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August 2002 Highlights

BIG Discount on IBM Notebook PCs for PolyU Students, Staff and Alumni

A discount programme for PolyU students, staff and alumni to purchase IBM notebooks at special prices ranging from $6,852 to $14,424. Check out the price and model information and the road show periods in August and September.

Automatic Creation of WebCT Subject Web Sites

Starting from this academic year, WebCT subject web sites and the corresponding lecturer and student accounts will be automatically created for all subjects. Academic staff may also submit requests for additional web sites before 21 August. Complete and send in your request form now. And WebCT campus edition 3.8 is also on its way to be launched...

New Centralised Class Timetabling System Rolled Out

No more tedious work for departments to prepare class timetables. With the implementation of the new Centralised Class Timetabling System, departments only have to specify their class scheduling requirements and the actual class scheduling and room booking tasks would be taken care of by the System. Check out more details of the system and also some interesting figures of the current class scheduling exercise.

A First Glimpse of the Enhanced University Portal for Staff and Students

The University Portal will be extended to all staff in September, replacing the existing Staff Intranet, to provide personalised information services. Have a first glimpse of the different facilities and services provided in the University Portal including "myNews", "myMail", "myCalender", "myLinks" etc.