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Are you prepared to take an online class? Take this quick quiz to see if youʻre prepared.
For any course at UH West O‘ahu with online components, you need:
- Windows (preferred) or Macintosh based computer with the 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 as Adobe Reader or Java), and play audio/sound. Check the comments in the Schedule of Classes for special requirements for 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 web browser (Mozilla Firefox is recommended).
- Recent version of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
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 web site or www.uhwo.hawaii.edu, if these pages are available, then more than likely it is a Laulima/Internet based course site problem and IT is working on fixing the issue.
Tutorial Videos & Help
Introduction to Laulima
This video is an overview of Laulima, which is our online classroom management system. Take a few minutes to review ways you can access Laulima and a few of the more popular tools.
Tech Tip of the Month
Have you backed up your computer lately? If not, you might want to think about it. Imagine all the work you’ve done this year and last year and year before suddenly being inaccessible. Sure it’s not gone, but you can’t get to it; not to mention your pictures, movies, videos, or music. So, what does it mean to “back up your computer”? It means to make a copy of all the things on your current hard drive some place else. This could be an external hard drive or a cloud based system like Dropbox.com or Google Drive. The idea is that you have a separate space to keep a copy of your digital life and works. You can find external hard drives in stores and online for between $20 and a few hundred depending on size and style. If you decide to go with a cloud option, there are student plans that are free or cheap ($2 - $10 per month). To be really secure you may want to consider investing in both an external drive and a cloud drive. If you’re just interested in testing things out, consider installing the Google Drive Utility app on your machine. This will allow you to automatically sync Google Drive files on your computer with Google Drive files on the web. It may involve a little time and effort now, but it can save you from having to rewrite an entire paper in the future.
Other Online Resources
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.
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.
Stay connected w/ASUHWO Senator for Distance Learning
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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.
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. Please provide a description of the request and your contact information (name, phone number, email address)
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.