Iqra University Islamabad Campus
Student Guidelines for On-Campus and Online Teaching for the Fall 2020 Semester

  1. Iqra University Islamabad Campus will adopt a hybrid model of teaching in the Fall 2020 semester. This model involves on-campus and online teaching. The timetable for the Fall 2020 semester will be followed for both on-campus and online classes. The timetable is available on the Webpage.
  2. The on-campus classes will be conducted in phases.
  3. In the first phase, MS/MPHIL/Ph.D. classes will be conductedon campus.
  4. In the second phase, the classes of senior students (i.e., small size classes of elective courses) will be held on campus.
  5. In the third phase, the classes involving some practical work will be held on campus
  6. In the final phase, theory classes will be conducted on campus.
  7. The schedule of on-campus classes will be announced and students will be informed through different University platforms, including SMS, Email, and FB, well ahead of their on campus classes.
  8. If a student cannot attend on-campus classes, he/she can inform the concerned Head of Department. Such students can attend online classes and/or watch recorded lectures uploaded on the LMS (i.e., Blackboard).

The following guidelines pertain to online teaching.

  1. The teacher will upload the course outline on the LMS (i.e., Blackboard).
  2. For one and a half hour class, the time duration of the recorded lecture will be 50-60 minutes. The remaining time is for online interaction (Q&A session) between the teacher and students on the Live Collaborate Board of LMS (Blackboard).
  3. The 3-hour lecture will be recorded in two parts, part 1 and part 2. The teacher will be available for the Q&A session during the last 40-50 minutes.
  4. The teacher will record his/her lecture in videoformat.
  5. The faculty members can upload their lecture at the time of their choosing but it must be done before the class session. However, they will be available for the Q&A session during the time period specified for this purpose in the timetable.
  6. The teacher will be available for the Q&A session at a particular time; he/she cannot be officially required to keep answering questions all day long. However, if a student sends a question after the class timings, the teacher can respond to it at the time of his/her choosing but not later than the end of the next class session.
  7. The watching of video and participation in the Q&A session will count a student’s attendance. Students can access the recorded lecture and participate in the Q&A session through their university login and password (which have already been provided) or through university official email account.
  8. The students may ask questions on the Message Board or any other means of communication.  The teacher is, however, not obligated to immediately answer the questions he/she receives at the time other than the interaction time (Q&A session).
  9. The assessment of students for the Fall 2020 semester will be in accordance with university policy. Each teacher will share his/her precise assessment criteria with the class in writing (i.e. course outline or other written instructions available on Blackboard).