August 21, 2014
by Greg Walker
I hope the following information will help you to get off to a great start in your online courses.
Every semester, new Laulima sites are automatically created for every course you are teaching. It is important to set up your Laulima workspace and set up each course.
If you have a question about Laulima you may want to refer to the Laulima Support page. If you need further help with Laulima please sign-up for a TO^3 appointment.
If students do not see your course in Laulima.
If your students do not see your course listed in the blue tab bar, check if it is listed under the 201330 or 201333 term under the “My Active Sites” tab. If it is not there, please fill out a “Request Assistance” form and provide detailed information about the course you are looking for.
Face-to-Face Laulima Orientation Activity for New DE Students
The Educational Media Center will be providing a face-to face Laulima Orientation ActivitynSaturday August 23rd, 2014 8:00-9:00 am Room BE-229 for new students on how to use Laulima. All DE students have received email notifications inviting them to the orientation activity.
Online Laulima Orientation Activity for New DE Students
The Educational Media Center also provides the Laulima Orientation Activity online for DE students. Here are the directions to complete the activity.
- Join the De student orientation Laulima course. After you log into Laulima, in the “My Workspace” tab to the left scroll down and click on “membership.”Once that pops up click on joinable sites. Scroll down until you see “DE Student Orientation. If it is not visible at first go to the top right where it says “show 20 items…” Click on the drop bar and click on “show 200 items…” then look for the DE course. Once you find the DE course click “join” right underneath it.After that you can find the course by either scrolling up and clicking on my “My Current Sites” or by clicking the “My Active Sites” tab at the very top of the page
- Here is a short video on how to join the DE Student Orientation course in Laulima. http://youtu.be/WR-bT93mkU4
- Complete the Laulima DE Orientation Activity Sheet. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fIdPkTnyubD8nxGlcsTdj0duv5VXacrbIfyp7DwY_ZM/viewform
iLearn@Leeward is a site dedicated to helping distance students. Here are a couple of resources your students can find at this site.
iTeach@ Leeward- dedicated to helping distance faculty. Here are a few resources you can find at this site.
Here are a couple of additional resources you may be interested in.
Distance education is all about removing barriers for students, especially the barrier of isolation from teachers and colleagues. To help you remove the barriers of student isolation we suggest reviewing the seven principles of good practice in undergraduate education (A Collection of Ideas for Teaching and Learning with Technology) originally framed by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1986.
Finally, if at anytime you need assistance with your online course please sign-up for a TO^3 appointment.
I hope you have a rewarding Fall 2014 semester. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns.
Distance Education Coordinator