Introduction to Blackboard and its Application to Master Students

Dr. Mohamed Makkawi, Assistant Professor at Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and department representative of E-Learning unit delivered an introductory lecture to the newly admitted master students in Clinical Laboratory Sciences on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 10:00 am at E-Learning Lab (C/3/113). Dr. Makkawi explained the basic facilities available on the blackboard and how students can use it for their academic purpose. He focused on Start here, announcement, lectures, assignments, quizes, discussion, grade centre and tools on the blackboard. At the end of session Dr. Makkawi explained to the students that how they can access quality research paper from Saudi Digital Library (SDL) through King Khalid University website. 

Ten Months After Launching the KKUx Platform

As part of the initiatives of the Deanship of e-learning at King Khalid University, which places a central focus on open learning coupled with a relentless pursuit of cementing the aspirations of Vision 2030 to contribute to the provision of opportunities for science and learning for all while providing participants the necessary skills to achieve their goals, the Deanship has recently launched KKUx platform. Its mission is to effectively contribute to providing the most critical skills for future jobs with global-quality electronic content that substantially benefit hopeful job seekers or anyone who wants to develop their skills. This initiative is the first of its kind at the level of the Kingdom's universities in terms of its focus on "skills of the future" based on Vision 2030.  One of its axes focuses on "learn to work" in order to propel the economy forward by focusing on the development of necessary skills and personal talents.  The skills of creativity, innovation and leadership are the soft skills needed for the future generation. In this platform, the University seeks to diversify the experiences of our sons and daughters and provide them with the critical skills required by future careers. King Khalid University is no longer limited to publishing its online content on a limited scale; rather, it has grown to the international level. Owing to our popular success, the University seeks to help all relevant stakeholders in acquiring quality skills and personal talents that form the baseline skills needed to build a prosperous and happy future.  After the successful launch ten months ago by the University Rector, His Excellency Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the platform successfully made qualitative partnerships with four partners: General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises    British Council    Chamber of Commerce in Abha    Rizq Entrepreneurship in partnership with Ghlo A number of technical courses were offered during this period:    IELTS Preparation (2 sessions)    Basics of establishing start-ups (3 Courses)    Design Thinking (2 sessions) More than 5,000 trainees from inside and outside the Kingdom benefited from these courses, and in the survey of beneficiaries, the satisfaction rate exceeded 97%. Continuing to introduce new and diverse skills, KKUx is announcing the launch of three quality skills courses during the first quarter of 2018 with the following titles: User Experience (10-1-2018 to 9-2-2018) Exploring the World of Entrepreneurship (1-2-2018 to 28-2-2018) a new and qualitative entrepreneurship course in collaboration with the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and a trainer from the World Bank Group. Arabic Calligraphy (1-3-2018 to 31-3-2018) Those wishing to join these specific skills can register through the central platform website (click here).