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Official Rules for E-Learning at King Khalid University

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.

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Course Development
About
With full support of the Rector Prof. Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Dawod, E-Learning Deanship started new project to develop electronic courses and integrate them within a digital electronic library to include electronic courses developed to help faculty members to take advantage of the content in the educational process. The courses developed with high quality based on international quality standards (QM) and all are compatible with the study plan followed in sections and colleges.
Developing process takes one semester and with professional specialized team. We have developed many courses.

eCourses Development Team at E-Learning Deanship
Vision: Electronically developed course is the best option at the level of courses in general.
Mission: Provide a developed course with high-quality consistent with the needs and demand of the community both inside and outside the university.
Objectives:
1 - Solving the problems of building full online course, which requires more time and effort.
2 - Designing a unique electronic course in terms of content and electronic lectures to serve the faculty member and student alike.
3 - Sharing content inside and outside the university through the public channels available.
E-Teaching
The e-learning in the University is at three levels. These are:
• Supportive e-learning
• Blended e-learning
• Full e-learning

The application of the supportive e-learning is obligatory for all the Uni- versity courses with no exception. The blended and full e-learning are applied to the courses selected by the department and approved by the faculty. The university represented by its administration or the deanship has the right to decide the shape and size of the application of the blended and full e-learning.

First: The Supportive e-Learning
In the learning management system, the course should include the follow- ing elements as a minimum:
1. Course syllabus that includes course description, objectives, distribu- tion, activities and assessment. - Instructor›s personal information - Activating the course announcements - Activating the discussion board.
2. Course materials, namely; references, slides, documents, recordings, or any other materials that support learning.
3. 15% of the total marks of the course is allocated for e-learning activities.
4. The course site in the learning management system is a center for inter- action and activities, and using the course site and tools for announce- ments, assignments, grades and whatever can be done through the site is obligatory.
5. This pattern of e-learning is to be applied to all the university courses ex- cept the blended and full courses.

Second: Blended e-Learning
1. The selection of a course as a blended course is approved by the head of the department and the dean, or coordinated by the university or the deanship.
2. The instructor fills the form of teaching a blended course and gets it ap- proved by the head of the department and the dean. This is to be taken into consideration while preparing the schedule in coordination with the deanship of admissions and registration.
3. The instructor should have enough technical and teaching experience in dealing with a blended course. The faculty is responsible for verifying it and it can consult the deanship in this regard.
4. The e-sessions are scheduled by agreement between the instructor and his students provided that this does not violate the rules for e-attendance.
5. The proportion allocated to the e-learning from the actual teaching hours is decided in advance at three levels: 25%, 50%, 75%, and the proportion approved in the application form of the blended course should be adhered to.
6. 25% of total marks of the course is allocated to the e-learning activities.
7. The instructor should add e-learning activities to the course once a week as a minimum to make the students access the course page for partici- pating and responding.
8. All the rules applied to supportive e-learning are automatically applied to blended e-learning except if it contradicts with one of the rules for blended e-learning.

Third: Full e-Learning Courses
1. The full e-learning courses should be approved by the chairman of the department and the dean of the college or by the coordina- tion of the university or the e-learning deanship.
2. The instructor of the full e-learning course has to fill out the form of such courses and submit it to the Head of the Department. If approved, it is submitted to the Dean for approval. This has to be linked with the teaching schedule in coordination with the Dean- ship of the Admission and Registration.
3. The instructor of the full e-learning course must have the ade- quate teaching expertise to deal with such courses, the college is responsible to make sure of such expertise, and it can consult the e-learning deanship.
4. A synchronous meeting between the instructor and the students is held in which the course plan is explained and how it would be implemented.
5. The first two weeks of the beginning of the semester are allocated to check the basic required skills of the students to deal with such courses like the proper use of the different tools of the course and how to communicate with the instructor and other classmates.
6. 40% of the total marks of the course is given to the e-learning activities.
7. Not less than 25% of e-learning course should be taught by el- luminative.
8. Not less than 50% should be taught through e-learning activities.
9. The full e-learning course can not be cancelled after the students register it. The college is responsible to find a substitute instructor in case of the usual instructor can not finish his duties.
10.The instructor has to provide the students with two e-learning activities weekly to be done within limited period to oblige them to log in, reply and participate.
11. Whatever is applicable to the supportive e-learning courses is automati- cally applied to the full e-learning courses, if it does not contradict with other course of this type.
Tutorials

Blackboard Learn: For Instructors This set of videos for instructors covers course design, communication, collaboration, and assessment

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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.

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Awards
Excellence Award for e-learning in Higher Education 2013 & 2015:
The excellence award in university e-learning stands for the discovery of creativity sources in the usage of education and information technologies in the universities.
Award Branch for Universities :

Award Branch for Individuals :


Award of Exellence e-Course 2009 :
Many Arabian Gulf States have started to offer e-learning centers at universities and secondary schools to facilitate accessibility to learning and to utilize technology effectively. Hence, the idea to launch an award of excellence in offering and designing e-courses came up to achieve academic excellence and the following objectives: Create an environment of competition to design e-courses Disseminate awareness of e-culture To enhance all efforts to integrate technology in designing academic courses To encourage all individuals involved in e-learning to be creative and innovative To create an environment of cooperation among all participants To develop evaluative skills to achieve quality and excellence in elearning The Award was proposed to the Sixth Meeting for e-Learning Officials at the Universities of the GCC States in order to achieve these goals. King Khalid University was the only Saudi university to receive two awards in this competition . These awards come as a result to the university's effort in developing the facilities skills to adjust to the latest techniques and knowledge and to achieve the quality standards in education to simplify the existing digital age today .

Strategic Plan

You can review the Stategic Plan for E-Learning Deanship through the attached file :

ST_Plan.pdf PDF 19.46 MB
Infrastructure

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.

About
The eLearning Deanship at King Khalid University

The eLearning Deanship  (ELD) at King Khalid University was established in the year 1426 H as part of the continuous University efforts to provide the latest scientific methodologies to improve the educational process. Since then the eLearning Center has performed various activities and roles and had many experiences in deploying technology in education and developing skills and abilities of the University employees.

Today, the eLearning Deanship is relaunching its services after considerable efforts of planning and preparations for a new phase in which eLearning in KKU is intended to be taken to a new level of integration and completeness.

KKU’s vision for eLearning is simply put as "KKU’s people are empowered to fulfil their changing needs and aspirations through using embedded eLearning". 

KKU’s mission for eLearning is to enable KKU to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction of learning.

And the value propositions achieved by eLearning at KKU will include: 
   - Seamless integration of eKnowledge/eLearning platforms
   - Sharing and reusability of content and best practices
   - Flexibility,
   - Consistency,
   - Simplicity, 
   - Enhanced learning and sharing at reduced costs and 
   - Equal opportunity and even quality.

As part of the strategic plan for eLearning in KKU, the following goals have been set according to the vision and needs, and the deanship will work to enable people, and the institution, and activate good practices in order to achieve these goals: 
- Goal #1: Establish “eLearning for Everyone,”
- Goal #2: Empower KKU Faculty to Utilize eKnowledge Resources,
- Goal #3: Leverage eLearning to Mitigate Institutional “Pain-Points,”
- Goal #4: Establish partnerships with leading international universities, and
- Goal #5: Advance Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 
Co-Teaching

Co-Teaching Program
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.

Objectives :
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.


Contact The Team : Co-Teaching@ekku.edu.sa
Quality Matters

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.

Vision:
To enable faculty member at King Khalid University to design high quality eCourse.

Mission:
To promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning.

Objectives:
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.


Contact QM Team: QM@ekku.edu.sa
To make knowledge accessible to everybody and to serve the community, the E-learning Deanship launched a website for open courses at King Khalid University.
You can access the OpenKKU Site through the following link:
http://ocw.kku.edu.sa
Contact OCW Team: OCW@ekku.edu.sa

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