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University of Basel

Information and guidelines for lecturers

This page informs lecturers about current measures in connection with the Corona virus. At the end of the page you can find a number of FAQs. The information is updated continuously, most recently on 01 April 2020, 6:30 pm.

Tests and examinations

Friday, 27 March 2020: The Vice President for Education and the Deans of Studies of the faculties have been working on solutions to implement the tests and examinations at the end of the semester. Here the most important points:

  • Every course (lecture, seminar, etc.) that is held this semester should be able to be completed whenever possible.
  • The University of Basel will be generous in the tests and examinations this semester. Failed the tests and examinations should in principle be able to be repeated. The faculties determine the modalities and will inform the students accordingly.
  • The form of the the tests and examinations can be adapted to the special situation. Lecturers will inform students in good time how the the tests and examinations will take place.
  • The faculties are in the process of working out concrete solutions, especially for difficult cases (e.g. internships that cannot take place in the intended way).
  • Registration for the the tests is done as usual (by course registration). If an additional separate registration for an examination is required, e.g. for exams, this must also be done.
  • The faculty information (mails/website) already communicated in the Coronakrise remains valid. Please continue to pay attention to the information mails and also regularly check the corresponding websites of your faculty.

Webinars on online exams and certificates of achievement

  • 06 Apr 2020


    10:00 - 11:30

    Webinar: Online-Prüfungen mit ADAM

    iCal

    Termin: Montag, 06.04.2020, 10:00-11:30 Uhr


    Zugangsdaten:

    https://unibas.zoom.us/j/845280769
    (Meeting-ID: 845-280-769)


    In diesem Webinar werden wir Ihnen Möglichkeiten aufzeigen, wie Sie das bestehende Learning Management System ADAM für Online-Prüfungen und -Leistungsnachweise nutzen können. Damit wir mit der bestehenden Infrastruktur möglichst nicht an die Kapazitätsgrenzen stossen, werden wir auch diskutieren, welche Massnahmen im Prüfungsdesign dazu beitragen können, dass die Systeme nicht überlastet werden und für alle verfügbar bleiben.

    Am Beispiel von verschiedenen Prüfungsformaten werden Sie sehen, wie Sie verschiedene Funktionen von ADAM am besten einsetzen, z. B. für Take-Home-Exam mit vorgegebenem Zeitrahmen, Studierenden-Quiz, Pro- und Contra-Diskussionen, Lerntagebuch u.a.

    Die ADAM-Bausteine Übung, Post-Box-Ordner, Forum, Wiki, Portfolio und Portfoliovorlage sowie Test und Fragenpool für Test sind je nach Szenario geeignete Tools, welche die Durchführung von Online- Prüfungen und die Erfassung von Online-Leistungsnachweisen unterstützen.

    Nicht für alle Szenarien ist ADAM das passende Tool, um Prüfungen und Leistungsnachweise effizient durchzuführen. Deshalb werden wir zudem alternative Lösungen aufzeigen, bei denen die Administration über ADAM zu aufwändig ist.

    Nach der Präsentation werden Sie die Möglichkeit haben, Fragen zu stellen.

  • 07 Apr 2020


    10:00 - 11:30

    Webinar: Online-Prüfungen mit EvaExam

    iCal

    Termin: Dienstag, 07.04.2020, 10:00-11:30 Uhr


    Zugangsdaten:

    https://unibas.zoom.us/j/845280769
    (Meeting-ID: 845-280-769)


    In diesem Webinar möchten wir Ihnen einen grundlegenden Überblick über die Durchführung von Online-Prüfungen und -Leistungsnachweisen mit EvaExam geben. Herzlich eingeladen sind auch diejenigen unter Ihnen, die in der Vergangenheit die Prüfungssoftware bereits für Papierprüfungen genutzt haben und nun über einen Umstieg auf die Online-Variante nachdenken.

    Wir stellen Ihnen zunächst die möglichen Assessment-Formate Online-Prüfung, Online-Übung und Online-Quiz vor und zeigen Ihnen dann – angelehnt an die wesentlichen Schritte im Prüfungszyklus – die wichtigsten Funktionen von EvaExam, wie z. B. mögliche Fragetypen, Fragenimport aus bestehenden Fragekatalogen, Limitierung der Prüfungszeit, Variantenerstellung, Teilnehmererfassung, Auswertung, Export der Prüfungsergebnisse etc.

    Diese neue Form der Prüfung stellt uns aber auch vor einige Herausforderungen, die ebenfalls zur Sprache kommen sollen. Mit Ihnen zusammen möchten wir pragmatische Lösungsansätze diskutieren, z. B. wie mit EvaExam eine Open-Book-Prüfung gestaltet werden kann oder welche organisatorischen Voraussetzungen in Ihrer Fakultät gegeben sein müssen, um einen reibungslosen Prüfungsablauf zu gewährleisten. In diesem Zusammenhang möchten wir auch erste Erfahrungen an Sie weitergeben, die im Rahmen eines Pilotprojekts an der Universität Basel gewonnen wurden.

    Abschliessend geben wir Ihnen gerne Gelegenheit, Fragen zu stellen.

Recording of the webinars

The webinars are recorded in order to make the content accessible to as many people as possible. With your participation you agree to the recording.

Of course, you have the possibility to participate anonymously as a guest or to watch the recording later to inform yourself. However, to facilitate collegial exchange, we recommend that you log in with your Unibas ID so that your name can be displayed to all participants.

We expect that the webinars will meet with great interest. Unfortunately the number of participants is limited to 500. Those who cannot participate for time or capacity reasons will find the recording and further information on online exams and certificates of achievement from 8.4.2020 on:
https://www.unibas.ch/de/Aktuell/Coronavirus/Fuer-Dozierende.html.



Classroom teaching discontinued until the end of the spring semester

The university management has decided the following measures based on the Federal Council's guidelines:

  • Classroom teaching will be discontinued by the end of the spring semester 2020 and courses will be offered via digital channels with immediate effect.
     
  • It is up to the faculties to decide which alternatives to lectures, seminars, workshops and internships can be offered.
     
  • Lecturers are called upon to develop digital solutions for teaching and studies.

  • This website for lecturers answers many questions and we will regularly update the FAQs. We ask lecturers to send an e-mail only after the website has been consulted.


Recommendations for the recording of events

April 4, 2020: The university has drawn up  recommendations for the recording of seminars and other events using video conferencing systems (e.g. Zoom) and the handling of such recordings. These can be downloaded here.


ZOOM and privacy

The University of Basel has licensed the US-American software ZOOM for digital teaching during the period of suspended classroom teaching. To protect the personal data processed by Zoom and its subcontractors, the University has signed the required Global Data Processing Addendum. Despite this addendum, no confidential, secret or particularly sensitive data may be transmitted, uploaded, etc. via Zoom.


 

Digital options for teaching

All on-campus lectures and courses will be completely switched to online teaching with immediate effect.

Information for lecturers on how to offer their courses online can be found on the website created for this purpose, which is regularly updated and expanded: https://tales.nmc.unibas.ch/de/online-lectures-17/. You are of course free to continue using proven tools (see also Edutools https://edutools.unibas.ch/de/home/).

Lecturers who have questions about the digitalisation of teaching can contact corona-teaching@unibas.ch.

For technical questions, e.g. problems with login, you can contact the IT Services Service Desk directly at support-its@unibas.ch and phone +41 61 207 14 11.


 

Data protection & copyright law

Please pay attention to data protection and copyright law when uploading videos or teaching digitally. Refrain from using information about clearly identified 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.) of other authors in your videos or online courses, please indicate the source of the works, especially in the case of works from the Internet.



Announcements of changes

  • For each course, a web link can be entered in the course catalogue. If recorded courses are stored in a different way than on ADAM, the corresponding URL can be entered here.
     
  • In the field "Remarks" you can communicate notes on the execution or availability of the recordings.
     
  • Course Catalogue - Semester Planning

Questions & Answers

VIDEO CONFERENCING - GENERAL

  • Which video conferencing tools are available at the University of Basel?

    Several tools for video conferencing are available at the University of Basel.

    At the moment, we recommend using Zoom: https://unibas.zoom.us/ 

    The licenses for this tool were purchased for online teaching due to the corona crisis; the tool is stable and easy to use and is the recommended tool for teaching at the moment. For access problems see FAQs below.

    The SWITCH tools which are already in use are also available: SWITCHvideoconf and SWITCHinteract. Both are currently heavily overloaded due to the large number of accesses. SWITCH has recently started to offer SWITCHmeet as an alternative. A comparision (only in German) can be found here.

    Several tools for video conferencing are available at the University of Basel.

    At the moment, we recommend using Zoom: https://unibas.zoom.us/ 

    The licenses for this tool were purchased for online teaching due to the corona crisis; the tool is stable and easy to use and is the recommended tool for teaching at the moment. For access problems see FAQs below.

    The SWITCH tools which are already in use are also available: SWITCHvideoconf and SWITCHinteract. Both are currently heavily overloaded due to the large number of accesses. SWITCH has recently started to offer SWITCHmeet as an alternative. A comparision (only in German) can be found here.

  • How many people can take part in a video conference meeting simultaneously?

    The University of Basel has licensed the Pro version of Zoom, which has a capacity of 300 persons per meeting. This is the prefered tool for large online meetings, especially with full interaction.

    According to our information, the SWITCH tools SWITCHvideoconf, SWITCHinteract and SWITCHmeet are only suitable for smaller groups. A comparision (only in German) can be found here.

    The University of Basel has licensed the Pro version of Zoom, which has a capacity of 300 persons per meeting. This is the prefered tool for large online meetings, especially with full interaction.

    According to our information, the SWITCH tools SWITCHvideoconf, SWITCHinteract and SWITCHmeet are only suitable for smaller groups. A comparision (only in German) can be found here.

  • My students are supposed to meet in groups outside of classes in a self-organized way, but they do not have full zoom access. Which solution is recommended?

    Although students can always participate in Zoom meetings upon invitation, they cannot organize full-fledged meetings longer than 40 minutes. In order to organize online exchanges with video, it is recommended that students use a tool called SWITCHmeet:

    https://unibas.meet.switch.ch

    instructions can be found here https://edutools.unibas.ch/en/overviewtools/ or directly here: Instruction.

    Although students can always participate in Zoom meetings upon invitation, they cannot organize full-fledged meetings longer than 40 minutes. In order to organize online exchanges with video, it is recommended that students use a tool called SWITCHmeet:

    https://unibas.meet.switch.ch

    instructions can be found here https://edutools.unibas.ch/en/overviewtools/ or directly here: Instruction.

ZOOM

  • How can I get a Zoom-Account?

    All lecturers and staff of the University of Basel can register on https://unibas.zoom.us/ with their Unibas-Mailadress. You can find a step-by-step instruction in chapter 5 on https://tales.nmc.unibas.ch/en/online-lehrveranstaltungen-17/

    All lecturers and staff of the University of Basel can register on https://unibas.zoom.us/ with their Unibas-Mailadress. You can find a step-by-step instruction in chapter 5 on https://tales.nmc.unibas.ch/en/online-lehrveranstaltungen-17/

  • I am a member of the teaching or administrative staff at the University of Basel. I only have a basic licence for Zoom and thus can only run meetings of 40 minutes. How can I get a Pro licence?

    You most likely have a Zoom.us account which is not yet linked to the University of Basel.

    Please log in at https://zoom.us and follow the instructions for your account so that it can be linked to the University of Basel. Then please send a short information to the IT Service Desk so they can activate Single Sign On for you.

    You most likely have a Zoom.us account which is not yet linked to the University of Basel.

    Please log in at https://zoom.us and follow the instructions for your account so that it can be linked to the University of Basel. Then please send a short information to the IT Service Desk so they can activate Single Sign On for you.

  • Where can I find a step-by-step instruction how to use zoom for online teaching?

    You can find a step-by-step instruction in chapter 5 on https://tales.nmc.unibas.ch/en/online-lehrveranstaltungen-17/

    You can find a step-by-step instruction in chapter 5 on https://tales.nmc.unibas.ch/en/online-lehrveranstaltungen-17/

  • My zoom access does not work, although I created a new account or linked my previous account with the one of the University of Basel. Where can I get help?

    The entire administrative and teaching staff of the University of Basel, incl. guest lecturers and external teaching staff with a unibas-e-mail account, can now benefit from a Pro Version of the Zoom Software.

    If you encounter problems when trying to set up your Pro Account, please contact the IT Service Desk (support-its@unibas.ch or phone +41 61 207 14 11).

    The entire administrative and teaching staff of the University of Basel, incl. guest lecturers and external teaching staff with a unibas-e-mail account, can now benefit from a Pro Version of the Zoom Software.

    If you encounter problems when trying to set up your Pro Account, please contact the IT Service Desk (support-its@unibas.ch or phone +41 61 207 14 11).

  • I have a guest lecturer in my class. How can I provide access to my zoom meeting?

    Guests can get invited by the host of the seminar who can then give them presentation rights.

    To give host rights to your guest, activate in your Zoom settings under "Meeting" the function "Co-Host". This will allow you in all meetings to promote a participant to Host and to exit the meeting without terminating it for the others.

    Guests can get invited by the host of the seminar who can then give them presentation rights.

    To give host rights to your guest, activate in your Zoom settings under "Meeting" the function "Co-Host". This will allow you in all meetings to promote a participant to Host and to exit the meeting without terminating it for the others.

  • How many people can take part in a Zoom meeting simultaneously?

    The University of Basel has licensed the Pro version of Zoom, which has a capacity of 300 persons per meeting.

    The capacity of the Zoom network, however, may reach its limits in the current situation. In such cases, it may help to turn off the video and audio output of the participants (i.e., they can see and hear, but they can't be seen or heard). The person hosting the meeting can monitor this centrally.

    The University of Basel has licensed the Pro version of Zoom, which has a capacity of 300 persons per meeting.

    The capacity of the Zoom network, however, may reach its limits in the current situation. In such cases, it may help to turn off the video and audio output of the participants (i.e., they can see and hear, but they can't be seen or heard). The person hosting the meeting can monitor this centrally.

  • I have a very high number of participants in my course (more than fifty). Can I use Zoom in this case?

    The University of Basel has licensed the Pro version of Zoom, which has a capacity of 300 persons per meeting.

    The capacity of the Zoom network, however, may reach its limits in the current situation. In such cases, it may help to turn off the video and audio output of the participants (i.e., they can see and hear, but they can't be seen or heard). The person hosting the meeting can monitor this centrally.

    The University of Basel has licensed the Pro version of Zoom, which has a capacity of 300 persons per meeting.

    The capacity of the Zoom network, however, may reach its limits in the current situation. In such cases, it may help to turn off the video and audio output of the participants (i.e., they can see and hear, but they can't be seen or heard). The person hosting the meeting can monitor this centrally.

  • My Zoom disconnects after 40 minutes. How can I solve this problem?

    You obviously only have a basic Zoom license. The University of Basel has licensed the Zoom Pro version for all its teaching and administrative staff.

    This means that the duration of calls is unlimited and meetings can involve up to 300 persons.

    In the beginning, some account holders experienced problems when switching from their own Free account to the Pro account provided by the University. This problem should now be solved.

    If it still occurs, please try logging out of your account and in again. If the problem persits, report a problem to the IT-Service Desk: support-its@unibas.ch oder Tel. +41 61 207 14 11.

    You obviously only have a basic Zoom license. The University of Basel has licensed the Zoom Pro version for all its teaching and administrative staff.

    This means that the duration of calls is unlimited and meetings can involve up to 300 persons.

    In the beginning, some account holders experienced problems when switching from their own Free account to the Pro account provided by the University. This problem should now be solved.

    If it still occurs, please try logging out of your account and in again. If the problem persits, report a problem to the IT-Service Desk: support-its@unibas.ch oder Tel. +41 61 207 14 11.

  • I would like my students to talk in smaller groups within an online lecture/seminar. How can I do this with Zoom?

    If you wish your students to talk in smaller groups in the context of an assignment within an online lecture or seminar, they won't have to initiate Zoom sessions of their own.

    Zoom provides an option to create "Breakout Rooms" for your students to exchange in smaller groups without having to leave your meeting. As the host of the meeting, you'll need to enable this function (simply called "Breakout-Rooms") in your online Zoom profile.

    Follow the configuration options Seetings -> Meeting -> In Meeting (Advanced) -> Breakout rooms. Then the Breakout option will appear at the bottom of the usual Zoom video conferencing interface.

    This video explains how to set up breakout rooms in a meeting: 
    https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206476313

    If you wish your students to talk in smaller groups in the context of an assignment within an online lecture or seminar, they won't have to initiate Zoom sessions of their own.

    Zoom provides an option to create "Breakout Rooms" for your students to exchange in smaller groups without having to leave your meeting. As the host of the meeting, you'll need to enable this function (simply called "Breakout-Rooms") in your online Zoom profile.

    Follow the configuration options Seetings -> Meeting -> In Meeting (Advanced) -> Breakout rooms. Then the Breakout option will appear at the bottom of the usual Zoom video conferencing interface.

    This video explains how to set up breakout rooms in a meeting: 
    https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206476313

  • Where can I find instructions and tutorials on how to use Zoom?

    The online help provided by Zoom, with detailed instructions and video tutorials, is extensive and in many cases very useful. The entry page to the Zoom online help can be found at https://support.zoom.us.

    The online help provided by Zoom, with detailed instructions and video tutorials, is extensive and in many cases very useful. The entry page to the Zoom online help can be found at https://support.zoom.us.

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