What is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning is a combination of online delivery with face-to-face (on-campus) learning opportunities. The University is adopting new teaching arrangements to meet the new norms while ensuring all activities are conducted in a safe and healthy environment. We are striking the balance between observing social distancing requirements and related SOPs, whilst ensuring we return to academic normality as soon as possible.
The implementation of the Blended Learning
Lectures and tutorials
All lectures will continue to be conducted online until the end of the Autumn Semester. All lectures will be recorded and uploaded onto the Moodle platform.
All tutorials and seminars will be conducted face to face. This also includes learning sessions (i.e. laboratory activities and other relevant field work that are required by their respective Professional Statutory Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) to have face to face sessions. All sessions will be recorded (except for sessions where this might be not practicable to do so) and uploaded onto the Moodle platform. Students who are unable to join the face-to-face sessions will need to engage with the learning sessions through recordings, lecture notes and other teaching activities that will be made available on Moodle. The respective schools and departments will provide details of learning activities that will be conducted in face-to-face mode.
For Foundation programmes, as it is already week 10 in their semester, classes will remain online to ensure that there is uninterrupted delivery of learning sessions closer to the end of the foundation programme semester. Schools will make separate arrangements for face-to-face consultations/sessions with their students.
For PGT modules (both in KLTC and Semenyih Campus) - where SOPs allow, classes can go fully face to face and sessions will be recorded and uploaded on Moodle. Students who are unable to return for legitimate reasons will need to engage with the learning sessions through recordings, lecture notes and other teaching activities that will be made available on Moodle. The respective schools and departments will provide details on modules that will be conducted in face-to-face mode.
All face-to-face sessions will be arranged in accordance with the SOPs that are mandated by government authorities. Students and Staff will only be allowed to attend face to face sessions if they are fully vaccinated (14 days post second dose for Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac and 28 days post dose for J&J). Classrooms will be arranged to meet social distancing requirements, and everyone is required to wear a face mask while inside the classroom.
All attendance will be taken whether for online or face to face sessions. Instatt will be opened for all students during the timetabled sessions. Students who are in their home country where time zone differences prevent them for attending the timetable scheduled classes, will need to engage with the learning sessions through the recordings, lecture notes and other teaching activities that will be made available on Moodle. Attendance will then be recorded once you have successfully engaged with the class activities. Lecturers will provide drop-in sessions/follow up online meetings for those who are unable to join the live learning sessions due to time differences. The respective schools and module convenors will update students on the drop-in arrangement details.
The University will take extreme care to ensure that students who are unable to be present in the campus would continue to receive a high quality learning experience from the University. Your module convenors will arrange for drop-in sessions via MS teams for those who are unable to return to do the face to face sessions. Schools will also arrange for face-to-face consultation opportunities (whilst adhering to SOPs) for students who are in campus.
- All Autumn 2021/2022 examinations will be via online. This includes the Foundation programme examinations scheduled in December 2021. You may find the UNM Online Examinations Policy for Autumn 2021-22 in our website.
- Online summative exams will be set using Rogō, Moodle Assignments or Turnitin.
- You may also find more information about Academic Integrity in Online Examinations at the following link. Your school and personal tutors will be available to provide further guidance on this.
Teaching Tools and Assessment
Moodle Everywhere Policy
UNM Engage Policy
Policy on Pre-recorded Lectures