Setting Up Online Teaching and Learning SessionsIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the advice of the Ministry of Health Malaysia and the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee, you are strongly encouraged to realign your course delivery by adopting the Blended Learning (Substitution) approach . Please stay alert for the latest updates about COVID-19 by UNIMAS Chancellery (UNIMAS Global) via broadcast email as well as UNIMAS Now app.
Keep Calm and Teach Online
In teaching online, you will have to ensure you have checked with your students on their ability to get connected before choosing the best online teaching option. It is highly advisable for you (as the course instructor) to get in touch with your students prior to the implementation of online learning. Reach out to them either personally or get the help of some class representatives or group leaders. Refer to this page for available options (Asynchronous vs Synchronous)
STEP 1: Setup Your ResourcesLearning resources and materials can be uploaded on eLEAP to allow students to learn remotely.
- Save your slides/notes in PDF and upload them in your eLEAP course page.
- You may also directly upload your slides in PowerPoint (PPT/PPTX) format.
- Name your file according to the topic or learning unit for easy navigation.
- Live Video Streaming Platforms: YouTube | Facebook Live | Periscope
- Live video conferencing: Zoom (Quick Guide for Zoom) | Google HangOut | Skype | EzTalks | WebEx | Flipgrid | LifeSize
- Pre-Recorded Videos: Use camera-enabled devices (smartphone, laptop, webcam) to record your teaching | Screencast-O-matic to record what is shown on your screen (e.g. PowerPoint show, word document) with your voice-over explanations | Loom (Simple-to-use ScreenCasting)
Step-by-Step Guide on how to use the tools above is available in the eLEAP Guide page here.
STEP 2: Setup Your ActivitiesActivties are important for you to check if students have understood the course content. It is highly recommended that you create 1-2 activities per unit of content. These activities can cover the following options which are mainly available on eLEAP:
- Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides
- TES Blendspace
Refer to this page on how to add/create these activities
STEP 3: Setup Your AssessmentsFormative assessments (graded and ungraded) should also be added to assess students' mastery of the learning content. Here are some options for your consideration: add/create these assessments
STEP 4: Communicate with StudentsCommunicate with your students on your changes in the class implementation. Provide your contact details (e.g. email, online office hours, etc.) to them. You can also make use of free communication tools such as Telegram Messenger | WhatsApp | Microsoft Teams to form virtual groups with your students (or class representatives/group leaders). This would allow you to reach out to the students directly.
Feel free to check out more features in eLEAP by going to the Guide for Academics page below:
You can also watch more online videos in our Compendium of Online Teaching Resources below:
Alternatively, you may contact your faculty's E-Learning Committee representative:
- Dr Mohammad Nur Azhar Mazlan (FCSHD)
- Mdm Syaryfah Fazidawaty binti Wan Busrah (FACA)
- Dr Hafizah binti Abdul Halim Yun (FENG)
- Mr Awang Ideris B. Awang Daud (FSSH)
- Dr Mahani binti Mohammad Abdu Shakur (FEB)
- Mr Adrus bin Mohamad Tazuddin (PPPU)
- Dr Farah Akmal bt Idrus (FRST)
- Assoc Prof Dr Ashley Soosay (FHMS)
- Mr Lee Jun Choi (FCSIT)
- Dr Rokiah Paiee (FLC)
- Ms Ruzanah binti Abu Bakar (FAB)