NCR – Objektif Kualiti No. 6 – Memuatnaik (upload) proforma/sinopsis kursus ke iFolio

UKM has a KPI for almost everything, from teaching to publications. There are two KPI’s for the usage of iFolio;

  • with Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), KPI with a target of 30% of the courses “blended” each semester. Blended courses are those with the course outline, 7 course materials, 3 discussions and 2 assignments posted on iFolio. We have achieved this only once, for Semester 1 Session 2014/15.
  • with Pusat Jaminan Kualiti UKM (PJK UKM), 100% of the courses must have their course outline uploaded on the iFolio. It is a proxy indicator for “executing the education programme in line with the faculty teaching plans“. Personally I don’t see how those two items are related. The audit is done at the end of every semester. The most recent one was done in February 2016 for Semester 2 2014/2015.

Sad to say, PPUKM did not achieve the KPI for post-graduate courses as required by the PJK UKM. So the affected e-learning facilitators became the convenient scapegoats and received the following letters.

Semester 2 Sesi 2014/2015

Semester 2 Sesi 2014/2015

This is absurd since we the e-learning facilitators, did our part by “blending” all our courses. I even blended the courses which did not belong to me, but which I have access to since I was one of the involved lecturers. But it is we the facilitators who have to answer why the recalcitrant lecturers did not do their part.

To help the lecturers fulfill the minimum requirement of uploading the course outline, I came out with the following guide at;

So I hope all module heads will help me by uploading their course outline on their iFolio courses. We have 8 more weeks for this semester, let us get it done as soon as possible. The full list of courses which have yet to upload their course outline can be viewed here;

For those having problem uploading their course outline, kindly contact me at drtamil@

Thank you for you kind attention.

Yours sincerely,

Azmi Mohd Tamil
e-Learning Facilitator PPUKM


iFolio: How to create assignment with File Drop.

1. First log-in into iFolio using the latest Chrome or Mozilla browser;

2. Choose the course/module that you want to add the assignment to; i.e. FK6163;

3. Click on Tasks;

4. Click on the “+ New Task” symbol on the top right corner of the screen;

5. Type in the name of the assignment, tick the boxes for “assignment”, “filedrop” and “publish”, then fill in the details about the assignment. Then click the “Save” button on the top right corner of the screen.

6. New task created;

7. Your students will see it like this;

Sharing Videos on the iFolio

During the curriculum review last Wednesday, I heard many lecturers wanting to share videos with their students through the iFolio. So to help everyone, I come up with this post.

First and foremost, we do not upload the video into the ifolio. Instead we upload the video elsewhere such as YouTube, then share the video via a Web2.0 link on ifolio by embedding it.

  1. You need a YouTube account. If you have a Google account, then you already have a YouTube account. Just log in using the same username and password.
  2. Click the “Upload” button on the top right of the screen and you will get screen below.upload
  3. You have 3 options, either Public (everyone can search and view), Unlisted (only those with the link can view) or Private (only the video owner can view). As lecturers who wants to share the video only with your students on ifolio, please select “Unlisted”.


  4. Select the video that you want to upload and click “Open”. Please make sure that your video is only 10 minutes long. Since as new users, you are only allowed to upload a video that long. Once you have verified your account by entering the code sent to your handphone, you can upload longer video files. The longest video that I have uploaded to YouTube was 1 hour 45 minutes long.


  5. You will get the above requester. Fill up the “Basic Info” about the video as shown above. Once done, click the “Done” button. Leave your computer and browser running on the same page until YouTube finished processing your video.


  6. You will get the above page when YouTube finished processing your video. Copy the video link (i.e.………).
  7. Now log-in into ifolio using your staff id and eWarga password. Go to the module that you want to share the video with. Usually I share the video at “Tasks” or “Discussions”. In the example below, it is under “Tasks” as an assignment.
  8. Create “Tasks” the usual way, fill up the boxes as shown above. Then insert the video by clicking on the YouTube icon as circled in red in the the above picture.
  9. In the next requester, fill up URL that you copied from the YouTube site earlier.
  10. Once you click “Insert”, you will get the following image. Instead of the video, you will see the flash icon in its place.


  11. Click on the “Save” button and you will see the video  listed on the “Tasks” page, as shown below.


  12. So now if your students visits the “Tasks” page, your students will see the video, as shown below.


It looks like this;

Congrats! You’re done!

How to Print Your Blended Learning Certificate

1. Open up your browser and enter “” in the address bar.
2. Select your faculty, i.e. Faculty of Medicine.

Select your faculty

Select your faculty

3. Select the semester i.e. Semester 1 2015/2016.
Select the semester.

Select the semester.

4. Click on your course i.e. FK6163 Asas Statistik Perubatan Set 1.
Click on your course.

Click on your course.

5. Click on the blue Certificate button besides your name.
Click on the blue button.

Click on the blue button.

6. Save or print the e-Certificate.
The e-certificate.

The e-certificate.

7. Repeat for all the courses that you taught in that semester.
e-Certs for Semester 1 2015/2016

e-Certs for Semester 1 2015/2016

Google Scholar Citations for PPUKM Lecturers


Please go to Google Scholar at and log in using your official PPUKM email account (i.e. You can also use any other Google account but it would be easier using the PPUKM account since it would require verification of your official (i.e. PPUKM) email.

Please click on “My Citations” or on this LINK to start. It will open a new window so that you can work on it while reading through the instructions.

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. To start filling up the information, please click on the “Get Started With Google Scholar Citations” button.

gs-1-buttonYou will get the following page. Please fill up the form with the required information. Then click on Next.

gs-2-form1Find articles that you’ve written and add them to your profile. Later, you can edit or delete the articles in your profile or add more articles to your profile.

gs-3-articlesAfter you added the articles, you will see the following page;

gs-4-articlesaddedNow click on Next and choose the options on how you want the articles list to be updated, as illustrated below. Once done, click on “Get to my profile”.

gs-4-optionYou will see your profile, please click on the “Make my profile public” button. Once done, it will display “My profile is public”.

gs-6-profilePlease take note of the Google Scholar ID in the address bar. For example, my id is “kcd5yXQAAAAJ”. Please pass this ID to Sekretariat Penyelidikan Perubatan & Inovasi (SPPI) before 18th September 2015. Please submit your Google Scholar ID via this Google Form.

gs-7-idGoogle Scholar H-index is higher than the Experts Scival H-index, as illustrated below.