Tip of the Week

Each week, the Office of Distance Learning sets out to provide interesting and helpful topics in technology and education.

Week of 01/30/2023

In December, the Laulima v21 update resulted in several improvements to the LMS user interface and introduced new tools. Among the changes is an optional dark mode theme and a Dashboard tool. The UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC) recently presented a webinar ...

Week of 01/23/2023

Zoom’s new whiteboard is a collaborative workspace that can be used to illustrate lecture points or host a group activity. New template options include a timeline, flowchart, SWOT analysis, world map, storyboard, and other formats to spur discussions and plan ...

Week of 01/16/2023

Guard against search engine phishing with an ad blocker The FBI has recently urged internet users to install ad blockers on their browsers to block ads that impersonate brands and lure users to mock websites. The public service announcement offers tips to protect ...

Week of 01/09/2023

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a revised Americans with Disabilities Act website, ada.gov. The updated website is designed to better serve the public and improve access for people with disabilities. Users can now access the website with mobile devices, ...

Week of 01/02/2023

Need a bit of AI assistance with writing mechanics? Grammarly points out spelling and punctuation mistakes, as well as repetitive language, to improve writing results. A UH ITS-approved instructional third-party tool, Grammarly can also streamline sentences with ...

Week of 12/12/2022

Laulima templates simplify course building Planning an upcoming online course? Consider applying a Laulima course template. The UHWO Course Design Template includes ready-to-use Lessons pages complete with checklists to help students keep track of weekly ...

Week of 12/05/2022

UH YouTube channels are a well-established way to reach students with lecture videos and curated playlists. Community posts are another option to connect with these viewers. Find the Community tab under the Content section of YouTube Studio. Click the plus-sign icon ...

Week of 11/28/2022

Financial worry can distract students from their studies and delay their dreams of earning a degree. The Financial Foundation video series supports student success with solid advice for applying for scholarships, building a personal credit score and more. The ...

Week of 11/21/2022

2022 UH Excellence in Teaching panelists promote icebreakers, Jamboards The UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC) has released a recording of their recent webinar, The 2022 UH Excellence in Teaching Faculty Panel. The presentation highlighted strategies and activities ...

Week of 11/14/2022

A recent Quality Matters article, Creating Process Demonstration Videos, reviewed several types of lecture demo videos. Among them were “Khan-style” videos, a style popularized by Khan Academy. Think whiteboard with digital pen and voice-over. These seemingly ...