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.