The Virtual University Learning Management System is a comprehensive software platform that allows students to manage their educational experience while studying at the University. The VU-LMS allows you to:
Maintain and update your personal information
Receive important announcements from the University
Maintain a personal diary and notes
View your lecture schedule
Read lecture notes
Download assignments and submit your solutions for grading
Ask questions from your tutors and receive replies to the same
Participate in quizzes and class discussions
View your results and monitor your academic progress through your grade book
View your fee status and download your fee vouchers for payment at the bank
Access a host of student services such as requesting for lost Id Cards etc.
You will learn more about all of the above in the orientation video that is included on this CD.
Using the LMS
To access the LMS, you will need to use a computer connected to the Internet and having a standard browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) installed. If you do not know what this means, do not worry: you will undergo an orientation session during the first few days of your initial semester. You may also ask a knowledgeable friend to assist you initially.
Start your browser and enter the following web address (called a URL): http://www.vu.edu.pk. Click at ‘Log on to LMS’, Enter your Student ID and password to access VU- LMS.
How to ask Questions
The facility of the MDB (Moderated Discussion Board) has been provided to ask questions relevant to lessons. The recommended procedure is to
Read handouts prior to taking video lecture
View the video lecture and prepare key notes
Read the relevant page/section of the handout/ recommended books and visit the internet links as mentioned in the course calendar
Discuss and share ideas on the discussion board
Ask questions on the discussion board.
After logging on to the LMS, first check the FAQs for the course to see if your queries have been addressed in any previous semester. If not, go to the open MDB for the course (only one session will be “open”; other sessions will be readable but you may post questions only on the “open” board) and post your question. Tutors will respond to your queries within a short period of time. You are also encouraged to read questions from other students and the tutors’ responses to them. This will improve your understanding of the subject matter. Remember, the MDB are always readable throughout the semester so they form a very valuable asset when you are preparing for semester examinations.