Your teaching during pandemic

All teaching, supervision and study guidance for students is given throughout P4, 16 March - 8 May, only digitally and or as self-studies.

Updated 25.3.2020 (ST)

To minimize consequences for the students due to lack of class based teaching, teachers are encouraged to use all available online tools, when needed, to be able to carry through the courses given in P4.

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 oparticipants in the calender 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.

Ubicast

You can also record lectures in advanced with Ubicast on your own computer. Instructions available here. From 18 March it is no longer possible for teachers to stream and record the lectures in classrooms at Hanken. If you need to borrow a computer or need stronger broadband to be able to conduct online teaching, you must notify help(at)hanken.fi

Teaching material

If adequate self-study material is available (video material, literature, etc.), the teacher can replace class-based teaching with self-studies. We can only expect that students have access to electronic material during the time that Hanken's library is closed and the teaching must be structured so that they can cope with this. Read Library’s services during the shutdown Several publishers now offer multi-licenses on electronic books.

Quantum is closed from 18 March. More information about access to data bases in Quantum is available on the Library's info site (link above).

Exams

All exams are cancelled until 8 May 2020, i.e. during the period that all teaching is done remotely. Decisions regarding the replacement of the cancelled exam dates and about the exams following P4 will be made when we know how the situation evolves. We can then try to make an assessment of whether it will be possible to arrange exams towards the end of the spring semester. The digital exams in Exam are also cancelled until the Hanken premises are re-opened.

Other forms of examination are welcome, so as not to keep students in uncertainty. Use for example learning diaries, home exams, written assignments, online tests or similar as examination. Oral exams and seminar presentations via Teams also increase flexibility and enable more students to participate in and complete courses. The examiner decides for the examination form himself. As of 1 April the maturity tests are written in Moodle at least until 8 May. Those concerned will be contacted by the Departmental secretary with further instructions.

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.

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 email teachinglab(at)hanken.fi. 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

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