More and more colleges and universities are now using learning management systems (LMS) to manage their online courses. One such LMS is the iKonek UCU, which was developed by the Management and Information System (MIS) of Urdaneta City University in September 2020-2021.
The MIS has recently released different video tutorials on how to use this system effectively for teaching and learning purposes. These tutorials cover various tools, features, and functionalities of the iKonek UCU platform that can be used in enhancing instruction and student engagement. In addition, they also provide guidance on how to make the most out of these tools for a better educational experience.
How to login Ikonek 3 UCU?
The training on using the Learning Management System called “iKonek 3” was beneficial. The orientation was led by Richard and Warren Novio from MIS Data Controllers, and they discussed the important points to guide faculty members to navigate and maximize the use of LMS. It is a great tool to have during these difficult times when we are all adjusting to online education.
It is simply a web address (https://lms.ucu.edu.ph/ikonek) pointing to the IKONEK login page on UCU’s LMS website.
The first tutorial is about the basics of using the iKonek UCU LMS. It provides an overview of how to login, navigate through it, and access different course modules.
iKonek UCU for Students
The second video showcases how to create online quizzes or tests with the iKonek 2 platform. It demonstrates how instructors can set up test questions, add multimedia content such as images and videos, and grade students’ submissions automatically.
iKonek UCU for Instructors
The third tutorial covers activity feeds which allow instructors to keep track of what their students are doing in their courses on a real-time basis. Instructors can view student posts, upload files for others to download, embed web resources into their feed items, etcetera). This enables them to get insights into what topics fascinate their pupils and initiate discussions around them quickly and easily.
The main objective of this virtual training was to gear up faculty members with technological skills and pedagogical grounding amid the pandemic, as well as address other issues related to online education. During the presentation, Mr. Novio underscored some basic tips for creating a practical e-learning course:
Firstly, it is important that you know your students.
Secondly, design for flexibility since most students now work full-time or attend classes online.
Thirdly, make good use of multimedia tools such as videos or animations whenever possible.
Fourthly, provide learners with a clear path or roadmap so they know where they are concerning their learning goals.
Fifthly create activities that encourage interaction among classmates (this can be done through discussion forums or group projects).
Sixthly give feedback often, so students feel encouraged and motivated.
Lastly, always check your course’s accessibility.