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To Teaching Staff, Teaching Support Staff, Staff/Student TAs
From ITSC eLearning Support
Date 30 / 11 / 2018
Subject Pilot Opportunities: Qualtrics, Blackboard Ally, Blackboard Ultra Course View - November 2018 eLearning Newsletter
Enquiry / Judy Lo (ITSC) x31711

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Welcome to the November edition of our eLearning newsletter!

The newsletter is sent to all academic staff (all ranks; full-time and part-time) according to information provided by the Human Resources Office by email regularly. With the feedback received, this newsletter is sent additionally to all users in 2018-19 Blackboard courses with course instructor role and TA / Support Staff role.

Please help to share the information with staff/student TAs and colleagues with teaching support duties of your unit.


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CUHK Qualtrics Pilot (Research Core)
Unlimited surveys for all staff and student users!
You may now follow the steps below to start using the service.
  1. Visit
  2. Login via CUHK Login using your @cuhk or @link.cuhk email and OnePass CWEM Password.
You may find below information useful to get you started:
  1. Qualtrics Online Tutorials:
  2. Qualtrics Support Email:

Special notes:

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Blackboard Ally Pilot (Blackboard Accessibility Add-on)
Ally helps improve the accessibility of your course content by (i) automatically generating "alternative formats" of your files for your students, and (ii) displaying the “Ally Indicators” next to your course files to provide detailed feedback to you on how to improve their accessibilities.
  • Ally has been enabled in all 2015-16 Blackboard courses for your checking
  • Ally will be enabled in all 2018-19 Term 2 Blackboard courses
  • Please contact Judy Lo (ITSC) at if you need to opt out of this Pilot
Learn More >>
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Blackboard Ultra Course View Pilot

Individual teachers may now opt-in to use Ultra Course View

  • Please contact Judy Lo (ITSC) at if you are interested in joining this Pilot.
Learn More >>
Blackboard Service Suspension on Dec 25 at 4-8 am
Blackboard service will be unavailable during the period
Contact Us >>
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Termination of Echo360 System

Echo360 system will be terminated on Dec 31, 2018

  • Access to the Echo360 system will end on Dec 31, 2018
  • Content migrated from Echo360 to Panopto ready for checking under the folder "Echo360 migration"
  • Contact us at if assistance is needed to locate your content
Learn More >>
v3500.5.0 arriving on Dec 6
Check out the Release Notes for details about the updated/new features.
Details >>
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Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2018
Online Registration Deadline: Dec 6, 2018, 9am
Learn More >>

Goodbye Autumn

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