From November 2nd, following the directives published by the Conseil d’État vaudois on October 23 and those announced by the Federal Council on October 28th, all our courses will switch to full online mode, and this until at least November 30th 2020. What are the implications of this change for us? Answers in an interview with Rector Nouria Hernandez. You will also find in this newsletter practical information on how the transition to online courses will be ensured, particularly concerning the use of recording resources. Finally, discover an additional support offer dedicated to distance learning.
On-campus presence limited to that which is essential
On Wednesday 28 October, the Federal Council announced the new measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. What will be the main impacts for the UNIL community? The point with Rector Nouria Hernandez. Read the interview.
New measures, what is changing at UNIL? Summary
All courses, large and small, will be given online from 2 November.
The token system is suspended.
Exceptions are provided for in the Ordinance promulgated by the Federal Council, Article 6d, paragraph 1, letter b, for courses that require the use of campus infrastructure, such as certain practical laboratory work.
Continuation of the recording of planned courses in rooms equipped for type A and B live recording and broadcasting: teachers are requested to continue to teach these courses from these rooms. Teachers who for special reasons would like to broadcast their lessons from another location are requested to ask for permission from their Dean or the Management of their school.
The helpdesk is at your disposal for any technical problems and for the loan of computer equipment.
In addition, the social, guidance and student support services continue to operate.
Compulsory in the buildings as well as on the outside of the buildings. Hand hygiene and distance rules must always be applied.
Opening of the buildings only with the Campus Card, for any member of the UNIL community.
If the activity allows it and if coordination can be ensured, teleworking is recommended and possible up to 100%.
They are authorised in the presence of up to 10 people. The co-modal formula is also authorised to allow the participation of additional people at a distance, if desired.
A maximum number of people can be present. Wearing a mask is compulsory. All BCU information here.
Cafeterias are subject to the same conditions as all restaurants, i.e. four people per table, wearing of the mask while on the move, tracking with the Social Pass smartphone application.
Sports activities that do not involve physical contact, carried out individually and in groups of no more than 15 people are allowed, with mask and respecting the required distance. Participants may waive the wearing of masks in large facilities, as long as the distance can be applied.
Distance learning: some exceptions
In accordance with the Federal Ordinance of 28 October, some practical work, laboratories and sports activities that require the use of equipment on campus may be maintained. Each faculty will establish a list of this type of teaching to the Rectorate for validation.
For the courses which were offered in comodal mode via type A or B capture
In order to ensure the transition to full online mode for your courses, we keep all the rooms equipped for recording and live streaming at your disposal. Therefore, teachers are requested to continue to give their lessons from these rooms under the same time and material conditions as those applied since the beginning of the academic year. These courses will be broadcasted live under the same links and will be automatically exported to your respective channels, which will not bring any changes for your students.
The use of the microphones available in the classrooms remains obligatory for capturing the sound of the live and recorded sessions. Wearing a mask for the teacher is not mandatory once he or she is alone in the room and facing the camera. If an assistant is present in the room during the class, he/she must wear the mask at all times.
Teachers who wish, for a particular reason, not to use these rooms and to broadcast their course from another location will have to request permission from their faculty dean's office. Once this authorisation has been obtained, they may :
In either case, it will be up to the teachers to record their ZOOM session and make it available on REC-UNIL for their students, as these two actions cannot be automated. We invite you to consult the resources available online at https://wiki.unil.ch/cse/books/zoom.
For organizational reasons and in order to avoid empty lives being broadcasted, we thank the teachers who have received authorization not to use their current classroom to confirm the cancellation of their recording request by e-mail to email@example.com as soon as possible. Please specify in this e-mail: the course concerned, its usual broadcast date and the room.
The recording support service is also available to support you and answer all your questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 692 63 18).
For courses that were offered in comodal mode via type C recording or courses that were given in person.
We recommend that you use all the solutions available to you via the Digital Teaching Tools Portfolio and refer to the advice given on this page in the "Teaching online" section in addition to the instructions given by your faculties.
An additional support offer
Until November 13th, the Teaching Support Centre (CSE - Centre de soutien à l’enseignement) will be offering two "Focus on ..." sessions every day from Monday to Friday. Each session will be organized according to the following logic: a 20-minutes presentation of good practices, advice and recommendations followed by 25 minutes of Q&A with the participants. In these sessions, the contents of the “classic” CSE webinars are summarized in a very targeted manner, focusing on immediate needs and the adjustments that can be made to your teaching by the end of this semester.
Each of these 45-minute sessions will be based on a practical topic related to the following three main themes:
You can consult the list of sessions and their themes and register here: https://conference.unil.ch/cours/cse.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on this subject: email@example.com