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AIUB enables virtual classrooms for 13,000 students with Microsoft

  • Published at 05:07 pm July 6th, 2020
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The institution mostly uses Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Administration, Microsoft Forms for quizzes, Gradebook, and Assignments for conducting distance learning

American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), one of the leading private universities in the country is enabling virtual learning for 13,000 students with Microsoft 365 Education.

Microsoft 365 Education provides a customized hub for class teamwork with Microsoft Teams that include video meetings, online versions of the Office 365 apps, as well as compliance tools and information protection.

As schools around the world respond to Covid-19, the need for remote learning tools has never been more urgent. 

Using Microsoft 365, AIUB has been able to build a comprehensive and efficient online education system for the students and faculties, while ensuring lesson continuity along with interactive teaching, read a press release published on Monday. 

Dr Carmen Z Lamagna, vice-chancellor of AIUB said: “Adapting to the new normal to continue the education of our students was not easy. With the help of Microsoft solutions along with our infrastructure, we were able to onboard 13,000 students, faculty members, and all the administrative staff within four days.”

“Microsoft 365 Education has multiplied our efficiency and productivity. With its help, we have been able to recreate the physical classroom experience for the students and lecturers improving the collaboration during the pandemic.”

AIUB enables virtual classrooms for 13000 students with Microsoft | Courtesy

She added: “We have been receiving many inquiries on how we adopted this culture change. Onboarding the young generation with technology is easier than onboarding senior members. However, the smooth transition that was brought by Microsoft made it possible.”

“We conduct not only academic sessions, but also board meetings, administrative meetings as well as council meetings through Microsoft Teams, triggering the journey of digital transformation throughout our university.”

AIUB has conducted four orientation programs to train and onboard the faculty and the students on Microsoft 365 Education. The institution mostly uses Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Administration, Microsoft Forms for quizzes, Gradebook, and Assignments for conducting distance learning. 

Afif Mohamed Ali, country managing director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, and Nepal said: “Over the past several months, how we teach and how we learn has completely changed. Teachers, students, and schools are incorporating new tools into their lessons and experiencing new methods of learning, which will have an important, lasting impact.” 

 “Congratulations to AIUB for leading the way in being the 1st University in Bangladesh in enabling 100% virtual learning for your 13,000 students with over 2,000 courses with Microsoft 365 Education. We hope this serves as an inspiration and vision for all other institutions,” said Sook Hoon Cheah, general manager of Microsoft APAC in Southeast Asia New Markets. 

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