1 FAQ

1.2 LMS

Using VLE (LMS)

Using VLE (LMS)

V1). What is Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?

Virtual Learning Environment is an online system which is designed to support teaching and learning activities via the Internet. Using this VLE you can access resources to learn BIT courses online. In addition you can communicate with other students and facilitators through forums and chat sessions.
Last year VLE was called as LMS.

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V2). I cannot log into the VLE (LMS)

You might not have registered to use the VLE (LMS) for that academic year. Please contact BIT office to find details about registration. It may take 1-2 weeks to access the VLE (LMS) after registration.

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V3). If I don’t complete all the VLE (LMS) assignments successfully what would be the effect?

You will not be able to obtain the Diploma in IT and the Higher Diploma certificates in IT. However, you can continue your studies to obtain the BIT degree.

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V4). Can I access the VLE (LMS) courses or sit for BIT examinations after completing my degree?

No, once you are awarded your degree you cannot complete any courses you had not done or passed before.

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V5). Do I have to pay to access VLE (LMS)?

Yes, you have to pay. For more information read the Year Handbook.
To read the handbook visit following link.
http://www.bit.lk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=266&Itemid=117

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V6). If I failed any VLE (LMS) assignment in a previous year do I have to pay again to access the VLE (LMS) regarding that academic year?

Yes, you have to pay again.

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V7). If I have to repeat some courses and need to access the relevant course materials in VLE (LMS) do I have to pay to access VLE (LMS)?

Yes, you have to pay, even you had passed the VLE (LMS) before.

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V8). What is the criterion to complete the VLE (LMS) assessments satisfactorily for a given year?

You have to obtain an overall score of 50% or above from both assignments of that course during that academic year. The overall score is calculated using 40% for 1st assignment and 60% for 2nd assignment.

For more details visit following links.
Year 1
Year 2

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V9). If I have successfully completed the VLE (LMS) assignments, but have to repeat some courses, do I have to re-attempt the VLE (LMS) assignments as well?

No, you don’t have to re-do the assignments. However, it would be helpful for you to prepare for the examination for which you have to pay to access the VLE (LMS).

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V10). I cannot see all the topics in my course. What I should do for that?

You have probably clicked on the “–” icon which you will see on the right margin of the topic as shown on the figure below.

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To reveal all of the other topics you need to click on “+” icon which you will see on the right margin of the topic as shown on the figure below.

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V11). What are the best practices in posting to forums?

  • Before starting a new thread, go through the other posts with the same/similar topics. You may find that it makes more sense to reply to the existing thread rather than starting a new one. This helps to keep information organized and cuts down on repetitive discussions.
  • When posting a new thread, try to make the title reflect the topic of your thread. This makes sorting and searching the forum much easier for the learner community.

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V12). Why am I not getting any e-mails regarding forum posting?

Reason 1: You may not have subscribed to those forums.

Reason 2: You might not have updated your profile by adding your current email address. Please remember to fill the description in the profile page so that others can get to know you.

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V13). What is Online Facilitation and Assistance?

Online Assistance is a special service for registered BIT students who follow online courses. You can use this service to find answers for both academic and non-academic problems encountered when you access courses.

There are full time facilitators for Year 1 and Year 2 courses. You can contact them through VLE (LMS) by sending messages or posting your problems in respective forums. It is better to post messages in forums rather than sending individual messages.

Regarding system related questions, you can send messages to the VLE (LMS) Administrator.

If you are unable to find answers in any of the above methods, you can contact the e-Learning Centre staff during the working hours of working days.

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V14). I have applied for BIT with pending A/L results. Can I have access to VLE (LMS)?

No. You can have access to the VLE (LMS) only after your registration. Till then you can study on your own or with an institute.

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V15). What happens when a VLE assignment question is wrong?

We have a policy, not to penalize students when a question is wrong. At the same time, students will not be subjected to any discrimination if they show mistakes or make a complain. It is rarely possible that content or questions in a particular course may be wrong. If you find such errors, please point it out in the relevant forum in that particular course and we will correct them as early as possible. 

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V16). How to complain about VLE content, questions and services?

Please contact the relevant facilitator of the course, through a forum, message or email.

If it is a system related problem, contact VLE admin directly by using the e-mail admin@lms.bit.lk, if not satisfied with the reply, contact the coordinator of VLE. (kph@ucsc.cmb.ac.lk).

If you are still not satisfied with the reply, send your complain in writing to the Director, UCSC by using the e-mail (director@ucsc.cmb.ac.lk).

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