E-Learning Policy [Staff]
1. Design Standards for E Learning Courses
1.1.E-learning courses should be self-contained. The course should contain or provide access to
everything that students need to meet the course objectives.
1.2.Information on required course texts should be provided.
1.3.The course should be well-organized and easy to navigate where students can clearly understand all
components and structure of the course.
1.4.Formatting, color, and white space should be clearly used to enhance readability of content.
1.5.Information on how to contact the instructor, how soon emails will be answered, and how
frequently the instructor will respond to discussion posts should be provided.
1.6.Time in which assignments are due should be clearly stated.
1.7.Courses should offer ample opportunities for interaction and communication as follows: student to
student, student to instructor, and student to content.
1.8.Instructions should provide meaningful content in a variety of ways, including the textbook,
PowerPoint presentations, websites, lecture notes, outlines, and multimedia.
1.9.The assessments should be organized to assure the answers given by the intended student. The
questions which can be answered same by everyone should be avoided.
1.10. All the theoretical courses/part of courses should be delivered through the e-learning system.
For the practical parts of the courses, there is two cases:
If the practical part can be done by using simulation techniques, then it should be delivered
on-line or by recorded videos.
If the practical part can’t be done by using simulation techniques, it shall be conducted on
Note 1: for some theoretical courses in the Architecture Engineering and Interior Design Engineering
Departments where the majority of the course is based on developing artistic and technical skills of
the students, the heads of these departments are advised to create a list of these courses indicating
reasons they can’t be delivered on-line. These courses shall be conducted on-campus.
Note 2: For the design courses which require long on-line meeting sessions through ZOOM platform,
the University will pay the fees of the licensed software package for unlimited meeting duration.
1.11. Head of Department should be responsible for the system. He/she will be authorized in the
system to use. Related E-learning committee from each department will check the videos uploaded
by lecturers to PIS System according to checklist (appendix 1) which will confirm the quality,
standards and conformity to requirements of University E-Learning guidelines.
1.12. The mode of the Midterm and the Final Term Exams will be decided by the Mininstry.
1.13. Grading and student evaluation will be done based on the syllabus.
1.14. E-learning period will be finalized according to new academic calendar which will be approved
by University council.
1.15. For the Graduation Projects;
– If the practical section of the project is completed, the regular procedure will take a place.
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