Excellence Award based on the use of social networks in teaching at the university. King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-learning achieved the first and second places in the grade of Excellence Award (third edition). This is as a result of using social networks in teaching at the university. The Excellence grading was conducted during the 4th International Conference on e-Learning. Commenting on this development, the Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Abdullah Alwalidi stated that the results achieved by the university came as follows: Dr. Nelly Alamrosi got the first place of Excellence award in the use of social networks in teaching at the university, while the second place in the same area was achieved by Mr. Farooq Haji. It is noteworthy that the Deanship of e-learning of King Khalid University was established in 1426 AH, as part of the unwavering effort of the university to adopt the latest scientific methods of teaching, which aim at developing the educational process.
The 4th International Conference on e-learning and distance education, which has been sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud - may God preserve him - approved the participation of King Khalid University. The Dean of e-learning Dr. Abdullah Al-Walidi announced this, and further added that the participation of the university included a number of research papers and initiatives for presentation within the scientific program of the conference, in addition to training workshops. It is noteworthy that The Conference is taking place in Riyadh from 11 to 14 Jummada Alola, 1436 AH, corresponding to 2 - 5 March 2015 AD.
The following is an illustration to the participation of King Khalid University:
4 research papers:
During the sessions of the 4th International Conference on e-learning and Remote Education, King Khalid University will participate with four research papers. The first worksheet entitled "An overview of the open book examination via Blackboard under learning management system", will be presented by Dr. Khalid Al-Muhanna (Deanship of e-learning). The second worksheet will be presented by Mr. Muhammed Jar Allah Alhabbabi (Deanship of e-learning). It is entitled "Learning how to be educated electronically - online training for the development of e-learning skills to the students of King Khalid University". The third worksheet which will be presented by Prof. Ahmed Sadeq (College of Education) is entitled "The effectiveness of a proposed training program that is based on mobile learning to develop the skills of learning engagement, and to design digital learning modules". Dr. ghada Alsherbini (College of Education for Girls in Abha) will present the last worksheet which is entitled "The activation of Education via the service of an e-learning system in Saudi universities."
4 initiatives of the University in the Conference King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-learning, the College of Education and the University Centre for the Study of the Girl students will present four Initiatives in the conference. The first initiative entitled "International Cooperative teaching at King Khalid University" will be presented by Dr. Abdullah Almohaya (College of Education) and Mr. Nasser Haddadi (Deanship of e-learning). The second initiative is under the title "The development of courses in general and open electronic courses in particular of King Khalid University", is to be presented by Mr. Abdullah Nasser Rosa (Deanship of e-learning). The third initiative will be presented by Dr. Hala Sameer (The University Centre for the Study of the Girl Students). It is entitled "Ideas and experiences in e-learning". The last is " MOOC initiative: Using Computer in Education - the first course with a massive enrollment in Arabic. " This will be presented by Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim (College of Education). Workshops Within the conference axis "Innovative education for a promising future", and on the sidelines of the training workshops program.
Two training workshops of King Khalid University were approved for presentation. The first is "Design courses in e-learning systems and development" which will be persented by Dr. Muhammed Jar Allah Alhabbabi (Deanship of e-learning). The second workshop is to be presented by Mr. Ahmed Albarqi. It is entitled "Digital electronic publishing"
King Khalid University Council in its seventh meeting for the academic year 1431/1432, which held on 17.7.1432, approved the adoption of (Rules for E-Learning at King Khalid University) R. No. 4-7-1431/1432. Which contains the rules governing the adoption of e-learning at the university on four levels:
1 - The rules at the level of E-Learning Deanship
2 - The rules at the level of Faculty Members
3 - The rules at the level of Students
4 - The rules at the level of Courses
This decision aims to support the process initiated by the success of King Khalid University to activate the e-learning at all levels in the way of the best educational standards that will contribute to the academic advancement of the University.
Blackboard Learn: For Instructors This set of videos for instructors covers course design, communication, collaboration, and assessment
Before using Blackboard
KKU’s Learning Management System - Blackboard, can be accessed on-campus or off-campus using only a computer with Internet access. It is recommended that Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher be used.
What are my Username & Password?
Your username and password are the same as those you use for the admission and registration website.
- Your username is: your University ID.
- Your password is: your National ID number.
Please note that your password is your responsibility and you should not share it with anyone. If you face any problem with your password please contact the Admission and Registration Deanship.
To login to the Blackboard, follow the steps below:
1- Go to the eLearning Deanship website.
2- Click the Blackboard link. Also you can access the Blackboard system directly at https://lms.kku.edu.sa
3- On the new screen, Enter your username and password in the provided places inside the “Login Here” block and click the “Login” button.
Note: you can change the interface language by selecting your preferred language from the list provided inside the “Choose a Language Pack” block and clicking the “Go” button.
My eMail address and Personal Information
It is preferred that you have your own personal eMail address so that you can get announcements and notifications from your teachers and the eLearning Center.
In order to add or change your eMail address or any of your personal information, follow the steps below:
1- Login to the System using your username and password
2- Go to the “Home” tab.
3- From the “Tools” list in the left side bar, click on “Personal Information”.
4- Now you can click on any of the options provided and change the information listed under it.
Using the System Blackboard is very easy to use. Once you are logged in to the System, please feel free to explore all the options.
You can review the Stategic Plan for E-Learning Deanship through the attached file :
The E-Learning Deanship has designed and deployed a world-class technology platform to support eLearning and eKnowledge processes at KKU. Students, faculty, and administrators achieve authorized/authenticated access through the center portal to a robust, fully integratedLearning Management System (LMS) and supporting applications and knowledge resources. This LMS extracts data from the Student Information Systems (SIS), and in the future the KKU library, and Blackboard’s e-Portfolio.
It also is supported by the Classroom Capture Application, Authoring Tools, e-Assessments, Virtual Classroom Tools, and a highly capableLearning Object Repository (LOR) that can share learning objects drawn from a variety of international open learning resources and content providers.
The Co-Teaching (International Teaching) program is one of the efforts by the e-Learning Deanship at King Khalid University aiming at harnessing the potential of e-Learning and distance learning technologies and techniques in order to empower colleges and individuals, fulfil their needs, and address institutional capacity issues.
This specific program is designed to achieve the following objectives:
1- Address faculty shortage issues in KKU colleges
2- Raise the quality of education by hiring distinguished faculty from institutions allover the world.
3- Diversify resources and approaches for a better educational process.
4- Expose KKU students to different teaching and learning approaches from other parts of the world, and provide them with the opportunity to connect with professionals in different environments.
How it works:
- Colleges identify their need for faculty members from outside KKU for whatever reasons (faculty shortage, quality, new experience, etc.)
- Colleges identify courses to be served and instructors (contact candidates on their own talking about the program without getting into financial or administrative details).
- College submit their requests to the eLD providing details about the course and the selected instructor.
- The eLD does all the administrative and financial arrangements with identified instructors.
- Course is prepared and taught under the academic supervision of the college and with the help of the eLD.
Quality Department :
Quality department at e-learning deanship (King Khalid University) established in the latter part of the year 1431 (2010), the main task of this department is to raise the awareness of quality in e-learning, especially the quality of e-courses to achieve the standards and to get the accreditation, while at the same time to promote best practices and stimulate innovation and excellence in teaching and learning online.
In addition, the quality department also works at the level of e-learning program by measuring performance and improvement efforts of the initiative.
To enable faculty member at King Khalid University to design high quality eCourse.
To promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning.
1- Train faculty members on how to apply e-courses standards of quality.
2- Create and implement the accreditation process of the e-courses quality.
3- Measure the efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction for e-learning.
4- Identify gaps and development opportunities in e-learning program and launch appropriate projects to fill gaps and take advantage of the opportunities for improvement.