Want to take an online class? See if youʻre ready by taking our Online Readiness Quiz. Need assistance with navigating Laulima? Want to stay connected to the Campus? Looking for Tutoring? We can help!
Caitlin Tashibana is the new ASUHWO Senator for Distance Learning
"The Associated Students of the University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu (ASUHWO) is an autonomous governing body that works to coordinate student services, including organizing school-wide functions and recognizing funding, and supporting student groups at the University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu (UHWO). ASUHWO continuously works to convey student concerns to the school's faculty and administration, and its members serve as consulted stakeholders in school-wide decisions."
Tech Tip of the Month
Digital portfolios can be a good way to share your experience, abilities, and interest with prospective employers. A digital portfolio can be created by tailoring a website to showcase your resume, curriculum vita, or completed projects. There are a few things you want to keep in mind. Make sure that your name is clearly visible in the header. Include quality photos or renderings if your work. Provide clear captions for your features that provide background and context for your work. Design your site to be responsive to mobile device users. Make sure that you test it out on your own before sharing it with others. You can slowly build your digital portfolio by adding new material after every semester or at the completion of big projects. There are many sites to help you get started. Consider using one of these: WordPress.com, Behance.net, Google Sites, weebly.com, Wix.com, or Pressfolios.com. As with every other project, you may want to consider brainstorming and making a plan before you sit down to put things together on the website. If you have questions about using specific tools or would like to request a tutorial, please send an email to email@example.com. Additionally, you can find resources for other things related to distance learning at our webpage: https://westoahu.hawaii.edu/distancelearning/student/.
Distance Learning Contingency Plan
As with any technology, Laulima and other Internet based course delivery systems have the potential for technical problems. We like to think this technology will be available to you all semester.
In the event of a course downtime or a performance issue, there are a few steps that you can take to be able to continue your course work during such a technology failure:
- Save and/or print a copy of the syllabus, assignment schedule, and course material available.
- Save your instructor's email address so that you are able to contact them as necessary.
- Save names of fellow classmates, so that you may contact each other through another email system.
- Determine that the problem is with Laulima/Internet-based course site and not your Internet Service Provider.
- Visit your favorite website and if it is available then it may be a Laulima problem that IT is working to fix.
Requirements for Online Learning
Are you prepared to take an online class?
Take this quick quiz to see if you're prepared.
For any course at UH West O‘ahu with online components, you need:
- Window or Macintosh-based computer with capability to run a web browser (such as Firefox)
- Media Software (such as RealPlayer)
- Other application software and/or plug-ins needed to access or run content (such Adobe Reader or Java)
- Play audio/sound
- Check with your instructors for special requirements for the courses
- If you are purchasing a computer, refer to these computer recommendations
- Internet Service Provider (ISP) to provide reliable broadband Internet service
- Ability to access Laulima (online course management system) via a web browser (Mozilla Firefox is recommended)
- A recent version of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Center for Student Access
The University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu (UH West O‘ahu) is committed to making its programs and services fully and equally accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504), and all related University of Hawai‘i policies and state laws. By providing full access to qualified students with disabilities, UH West O‘ahu demonstrates its belief that the community will benefit from the skills and talents of these individuals.
Handy Help Wall
The outside of our office showcases helpful tips about some of the most frequently asked questions about Laulima and other online tools. This link takes you to the digital versions of these tips.
Information Technology Services (ITS) also provides support for students using Laulima. Students may submit requests for Laulima technical support in any of the following ways:
In-person: Visit the IT Service Center on the first floor of the Library
Phone: (808) 689-2411
Online requests for assistance may also be submitted to the Laulima support staff at UH ITS by clicking on the “Request Assistance” link at https://laulima.hawaii.edu.
The UHWO Library is committed to providing seamless access to both print and electronic resources; to instructing and guiding students, faculty, staff and community members on how to use such resources; to creating a sense of place-and not just a space-on campus where the University community can connect and engage; and to enabling students to make independent, confident decisions regarding their information needs now and beyond their undergraduate careers.
The No‘eau Center provides academic support through testing services, tutoring, workshops, and other support services to help students succeed at UH West O‘ahu, The mission of the No‘eau Center is to promote life-long learning by helping students at all levels of ability to gain the skills necessary to learn effectively, confidently, and independently.
The UH West O‘ahu Student Affairs Office provides the following services:
- admissions information
- academic advising
- course registration assistance
- financial aid, scholarships, and veteran benefits
To request information you may contact the Student Affairs Office at (808) 689-2900, toll-free at 1-866-299-8656 or click on the button below.
Students taking courses from UH West O‘ahu may purchase textbooks online through the UH West O‘ahu Bookstore. Books for courses offered by other campuses need to be purchased through the bookstore for that campus.
The University of Hawai’i - West O’ahu (UHWO) strives to provide an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination.