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Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

Welcome Message from the Director of Computer Centre  

 
Welcome to HKU
HKU Portal Services
ICT for Supporting Teaching and Learning
HKU Campus Network
High Performance Computation (HPC) Support
Our Assistance


 
Nam Ng
Director 

Tel: 2859 2491 
E-mail: nng@cc.hku.hk

 

Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

New Developments of HKU Portal

  1. Portal Search Function
  2. Selectable Screen Colour
  3. HKU Portal for Retired Staff

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Computer News No. 110 July-Aug. 2004

PC Stations in Centrally Administered Classrooms

      1. Introduction
      2. System configuration and software provided
      3. Installation schedule


 

Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

From the Help Desk ... Temporary Disk Space for Facilitating Email Deletion

      1. The disk quota of your email account is exceeded
      2. How to borrow some disk space and delete email
      3. How to delete other files in your server account


 

Computer News No. 110 July-Aug. 2004

Enhancement of the University's Campus Network Infrastructure

In this summer, we initiated a number of projects to enhance the functionalities of the campus network infrastructure.  What follows is a highlight of the projects:
      1. IEEE 802.11g wireless LAN in centrally administered classrooms and 802.11b wireless LAN in student halls
      2. Faster network links for Ricci Hall and University Hall
      3. Upgrade of network hubs in student residential halls
      4. Intrusion detection and prevention at Internet gateway
      5. Unified procedure for access to ACEnet, Wireless LAN and Hall Network
      6. Optical network linking Sassoon Road Campus and the Main Campus


 

Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

A Unified Procedure for Accessing ACEnet, Wireless LAN and Hall Network

In Computer News issue no.103, we announced the enhanced features for the Hall Network which allow the most commonly used network services, such as email and WWW, to be used on the Hall Network (HallNet) without going through the HKUVPN authentication procedure.  Now we are pleased to announce that the same features will be extended to ACEnet and Wireless LAN users starting from September 1, 2004.  This new arrangement will bring more flexibility and convenience to our users.

Users on the ACEnet and wireless LAN will be able to connect to the campus network in either of the following ways (after registering their network cards):

(A) If the user only uses the following services, he can simply connect his registered PC to the network using an Ethernet card or a wireless Ethernet card without login to the HKUVPN gateway to enjoy the high-speed network communications WITHIN the HKU Campus Network and access the following popular Internet services:

*** Important note for ICQ users using its file-transfer function:
(B) If the user wishes to do other kinds of Internet and Intranet communications, he can login to the HKUVPN gateway.

Note:

Should you have any questions about the arrangement, you are welcome to contact the undersigned.

 

Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN in Centrally Administered Classrooms

In the summer of 2000, Computer Centre began to deploy the IEEE 802.11b standard wireless LAN (WLAN) over the campus network as an extension of the Access Everywhere Network (ACEnet).  In the last few years, over 500 WLAN access points have been deployed to provide wireless-LAN coverage in many parts of the campus including centrally administered classrooms, student amenities centres, public podium areas, the libraries, conference/tutorial rooms of the departments and the entire Faculty of Medicine Building, etc.

The latest WLAN technology standard is IEEE 802.11g.  The IEEE 802.11g access points can deliver a network bandwidth of up to 54Mbps versus 11Mbps of the 802.11b.  Furthermore, the 802.11g WLAN access points can support 802.11b WLAN cards.  In this summer, Computer Centre has initiated a project of deploying 802.11g WLAN access points in 35 centrally administered classrooms that have more than 100 seats.  In each of these classrooms, one of the 802.11b WLAN access points has been replaced with a 802.11g WLAN access point.  This exercise will enable those notebook users with 802.11g WLAN cards to enjoy higher bandwidth, whereas existing users can still rely on their 802.11b WLAN cards to connect to the campus network as before.

In relation to this development, Computer Centre will re-deploy the 802.11b WLAN access points retired from the classrooms to common rooms of the student halls.  This redeployment would provide wireless access in the student halls.

The following is a list of centrally administered classrooms which have the 802.11g WLAN access points already installed:



 
 

Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

Termination of the 30-minute HKUPPP Dial-up Lines

In view of the decreasing trend in the demand for the HKUPPP dial-up service, Computer Centre is working to terminate the 30-minute HKUPPP staff-only dial-up lines that are of relatively low usage.  We have already terminated the lines of No. 29642300 at end of July this year, and we plan to terminate the lines of No. 29647000 by end of November.  It is also our plan to terminate the lines of No. 29757000 (60-minute staff-only lines) by end of 2004.  All users whom will be affected will be notified about the schedule so that they switch to use the other HKUPPP lines available.

For more information about the HKUPPP dial-up service and the dial-up numbers that are not affected by the above described plan, please visit: http://www.its.hku.hk/home/networks/dialup.htm


 

Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

New HP Server for Upgrading the HKUSUA System


 

Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

Service Termination of the HKUGIS Server in September 2004


 

Computer News No. 110 July-Aug. 2004

New PC Laboratory at Room 136 of Library Building, Old Wing


 

Computer News No. 110 July-Aug. 2004

Enhancement of Laser Printing and Software Provision in PC Laboratories


2. PC Software Upgraded

The PCs  in Old  Library Building are installed with Windows XP (English) and Windows XP (Traditional Chinese).  In addition to the English and Chinese versions of Windows XP, those PCs in Run Run Shaw Building are also installed with Windows Me (English) and Windows Me (Traditional Chinese) operating systems (OS).  The following table summarizes the operating systems that are supported in Centre's PC laboratories:

Operating Systems
 
Building
Room 
Operating System Supported
Run Run Shaw Building
RR-101, 103 & 201
  • Windows XP (English) and Windows XP (Traditional Chinese)
  • Windows Me (English) and Windows Me (Traditional Chinese)
Old Library Building
OLB-134,135 &136
  • Windows XP (English) and Windows XP (Traditional Chinese)

Application Software

The software packages provided on Windows XP have been upgraded to newer versions during the summer. These include Microsoft Office 2003, Acrobat 6.0, Photoshop CS, Dreamweaver MX 2003, etc.  Please refer to the following web pages for the lists of software packages and their versions that are provided in the Windows XP and Windows Me OS environments of the Centre's PC laboratories:

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Computer News No. 110 July-Aug. 2004

Update of Technical Services Offered by Computer Centre

    Computer Centre has been offering Technical Support Services for departments based on cost-recovery arrangements for many years. Such services include Computer Equipment Maintenace (CEM) Service based on annual subscription, full-time or part-time technician service for departments as well as ad hoc technician service based on hourly charges.  Our Centre's technical support team also handle trouble-shootings of problems related to the campus network infrastructure that are encountered by our users.  Due to the limited number of technicians in Computer Centre and its recent staff loss in this area, Computer Centre would like to announce the service hours of its technician services be revised as follows with effect from September 2004:

                Monday to Friday      -     from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                Saturday                    -     from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
                Sunday, public holidays and university holidays   -  service closed


 

Computer News No. 110, July-Aug 2004

Training News

The following are the training courses arranged by the Computer Center till December 2004 to help our staff and students learn how to use the various software and services.  Most courses are open to HKU staff and students free of charge.  Some courses are provided by a course vendor and a fee is charged for these courses (e.g. the Microsoft Office series and other PC software). Click on the course number to see the description of each course.
 
 
"register now" image Users can apply on-line for attending these courses through the web by visiting HKU Portal (https://hkuportal.hku.hk) => Services tab => Workshop and Courses (under Computer Centre Services)

Course Schedule
 
Note: RR = Run Run Shaw Building
OLB = Old Library Building

Computer Centre Orientation

No prior registration to attend the orientation course or workshop is required.  Please walk in and join any of the sessions of the course or workshop that you are interested in.
 

Orientation Course on Introduction to Computer Centre Services

 
30 Aug 2004 (Mon) 9:30am - 11:30am KB-223
1 Sep 2004 (Wed) 9:30am - 11:30am KB-223
2 Sep 2004 (Thu) 9:30am - 11:30am KB-223
3 Sep 2004 (Fri) 9:30am - 11:30am KB-223

Orientation Workshop on PC and Network Services of Computer Centre

 
30 Aug 2004 (Mon)
11:45 am - 12:45pm
OLB-134
1 Sep 2004 (Wed) 11:45 am - 12:45pm OLB-134
2 Sep 2004 (Thu) 11:45 am - 12:45pm OLB-134
3 Sep 2004 (Fri) 11:45 am - 12:45pm OLB-134

Courses on Email and HKU Portal Services

 
Introduction to Email and Computer Virus 8 Sept, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Introduction to HKU Portal and HKUESD - Student 15 Sept, 2004  9:30am-11:30am  RR-201
Introduction to HKU Portal and HKUESD- Staff 24 Sept, 2004 9:30am-11:30am RR-201

Courses on Statistics Software

 
Introduction to SPSS for Windows 13 Oct, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Introduction to SPSS for Windows 5 Nov, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201

Courses on Web-based Learning Systems

 
Introduction to WebCT (Web Course Tool) 6 Dec, 2004 9:30am-11:30am RR-201
Developing Online Courses with WebCT (Basic) 7 Dec, 2004 9:00am-1:00pm RR-201
Developing Online Courses with WebCT (Advanced) 10 Dec, 2004 9:30am-11:30am RR-201

Courses on Unix System and Applications

 
Introduction to Unix 17 Sept, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Introduction to Unix 6 Oct, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Introduction to Mathematica 15 Oct, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Introduction to MATLAB 20 Oct, 2004 2:30am-5:30pm RR-201

Courses on Bioinformatics Software

 
Introduction to SRS 20 Sept, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Introduction to EMBOSS 22 Sept, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201

Courses on Web Page Browsing and Authoring


 
Using CGI Programs in Web Pages 4 Oct, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Web Page Editing with FrontPage 18 Oct, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Web Page Editing with FrontPage 12 Nov, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Using CGI Programs in Web Pages 29 Nov, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201
Web Page Editing with FrontPage 13 Dec, 2004 9:30am-12:30pm RR-201

Courses on Parallel Programming


 
Parallel Programming with Workshop 24 Sept, 2004 2:30pm-5:30pm RR-201
Parallel Programming with Workshop 27 Oct, 2004 2:30pm-5:30pm RR-201
Parallel Programming with Workshop 26 Nov, 2004 2:30pm-5:30pm RR-201

Courses provided by course vendors on PC software

Creating a Winning PowerPoint Presentation
HK$500
23 Sept, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
Database Management and Microsoft Access
HK$500
7 & 8 Oct, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
Advanced Word 2003
HK$500
11 & 12 Oct, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
Adobe Illustrator CS
HK$500
25 & 26 Oct, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
Adobe PageMaker 7.0
HK$500
1 & 2 Nov, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
Advanced Excel 2003
HK$500
3 & 4 Nov, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
Flash MX
HK$500
8 & 9 Nov, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
Adobe Photoshop CS
HK$500
1 & 2 Dec, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
Dreamweaver MX
HK$500
8 & 9 Dec, 2004 9:30am - 4:30pm RR-201
 
"register now" image Users can apply on-line for attending these courses through the web by visiting HKU Portal (https://hkuportal.hku.hk) => Services tab => Workshop and Courses (under Computer Centre Services)

Click here to suggest new courses you would like



Course Descriptions

Computer Centre Orientation
 

Orientation Course on Introduction to Computer Centre Services
This course will give an introduction on the wide range of computer and network services of Computer Centre .  After attending this course, you will understand more about the scope and types of our services which should be valuable resources to facilitate your study and work at the University.
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Orientation Workshop on PC and Network Services of Computer Centre

You are encouraged to attend the workshop after attending the above introductory course in order to get hands-on experience in using the PC and network services offered by Computer Centre .
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Courses on E-mail and HKU Portal Services
 
Introduction to Email and Computer Virus
This is a 2-hour course on using Email in HKU and how to prevent computer virus.  It covers:
                    - the concepts of email client and serverl
                    - email programs in HKU environment
                    - configuring an email client
                    - managing the disk quota on the server
                    - filtering spam mail on the server
                    - avoid catching computer virus in reading email
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Introduction to HKU Portal and HKUESD - Staff

This is a 2-hour workshop on concepts of the HKU Portal and HKUESD systems and on how to use these services.

The HKU Portal is a web-based interface to the computer services and information provided by the University. You can access web-based email, the HKU Libraries' resources, on-line courses, teaching and learning resources, personal records, administrative data, research information and other on-line services provided by various departments with a single sign-on using your HKU Portal UID (user identification).

The HKUESD services are web-based applications where you sign electronically with your HKU digital certificate (HKU-Cert). Digital signatures, based on public key infrastructure (PKI), provide reliable authentication and assure data integrity. (Note: please bring your "HKU-Cert CD" to the workshop if you have one.)

This workshop will cover the following topics:
1. Introduction to concepts of the HKU Portal
2. Visiting the HKU Portal and customising your own portal services
3. Introduction to concepts of PKI and ESD
4. Visiting the HKUESD applications and using your HKU-Cert

In the HKU Portal and HKUESD workshop for staff, the web-based applications for staff will be highlighted.

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Introduction to HKU Portal and HKUESD - Student

This is a 2-hour workshop on concepts of the HKU Portal and HKUESD systems and on how to use these services.

The HKU Portal is a web-based interface to the computer services and information provided by the University. You can access web-based email, the HKU Libraries' resources, on-line courses, teaching and learning resources, personal records, administrative data, research information and other on-line services provided by various departments with a single sign-on using your HKU Portal UID (user identification).

The HKUESD services are web-based applications where you sign electronically with your HKU digital certificate (HKU-Cert). Digital signatures, based on public key infrastructure (PKI), provide reliable authentication and assure data integrity. (Note: please bring your "HKU-Cert CD" to the workshop if you have one.)

This workshop will cover the following topics:

1. Introduction to concepts of the HKU Portal
2. Visiting the HKU Portal and customising your own portal services
3. Introduction to concepts of PKI and ESD
4. Visiting the HKUESD applications and using your HKU-Cert

In the HKU Portal and HKUESD workshop for students, the Student Connect system will be highlighted.

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Courses on Statistics Software
 
Introduction to SPSS for Windows
 

This is a course on the SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) for Windows PC. Users will learn how to read the input data as well as to perform some simple statistical analysis. Contents include: 

 
1. SPSS for Windows - SPSS Modules, Getting Help
2. Getting Started, SPSS Manager, Creating and Editing Chart 
3. Statistical Analysis with Dialog Box Interface 
4. Data Files 
5. Data Editor 
6. Working with Output 
7. Working with Command Syntax 
8. Data Transformations 
9. File Handling and File Transformations 
10. Some Statistical Procedures 
11. Utilities 
12. Production Facility 
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Courses on Web-based Learning Systems
 

Introduction to WebCT (Web Course Tool)
This 2-hour workshop will discuss the basic features provided by WebCT from a student's point of view, e.g. browsing course materials, communicating via discussions, attempting on-line quizzes, checking usage records, etc. This workshop aims at familiarizing staff and students to the various functions of WebCT. 

The powerpoint presentation can be found at http://www.hku.hk/local/cc/training/webct/introwebct.ppt.

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Developing Online Courses with WEBCT (Basic)

This 4-hour workshop will cover how to start using WebCT to develop online courses. It will cover the more commonly used features like discussions, emails, posting notes, etc. It will also introduce how to explore and make use of functions in general. This workshop aims at helping first time course developers of WebCT to get started with the common tools to develop their online courses. 

The powerpoint presentation can be found at http://www.hku.hk/local/cc/training/webct/webctBasic.ppt.

Pre-requisites: Participants are expected to be familiar to using a WebCT course, or have attended 'Workshop 1 : Introduction to WebCT'.

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Developing Online Courses with WEBCT (Advanced)

This 2-hour workshop will cover more advanced features for course developers, e.g. assignments, quizzes and statistics. This workshop aims at helping course developers to make use of the more advanced features with hands-on experience. The powerpoint presentation can be found at http://www.hku.hk/local/cc/training/webct/webctAdv.ppt.

Pre-requisites: Participants are expected to be familiar to using a WebCT course, or have attended 'Workshop 2 : Developing Online Courses with WebCT (Basic)'. 

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Courses on Unix System and Applications

Introduction to Unix
This is a 3-hour introductory course for users with little or no Unix experience.  The course will cover the Unix computing environment, the Unix file system, the editor, email, disk quota allocations and commonly used Unix commands.
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Introduction to Mathematica

Mathematica is a general computer software system and language intended for mathematical and other applications. In this 2-hour seminar, examples of using Mathematica in numerical calculations, graphics, algebra and calculus, solving equations etc, will be shown. 
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Introduction to MATLAB

Matlab is an integrated computing environment for numeric computation and visualization. This 3-hour seminar will give an introduction on using Matlab in numerical analysis, matrix computation and graphics etc.
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Courses on Bioinformatics Software

Introduction to SRS

This is a 3-hour course on the introduction of the SRS (Sequence Retrieval System) for bioinformatics research.

Course outline:
 
Exercise 1 Simple sequence query
Exercise 2 Advance sequence query
Exercise 3  Integrate sequence query with BLAST and FASTA
Exercise 4 Integrate sequence analysis with EMBOSS tools

Pre-requisite: BIOINFO system account is required.
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Introduction to EMBOSS

This is a 3-hour course on the introduction of EMBOSS (European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite) for bioinformatics research.

Course outline:-
 
- Starting EMBOSS in BIOINFO server
- Main programs in EMBOSS
- Exercises on: retrieving multiple sequences, comparing sequences, getting opening reading frame, amino acid properties, hydrophobicity profiles, displaying aligned sequences.
- Getting online help from the Internet.

          Pre-requisite: BIOINFO system account is required.

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Courses on Web Page Browsing and Authoring

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Courses provided by course vendors on PC software course (fee required)

 

Creating a Winning PowerPoint Presentation  ($500)

This one-day course introduces how to use the features of Microsoft PowerPoint to produce a persuasive and impressive presentation.

Course outline :
 
1. Effective use of Visual Aids - tips for using color, graphics and text
2. Development Professional Presentation Slides - Using header and footer in slide master, hyperlinks and action button
3. Working with Graphics and Multimedia - diagram, sound, video
4. Import data from other sources, e.g. Excel charts and Word tables
5. Managing a Professional Presentation - Rehearse timing, apply transition and animation, work with slide controls, publish on web
6. Delivering a Professional Presentation - Use screen options, pointers, customs show, pack and go; create auto run.
7. Best Practices for Presentations - Visual, Vocal and Verbal delivery skills

Pre-Requisites: General knowledge of Windows and PowerPoint

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Database Management and Microsoft Access ($500)
This 2-day course demonstrates relational database concept and principles. Through the exercises, you will learn to model a business enterprise using the entity-relationship approach to relational database design.

Course outline :
 
1. Introduction to Database Management 
2. Understand database concepts and terminology
3. Entity and Data Relationship
4. Normalization
5. Creating and Using Databases
6. Define relationships 
7. Creating and Modifying Tables
8. Access data by using Queries, and Access Functions
9. Creating Forms and Reports
10. Use built-in wizards and builders to facilitate application development
11. Exchanging Data with MS Excel and Word

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Advanced Word 2003 ($500)

         Outline of 2-day course on Microsoft Word 2003:

 
1. Protect and restrict forms and documents
2. Creating templates 
3. Creating styles 
4. Creating Macros 
5. Uses of footnotes, index and content 
6. Uses of online form 
7. Using master documents 
8. Sharing data with other Office applications 
9. Insert hyperlinks 
10. Uses of web tools 

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Adobe Illustrator CS ($500)
Adobe Illustrator allows you to create sophisticated and impressive graphics for use on the web and in conventional print and other media projects with a variety of graphic tools, functions and layer effects. In this course students will learn the design concepts in developing artworks and drawing for professional graphic design.

Course outline: 
 
1. Introduction to Illustrator - Illustrator Basics, Creating Shapes, Drawing and Painting, Selecting and Editing, Working with Color 
2. Putting Illustrator to Work - Manipulating Type, Transforming and Distorting Artwork, Using Layers and Masks 
3. Mastering Illustrator - Understand Transparency, Using Style and Effects, Working with Pixels 
4. Outputting Illustrator - Understanding Printing, Outputting files to other file format or other applications 
5. New Features - Advanced typographical controls, Enhanced Adobe PDF file creation, Adobe PDF layers support, 3D effects, Tighter Microsoft Office integration, Save as Template command 

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Adobe PageMaker 7.0  ($500)

This is a 2-day course on using Adobe PageMaker 7.0, a desktop publishing software. The final output can be used for mass printing directly.
          Course outline:

          1.     Basic concept on computer desktop publishing
          2.     Creating accurate layout
          3.     Importing other documents including texts and graphics
          4.     Text Objects: text blocks and text frames
          5.     Using master items for long documents
          6.     Uses of styles
          7.     Creating the table of contents

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Advanced Excel 2003 ($500)

          Outline of 2-day course on Microsoft Excel 2003:

 
1. Import and export data
2. Publish worksheets and workbooks to the web
3. Create workspaces, templates; use data consolidation
4. Create and apply custom number formats; use conditional formats
5. Use named ranges in formulas, Lookup and Reference functions
6. Customize toolbars and menus; create macros
7. Audit formulas, identify dependencies in formulas
8. Use subtotals; define and apply filters; add group and outline criteria to ranges; use data validation
9. Retrieve external data and create queries, use Extensible Markup Language (XML) Web queries
10. Create PivotTable, PivotChart and PivotTable/PivotChart Reports
11. Create and display scenarios
12. Modify passwords, protections and properties
13. Create a shared workbook, merge workbooks
14. Track, accept and reject changes to workbooks
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Flash MX ($500)

This 2-day course is designed for students who want to learn how to use Macromedia Flash MX to produce special effects and animation for a multimedia homepage.  It can help users produce home pages with vector and bitmap graphics, motion, MP3 audio, form input and interactivity.
        Course outline:
 
1. Flash Work Space
2. Drawing and Editing Graphics
3. Editing scenes and objects
4. Using Timeline
5. Creating animation and using sound files
6. Using Actions
7. Publishing and Exporting to movie
8. Uploading homepage
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Adobe Photoshop CS ($500)

This is a 2-day course on using the Adobe Photoshop CS, a software for photo retouching, image editing and color painting. Adobe Photoshop CS has many enhanced features in auto-updating of formats, multiple layers control, digital watermarks for copyright, effects filters, and other enhancements for control of quality etc. 

Course outline:
 
1. Photoshop Basic 
2. Selections, Mask and Channel Operation 
3. Enhancing Photo 
4. Montage and Collage 
5. Using Filters 
6. Painting 
7. Combining Photoshop and PostScript 
8. Special Effects 
9. 3D/4D Adding Depth and Motion 

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Dreamweaver MX ($500)

This 2-day course is designed for users who want to learn how to use Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, a powerful & professional visual editor for creating and managing web pages. With Dreamweaver, it's easy to create cross-platform, cross-browser pages. 

Course outline:
 
1. Dreamweaver Work Space 
2. Site Planning and Site Management 
3. Understanding Hyper Link 
4. Using Images and Animations 
5. Using Cascading Sytle Sheet 
6. Creating Forms and Frames 
7. Creating Interactive Homepage 

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    Notes for Registration:
     
    1.  Users can apply on-line for attending these courses through the web by visiting HKU Portal (https://hkuportal.hku.hk)  => Services tab => Workshop and Courses (under Computer Centre Services)

    Note: A new Computer Centre Course Registration user interface is put into use.  It is a pilot run of the HKU Events system.  In the pop-up window "HKU Events", listed under the "Register Now" section on the left-hand column are the courses which require registration.  You can click on a link in the "Register Now" section and a "Event Details" window will pop-up.  If you wish to register in the course, click on the Register button in the "Event Details" window.

    2.  Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail or telephone at least one week before the commencement of the course.
    3.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

    Some courses (no. prefix) are organised in conjunction with a course vendor.  There is a nominal charge on the courses.

    For courses requiring a fee, please send payment to Computer Centre as soon as you have registered on the web, otherwise your registration is considered invalid.

    Payment can be made by cheque (payable to "The University of Hong Kong"), or through departmental requisition (for applicants supported by departments). Departmental requisition can be placed via the HKU Portal at https://hkuportal.hku.hk (Select the tab "Services" => "Computer Centre Services" => Order License and Goods) or by the CC Order Form (CF-36) available at http://www.its.hku.hk/home/services/forms.htm. 

    Once accepted, the fee is not refundable.  However, substitution of participant is possible by written notification to the Centre.

    Computer Centre reserves the right to cancel the courses if there is insufficient enrollment. Applicants will be notified by email or telephone of the course cancellation and all course fees collected will be refunded in full.

    4. The maximum number of participants for a course:
    - 25 in Room 135, Old Library Building
    - 22 in Room 201, Run Run Shaw Building
    - 20 in Room 101, Run Run Shaw Building

    Computer Centre runs courses in the following areas throughout the year to assist staff and students in using the Centre's facilities:
     
  1. Email and Network Services 
  2. HKU Portal Services  
  3. Web-based Learning Systems 
  4. Unix System  
  5. Statistical Analysis Software
  6. Bioinformatics Software
  7. Parallel Programming 
  8. Web Page Authoring
  9. Word Processing  
  10. Spreadsheet 
  11. Powerpoint Presentations 
  12. PC Database Systems
  13. PageMaker 
  14. Photoshop
  15. Illustrator
  16. Dreamweaver
  17. Click here to suggest new courses you would like

 
 

Computer News No.110, July-Aug 2004

Hotlines

Channels and Telephone Numbers for Seeking Help
Dial-up Services
56Kbps HKUPPP Dial-up modem lines and numbers
Operations Schedule

      Opening Hours for Computer Laboratories

      Holiday Schedule for Computer Laboratories from September to December 2004