CIT Newsletter – Latest Issue

IVLE revamped

promo-videoThe Integrated Virtual Learning Environment (IVLE) is undergoing a major revamp. The new interface is already available if you want to use it. While the new IVLE looks very different, the majority of the functions have been retained.

New users should find their initial experience of IVLE less daunting. Existing users will probably need to get used to the interface, but CIT is confident that the new IVLE offers a more streamlined experience while retaining the many features that has made it indispensable in NUS.

New features

  • In-video quiz
  • Promo video
  • Better support for Flipped Classrooms
  • ISBN information retrieval
  • Sticky Topic in Forums

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questionSMS updates

vote-for-free-text-question-03questionSMS is an opt-in classroom response service that enables you to receive questions, feedback and responses to questions during your lectures and seminars on a web browser. This is done without interrupting the flow of your lecture or presentation.

New features

  • Voting for Free Text Question
  • Enhanced Free Text Question in Live Response
  • Additional chart for Poll Question in Live Response
  • Enhanced reports for different question types

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iThenticate - plagiarism prevention for academics, researchers and postgraduate students

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Many people in the NUS community are familiar with Turnitin, the plagiarism prevention tool for the undergraduate classroom.

NUS has added iThenticate to its plagiarism prevention portfolio. This plagiarism prevention tool, by the makers of Turnitin, is targeted at scholarly and professional plagiarism.

iThenticate enables academics, researchers and postgraduate students to check their own work. Unlike Turnitin, the submitted work is not added to a student database. This means that your submitted work does not become a source that other users' submissions are checked against.

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Self-Recording Rooms at FASS and FOS

arts-and-science-recording-roomsCIT has partnered with the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences to develop Self-Recording Rooms at the respective Faculties.

The rooms allow teaching staff to produce PC-based recordings in a well-lit environment which is sound-damped. The rooms are also equipped with interactive pen displays and coloured curtains which allow for simple replacement of the recording background.

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