The work shop implemented on Hall A, it covered definition of data backup , rules of data backup and Backup plan:-
The IT Services created a shared folder in an each user’s workstation from the above academic and non-academic departments.
ii. The user’s workstation shared folder linked with the file server. The shared folder files will be transferred to file server automatically in every week.
iii. The file server connected with the backup server. The file server data will be transferred to the backup server in every month end.
iv. The backup server data will be transferred to an external hard disk at end of the semester.
v. If any data request by the user, the same will be transferred from the fileserver / backup server based on the time period.
Under the supervision of the E-Learning Section, the General Foundation Department conducted an absolutely successful training program on using the e-learning platform Moodle. The program consisted of a series of three sessions of a practical nature. The sessions were facilitated by Mr. Nasim Shehab, the GFD E-Learning Coordinator and supervised by Dr. Mohamed Abbas, the Administrator of the E-Learning Section at the College level.
The title of the first workshop that was conducted on 29th September 2019 was Uploading Files on Moodle. In the course of the presentation, the participants were guided through the initial steps of introducing Moodle, and issues such as logging in and changing passwords were shed light on. A thorough explanation of how to upload all types of files on Moodle was the main focus of the session.
The second workshop that was entitled Assessment Activities on Moodle was conducted on 10th October 2019. Technical pieces of information were provided on how to write varied types of questions such as multiple choice, matching, and short answers on Moodle. Additionally, the participants were well-informed on adding questions to images, reading texts, and multimedia files.
The third and the last workshop that was entitled Transferring Files on Moodle was conducted on 17th October 2019. This session primarily attempted to train GFD lecturers who teach the same course on how to share teaching materials. The workshop facilitator indicated that transferring files on Moodle might be extremely useful for Basic Mathematics and Foundation Computing lecturers who teach multiple sections of the same course.
At the end of the training program, the participants expressed their appreciation of the enormous effort that Mr. Nasim Shehab had exerted in preparing for this series of sessions. They also thanked Dr. Mohamed Abbas for providing guidance through the whole process. Mostly because of the effectiveness of the instruction in all the Moodle training sessions, the implementation of e-learning is of a high percentage in GFD.
The workshop on “Assessment Activity on Moodle” was conducted to the various department on 02/10/2019. The session was presented by Dr. A. Mohamed Abbas, Head-Department Computing and Informatics and E-Learning Administrator.
The purpose of this workshop is to create an assessment activity on Moodle. With help of an activity, the teachers can have able to create and conduct an online quizzes to their courses.
The workshop on “How to use an activities and resources in Moodle” was conducted to the various department on 24/09/2019 and 25/09/2019. The session was presented by Dr. A. Mohamed Abbas, Head-Department Computing and Informatics and E-Learning Administrator.
The purpose of this workshop is to upload the files on Moodle. With help of an activity and resource option, the faculty members can have able to upload the course delivery content using Moodle.
Economics and Business Studies Department conducted a Community Service and Awareness campaign in coordination with a renowned school in Muscat named Sohail Bin Amru School in Al-Hail Muscat on 2nd October 2019.
Not to be served, but to serve and create awareness was the aim of community service and awareness program in which student participated by volunteering their time and talents to the community directly. The main arenas of awareness were Effect of Overuse of Electronic Gadgets, Health and Nutrition and not to waste food.
The students met almost 150 students of Sohail Bin Amru School, Al Hail. The Headmaster and the School Staff supported the event to be successful. Young Students were eager to respond to the session. The program was coordinated by Dr. Sarfaraz Javed, Dr. Sushmita Dey, Ms. Qudsia Nazneen and Mr. Basit Head of Career Advisory Service.
In future also a range of community services can be offered that are challenging, developmentally appropriate and contribute to the common goal.