questionSMS 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.

Students may send their responses via an SMS or through the web interface at http://qsms.nus.edu.sg/post.aspx

New features

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ithenticate

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.

Turnitin will remain for staff to check on students' work in a classroom situation. Unlike iThenticate, Turnitin also has additional features such as PeerMark.

The differences between iThenticate and Turnitin are summarised in the table below.

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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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Existing Active Learning Room at S16

Existing Active Learning Room at S16

CIT is coordinating with the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science and the School of Computing to redesign and reconfigure about 35 seminars rooms into active learning seminar rooms to support NUS’ technology-enhanced learning strategy.

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A self-recording room will be launched at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. This is the second self-recording room, after the Faculty of Science. A roadshow and demonstration will be held on Mon 9 Feb at 1030 hrs and Tue 17 Feb at 1430 hrs.

For more information about the roadshow and demonstration, please contact the FASS AV Support Unit.