About Greg Walker

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Laulima Changes

What’s New in Laulima

General Updates/Changes

  • Enhanced user navigation, including
    • collapsible toolbars       ,collapsible toolbars
    • direct access to some tools from the navigation tab areacollapsible toolbars2
    • new icons icons icons2
    • New tutorial that introduces you to basic functions tutorial
  • Built-in Help now with images and improved search function help
  • “Users present” list moved to bottom-right corner and can be toggled open and closedusers present
  • Calendar widget in MyWorkspace lists from which site events are listed calendar
  • New tool: Lessons – used to assemble and structure content lesson builder
  • New Tool: Curriculum Builder-create a reading list of  EBSCO Host resources.EBSCO
  • New Tool: Sign-up – sign up for meetings, have it listed on the schedule tool sign-up
  • “Tasks, Tests and Surveys” now known as “Assignments, Tests and Surveys” ats
  • “Site Stats” now known as “Statistics” stats
  • The “Blogs” and “Blogger” tools have been replaced by “ClogClog
  • The “Discussion” tool has been phased out.
  • Tools hidden appear with gray italic text in the menu list  tools unseen

Tool Updates

Assignments

  • Instructors can now submit assignments for students (via View -> Assignment List by Student) assignments

Assignments, Tests and Surveys (formerly known as Tasks, Tests and Surveys)

  • Ability to print out assessments with or without answersassessment

Forums

  • Some language has changed in the tool; Post New Thread is now Start a New Conversationstart
  • There is a Display Message Content/Display Subject Only toggle button toggle
  • Grade within Forums (createiteminGradebook first)
    1. foums grade1
    2. foums grade2
  • Ability to duplicate forum or topicduplicate
  • Option to have student post something before being able to read template post
  • New permissions layout permissions

Gradebook

  • When using Categories/Categories & Weighting you can now:
    • Enable drop highest
    • Enable drop lowest
    • Enable keep highest
    • drop grade
  • Added PDF export in addition to Excel and CSV export
    •  all grades
    •  show hide
  • Can Hide/Show columns

Site Info

  • If a site is unpublished, you can click to publish from outside Site Info (by clicking on the “Unpublished Site” badge’s “(Publish Now)” link publish
  • Timestamp at bottom of participant list notes when last change was made  update participants
  • In “Page Order” lock a tool/page- hides tools and disables its use. lock
  • You can no longer add tools in “Page Order”

Profile Tool

  • Access via the bust icon in the upper right corner.profile

Resources

  • Ability to upload .zip files and extract its contents, and also .zip Laulima folders

Blog Challenge Activites

Activity 1: Set up your blog

  1. UPDATE YOUR PROFILE
    • Update your name.
    • Change your password.
    • Update your contact information.
  2. UPLOAD YOUR AVATAR
    • Select a photo or create your avatar using an online tool.
    • Resize your image to 200 pixels wide by 200 pixels high.
    • Upload and crop the image
  3. CHECK YOUR SETTINGS
    • Select your timezone
  4. CUSTOMIZE YOUR BLOG THEME TO YOUR COURSE
    • Change your theme, header (course name)and background.

Activity 2: Create your first blog post (sensemaking artifact) and comment on other blog posts.

  1.  Create a blog post (sensemaking artifact)that provides some understanding of why you love to teach. What gets you up in the morning? What’s your core reason for doing what you do? Everybody has a reason WHY, but we can lose sight of our WHY, and so we want you to reclaim and embrace it!
    • Write an attention grabbing title
    • Insert a link
    • Use short paragraphs
    • Write the first sentence of each paragraph to make your readers want to read the rest of the paragraph.
  2. Comment on another learners blog post by analyzing OR asking a question that proposes answers.
    • Your comment takes something from the artifact and analyzes it. It might make a criticism, an observation an interpretation, or draw a conclusion
    • Your comment is a question that proposes answers. The good question asks “why” and “how” and demonstrates you have thought about, and have done some research, on the question. Answers are proposed and asked for feedback.

Activity 3: Share your WHY in a visual format.

  1. Create a blog post that includes a still image you create (this could be a photo of you holding up a sign – or something more imaginative, of course) that provides some understanding of why you love to teach.
  2. Tell us a bit more about your WHY.
  3. Comment on another learners image blog post.
    • Your comment takes something from the artifact and analyzes it. It might make a criticism, an observation an interpretation, or draw a conclusion.
    • Your comment is a question that proposes answers. The good question asks “why” and “how” and demonstrates you have thought about, and have done some research, on the question. Answers are proposed and asked for feedback

Activity 4: Embed a video in a post.

  1. Create a short clip, around 3-5 seconds in length, that provides some understanding of why you love to teach
  2. Upload your clip to YouTube.
  3.  How to upload a video to YouTube 
  4. Embed your clip in a blog post, and tell us a bit more about your WHY.
  5. Embedding Videos from Video Sharing Websites
  6. Comment on another learners blog post.
    • Your comment takes something from the artifact and analyzes it. It might make a criticism, an observation an interpretation, or draw a conclusion.
    • Your comment is a question that proposes answers. The good question asks “why” and “how” and demonstrates you have thought about, and have done some research, on the question. Answers are proposed and asked for feedback.

Activity 5: Create Pages and Menus

  1. Create a Course About Page that includes your course syllabus.
  2. Create a personal About Page that includes your posts about why you teach.
  3. Create a custom menu and add the pages you just created.

Activity 6:  Set up your widgets, tags and categories

Please complete the following:

  1. Setup your blogs sidebars and make necessary changes.
    • Remove unnecessary widgets you don’t need.
    • Add the custom menu widget. Add the menu to the custom menu widget that contains your 2 about me pages you create in activity 5.
  2. Create categories- go to Posts > Categories and set up the names of the new categories. Name one catagory about me.
    1. Assign your about me category to your why I teach posts using the Quick Edit action link menu in Posts > Edit.
  3. Add your Category widget t to your blog side bar
    • Remember categories won’t display in your Category widget until they have been assigned to a post
  4. Create a blog post called “Set up your widgets, tags and categories” and describe step-by step what you did what you did.

Laulima Tools

 Overview

Laulima is the University of Hawaii’s online Collaboration and Learning Environment. Laulima provides students with accessibility to course content and communication tools for interaction with the instructor and other students within the course. A course offered through Laulima can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet. Some courses will use Laulima as a supplement to their traditional face-to-face course. Other courses will deliver all of the course material, testing, and communication within Laulima as a totally online course.

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Overview

Laulima is the University of Hawaii’s online collaborative learning environment. You can use Laulima to organize class materials, streamline communication with your students (including feedback on assignments and grades), reduce paper use, and increase student engagement for your online and face-to-face classes.

If this is your first time using Laulima or would prefer a more guided approach to using Laulima, consider registering for the Laulima Challenge workshop to get the basics you need to use Laulima as both a student and instructor.

For a self-service option, use the links in the left menu to get a jump start on a few things to do before, during, and at the end of the semester. Use the links on the right if you want to find specific information on a particular tool in Laulima.

 Educational Uses

  • Use as a course management site to manage all your course content, syllabus, activities, assessments, grades, etc.
  • Communicate with your students through Mailtool, Forums, Chat tools, and others.
  • See award-winning examples of how Leeward CC instructors use Laulima.

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