Iqra University Islamabad Campus
Student Guidelines for On-Campus and Online Teaching for the Fall 2020 Semester
- 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.
- The on-campus classes will be conducted in phases.
- In the first phase, MS/MPHIL/Ph.D. classes will be conductedon campus.
- In the second phase, the classes of senior students (i.e., small size classes of elective courses) will be held on campus.
- In the third phase, the classes involving some practical work will be held on campus
- In the final phase, theory classes will be conducted on campus.
- 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.
- 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.
- The teacher will upload the course outline on the LMS (i.e., Blackboard).
- 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).
- 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.
- The teacher will record his/her lecture in videoformat.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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).