IACLE Teaching Online Platform (IACLETOP)
The IACLE Teaching Online Platform – IACLETOP – is an online Learning Management System developed by IACLE using the Canvas platform, which is said to be the world’s fastest-growing Learning Management System.
IACLETOP is IACLE’s central point to access our online resources and teaching materials.
IACLE is developing IACLETOP to deliver an ever-increasing, powerful array of highly integrated learning products that enable educators to build a digital learning environment tailored to their needs, simplify their teaching and elevate their students’ learning.
What’s Available on IACLETOP
The range of programs and resources available on IACLETOP is continually expanding. Here’s a list of our top resources and programs accessible now:
- Student Area
- IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC) 2020 and previous versions
- IACLE’s Distance Learning Program (DLP)
- Student Trial Exam (STE)
- Case Reports
- IACLE Library
- Webinars (global IACLE webinar recordings)
- Research Update
- Fellowship Exam Area – registered/paid members for the 2021 exam gain exclusive access to exam preparation information, resources and webinars
NEW in 2021 – Student Area
We are thrilled with further development of the Student Area on IACLETOP, equipping members with the tools to develop individual teaching content and assessments, and streamlining the integration of IACLE resources into their teaching.
Within the Student Area our programs and resources for student’s learning are accessible to members and their students including the IACLE Student Trial Exam (registration details below), IACLE Case Reports; as both self-directed learning and flipped classes, and IACLE Global webinars offered in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Bahasa. In future, more resources will be made available as we continue to develop this learning environment.
In 2021, a special offer registration fee applies per student to access their Student Area. Members register the total number of students requiring access and IACLE provides the member with an invoice. Once paid, the member’s students are registered on IACLETOP and setup in IACLETOP is arranged by the IACLE member for their students. Instructions on how to do this are in IACLETOP’s Teacher’s Area.
Student Area cost
The cost per registered student is based on our Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Grouping:
Group 1 US$5 student registration fee
Group 2 US$10 student registration fee
Group 3 US$15 student registration fee
Please note this fee is a special rate offered in 2021. The fee structure will be reviewed after an assessment of the initial roll out and may be revised in 2022.
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Student Area Registration
Members who wish to register for a Student Area on IACLETOP, please complete the Student Area Registration Form and email it your IACLE Representative, along with any question you may have.
Student Area instructional video:
How to Access IACLETOP
All paid-up IACLE members will have access to IACLETOP. Existing members would have received an email with their login details for IACLETOP, along with instructions on how to access the platform. When new members join, they receive this information soon after paying their annual membership subscription.
If you have not received your email from the system, please let us know via the help email: email@example.com.
IACLETOP’s sign-in page: https://iacle.instructure.com/login/canvas
View this instructional video for further assistance.
IACLE’s Global Manager of Educational Development, Professor Craig Woods (pictured), who is leading the project, said: ‘This is an exciting time to be involved with IACLE. The launch of IACLETOP will take the support offered to all contact lens educators to the next level. IACLETOP will allow our members to deliver education to their students using blended or fully virtual learning environments. It is based on the world-leading platform Canvas, used globally by over 4,000 universities and colleges. IACLE is transforming its online material using this state-of-the-art system to allow the best education to be delivered to the world.’
Members feedback on IACLETOP
I enjoy designing lessons and working on IACLETOP. It’s a great tool and if students take an interest it can definitely help them. Setting assignments is becoming very easy.Nirav Mehta, Hari Jyot College of Optometry, India
IACLETOP is very effective and easy to use especially in this pandemic situation when students are present only in virtual classrooms. Our 23 students participated this year in the online IACLE STE on IACLETOP. All found this tool helpful and easy to operate and flexible. From the Institutes perspective, it reduced additional staff member involvement, reduced administration work and documentation.Ankit Varshney, Shree Bharatimaiya college of Optometry, India
I would like to thank the IACLE team for giving us the opportunity and having faith in us to conduct STE in our institute.
The STE is the best platform for students. It is very useful and easy to explain. The students actively participated because it is at an international level. The students and I learned a lot from this program. I am very glad and thankful to have participated in this program.Susmita Banerjee, D.Y Patil Institute of Optometry and Visual Sciences, India