resources for teachers. Teaching and Learning Support page.
    An integrated database of virtual teaching at HKU.
  • Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning. Common Core Office. This webpage is a collection of the digital tools for teaching and learning.
    • digital teaching tools for HKU staff and students including Moodle, Zoom, and Panopto.
    • 8 categories of optional digital tools including the tools for chat or verbal communication; collaboration, whiteboards, and brainstorming; mindmapping; voting or quizzes; work file sharing; presentation or lecture capture; organization; and peer feedback.
    • recording facilities at the Chi Wah Learning Commons and the 2/F of the Main Library to facilitate audio-visual recording and editing of course content.
    • information of the e-learning support provided by Information Technology Services (ITS) and Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI).
      • ITS: Email at [email protected], or call 3917-0123 during office hours.
      • TELI: Text-only WhatsApp hotline (6437-8034) for e-learning queries; and TELI colleagues will respond to all queries within 10 minutes during regular office hours.
  • Technology-enhanced Learning (TeL)@HKU resources. Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TALIC). A collection of resources which covers the introduction of 30 e-learning tools with references; videos showcasing good practices and sharing by colleagues; and practical guidelines on 8 approaches to technology-enhanced learning including the pros and cons, step-by-step instructions, case studies of good practices, tips, and further readings.
  • Designing Online Courses. Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TALIC).
    Resources database on designing online courses including videos and presentations on key topics, tips, a course planner, and useful links.
  • E-learning Resources. Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TALIC).
    Gadgets and tools for online teaching; support resources and training courses for video-making as well as designing blended, flipped, or hybrid classes. The list will be periodically updated.
  • HKU Online Learning FAQ videos.
    HKU EdTech Research & Development. A YouTube playlist of a variety of topics of online teaching support, such as demonstration of using various e-learning tools like Zoom and Mentimeter.
  • E-Learning Team, Faculty of Education.
    An integrated database of online teaching and learning maintained by the e-learning team from the Faculty of Education at HKU. The e-learning team would provide one-on-one, teaching team, or program-level consultation and technical assistance.
  • Online Teaching Support, Information Technology Services.
    It provides suggestions of instructional tools for different modes of teaching delivery, namely live teaching with staff and students’ interaction; live teaching without the need of interaction; and non-live teaching. The tools cover video meeting tools for classes; tools for composing or editing videos; repository for storing videos; and classroom facilities for live and non-live teaching.
  • Teaching Space. Information Technology Services.
    It provides information of the internal layout and audio-visual facilities of the teaching spaces, such as a 360 degree of camera view of the internal setting, the lectern type, availability of space for guide dog users, seating arrangement for wheelchair users. This information can also be useful to event planning for non-teaching activities.
  • Software available for HKU students and staff. Information Technology Services.
    • Microsoft Office 365
      Useful for creating accessible documents such as Word documents, PowerPoint slides, and Excel spreadsheet.
    • Foxit PDF Editor Pro
      Useful for creating accessible PDF; available on both Windows and Mac. Currently Foxit PDF Editor Pro in Windows can support both accessibility check and accessibility-related editing functions (such as tagging). The Mac version supports accessibility check but no other accessibility-related editing functions (such as tagging).
    • A campus license on Qualtrics arranged for use by HKU staff and students.
  • eLearning Resources Website. Information Technology Services.
    Support informative of Moodle and Panopto for HKU teachers and students.
  • The e-Learning Development Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HKU.
    Specialized in the development of the latest technology for e-learning, mobile learning and other information and communications technology tools for teaching and assessment.
  • HKU Custom URL Shortening Service

Accessibility support in teaching and learning

Disability awareness and disability inclusion practice