Starting Fall 2020 on the Right Foot: 13K Virtual Classrooms in the First Week

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of E-learning at King Khalid University announced the statistics for the first week of the Fall 2020 semester. The statistics included the login of 2,480 faculty members and 54,196 students distributed across 14,569 sections. Dean of E-learning, Dr. Naif Jabali, explained that the current educational process at King Khalid University is electronic. He praised the response of faculty members and students in facing the change to an online learning environment, noting that reports pulled from Blackboard showed 13,206 virtual sessions in which the number of participants reached 257,028. The Deanship of E-Learning offered several courses to train faculty members and students for the Fall 2020 semester. They included the E-Learning Practitioner Course to 272 faculty members and Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to 25 faculty members. Student-centric training sessions notably included a course on preparing students and required courses to start online teaching to 497 faculty members, the Effective Use of BlackBoard to 119 faculty members, and ten courses for freshmen students, benefiting nearly 5,000. Of note, the Deanship of E-Learning designed five informative infographic designs for students and two for faculty members. It also offered 12 training packages for students and posted 233 educational videos on the Tamkeen YouTube channel for faculty members and 44 videos for students. The channel reached 33,537 views in the first week. In terms of support, the Deanship offered 700 technical support services through the phone, 500 through WhatsApp, 100 through the Deanship's office, and 34 through emails. 40% of these services were for faculty members and 60% for students.  

100K+ User Logins in Fourth Week of Summer School

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  King Khalid University continues the summer semester online for more than 29,500 students in 653 courses delivered by 594 faculty members. Dean of E-Learning, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, highlighted that during the fourth week of the 2020 summer semester there were 101,612 users logged in, 96,194 reviews, 11,827 discussion board posts, 1,737 viewed files, 2,509 virtual classes, and 55,159 attendees. In technical support, Dean Al-Ahmari explained that the support reports reached 176. In terms of training, the Deanship launched the APPQMR course for faculty members, attended by 19 members, men, and women. Also, 9 guides and training bags were prepared, in addition to a course for students on e-learning skills, attended by 841 students. Of note, the Tamkeen channel achieved 17,132 views.