The University of Skövde follows the Swedish government’s recommendations. The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Lars Niklasson has decided that the University should conduct teaching on site at the campus in Skövde. Most exams are also held on campus. However, when it comes to lectures for large student groups teaching can be given at a distance.
The University of Skövde will conduct teaching on campus with elements of distance education. In cases with large teaching groups lectures can be given remotely to reduce the risk of spread of infection.
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).
Previous information about distance education: On May 29th, the Swedish Government announced that higher education institutions can return to more regular activities during the summer and autumn. After that the University of Skövde decided to return to education on campus, with elements of digital support this autumn. Of course, new positions may be taken if the situation changes.
The University of Skövde will continue to conduct both campus- and distance education during study period 1. (From the beginning of the spring semester to March 28, 2021.) The decision has now been made by Vice-Chancellor Lars Niklasson.
The decision applies provided that there are no new directives from the Public Health Agency and doctors for infection control. The limit for when a lecture is changed from being held on campus to being held with digital support is raised to 60 students. The change takes place in consultation with the infection doctor and is possible because it is not the number of people in a room that is decisive, but the distance between them. By increasing from 50 to 60 people, large lecture halls at the University can be used somewhat more efficiently than today.
The decision on study period 2, will come in December.
During the autumn semester as much teaching as possible is given on site in Skövde. Distance teaching can tack place with larger student groups, to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. 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).
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Regardless of which exam, do not forget to register in a student portal no later than seven days before the exam.
There will be fewer students in each exam room. We will use extra rooms.
Arrive in plenty of time as entry will be about 45 minutes earlier than usual. 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 but 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com for an individual assessment. You may have the opportunity to take your exam in a room 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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven days before the examination date.
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.
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.
You will receive information via Canvas and from your teacher/course coordinatior.
The University of Skövde mostly conducts campus teaching during the autumn semester. 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.
Please note that it is very important that you do not travel home without notifying us.
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.
Primarily, wait for the information via Canvas from the teacher/course coordinator.
Students who feel worried and stressed can contact the Student Health at the University for support email@example.com
The University Library is open as usual: Monday – Thursday 8am – 8pm Friday 8am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday closed You can also contact the library via firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone and chat.
The Study Support Centre is not open for drop-in in the library. Supervision is nowadays primarily via Zoom. Questions and appointments: email@example.com
Booked search guidance and introductory conversations for access to read literature take place mainly remotely via Zoom.
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 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.