Online Teaching Resources
See also the Instructional Technology section of this handbook.
MyUH for Class Lists and Posting of Final Grades. The UH system offers all faculty and current students MyUH, a website where both can use their hawaii.edu email accounts; where students can register for courses, check grades, track progress towards graduation; and where faculty download course lists and submit final grades. Go to myuh.hawaii.edu and login with your hawaii.edu username and password. The site offers online student and faculty tutorials on its use.
STAR Student Information System. See the Academic Advising-Online Advising Resources section of this handbook for a description of this essential online advising resource and directions for getting training and access.
Summer Session. CCECS has oversight for Summer Session so online instructional support that pertains specifically for a summer course is also available through Office of Instructional Technology and User Services (ITUS), Phineas Kelly, and Academic Affairs personnel, Cindy Yamaguchi.
Teaching Resources Website. The university maintains a teaching resources webpage that provides links to useful websites and documents: hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/teaching
This handbook is posted on that page; other resources include a checklist for syllabi and model syllabi by UH Hilo faculty, suggestions for preventing plagiarism, and connections to teaching resource websites at other institutions.
Laulima Online Course Management System. The University of Hawaii system has developed, maintains, and continuously improves Laulima, its own variant of the widely used open source web course management tool Sakai. Laulima offers internal and external email, document posting in user-friendly formats, asynchronous discussion boards and synchronous chat rooms, assignment management, grade-tracking, online testing, and other useful teaching and learning tools.
All credit courses offered by system campuses are hosted by Laulima, which connects to the University’s student information and registration system Banner.
You can find your own courses on Laulima, with all enrolled students already listed in your site class lists, by going to http://laulima.hawaii.edu and logging in with your hawaii.edu username and password. Alternatively, you can access your Laulima courses from your myuh account (myuh.hawaii.edu).
Laulima is becoming more and more widely used both as a supplement to face-to-face teaching and for completely online courses, and students are becoming adept in navigating it. Links to faculty tutorials and guides are provided on the Laulima portal page, and one-on-one training and workshops are offered in Lib 359/Media Services by the Office of Instructional Technology and User Services (ITUS): call 932-7330.
Distance Learning at UH Hilo
The Distance Learning Coordinator maintains the UH Hilo Distance Learning webpage. On request from academic departments, the coordinator provides logistical support, and assistance with planning and marketing through the UH system distance learning coordinators and University Centers; coordinates student services between departments and the Division of Student Affairs; and assists with faculty development through the office of Instructional Technology and User Services with Phineas Kelly, and Academic Affairs, Cindy Yamaguchi.
In addition to the support listed above, UH Hilo has a faculty-driven Distance Learning Advisory Committee under the Office of Academic Affairs to examine and recommend institutional policies and practices for supporting the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of distance learning program and course offerings.
Contact Janet Ray for more information.
The Office of Instructional Technology and User Services (ITUS) webpage is at hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/teaching/handbook/InstructionalTechnologyRev.php
The North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa is UH Hilo’s first permanent, fully equipped, fully staffed offsite facility. It offers UH Hilo credit and non-credit courses to residents of North Hawaii. A collaborative process between the academic departments and NHERC has been developed for faculty teaching at NHERC. For information about teaching at NHERC, contact your department chair and Stacie Higgins, Academic Support Specialist. Visit the NHERC webpage at hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/nherc/
Distance Learning in the UH System
The University of Hawaii system serves faculty and students across the state through a well-developed system of distance delivery modes, including PolyCom, the Hawaii Interactive Television System (HITS), the Laulima web course management system, three major University Centers and six local Education Centers; as well as system committees with representatives from all campuses. For more information, visit the system Distance Learning webpages at www.hawaii.edu/dl
The UH system’s Informational Technology Services provides many services to administration, faculty, staff, and students of all campuses. Visit the ITS homepage at www.hawaii.edu/its to see the full range of its involvement in our technological lives.
Updated June 2013 - CW