Return to partial face-to-face teaching from Monday, April 26, 2021
The Federal Council announced that universities will again be allowed to hold courses with up to 50 participants as of April 19. A capacity limit of one third of the room will apply, as well as masking and spacing requirements. This new regulation will be implemented at the University of Basel from Monday, April 26, 2021.
In this opening step, the health of students and lecturers has top priority. For this reason, the following guidelines apply to the return to face-to-face classes:
- Face-to-face classes are only available if a room is already listed in the course catalog under "Dates and Rooms." Events that have been announced as online for the entire semester will therefore remain online.
- The University of Basel strives to offer face-to-face events hybrid (live broadcast) or additionally in recorded form if required. The aim is to ensure that students who are in quarantine, belong to a risk group or are prevented from attending due to directly preceding or following online events can also participate. If this is not possible, the course should be continued online until the end of the semester. Lecturers are encouraged to work with students to find a mutually agreeable solution for the mode of delivery.
- Lecturers may decide to continue their teaching online, even if the course was announced in presence. In this case, lecturers are asked to notify the Course Coordination in a timely manner.
- On the campus of the University of Basel, the same protective measures and space numbers apply as communicated in fall 2020 and posted on the doors: A mask must be worn in the buildings and rooms. This also applies to students and lecturers during classes. It is mandatory that the protective distances be observed.
- In any case, the examinations will be implemented as announced.
University libraries and buildings
As early as Monday, April 19, the learning rooms in the Kollegienhaus on Petersplatz will be accessible to students again. The decentralized learning rooms should also be reopened soon - as far as organizationally possible. Details will be communicated by the faculties and departments.
Since 1 March 2021, the work spaces in the reading rooms and study areas of the University Main Library and the Library of the Faculty of Law can be reserved online. This should make the use of available spaces clearer and easier to plan. In addition, thanks to seating reservations, large gatherings of people looking for a work space can be prevented and corona contact tracing will be ensured.
Offering Courses: Blended learning or online format
Data protection & copyright law
Guidelines for the use of webcams during classes and examinations
General information on data protection and copyright
Pay attention to data protection and copyright when uploading videos or for your online courses. Please refrain from using information about clearly defined or contextually identifiable persons, e.g. photographs & film recordings of students, patients, etc., unless the persons concerned have consented to publication by you for this purpose.
If you use works (images, texts etc.) by other authors in your videos or online courses, please indicate the source of the works, especially in the case of works from the Internet.
We advise all members of the University to install the Swiss Covid app and urge them to follow the recommendations of the FOPH, both at the university and in their private life.
All lecturers and students are requested to regularly consult the relevant central and faculty websites.