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Online Learning Q&A for Freshman Students

Online Learning Q&A for Freshman Students

Last updated: August 11, 2021

Courses 

Q1. How can I check the results of my course enrollment and course schedule?

A1. Please log into the NCKU Course Information & Enrollment System (https://course.ncku.edu.tw) with your student ID and password. You can check your course enrollment progress and course schedule here.

Q2. Which courses will be taught online?

A2. The online teaching and practice period will run from September 15 to October 1 of the coming 2021 Fall Semester. During this period:

  1.  All lecture courses must be taught fully synchronously or asynchronously online.
  2.  Courses such as physical education, internships, experiments, and service learning can be introduced into the flipped class methods combined with online teaching or other types of teaching.

Q3. How can I check which online teaching method will be used?

A3.

  1. For freshman students, please log into Moodle (https://moodle.ncku.edu.tw) with your student ID and password, as requested by the Cheng-Kung Portal (https://i.ncku.edu.tw). You can find more information about your selected courses this semester here. Click on the "Course Name" to check whether the course will be taught online this semester or not, which online teaching method (synchronous or asynchronous) will be used, and other related information. If the teacher has not added the information, please contact the staff in charge of the course in the office of each department.
  2. Contact information for related issues:
  1. Cheng-Kung PortalComputer and Network Center (ext. 61405).
  2. Moodle: Ms. Kuo (ext. 61029) at the Teaching & Learning Technology Division, Computer and Network Center.
  3. Course: Please contact the staff in charge of courses in the office of each department (http://cid.acad.ncku.edu.tw/var/file/42/1042/img/761/584718154.pdf).

 

Q4. What is synchronous online teaching?

A4. Synchronous online teaching refers to interactive online teaching and learning at the scheduled time of the course or the time specified by the instructor. Students will log into the Moodle platform and click on the video link created by the instructor. Synchronized online learning systems include Cisco Webex, BBB synchronous teaching module in Moodle, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.

Q5. What is asynchronous online teaching?

A5. Asynchronous online teaching means that the course videos are pre-recorded, with the video link being placed on the Moodle course page. Students can view the course videos within the time specified by the instructor (teachers and students will teach and learn online at different times, respectively).

Q6. If the course is taught online, what equipment should I prepare for my online course?

A6. Please prepare your own desktop/laptop computer, tablet or mobile phone, and other equipment, and you can learn online at any location with stable internet services. For synchronous online teaching, please prepare the earphones and microphone, and test that the equipment functions normally in advance. Some courses require the preparation of a webcam when an online examination is held.

                    

Q7. What online teaching resources does the university provide?

A7. For the online teaching resources of our school, please refer to: https://reurl.cc/a529pl

Q8. Do teachers need to save the online teaching videos, including synchronous and non-synchronous videos, for students to review?

A8. Yes, both synchronous and non-synchronous online teaching videos will be uploaded to Mytube and the students will be provided with the URL link. Teachers are required to save the synchronous and non-synchronous online teaching videos on the teaching platform or provide alternative links for the students to review this material.

Q9. Whom can I contact for questions regarding the NCKU Moodle or Webex system?

A9.

  1. Webex service: Mr. Wang (ext. 61029) and Ms. Chen (ext. 61024) at the Teaching & Learning Technology Division, Computer and Network Center
  2. BBB service: Mr. Wang (ext. 61029) at the Teaching & Learning Technology Division, Computer and Network Center
  3. Moodle service: Ms. Kuo (ext. 61029) at the Teaching & Learning Technology Division, Computer and Network Center

Q10. How will students be graded for these online courses?

A10. Teachers can utilize familiar ways to grade students, such as changing the types of tests used (e.g., open-book tests), requiring written reports, utilizing online tests (e.g., online questions combined with a video conferencing system), and/or employing online oral reports. Teachers are also encouraged to innovate new ways to grade students using online resources. In addition, teachers can conduct online exams through Moodle.

Multiple evaluations methods: https://bit.ly/2RvKMaH

Reference for organizing online exams: https://reurl.cc/og9j5V

Q11. Where can I check for other online learning questions and answers?

A11.For additional online learning Q&A concerning general courses, please refer to http://cid-acad.ncku.edu.tw/p/412-1042-26617.php?Lang=zh-tw

Course Enrollment

If you have additional inquiries related to the following questions, please e-mail your inquiries to em50120@email.ncku.edu.tw, or you can contact Ms. Zheng (ext. 50137) at the Registrar Division, Office of Academic Affairs.

Q1. How do I add courses during the period from September 15 to October 1?

A1. As the procedures for dealing with adding courses are different for each department/institute, please follow the instructions below:

  1. During the 3rd stage of course enrollment between September 15 to 23 and the stage of course enrollment under special circumstances between September 30 to October 5, students shall complete and email the form for adding courses to the instructor for review. Upon approval by the instructor, students shall forward this form to the office of the department/institute, or the course-offering unit, to complete the course-adding procedures by the designated deadline. Upon completion of the procedures, students should enter “My Course Schedule” to check the course addition.
  2. Applications for adding courses in the categories of General Education (A9), General Chinese (A7), English Module Program and Second Foreign Language 10 (A1), and Physical Education (A2) require no approval from the instructor and shall be administered in accordance with the regulations of the course-offering department.

Q2. How do I submit a course overload or underload request form, to complete the procedures for adding courses during the period from September 15 to October 1?

A2.

  1. Students shall complete the procedures for adding courses with a course overload or underload request form (downloaded from the homepage of the Registrar’s Division) at the office of the department/institute or the course-offering unit. (A course underload request requires no approval from the instructor.)
  2. The office of the department/institute shall email the approved form to the Registrar’s Division for final administration.