Educational Technology

There are many trending resources available to develop engaging multimedia content for your online course. This section provides information about popular resources available to UH West O‘ahu faculty and staff either through UH site licenses or through free subscription options. This list of Commonly Used Third Party Online Tools has been approved by UH Data Governance. Use your UH Google account to access the link.

Hypothesis is a free social annotation tool for highlighting and commenting on webpages, documents or eBooks. Pressbooks installations and books hosted at come with the Hypothesis plugin installed.

Perusall is another free social annotation tool that allows learners to make text-based annotations on a webpage, document or eBook. Users can highlight text and add comments. Class members are able to see and respond to each other’s shared annotations. Perusall can be integrated into a Laulima course by special request. Email Kenwrick Chan at

Cleanup.Pictures removes objects, people, text or defects
Pixlr online photo editor
removebg removes image backgrounds
TinyPNG compresses images to reduce file size
  • 11ElevenLabs is a speech synthesis platform for generating lifelike speech from text which can be used as a voice-over track in video production.  
  • Camtasia is a software suite for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast or a recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Camtasia Tutorials
  • Screencast-O-matic is a free screen recorder and video editor that allows you to capture your screen and create high-quality video tutorials and more.
  • Snagit is a screenshot program that captures video display and audio output. Available for Windows or macOS, Snagit replaces the native print screen function with additional features such as the capture of embedded links, images and multimedia.
  • Snagit Tutorials

Explore options for creating video captions. Upload videos to cloud storage such as Google Drive, YouTube, or UH Zoom Recordings.

Hybrid Teaching Resources

Newly equipped hybrid classrooms offer meeting technologies to integrate and engage remote students. 

Short video tutorials provide details on operating the classroom control panel, desktop computer, document camera, and BluRay.

Vibe interactive smart boards can function as whiteboards or Android tablets and support screencasting from a variety of devices. Find out more with Getting Started with New UHWO Classrooms and FAQs for Teachers and School Administrators.

Most hybrid classrooms are equipped with HuddleCam2 SimpliTrack2 auto-tracking cameras. Find out more with Getting Started with New UHWO Classrooms. Smaller classrooms and conference rooms are equipped with a Meeting Owl, a 360-degree smart-conferencing camera with built-in mic and speaker. See Best Practices for Using the Meeting Owl in the Owl Labs For Education Guide

Laulima Support

This section provides links to information about how to use various tools in the Laulima Learning Management System when building Laulima sites. Some tutorials were recorded in previous versions of the LMS and some tool differences may be noted. 

Account management Managing Course Tabs (display, hide and re-order course list)
Course Space management Adding a TA or someone to help develop your course Removing someone from your course Adding a Student or Guest student to your course Accessing your course with a “Student View” account Adding Tools Determining student date last attended (for grading/financial aid purposes) Publishing Your Course or Project Site (Making your site visible for student access) Importing from Site (Copying material from one site into another) Renaming, Rearranging, Removing, and Hiding Tools Changing a participant’s role Creating groups
Resources tool Hiding files and folders (Allows uploaded files/folders to be hidden from students’ view) Making a resource publically viewable (Allows people to view items not located in that site)
Syllabus tool Adding your syllabus via attachment Adding your syllabus via copying/pasting
Assessment tools Tasks, Tests & Surveys (now named Assignments, Tests and Surveys) Assessment Strategies Extending the time limit for certain students in Tests & Quizzes Special Access feature (change parameters for specific students) in Assignments, Tests and Surveys Instructions for for TTS “Paste Questions & Import” (PDF file) (click here for sample text file) Editing a test question to insert an image Respondus (offiline quiz creation tool) resources (third-party software for Windows)
Gradebook tool Gradebook: Categories & Weighting Exporting Gradebook Removing Assessments & Assignments from Gradebook Calculating Course Grades (Students’ grades are calculated higher than they should be?) Changing Course Grade Options in Gradebook Publishing Grades from Laulima directly to Banner
Miscellaneous tools Sending email via the Email tool Adding a Module Sign-up tool Clog tool Linking to a UHM library electronic resource from Laulima (Manoa courses only) Problems with Copy/Paste from Word (Getting error messages when trying to copy/paste from Word?) iClicker v7 (iClicker Classic) download and guides Instructions for setting up iClicker v7 (iClicker Classic) on MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) Setting up an iClicker Cloud link in Laulima Register i>clickers using Laulima (iClicker v6) Uploading polling information from i>grader to Laulima (iClicker v6)
Instructional Tips Creating Private Journals in Forums (pdf, Roger Williams University)

Online Teaching Resources

This section provides resources related to standards and best practices for high-quality online teaching and learning.

Online Teaching Professional Development

In coordination with the Office of Professional Development and Academic Support (OPDAS), the Office of Distance Learning offers ongoing workshops on a variety of topics related to online teaching and learning. Check the calendar on the homepage for upcoming workshop dates. Please submit topic suggestions to:

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Email the UH West Oʻahu Office of Distance Learning at or click the request form button below.