Your teaching during the pandemic

Guidelines for teaching, supervision and assessment

Updated 13.8.2020 (ST)

Principles and guidelines due to the corona pandemic in autumn 2020

According to the Education Council's decision, autumn 2020 (especially P1) is to be planned firstly for distance teaching and in addition only for smaller groups class-based teaching.

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 personal Teams link for a course. You can then you share the link in Moodle for the students to use in order to join the online session. In order to create your own Teams link, create a calendar item in Outlook, invite yourself and select a Teams Meeting. If you want to record the lecture, you must invite all your participants in the calendar booking. Here you will find Teams instructions.

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. Connect to Teams using the link you have created and share your screen so that the students can view your teaching material. The students use the link to join the online lecture. An online lecture in Teams can also be recorded.  If you record a meeting or lecture in Teams, the link to the recording will eventually be added to the Teams chat. The video is on Microsoft Stream. Those who have logged in to participate in the meeting will automatically get access to the recording, otherwise you have to give rights to the video. Read here how to share your recordings in Microsoft Stream to all students in your course in Moodle.

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.
Tip: Ask the students to keep their microphone muted and camera turned off to get better quality. Up to 250 people can attend the same meeting in Teams.

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 the Office of Study Affairs of your proposed exam time for your course and the exam forms you are going to use (mail marika.finne@hanken.fi).

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.

As of 1 April the maturity tests are written in Moodle at least until 31 August. Those concerned will be contacted by the Departmental secretary with further instructions.

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.