News

by Joe Chow

Teaching Studio
This summer, six teaching studios comprising Rooms LI-G600, LI-4109, LI-4208, LI-4307, LI4400 and LI-4412 in the Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (LI) have undergone a makeover to provide staff and students with a new modern teaching and learning environment. The renovation is the result of ...

by Desmond Chan

dual monitors
Considering the current pandemic, the University has adopted a hybrid approach to teaching. This new way of teaching involves some students coming to the classrooms in person and some students joining the class online via Zoom. To ensure a smooth teaching experience, a second monitor could become ...

by Deep Batra

AI based Camera
The Computing Services Centre (CSC) is introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based tracking cameras in all teaching venues for online and mixed-mode classes. The camera will automatically pan and track the teacher when he/she walks within the designated area at the teaching venue, thus creating a ...

by Joe Chow

PVS
​ As mentioned in the previous article (item 3 in Ref: Network Computing Issue 85 - September 2015), the first phase of desktop virtualization using Citrix Provisioning Service (PVS) had been implemented in selected teaching venues (a few lecture theatres, classrooms and CSC teaching studios) for ...

by by Annie Yu

IT Course
As mentioned in the March issue, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) will make Windows 10 available on CSC-managed computers for teaching and learning starting Semester A 2016-17. In the meantime, the Central IT is testing Windows 10 compatibility with all in-house developed central applications ...

by Joe Lee

New and Relocation of Printing Facilities Two new Konica Minolta industrial grade fast printers have been installed to replace the old printers at the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC) to support the quota-controlled free printing service for students. A new colour printer is also made ...

by Tony Chan

The Computing Services Centre (CSC) is preparing to launch the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) program very soon, to cater for the trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and explore the feasibility of adopting personal mobile devices for teaching and learning. Around 40 virtual desktops will be ...

by Annie Yu

With technology moving along at a rate so fast that it is easy to fall behind if one does not stay up to date with one’s IT skill set. The Computing Services Centre (CSC) saw the training needs and had been running Staff Computer Courses and Student Computer Literacy courses for many years. Course ...

by Joe Lee, Simpson Wong, Tony Chan

Relocation of Mac Lab To improve management of Teaching Studios, the Mac Lab (AC2-5607) has been relocated to room AC2-4101 on 4/F. All Mac machines, lockers, benches and the working environment are maintained. Room AC2-5607 is now equipped with advanced PCs providing two operating systems (Windows ...

by Tony Chan

Nowadays, the adoption of mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones are changing the way that people work. Using personal devices at work makes users feel more comfortable and work faster with their own customized and personalized settings, thus increases productivity levels as well as user ...