Federal Institute of Science And Technology (FISAT) has a unique position in the Professional Education Sector
FISAT has ample facilities to engage and reach students anywhere and anytime outside the traditional classroom setting, using technology to deliver lessons and materials.
Webex FISAT uses Webex to provide facilities for remote learning. Webex Meetings through its cloud-based web and video conferencing service, offers a seamless and integrated way for faculty, staff and students to create, communicate, collaborate and share. It provides media-rich, highly-engaged learning environments that enhance both the student experience and learning outcomes. Webex allows teachers to host video meetings with ease. Students can now attend their most important lectures remotely from wherever they are. Faculty can create dynamic classrooms. Since WebEx is entirely supported in the cloud, students and faculty alike can access their WebEx application at any time, from any location, and on any WebEx-enabled device. This ensures that students always have access to the course materials. FISAT has 100 licences of Webex which can accommodate 1000 participants at a time. Open edX Open edX is the content management system (CMS) used by FISAT, using which faculty members deliver engaging online course content to their learners. Using Open edX, faculty members host and deploy their own branded instance of edX tailored specifically for their own online learning or training needs. Open edX platform includes a Learning Management System and a Studio: 1. LMS: The students of FISAT use the LMS to access and complete courses. Course material is typically composed of videos and problems while enabling learners to check their progress as they work through the course. Faculty members can use the LMS to admit new learners, generate reports, and oversee learner progress. This can all be managed through the Instructor Dashboard and is accessible through any Internet browser. 2. Studio: Open edX Studio is the side of the platform accessed through a browser by course administrators, instructors, and course authors. This is where the courses are created, designed and managed. Along with building out the course structure and adding course material, faculty members can use Studio to adjust the course schedule, determine grading policies, update course content, and more. Like the LMS, Studio can be accessed directly through any Internet browser. Open edX supports video, HTML text, and discussion elements. Course authors are also able to include their own wiki, or textbook-style elements that can be uploaded as a PDF file.
Knimbus FISAT Library has the Knimbus eLibrary portal to access digital library facilities (E Journals and E books) from anywhere in the world. This facility is available desktops, laptops and Mobile phones. Knimbus is a single search platform with great features which makes it possible to do a one-point search across resources and access the library at any time, from anywhere and on any device. Knimbus has helped FISAT library to support users, meet their needs and ensure that the library e-resources are used regularly for their research and learning. The embedded remote access feature of Knimbus makes all resource links in the eLibrary including A-Z eCatalog, Browse, Search and Remote Access pages work seamlessly whether the user is on campus or somewhere else and requires zero setup by the users. FISAT library also has the Mobile eLibrary App mLibrary which offers a multi-format, content delivery App for users to consume eBook collections, eCourse materials, latest journal issues and multimedia learning content. Patrons can access the entire library on their smart phone from anywhere, at any time. The Mobile eLibary App integrate the OPAC records so that patrons can check the availability of physical books. Knimbus Mobile App is available for both Android and iOS. Users with a smartphone and internet connectivity can use the Mobile App. DSpace DSpace digital library help the library users to access the digital archive of the library. DSpace creates open access repositories for scholarly and/or published digital content and serves a specific need as a digital archives system, focused on the long-term storage, access and preservation of digital content.