Laulima is the University of Hawaii’s web-based online course management system, utilized by all UH campuses including the community colleges. Whether a class is face-to-face, hybrid, or totally online, Laulima may be utilized by both instructor and students for content delivery, communication, and testing.
How to Connect
To use Laulima, you need an Internet connection (broadband required) and a recent web browser (Firefox strongly recommended and is a free download at: (http://mozilla.com/firefox) and a UH username/guest account. Depending on the content of the course, you may need additional resources (eg. pdf reader, PowerPoint reader, word-processing software, etc). You may want to either poll your participants to see if they meet the technical requirements or alert them ahead of time regarding the software requirements necessary for the course.
To log in to Laulima, point your web browser to: laulima.hawaii.edu
Why Use Laulima?
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Laulima is the virtual classroom environment for all classes at UH Maui College, which provides course infrastructure to create a learning community that connects learners with vast resources and supports coaching, collaboration, and communication during the learning process.
Laulima provides an instructional environment that includes e-mail with file attachments, asynchronous threaded-message bulletin board, user discussion boards, course as well as individual calendars, dynamic assignment links, online exam delivery, organizational tools for individual users, and links to informational resources and multimedia instructional assets used to enhance learning.
Benefits gained from using Laulima are:
• Engage in electronic collaboration.
• Use and create structured electronic documents.
• Use technology-enhanced presentations.
• Use appropriate electronic tools for research and evaluation.
• Use spreadsheets and databases to manage information.
• Use electronic tools for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
• Have a working knowledge of collaborative technology environments.
The UH Maui College course design and instructional methods facilitated by using Laulima encourages participation and interaction, fosters peer collaboration and consultation, enhances the quality and depth of written communication, and improves students' skills in deduction.
In addition, students must develop their skills in using information technology tools for solving problems. When students leave the UH Maui College program, most will find themselves in workplaces where information technology is embraced as an essential tool. The use of Laulima provides an excellent context for the development of problem solving and technology skills that will serve them well in their careers.
According to the Hawaiian dictionary, Laulima means “Cooperation, joint action; group of people working together; community food patch; to work together, cooperate. Literally, Laulima means “many hands." It is an ideal name, as many hands have created it, and many hands continue to utilize it. Our implementation of Laulima is a set of web based tools for learning, instruction, and collaboration. These tools are based on the open source Sakai collaborative learning environment (http://www.sakaiproject.org).
The Laulima sites for your credit courses are created automatically. About a week before classes start, the sites are automatically published and the ones from last semester are unpublished. You can also publish or unpublish your sites manually whenever you want.
Faculty and staff can also request additional collaboration or work spaces by clicking on the “Request Account” link on the bottom of any Laulima page.