CIIT VC offers online courses via asynchronous learning sessions in which student
access and study course material at their convenience at home or wherever they choose–
reading, watching or listening to material supplied. Classes are recorded for later
replay. Students communicate with the instructor and classmates via email and discussion
Online course are based around the learning management system (LMS), which is the
software system for the e-learning program. VCOMSATS LMS provides the student to
visit the course website where student can view course information like course overview,
FAQs, glossary, web links, related downloads, scheme of study and course contents.
Student takes their quizzes, submit assignments and participate in discussion boards
with tutor or students from LMS.
In CIIT Virtual Campus students will login to LMS to view or download the digitally
recorded lectures. Lecture will also be available at official channel of Virtual
campus at YouTube. Another facility is the provision of digitally recorded lectures
in the form of Video CDs/DVDs, which will be mailed to the students. These video
lectures provide the next best thing from actually being present in the lecture.
The video screen is consisting of the topic, lecture contents, and lecture slides.
For most classes, students will also have access to an online forum, where their
queries will be answered.
In addition to Asynchronous mode of learning and content delivery, students will
have minimum of 5 scheduled Synchronized virtual meeting sessions with course tutor
via live video conferencing system. Students can take part in this activity from
home or can use study centers for this purpose. This activity can also be coupled
with sessional exams and quizes. This will improve the quality of learning and assessment
through synchronous element of student teacher interaction.
The courses at VC will be offered through semester system. Students are proposed
to be evaluated through following criteria similar to existing evaluation criteria
of CIIT theoretical Courses:
- Graded Discussion
- Midterm Exam(s)
- Final Exam
Students are bound to physically appear at registered study centers for Midterm
(sessional) and final term exams.