Date & Time: 29 July 2020 (Wed) 2-30 pm to 5 pm

Recording of the Interactive Online Session

Kannan discusses the ambience and the computer + mic + camera configuration required for online.

Karmalkar discusses the conduct of an interactive online class using simple accessories, namely - a laptop with integrated mic + camera and webcam. He demonstrates how a combination of power-point and (paper + pen + webcam) which simulates (chalk + blackboard) can be used to deliver textual material as well as mathematical derivations. He also shows how to play and "deliver" videos.

Ramalingam demos a live class using the Wacom writing device that he has been using for his regular classes and also for last semester's online classes. He also shows how file sizes of recorded material can be compressed significantly without significant loss in quality.

Srilata teaches excerpts from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's novella "The Yellow Wall paper", and then discusses with students some open-ended questions pertaining to the text, its narration and style.

Discussion concentrates on various means of student engagement and assessment in online environment.

VIDEOS ON MOODLE by Dr. Janakiraman (EE)

Introduction to Moodle

1. Add files to Moodle in a separate topic

2. Create groups of users on your course

3. Send messages to all/ selected group of students

4. Add URLs to external resources


Student Interaction through Moodle

1. Create a poll and send it out to the students

2. Create a discussion forum for your course


Setting up a quiz on Moodle Part-1

1. Create a quiz with appropriate setting

2. Create categories of questions in a question bank

3. Populate the question bank with T/F, MCQ, MSQ, and Numerical Answer Type questions


Setting up a quiz on Moodle Part-2

1. Edit a quiz and populate it with questions

2. Preview the quiz

3. View the results of the quiz after students finish

4. Create a randomized question paper

VIDEOS ON MOODLE by Prof. Phanikuamr (MME)

Assignments and Anonymous Feedback using moodle

1. Set up an assignment submission process

2. Set up an anonymous feedback form in moodle

VIDEOS ON MATLAB GRADER by Prof. Arun Tangirala (CHE)

Matlab Grader Tutorial - Part 1

Matlab Grader Tutorial - Part 2

With this two-part Tutorial, the learner should be able to:

1. Frame questions and assessments

2. Create a course, enroll students and set up assignments

Run the assessment (assignments) and monitor the progress of each student / assignment on the MATLAB Grader platform


Date & Time: 19 Sep. 2020 (Sat) 4 pm to 6-30 pm

00:00 Welcome to Day 1 of Online Teaching Workshop

13:52 Effective teaching in Educational Institutions

38:23 Note-taking using Windows Journal

53:47 Compressing files using FFMPEG software

1:16:44 Content preparation for online classes

1:34:19 How to make an effective PowerPoint Presentation

1:49:40 How to engage the class in online scenario

1:54:03 Content Delivery and Student Engagement

2:19:05 Contents covered in Day 2 of the Workshop


Date & Time: 20 Sep. 2020 (Sun) 4 pm to 6-30 pm

00:00 Welcome to Day 2 of Online Teaching Workshop

4:37 Assessment in Online Classroom

17:18 Strategies and Tools for Online Assessment

48:13 Flipped Classroom Method

1:03:40 Options and specifications for Recording

1:11:00 Virtual Labs

1:18:55 Presenting Handwritten notes in Online Class

1:29:33 New approach to present Online Class using IPEVO software

1:52:10 Using FFMPEG software to compress files

2:03:00 Recipe for Effective and Efficient Teaching

2:29:18 Acknowledgment

2:32:40 Feedback Form

PARALLEL TEACHING OF LARGE CLASSES (by three or more teachers)

The sessions give a perspective on how large classes are taught by multiple teachers in various courses across the institute. Issues covered include class division, syllabus / learning outcomes, text book / notes, assignment / tutorials, quizzes / exams and use of TAs.

Date & Time: 1 Oct. 2020 (Thu) 5-00 pm to 6-30 pm

E. Prasad (CY), M. V. Satyanarayana (PH), Thamban Nair (MA), Rinku Mukherjee (AM), G. K. Suraishkumar (BT)

Date & Time: 2 Oct. 2020 (Fri) 5-00 pm to 7-00 pm (had a longer discussion at the end)

V. Babu (ME), D. Jalihal (EE), C. Vijayan (PH), Lakshman Rao (AM), V. J. Kumar (EE)


Date & Time:22 Dec.2020 (Tue)

Format of the sessions was ~ 15 min presentation by each faculty followed by Q&A and discussion. The presenters were R. Gnanamoorthy (ME), Suresh Babu (HSS), S. Karmalkar (EE), P. Sudarshan (HSS), V. Janakiraman (EE) and G. Phani Kumar (MME) in that order.

The faculty discussed various assessment procedures adopted by them. How to avoid mutual discussion among students during the examination was pointed out. For this purpose, rather than making the entire question paper available at the beginning of the examination, parts of the question paper of about 1/2 hr duration each can be released sequentially after students have turned in their answers to the previous part. The nitty gritty details of practical implementation of this basic idea using TAs and / or Moodle for small and large classes were brought out.

You may also refer to the following DIY videos by V. Jankiraman (EE).

Calculated simple questions Demo of using Moodle to generate random numbers for selected parameters in a question so that the numerical answer will be unique for each student, though they are tested on the same concept.

Creating a sequential quiz Demo of using Moodle to generate random numbers for selected parameters in a question so that the numerical answer will be unique for each student, though they are tested on the same concept.