Chandigarh April 9, 2020
In view of the prevailing Lockdown situation in the country due to
COVID 19 pandemic, Panjab University has decided that the Library
users of AC Joshi Library as well as departmental libraries should not
be charged fine for overdue books for the duration starting from March
20, 2020 to till one week from the opening of university, informed
Dr. Jivesh Bansal, University Librarian.

Also, a request regarding the same has also been forwarded by P.U.
librarian to all the Chairpersons of the Departments for not imposing
any fine on the students for late return of books due to lockdown.

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Chandigarh April 9, 2020
First Online Workshop by Theatre Deptt, PU

In a first of its kind ,Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab
University Chandigarh is going to organize online, five days National
Workshop on Basics of Light Design from April,11-15, 2020.

Dr.Navdeep Kaur, Chairperson of Department of Indian Theatre, the
organizer of the workshop informed that this initiative will motivate
the students and scholars of theatre and other performing arts from
various Universities and will go a long way in bringing productive
and positive results during this lockdown period due to COViD 19
pandemic.

She added that the workshop will also cover the syllabus part of the
current semester.

Under the able guidance of PU Vice -Chancellor, Prof. Raj Kumar ,this
workshop will connect with other Drama/Theatre Departments of various
Universities,she informed. The department is expecting around 100
participants.
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Chandigarh April 9, 2020
7 days FDP at PU concludes
Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM),
Department of Education, Panjab University Chandigarh conducted
sessions for various aspects of Learning Management systems (LMS) on
the concluding day of the seven days’ faculty development programme on
“MOOCS: Instructional Design, Development and Learning Analytics”. 81
teachers from 14 universities are participating in this workshop

Resource person Mr. Ravinder Kumar Gill from McGill University,
Canada interacted with the participants through Zoom, the Video
conferencing platform during the first session. He is involved in the
consultancy services related to the integration of technology in the
classroom and designing instructions and curricula for both
face-to-face and online modes. He gave an online presentation on the
Management of learning and LMS. He briefed about the teacher-learner
perspective of LMS. He explained the benefits of using LMS by teachers
and students.

He also explained the limitations and advantages of popular LMS used
in higher education Like DESIRE2LEARN, Canvas, Moodle, Sakai, Open
EdX, Google Classroom and Google Course Builder. He showcased
practically the various aspects of Blackboard and, Sakai platforms. He
shared the features of Blackboard platform which; offers integration
of Institutes SIS (Students Information System), compatibility with
mobile and desktop platform, online web conferencing, and provides
effective synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. He also
showcased the LMS portal used by the McGill University. He shared
course outlines, Rubrics, Resources for Learning being used by him on
the LMS. He also explained the advantages of Free Opensource Softwares
used for creating and teaching online and digital content. He
recommended the use of Canva, audacity, Gimp, Adobe Spark, Prezi,
eportfolio (Weebly, Wordpress, Wix).

The second session was on various aspects of Google Classroom and
various software used for the online teaching-learning process by Dr.
Tejinderpal Singh from UBS, PU. He shared various software used for
screen capturing and creating video content for MOOCs. He explained
the various features of Loom which is an Easy and free screen recorder
for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks., edPuzzle which Easily create
beautiful interactive video lessons for integration into your LMS,
Insert Learning which is used to embed discussions which help all
student to share their ideas while reading.

He further told that students can also annotate any web page and share
what they think is important in the Insert Learning App and is very
useful in blended or flipped classroom scenarios.

Prof. Jatinder Grover, Coordinator CALEM and Dean Faculty of
Education, Panjab University, thanked Mr. Ravinder Kumar Gill and Dr.
Tejinderpal Singh for sharing their expertise with the participants
during the online faculty development programme.

Dr. Vishal Sharma (Coordinator, Swayam) and coordinator of the course
moderated the sessions on LMS platform and gave valuable inputs during
the discussion in the online sessions.

The participants after the last session shared their feedback and
experiences and learning outcomes from the seven days’ faculty
development programme on “MOOCS: Instructional Design, Development and
Learning Analytics.