Distance education if possible, campus education if needed. This will be the University of Skövde's overall strategy also throughout the spring semester 2021. Most exams should be held on campus, but of course with various precautions to avoid the spread of the infection. The University of Skövde follows the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations.
Distance education if possible, campus education if needed. This is the University of Skövde's overall strategy throughout the spring semester and it also applies during the summer semester.
The University of Skövde is planing for teaching on campus again this autumn. Vice-Chancellor will make a final decision about the autumn semester in June.
Once you as a student have registered, you will see in your schedule which parts of your course are given on campus or with digital support/Canvas. (The parts provided with digital support are marked with Canvas in your schedule). However, since November, education given at a distance is increased and will be so during the remaining part of the autumn semester and during the spring semester.
Contact your Course Coordinator if you are unsure about what applies to your course.
All exams are as far as possible given on campus, at the planned and scheduled time. Exams are performed “as usual”, but with many adjustments to reduce the spread of infection.
You will find information about your exams on the Canvas page for your current course in the Student Portal. You will also receive information from your course coordinator/examiner how your exams will be carried out.
There may be exceptions and if your exam will be given digitally you must ensure that you have access to the current course Canvas page. If you do not have access to Canvas before a digital exam, you must contact email@example.com at least seven days before the exam.
For students who do not have access to an own computer, it is possible to book a computer in the computer room by notifying firstname.lastname@example.org Regardless of which exam, do not forget to register in a student portal no later than seven days before the exam.
Face masks will be available. (updated March 9) However, to maintain a distance from one another is still very important to avoid the spread of infection.
There will be fewer students in each exam room. We will use extra rooms so students can sit apart and at a distance.
Arrive in plenty of time as entry will be about one hour before the exam. However the exam, of course, start at the scheduled time.
Avoid queuing both when entering the room and when going to the toilet. There are more toilets on the second floor of all the University's building.
Once you have written your exam, do not stay outside the room - leave the area.
Remember to keep good hand hygiene and avoid unnecessary contact with other students and staff.
We will also have extra cleaning in the exam rooms during the exam week.
Do not come to the exam if you are ill, you can go to the re-examination instead.
If you do not have the possibility to come to the written exam on campus, we want you to cancel your sign up to email@example.com
If you need to take an exam digitally, the information will be available both in Canvas and on your schedule.
Check your schedule often and log in regularly on Canvas to read up dated information about your course.
Instructions for completing the exam will be given to the students concerned. One you have registred for the exam, you will also receive information in your student email.
Yes, if the exam is in your schedule. Sign up as usual in the Student Portal. Remember that you must register at least seven days before the exam.
If you have been granted extended time for the exam, you will receive the same support even now when the examination is done as a home exam, if the home exam is given with the same time frame as the originally planned exam.
If you have other support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an individual assessment. You may have the opportunity to take your exam in a aroom at the University.
You need to communicate your requirement to the teacher/course coordinator for the course and also show your decision for support to the teacher. Your decision for support can be downloaded here nais.uhr.se
You who have been granted an educational support or adaptation for the written exam should contact email@example.com at least seven days before the examination date.
When you are registered for the exam, you will receive instructions in your student email.
You need a computer with internet connection. Most of the teaching will use Canvas and Zoom as platforms.
To participate in Zoom meetings that others have invited you with a link, you do not need to be logged in to Zoom but can attend as a guest.
Browsers like Google Chrome, Edge or Firefox work best.
For Zoom meetings, it is good to have a microphone and camera. It is good enough with a built-in camera, for example, a laptop supplemented with a headset from your phone, etc. Note: that for Zoom there is an app for smartphones, which has camera and headset connection. You can thus connect to the Zoom meeting with your phone while using your computer for notes etc. However, interactivity in Zoom such as chat and screen sharing is much easier to use in computer than in the mobile app.
See Student portal for instructions for Canvas and Zoom.
You will receive information via Canvas and from your teacher/course coordinator.
If, for various reasons, you are unable to attend an examinatin on campus, you will be referred to the next examination opportunity. Contact your Course Coordinator if you have any questions.
For example, will all the materials be available as PDF for reader application/reading programs?All the text you get on your computer screen can be read using the speech synthesizer Tortalk. Tortalk can be downloaded to Windows computers and Macs, but not to the Chromebook.
Contact your teacher/course coordinator or study- and career counsellor to discuss a possible individual solution. If an adaptation is not possible, you can apply for a study break with a place guarantee
Primarily, wait for the information via Canvas from the teacher/course coordinator.
If all your courses are distance based, you will continue your studies as planned. If parts of your education, including examinations, are given either on campus or at learning center, these parts will be adapted to distance studies. Information is provided via the Canvas learning platform.
Students who feel worried and stressed can contact the Student Health at the University for support firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact your study- and career counselor to discuss your studies. If you can not come to the University, you can book a call online via Zoom or phone. Contact the study counselor by email, email@example.com and they will send you a link to the Zoom meeting.
The same applies if you want to book calls or Zoom meeting with the Student Health and with the coordinator for students with disabilities: firstname.lastname@example.org
From January 25, the library will extend opening hours. As a student or staff member at the University of Skövde, you can visit the library at 10-16 on weekdays.
The library is open to the general public from 12-16 and during these hours a librarian will be available at the information desk. Between the hours 10-12 the library is limited to students and staff members with entry passes.
You can also get the library service on weekdays via chat at 8-12, by telephone at 12-16, and via e-mail email@example.com.
The Study Support Centre is not open for drop-in in the library. Supervision is nowadays primarily via Zoom. For direct questions about academic writing and references, drop-in in Zoom is provided during the spring term on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10-12, in addition to booked tutoring sessions. Questions and appointments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some parts of the library premises such as group rooms and other study environments will be closed at all times.
The University library strive to provide as much of the course literature as possible electronically. The University's databases and journals are available from home.
The University of Skövde has since November increased distance education and will do so during the remaining part of the autumn semster and during the spring semester 2021. If you have to interrupt your studies and go home, you need in good time:
Contact the respecitve course coordinator for assessment if you can complete your studies at a distance.
Contact the property owner and email@example.com to cancel your student housing. Please keep in mind that any rental costs will unfortunately not be reimbursed by the University. We recommend you to get in touch with your insurance company.
Contact the International Office, firstname.lastname@example.org at the University if you are planning to return home.
Contact your University at home and announce that you are returning.
The computer labs on campus are not completely replicated to be available from a remote connection. As a student though, you have the possibility to access your home folder and some University software by installing VMware Horizon Client. If you normally use the following computer labs you will find the same software in Horizon Client: A403, A404, A405, A406, E102, E104, G103, G219, G220. Note that the number of simultaneous users is limited to 160, so there can be capacity issues if a lot of users try to connect at the same time. Some software also have a limited number of available licenses.
On the linked page below, you will find a document with a summary of the software available for each school. The ones marked "Gemensamma" are available for all users.