Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University Starts Applying Distance Learning Systems in Response to the Decision to Suspend Study

His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah Bafail, today reviewed the systems of Distance Education and Blackboard learning at the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education, in Al-Abdiyyah campus.

His Excellency reviewed the work of the deanship to activate the transition plan for e-learning, in the presence of the Supervisor of the Vice Presidency for Educational Affairs, Dr. Ahmad Babalghaith, and the Dean of the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education, Dr. Khalid Al-Mutairi.

His Excellency the UQU President stressed on harnessing modern technologies to continue the educational process, appreciating the follow-up and interest of His Excellency the Minister of Education, Hamad Al-Sheikh, for all the measures taken by the university to prevent Coronavirus.

Dr. Khalid Al-Mutairi stated that the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education started implementing the university plan for conducting the distance learning process immediately after the Ministry of Education announced the suspension of study. The plan entails training programs and raising the readiness of technical support on the systems used.

He emphasized that the training manuals for male and female employees of the university have been approved at its main campus and branches. During the next two weeks, 36 training courses will be provided for faculty members, 20 courses for male and female students, and 10 courses for leaders and the administrative system. Moreover, there will be technical support via the phone, WhatsApp, email, and e-tickets, to answer inquiries.

Dr. Khalid Al-Mutairi explained that the university e-learning system accommodates more than 110,000 students, pointing out that the Webex system has been used to support the training process, as it can accommodate more than 3 thousand students per session.