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Key Dates (updated)

  • Competition entry between: 1 March 2021 and 10 September 2021
  • Register your interest to participate in the competition: Click here to register.
  • Submit your entries by 10 September 2021
  • Online Microsoft Sway workshops: Click here to register.
  • geNiUSchannel People’s Choice Award voting by NUS staff and students between: 4 October to 15 October 2021
  • Announce and notify competition winners: 22 October 2021
  • Award presentation: 12 November 2021

What are geNiUSchannel and geNiUSbooks?

geNiUSbooks and the geNiUSchannel have been created for your educational journey. The word geNiUS is aspirational, indicating our continual quest for excellence and knowledge.

Usage of geNiUSbooks:

  • To create and publish interactive ebooks using Microsoft SWAY
  • To incorporate multimedia such as text, images, videos, 3D objects, hyperlinks etc.
  • To annotate and modify ebooks created by NUS staff, students and permitted users
  • For students’ note-taking or sharing purposes

Usage of geNiUSchannel:

  • A video sharing portal to share educational or informative video vignettes
  • Categorized into faculties/schools, administrative units, disciplines, subjects and staff members
  • Videos can be scaffolded and linked

Click here to learn more about the ground rules!


The aim of this competition is to encourage NUS educators and students to create video vignettes and interactive ebooks to convey educational information or present information on a topic based on the listed categories.

Examples for Educators
Examples for Students

Here are some examples of Sway books created by NUS staff:

Of Computers and Connections - A Class Of Their Own

The Physics Professor’s Suitcase of Travelling Science Wonders

An R package for grading R code

Who is eligible?

The competition is open to all NUS students and staff.
Participants can enter the competition either individually or as a team (up to about 10 members per team). There is no maximum number of competition entries.


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