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 Services 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.
Teaching Resources Website. The university maintains a teaching resources webpage that provides links to useful websites and documents.
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 Hawaiʻi 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 Laulima and logging in with your hawaii.edu username and password. Alternatively, you can access your Laulima courses from your MyUH Services account..
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 Matt Baldwin, 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.
Among the resources on the UH Hilo DL webpage are:
- a help page for students in, or considering taking an online course
- a faculty resources page on online instruction
Contact Jan 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 Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaʻa 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 Hawaiʻi. 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.
Distance Learning in the UH System
The University of Hawaiʻi system serves faculty and students across the state through a well-developed system of distance delivery modes, including PolyCom, the Hawaiʻi 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 website.
The UH system’s Informational Technology Services provides many services to administration, faculty, staff, and students of all campuses. Visit the ITS homepage to see the full range of its involvement in our technological lives.
Updated June 2013 - CW