Your teaching during the pandemic

Guidelines for teaching, supervision and assessment

Updated 13.1.2021 (ST)

Principles and guidelines due to the corona pandemic in autumn 2020

Hanken in Helsinki is working and studying online from 30.11. The building is closed until 31.1.2021.The students’ keys ceased to function on Monday 30.11.2020.

In Vaasa, Hanken is open to employees and students with a key..
Always wear a face mask when on Hanken premises!

As of 11 January 21, Examinarium will be used restrictively for exams in Open university entrance courses (snabbled) and for the basic courses in economic sciences that are planned as Exam exams. The maturity tests are arranged in Moodle unless the examiner in exceptional cases chooses to arrange Teams-supervised tests.

Ideas and instructions for distance teaching and examination available on Teaching Lab's page

Teaching in Teams

Teaching can be conducted online using Teams. You can create a team for your course and invite the students to the team by sharing the team code. In your team environment you can share material, divide students into groups and deliver your online lectures using the Meet now-command. You can record your lectures and share them with your students in Microsoft stream. Here you'll find more Teams instructions and how to share your recordings in Microsoft Stream with students in your course.

Please keep to the schedule already reserved in Schema for online lectures, so that unnecessary clashes do not occur. Strive to keep your online lectures shorter than 90 minutes at a time.

We recommend that you use a headset (headphones and microphone). If you do not have headset of your own, you can get one from the reception.

Recording with Ubicast

You can also record lectures in advanced with Ubicast on your own computer and in some class rooms. Instructions available here.

Teaching material for self-studies

If adequate self-study material is available (video material, literature, etc.), the teacher can replace class-based teaching with self-studies.  Read Library’s services during the pandemic Several publishers now offer multi-licenses on electronic books.

More information about access to data bases in Quantum is available on the Library's info site (link above).

Exams

In order to support the examiners' choices and decisions regarding exam forms at a distance, the Education Council 7.4.2020 approved the following:

Alternative exam forms are tests and quizzes in Moodle, hand-in assignments / tests, reflection diaries, presentation or reflection videos, oral exams or presentations in Teams, peer review, etc. Tests can be time limited, randomized, checked for plagiarism and corrected automatically in Moodle. Read more about Exams in Moodle Moodle workshops are also offered.

The stress on the Moodle server is increasing especially in the end of the teaching period. Read more about Moodles capacity and rekommendations

=> To be able to coordinate the exams for all teacher, please notify Studies and Admission of your proposed exam time for your course and the exam forms you are going to use (mail marika.finne@hanken.fi).

As of 11 January 21, Examinarium will be used restrictively for exams in Open university entrance courses (snabbled) and for the basic courses in economic sciences that are planned as Exam exams. The maturity tests are arranged in Moodle unless the examiner in exceptional cases chooses to arrange Teams-supervised tests.

Exams in the Examinarium can be booked at 8, 11 or 14. In Helsinki, where the front doors are still locked, the caretakers let in students at 7.50, 10.50 and 13.50. In Vaasa, students enter with their keys. Vasa students who do not have a key must book a time slot at 14. Rector can in special cases decide on special arrangements - contact corona-info@hanken.fi if you have questions

Equal treatment of students should apply also in such circumstances. Equal treatment means that all students who are in the same situation should have the same opportunities, but it does not necessarily mean that all students on the course must have the same assessment methods.

The students are still responsible for not cheating, although we cannot control it in the same way as at an exam – it also applies to being the one who they claim to be, not to give out their passwords and to follow instructions on what is individual tasks and what is done in groups.

 

Supervision of thesis

It is also important to secure the supervision of thesis. Supervision via Teams Calls is a way to do this, where either the student or the teacher calls the other via Teams during the agreed time. A meeting can also be pre-booked in Outlook or Team Calendar.
Here are video instructions for Teams

Doctoral defences

The Teams application also makes it possible to conduct a doctoral defence online. The doctoral defence can be postponed if the doctoral candidate so wishes.

Help and questions

If you need help with Teams, Moodle and other online tools you can contact Teaching Lab via Teams. On Teaching Lab's page you will find information on how to make video calls to us during our "office hour". The Computer centre helps with technical solutions via help(at)hanken.fi.You can also email teachinglab(at)hanken.fi.

If you have any questions about Corona, you can email corona-info(at)hanken.fi. The email is read by staff representing study affairs, HR, security issues, events and the Rector’s office.