Semester – I, 2020 – 21

This is a very special semester, as covid situation has forced us to go online for teaching. So we need to understand how things become different.

This section is important both for the faculty and the students

Academic process - beginning of semester : List of courses to be offered in a semester by each department, process of course registration:


The flow chart above shows a relationship between the department, academic section, role of faculty advisor and where the IT section comes into the picture.

This section is important both for the faculty and the students

1. Course Registration Portal (CRP) - This is where

2. Course Content Portal (Moodle - medh2, medh3, medh4) - It section populates the moodle servers with the courses being offered in this semester.

3. Each student has a login on moodle servers. Access to CRP is given after you are logged in to Moodle. For the semester -I, 2020-21, faculty can choose to use any LMS for their course.Currently, to the best knowledge of the IT section, faculty are either using Moodle or Google Classroom. Access to Google Classroom is through the iitrpr email id.

VPN Services : Currenty VPN service are hosted on another for which credentials will be alloted to you separately. Please send a email to itteam@iitrpr.ac.in to get the VPN credentials.

Note on CRP and Moodle

Please note CRP stands for Course Registration Portal which is used for Pre-registration / course registration for a semester. In case students wish to Add / Drop any of the courses after the registration process, faculty advisors can look at the student performance and accept / reject the request for any further changes in the registration. At the end of registration / add / drop , we have a list of students who can credit a course.

Moodle is a Learning Management System platform for hosting course contents and any other activity in a course during the semester. However, students need to enrol in a course on Moodle using an enrolment key provided by IT section for each semester.

Some FAQs on CRP and Moodle

Yes, As shown in the figure above, CRP has list of all students who meet all conditions to register for a course and have done the registration as per the Institute academic guidelines. The List of students enrolled in Moodle are the students who have enrolled themselves on Moodle after registering on CRP + those who are yet to make up their mind about continuing with the course and might register on CRP during Add / Drop. For all practical purposes, CRP is the official record with the academic section which will be considered for awarding credits to a student in a course.

No, at the moment, it is not imported into Moodle. The students self-enrol in a course on Moodle based on a key pattern provided by the IT section. They may enrol in more or less number of courses than they have registered for on CRP. At the end of Add / Drop, it is the responsibility of the faculty to check that the registration list on CRP and enrolment on Moodle match.

The students go for a self enrolment in a course on Moodle using the key pattern as coursecode_202020211 eg- ma201_202020211.

Three Moodle servers have been set for semester-1, 2020-21
medh2.iitrpr.ac.in: This hosts courses with codes for all the branches which have a pattern XX1XX, XX2XX, which means numeric 1 or 2 are preceded by two alphabets.
medh3.iitrpr.ac.in: This hosts courses with codes for all the branches which have a pattern XX3XX, which means numeric 3 is preceded by two alphabets.
medh4.iitrpr.ac.in: This hosts courses with codes for all the branches which have a pattern XX4XX or XX5XX or XX6XX or XX7XX which means numeric 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 is preceded by two alphabets.
Exceptions:

In the above situation medh4 had about 86 courses hosted on it, so we were forced to go for these exceptions for load balancing.
All Civil Engineering Courses with codes XX3XX, XX4XX, XX5XX, XX6XX, XX7XX are located on medh3.
All Chemical Engineering courses with codes XX3XX, XX4XX, XX5XX, XX6XX, XX7XX are located on medh3
All Physics Courses with codes XX3XX, XX4XX, XX5XX, XX6XX, XX7XX are located on medh3
All Chemistry Courses with codes XX3XX, XX4XX, XX5XX, XX6XX, XX7XX are located on medh3
So Civil, Chemical, Physics and Chemistry have NO courses hosted on medh4.
Note: The old URL http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/moodle/ is no longer valid for semester-1, 2020-21. Please delete this from your browser history.

Connect to any of the medh servers, if you do not remember the password: you can set the password by selecting the Forgot password option just below the login prompt. The login id is provided by the IT section. If problem persists, please send an e-mail to itteam@iitrpr.ac.in

Yes

For Faculty: Yes.
For students: No

Login to Moodle and press the button located at the top to connect to CRP ( In which you can do the activities of the crp) as shown below.

Please note when you add a course on CRP, it needs to be approved by the course instructor and then by batch advisor. The change will get reflected in CRP after the process for both the approvals is over. However, you will need to enrol yourself on Moodle in the course using the enrolment key.
Contact Information:
For any problem related to access to moodle servers, CRP, please send a mail to itteam@iitrpr.ac.in

This section is important for the faculty particularly for semester-I, 2020-21

For online courses, the process for making the course content available has three steps:
Step 1: Lecture Recording ------> Step 2: Content Hosting --------> Step 3: Content Archiving

I would like to know what options are available to me for lecture recording:

Please refer to the attached document: (PDF)

The following section talks about the resources setup in the Transit campus and the main campus for lecture recording.

Step 1:

Resources at Transit Campus for lecture recording

Resources at Main Campus for lecture recording