Information for students about distance based education and distance examination. The University switched to distance-based education in March and it continued during the spring semester. The summer semester will also be taught remotely, but this fall the University will conduct campus education with some digital support. On May 29th, the Swedish Government announced that higher education institutions can return to more regular activities during the summer and autumn.
On May 29th, the Swedish Government announced that higher education institutions can return to more regular activities during the summer and autumn. The University of Skövde will this autumn conduct campus education with some digital support. During the summer semester courses wil be taught remotely.
The University is constantly monitoring the situation because of the outbreak of Covid-19, and follows recommendations from the Government, the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Yes, the University is open. Premises will remain open, but with limited opening hours during the summer. However you can enter with your access card as usual. Although the premises are open, all students have until the autumn semester begins been encouraged to study from home if possible to reduce the spread of the infection.
All lectures, with few exception, will until the autumn semester begins, be given by distance teaching. More information will be available in the course room in the Canvas learning platform.
VFU continues as planned. If there is a change you will be contacted with more information. If you have questions about your VFU, please contact the VFU administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your exam will be conducted as far as possible via distance at the same time as it is planned in the schedule as a written exam.
You get information about how your examination will be conducted through the course coordinator/examiner. The information is provided via the course's Canvas page.
For students, who have scheduled written exams and do not have access to the Canvas, contact email@example.com
If you are going to take another kind of examination and know that you do not have access to Canvas, contact the course coordinator at least seven days before.
In case you need to take a written exam, the information will be available in both Canvas and in the Schedule.
Look frequently at the schedule, log into your course room in Canvas.
We will distribute students so that there will be fewer students in each exam room.
Arrive in plenty of time, entry will be earlier than usual, however, the exam 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
You will receive information in Canvas from your course coordinator if your written exam is cancelled. If it is not possible to replace the scheduled examination and switch to another form, a new opportunity will be offered later.
Yes, if it is in your schedule and it is possible to sign up in the Student portal, as usual, you must register at least seven days before the exam.
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.
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.
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.
The information will come via Canvas for respective courses.
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 for support email@example.com
The University Library is during the summer, until August 14, open Monday to Friday 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m. It is still possible to borrow, read, order and return books. The Library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Course literature is provided, where it is possible electronically. The University's databases and journals are available from home.
Booked search guidance, Workshop tutorial and introductory talk for access to read literature is done by distance via Zoom.
The government announced on 17 March that as long as lectures are conducted on a distance basis, study funding from CSN will be paid. Check out the latest information on the CSN website.
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.
The University’s teaching is switched to distance based education and a large part of the staff work from home. Therefore, more doors are locked at the University’s various premises. Students and staff can enter with your access card, just as usual. If you do not have a working access card, remember to get a new one.