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Student Guide

Updated on:

16 March 2012

ITSC ELea rning Team ( http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/eLearning )


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Table of Contents
A.

Welcome to CU eLearning System...................................................................................................... 1

B.

Java & browser requirement.............................................................................................................. 1

C.

Logging in the new eLearning System ................................................................................................. 1

D.

Customizing your home page ............................................................................................................. 2

E.

Notifications Dashboard .................................................................................................................... 3

F.

Browsing a course ............................................................................................................................. 4

G.

Submit an assignment ....................................................................................................................... 5

H.

Taking a test...................................................................................................................................... 7

I.

View your grades............................................................................................................................... 9

J.

Create or Reply to a thread.............................................................................................................. 11

K.

Creating Blog entry.......................................................................................................................... 13

L.

Creating Journal entry ..................................................................................................................... 15

M. Signing Up to Join a Self-Enrollment Course Group............................................................................ 17


N.

Getting help.................................................................................................................................... 19

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A.

Welcome to CU eLearning System

The CU eLearning System i s powered by Blackboard Learn s ys tem. It i s a full-featured a nd widely


a dopted eLearning environment a round the world. Students can check course a nnouncements;
download s yllabus, lecture notes a nd other course materials; submit assignments and collaborate with
tea m members in a group.
To l earn more please vi sit our website at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/eLearning.

B.

Java & browser requirement

Ens ure that you a re using a supported browser a nd operating system.




Check the s upported browsers a nd operating systems list from


http://kb.blackboard.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=72810639

Ja va Runtime Environment (JRE) is required, you ca n download from


http://ja va.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.

C.

Logging in the new eLearning System

Logi n i nformation
 Username: Sta ff ID/ Student ID (e.g. 123456 / 1100123456)
Computi ng ID (e.g. b000123 / s 1100123456)
 Password:
CWEM pa ssword

Further i nformation regarding your a ccount a nd password can be found a t


http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/itsc/onlineapp/accounts/reply.html

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D.

Customizing your home page

When you successfully l og i n to eLearn, you will see the Home pa ge. Here you will find a listing of courses
i n which you a re currently enrolled, s ome tools a nd announcements area. You ca n personalize your home
pa ge by a dding more modules using Add Module a nd changing the color scheme a t Personalize Page.

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You ca n a ccess your enrolled course under My Courses module.


Qui ck l inks to available Tools:
 Announcements check courses & s ystem announcements i n one page
 My Grades vi ew a ssignment & a ssessment grades
 Send Email s end email to your classes
 Personal Information ma na ge privacy s ettings
My Announcements - vi ew i mportant information a bout your cl asses or the eLearn s ystem.
You ca n customize your vi ew by a dding modules such as My Calendar a nd My Task.
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E.

Notifications Dashboard

Noti fications Dashboard provides a convenient place for students to find updates of their courses
i ncl uding when new content becomes a vailable and due dates of assignments and tests.

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Whats New reports on additions and changes to course content.


To Do s hows a ny works that has Due dates.
Needs Attention s hows i tems waiting for review or grading.
Alerts s hows any works that has not been submitted by the due date a nd Early Warnings s etting by
i ns tructor.
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F.

Browsing a course

To vi ew the contents of a course, go to Home then click on the course name under My Courses to enter
the course home page. You wi ll see the Course Menu on the l eft, cl ick the menu i tem to navigate
through the course. Instructors can customize the menu, s o the menu links a nd appearance may be
di fferent from course to course.

If you ca nt find the


Course Menu, cl i ck
thi s arrow to s how
the menu.

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G.

Submit an assignment

Once you have chosen the course you would l ike to work in, select Assignments from the left hand
na vi gation Course Menu, or fi nd the Assignment l i nk i n Content Area.
1.

Sel ect the assignment that your i nstructor has posted.

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3.

Rea d the Assignment Information.


If your i nstructor would like you to submit your assignment vi a the assignment submission text box,
wri te your text in the box under Assignment Materials. If you would like to submit your assignment
through an attachment, select Browse My Computer then upload your assignment file.
Your upl oaded assignment a ppears below the text editor.
Cl i ck Submit.

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A message appears on top of the s creen, indicating that your assignment has been submitted
s uccessfully.

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H.

Taking a test

Sel ect Test from the Course Menu or fi nd the Test link from Content Area.
1. Sel ect the test that your instructor has posted.

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3.

Rea d the test i nstruction.


Cl i ck Begin. If the test i s timed, the timer starts once Begin i s clicked.

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4.
5.

Ans wer the test questions. Cl ick Save answer ea ch time you have fi nished one question.
Cl i ck Save and Submit once you have finished the test.

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A message appears i ndicating your test has been submitted successfully.


Cl i ck OK to vi ew your test result i f i nstructor releases it once you fi nished the test.

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I.

View your grades

Students vi ew grades from the My Grades tool. You can check the grade record and grading details of a n
a s signment or test. Instructors may choose to make a grade i tem unavailable.
1. Sel ect My Grades from the Course Menu or fi nd the My Grades l ink from Tools.

2.

Cl i ck Icon Legend i n l ower l eft corner a nd vi ew the explanations.

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Icon Legend:

Completed A checkma rk is s hown when the i tem has been completed.

Needs Grading A green exclamation mark is s hown i f your work is waiting for a grade.

Attempt in Process A pa per with a pen is s hown i f you are currently using the As sessment or
As s ignment.

Grade Exempted for this User - A s ha ded blue s quare is displayed if you a re exempted from the
a cti vi ty.

Error - A red exclamation ma rk is displayed if there is a system error.

A Dash (-) i s displayed when there is no i nformation about your grade.

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J.

Create or Reply to a thread

Sel ect Discussion Board from the Course Menu or fi nd the Discussions l ink from Content Area.
1. Sel ect a forum that your instructor has s et up.

2.
3.

You ma y create a thread by cl icking Create Thread.


If you wi sh to reply to a thread, select a thread.

4.

Then cl ick Reply.

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5.

Enter the message in the text editor. Cl ick Submit.

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K.

Creating Blog entry

1.

Acces s the Blog tool or find the link of blog in Content Area. In thi s example, select a blog from
Content Area.

2.

Cl i ck Create Blog Entry.

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Enter the ti tle for the new blog entry. Type your message i n the text editor.
You ma y a ttach one or more files to the blog entry a t Blog Entry Files
You ma y s ave a n unfinished entry as a draft by cl icking the Save Entry as Draft.
OR you ma y Post Entry.

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Creating Journal entry

1.

Acces s the Journal tool or fi nd the link of blog in Content Area. In thi s example, s elect a Journal
from Content Area.

2.

Cl i ck Create Journal Entry.

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5.
6.

Enter the ti tle for the journal entry. Type your message in the text editor.
You ma y a ttach one or more files to the journal entry a t Journal Entry Files
You ma y s ave a n unfinished entry as a draft by cl icking the Save Entry as Draft.
OR you ma y Post Entry.

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M. Signing Up to Join a Self-Enrollment Course Group


Your i nstructor ca n create groups of students within a course. These course groups have their own area in
the course to collaborate. Your i nstructor ca n choose whether to allow you to s elf-enroll i n a course
group. The i nstructor also has the option to display the names of other members of the group to help you
choos e which group to join.
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2.

3.

Sel ect Groups from the Course Menu or fi nd the Groups l ink from Tools a rea.
On the Groups page, click View Sign-up Sheet to Join a Group.

On the Sign Up Sheet pa ge, cl ick the Sign Up button. You a re automatically a dded to the group.
(Notes: Once you a re enrolled i n a group, you cant remove yourself from it. You need to contact
your i nstructor to unenroll your name from the group.)

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After you s ign-up a group, the Group Homepage wi l l appear. You may s ee the names of your Group
members.
5. Under the Group Tools, you ma y a lso find the tools your i nstructor has made available to you.
(W i thin Group page, you may Exchange files, Send email, Enter discussion forums a nd Enter
col l aboration sessions with your group members)
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6.

The My Groups panel a ppears following the Course Menu. It provi des direct links to the group s pace
for ea ch group you belong to. You can expand the panel to reveal all the tools that a re available for
the group to use. If you a re enrolled in a group, the panel appears a utomatically.

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Getting help

eLearning@CUHK website
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/eLearning

Quick Reference for Students


http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/eLearning/c_systems/elearn/quickref.html

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