Tunghai strives to provide the best information service to all faculty and staff. To orient all staff members to the various IT services and usage, we’ve developed an information system, digital learning and digital teachings support, campus bulletin, digitalizing office administration systems and internet services to support administrative staff’s computing and IT needs.
THU-NID Account System
The Computer Center has developed a single account system for all faculty and staff. With only 1 set of username and password (THU-NID), users can access all services and systems provided by the Computer Center. The THU-NID account is an IT service breakthrough. We are proud to say that Tunghai University is the first in offering such a seamless online experience for its users. With the THU-NID account system, users can utilize the wireless connection, log into the e-mail account, access the faculty or student information system and the e-learning platform with just 1 set of username and password!
On-campus IC Card
Starting from the first semester of the 97 academic year, we’ve given out over 18,000 on-campus IC cards to Tunghai students, faculty and staff. The IC card not only serves as an ID and library books check out card, but it also serves as an access card to 30 dormitories, and functions as an e-pass to the Computer Center. Off campus, IC card holders can also initiate the card and turn it into a Taichung Transit e-pass. Starting in the second semester of the 97 academic year, we’ve set up 24 information booths on campus to provide friendly campus maps, news and announcement updates for all users. Also, the Computer Center is planning to offer an e-purse function on the IC card, which will allow users to have the option of paying their low monetary value expenses via the e-purse function.
My THU Portal Website
Via the My Thu portal site, the computer center provides a personalized information platform. Once logged in, users can gain access to calendars, personalized important dates, notes, and other functions such as personalized news. Hence, by logging in to My THU portal site, users can experience an integrated online service that tailors to their individualized needs.
Faculty Information System
The faculty information system was established in the 90 academic year. Since then, both full-time and part-time faculty members can easily access their course information by logging into the system. Also, they could easily find out important dates such as early warnings, midterm and final exams by logging into the system. Via the faculty information system, teachers could gain access to students’ e-mail and leave e-mail messages to students. Furthermore, they could also access the previous courses they had offered in Tunghai.
Staff Information System
The staff information system helped integrate the various administrative information systems, thus providing an integrated online platform to empower staff to gain the relevant information that they need to process various administrative tasks. Via the staff information system, staff can search for students’ registered courses, or key in early warning, or grades. Also, via the system, staff members are enabled to carry out the preliminary administrative procedures needed prior to the posting of online course descriptions, and course evaluation results near the end of the semester.
Academic Research Accomplishment Information System
By providing an e-Portfolio function for faculty members, this system integrates faculty members’ teaching, research and service data in one online platform. The university hopes that by offering a space and place online, this will enable faculty members to systematically record the teaching, research grants, awards and activities they have accomplished over the years of their academic careers.
tMail E-mail System
Via the tMail system, the university has sent out important campus news. With each t-mail account, it has the capacity to store up to 300MB. Besides its basic function of receiving and sending out e-mail, the t-mail system also has anti-virus, anti-spam, POP3, e-mail backup functions to provide a more stable, reliable and efficient e-mail service to students, faculty and staff members.
The Computer Center utilizes SPAM SQR technology, to help prevent spam mail from attacking users’ e-mail accounts.
Anti-virus Software Download Website
The Computer Center offers users an anti-virus software download site. Users can visit the site to download the anti-virus software NOD32 to help safeguard the private information that is stored in their computers.
Digital Learning and Teaching Support
Starting in the 94 academic year, Tunghai is among the first to adopt and introduce the moodle free source technology to the campus and to offer an e-learning platform for faculty members and students. Within the e-learning platform, teachers can utilize the system to offer digital teaching materials, giving assignments online and set up online quizzes or online discussions.
Student Advisor Information System
The student advisor information system is established in the 91 academic year. Via this online system, student advisors can gain instant access to the class and students information. Also, student advisors could gain access to further understand their students’ grades, rankings in class and whether the student has received any early warning in the courses they’ve taken.
tPortfolio provides a format for students to record their academic, and extracurricular activities during their college life in Tunghai. The tPortfolio enables students to upload relevant files to record and share their accomplishments and to express their feelings and thoughts online. It also serves as a great way to showcase their achievements and accomplishments and serves as a great stepping stone to present their talents to their prospective employer during their job seeking process. With the tPortfolio, students can utilize it as an online portfolio to upload their resume and relevant credentials and projects online.
Computer Lab Management Website
This website provides all the detailed information of the computer software and hardware that are provided in the computer labs. Also, via this site users can search for availability of the computer labs.
Campus News and Announcements
Tunghai news is not only a vital part of the Tunghai homepage, but it also has its own website. With a team of professional news release writers and photographers, each day’s news coverage of the latest events in Tunghai are covered and posted on the page. It serves as a vital news source for interested readers from all over the web.
Online Announcement System
The online announcement system can be easily spotted on the Tunghai homepage. Each day, various activities and events are posted via this rolling online announcement. Various announcements can be found on this system and the variety ranges from administrative announcements, academic research announcements, to admission announcements and etc.
LTD Video System
The video on demand site has an upbeat and easy-to-use user interface. The site allows users from both the administrative and the teaching units to post videos online. By uploading original videos on this site, the author of the video can feel secure that their works’ copyright will be protected. Also, all the works on this site are download proof and could only be viewed online.
Protecting Intellectual Property Promotional Website
Tunghai has always dedicated itself in the promotion of respecting and following the intellectual property and copyrights regulations. Hence, Tunghai has had a series of activities to promote the awareness and importance of following intellectual property rights. Via this website, the computer center works along with the university to strengthen all students, faculty and staff’s awareness of computer software’s intellectual property and copyright issues.
The Digitalization of Office Administrative Procedures
Official Document Online System
The processing of official documents is an essential and vital part of the administrative staff’s daily task. If processed efficiently, the handling of official documents could help accelerate the efficiency of the administration team. And under President Chen’s leadership and support in digitalizing the official document system, the Computer Center worked with the Secretariat and officially launched the official document system in July, 2006.
E-slip FAQ Website
Digital salary statements are PDF files that are e-mailed to faculty and staff on a monthly basis. The e-slip FAQ site has gathered all the useful information that users might need while accessing their e-salary statements. Instructions such as how to install and open e-slip files and what to do if an e-slip was not received were all posted on this useful website.
Campus Network Information Website
The campus network information website serves as a portal for finding all the information relevant to the campus network services. At this site, information such as graphs and charts of the network traffic volume could be found. Also, information such as the anti-virus policy, network of the dorms and wireless connection could be found here at the site.
Campus Wireless Broadband Network
As one the Teaching Excellence project’s main objectives, the Computer Center strives to provide wireless broadband network to all users on campus. Currently, all of the teaching areas and student dormitories have 100% access to wireless connection. Users can log into their THU-NID accounts to enjoy the convenience provided by the coverage of the wireless connection all over the campus.
Short-term Wireless Access Accounts for Visitors
The Computer Center has made wireless internet access available to guests who are visiting Tunghai. If guests would like to gain access to the wireless connection on campus, the teaching unit could request for short-term wireless access accounts for the guests. Once the request has been received, a temporary username and password will be issued shortly.