Learning Management System (LMS)

Moodle

Moodle is a web based opensource platform for educators and learners. This Learning Management System (LMS) is widely used and has 117,000 deployments in 236 Countries around the world.

IIU has deployed its own installation of moodle which can be accessible from anywhere in the world using URL: http://vle.iiu.edu.pk/ The pre-requisite of using this system is that you must have an IIU email address.

Follow these steps to use LMS:

  1. Open a Web browser and go to http://vle.iiu.edu.pk/.
  2. You need to register first to start using the LMS. Use the Create new account button available on login page to register yourself. If you are already then login to continue.
  3. On the Welcome screen navigate to your concern department. You will find the list of courses already registered in your department.
  4. Create a new course by clicking on the Add a new course button.
  5. Once a course is created, start uploading the course content using the Add a resource drop down available in the weekly outline. Please ensure that editing is On, which can be turned On/Off by clicking on the button in top right of course page.
  6. Similarly, the other activities like Assignments and Quizzes can be created using Add an activity dropdown.
  7. Click Create.

Manual for Faculty Members

Google Classroom

Classroom (https://classroom.google.com) makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.
Follow these steps to create a class:

  1. Open a Web browser and go to classroom.google.com. You have to sign in with your IIU email account.
  2. On the Welcome screen, click the plus sign at the top and choose Create Class.
  3. In the Create a Class dialogue box, type in the Class Name and Section.
  4. Click Create.

There are many benefits to using Classroom:
Easy to set up – Teachers can add students directly or share a code with their class to join. It takes just minutes to set up.

Saves time – The simple, paperless assignment workflow allows teachers to create, review and mark assignments quickly, all in one place.

Improves organization – Students can see all of their assignments on an assignments page, and all class materials (e.g., documents, photos, and videos) are automatically filed into folders in Google Drive.

Enhances communication – Classroom allows teachers to send announcements and start class discussions instantly. Students can share resources with each other or provide answers to questions on the stream.

Video Tutorials for Google Class Room can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP7Bvyb3ap44G3Gt_mTxOHoCcIYTBIixg

Video Conferencing

Google Meet:

Google Meet (https://meet.google.com) is a video conferencing app. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 30 users per meeting.

To create a new Meet video meeting or add a link in a Google Calendar event, you must be signed in to your IIU email account. Follow the steps given below to start a video conference:

  1. In a web browser, enter https://meet.google.com
  2. Click Join or start a meeting.
  3. Enter a nickname or leave it blank to start your own meeting. Click Continue.
  4. Click Join now.
  5. To add someone to a meeting, choose an option:
    • Click Copy joining info and paste the meeting details into an email or another app.
    • Click Add people and choose an option:
      • Under the Invite section, select a name or enter an email address and click Send invite.
      • Under the Call section, enter a phone number and press Call call.

Start a meeting from web

More details can be found at: https://support.google.com/meet/answer/9302870

Skpye For Business

Skype for Business is a communications platform that allows you to interact with your contacts (teacher and students) using instant messaging (IM), audio and video conversations. It runs on Windows and Mac operating systems, and on mobile devices.

HEC in partnership with Microsoft has provided Skype for Business to all faculty members. It comes with Office 365 and in this regard, activation links have already been sent to the official email addresses of IIU faculty members. Incase you have not received the activation link for Office365/Skype, kindly use the form available at https://forms.gle/wsQgd937Vty7DnEM8 to register yourself.