Teaching in the fall semester 2021
Since our students have already had three semesters in which they have hardly been on campus, the university administration is striving to offer students as much face-to-face instruction as possible in the fall semester 2021 while complying with COVID regulations.
The safety concept of the university foresees that the rooms for teaching in the fall semester 2021 can be occupied to half of their maximum capacity, i.e. every second seat can be filled. At present, the Federal Council does not stipulate a certificate requirement for public institutions such as universities.
Mask wearing will continue to be mandatory in university buildings during the fall semester. It is foreseen that lecturers may give the lecture/seminar without a mask if the distance to the students is more than 2 meters and if they can speak in a normal loud voice (with or without a microphone).
Face-to-face teaching – online teaching
Lecturers consult with their Deans of Studies on the form in which they wish to organize their lectures - face-to-face, in alternating groups with live transmission ("hybrid") or recording, with blended learning, online, etc. - if this has not already been done. The university management attaches great importance to the fact that lecturers, wherever possible, do not only offer pure online lessons. Recommendations for the implementation of teaching scenarios on campus with online participants can be found on this website: Website Hybrid teaching and its alternatives
University libraries and buildings
Since April 19, the learning rooms in the Kollegienhaus on Petersplatz are accessible to students again. Details about accessability of decentralized learning rooms have been or 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.
The video content management system Panopto enables the recording and/or live streaming (webcast) of courses with less interactivity as well as management and editing of the recordings (editing, subtitles, quizzes, table of contents). A SWITCHtube channel is not necessary.
The Zoom video conferencing system is suitable for seminars / events with more interactivity and for student group work. Events in Zoom can be recorded. A SWITCHtube channel is needed to make the recordings available to students.
AV Media Kit
The AV media kit facilitates the recording and transmitting of an event taking place in the physical teaching room as well as the implementation of the hybrid teaching room, i.e. some students are in the physical teaching room with live transmission for those not present. As of fall semester 2021, it will be possible to record events in all teaching rooms with a capacity of 90 people or more in full occupancy. The room info indicates which room is equipped with recording infrastructure and/or the AV media kit.
ADAM / Learning Management System (LMS)
ADAM is the central learning platform for designing and accompanying self-study; individual ADAM modules can also be used for the synchronous learning phase.
The "Panopto Video" module allows to record events or make videos/audios accessible directly from ADAM.
Offering Courses: Blended learning or online format
Exams and Assessments
Exams at the end of the semester will take place in the form announced in the course catalog.
ADAM for online exams now also with larger groups
- Online exams on ADAM are now also possible with larger groups (up to 300 students) under certain conditions. You can find the details in the updated Tales Online Exams and Assessments and on the intranet page (VPN needed) Examinations on ADAM.
- Please register any exam in which students will be active on ADAM at the same time (logging in, uploading or downloading content, filling out test, etc.) on the intranet page (VPN needed) Examinations on ADAM.
EvaExam Online for simultanous online exams with randomised multiple choice questions
- EvaExam is still available as a tool for examinations. EvaExam Online is best used for large cohorts (several hundred students) who simultaneously start, complete and upload a multiple choice exam.
- Updated information about online exams with EvaExam can also be found in the updated Tales Online Exams and Assessments.
Conducting oral exams via video conference
Data protection & copyright law
Guidelines for the use of webcams during classes and examinations