Digital Teaching

The upcoming winter term will also predominately be held online. To help you get around the digital term, we have collected some helpful Information and tips for your digital studies.

If you have got any questions concerning digital teaching you contact us via email: digitale-lehre@stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de

Minimum requirements for digital teaching in the winter term 20/21

Here you will find a paper approved by the university management on the recommendations for online courses. We see these rather as minimum requirements for digital teaching. If you notice that lecturers disregard these recommendations, you can read about the further procedure under the tab “Problems with digital teaching”.

Empfehlungen Digitale Lehre_09.10.2020

Problems with digital teaching

As you have certainly noticed, the winter semester will also be largely digital. In order to make this teaching possible, digital teaching will be implemented via Ilias and Cisco Webex, among others. Tools which are provided and supported by the TIK. Fortunately, the majority of lecturers have already used these tools in the summer semester to develop new concepts for their lectures and to enable students to study digitally. However, we were already informed last semester that not all lecturers adhere to the recommendations/guidelines. In some cases, this is clearly not in the interest of the students. We have compiled a list of possible problems, which you can find at: https://wiki.stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de/display/C19/Digitale+Lehre+-+Kommunikation. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis. There you will also find sample e-mails.

Please report your problems to us.

We also welcome positive examples of lecturers who are making a great effort to implement digital teaching. If you know of such an example, please inform the lecturer in question, praise should also be returned.

If you find that one of your lecturers does not follow the recommendations or your students complain, here is an overview of how to proceed. It goes without saying that there are good reasons to deviate from the recommendations in some places, but these should then be made available to the students:

  1. The department collects the problems and questions of its students and passes them on to stuvus
  2. stuvus collects the complaints on this wiki page (please check if there is already a complaint for the subject so that there is no duplication)
  3. The department contacts the lecturer (digitale-lehre@stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de please in CC). We are also happy to help you formulate a complaint.
    1. friendly advice if no feedback is received
    2. Feedback to stuvus
    3. Follow-up request to the lecturer if there is still no feedback
    4. Feedback to stuvus
    5. stuvus takes over the contact with the lecturer, the Dean of Studies and the Vice Rector for Teaching
    6. Feedback to the departments
  4. Problem should be solved

If you have any questions please contact digitale-lehre@stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de.

Tips and Tricks for the Digital Semester

In order to make your start into the predominantly digital winter semester as good as possible, the departments of German Studies and Linguistics have joined forces to produce a guide entitled “Tips and Tricks for the Digital Semester”, which is intended to make digital teaching easier for both first-year and advanced students.

You can find it here:

 

New at the University of Stuttgart? How to successfully start digitally!

Here you will find helpful tips and instructions on the introduction of digital services:

www.uni-stuttgart.de/loslegen

Students in special life situations during the Corona period

Are you in a special situation in life, for example due to caring for relatives or a chronic illness? In the following document you will find  information and details about the relevant contact persons:

englisch_Handreichung2.0_WS20_21_Studierende in besonderen Lebenslagen

Ilias course Living, Learning & Networking

All important information on digital teaching and a forum can be found here:

https://ilias3.uni-stuttgart.de/goto.php?target=cat_1969087#il_mhead_t_focus

Study Rooms

Unfortunately there are still only a few study rooms available at the moment. You have to book a place at stuvus.de/lernraum. We work daily to open more learning rooms for us students.

Printing opportunites

For months now, it has unfortunately not been possible to use the university’s public printers because the buildings are closed. From 19.10.2020 (Monday), this time will be over. We, the student representatives, together with the Vice Rectorate for Information Technology, the TIK and the Division 6 – Engineering and Constructions, were finally able to find a solution. Unfortunately, so far we could only find a solution for the Vaihingen campus. We are still looking for a solution for the Campus Stadtmitte.

In the former campus.guest a room with 3 printers was set up (Universitätsstraße 34, building complex near the bus loop). In the future this room will be open for printing from 7 to 22 o’clock. Please note the directions in the attachment!

When entering the building, you have to register with the security guard to ensure the traceability of infection chains. The printers can be operated as before (student ID terminal, etc.). However, before and after you use the printer you have to clean it with the available cleaning material.

In addition there is the obligation to wear a mask  in the building.

Information on the inspection of exams

Examinations are an important part of the studies. Accordingly, the inspection of examinations already taken can be correspondingly important. However, we have heard that not everyone at the Universität Stuttgart is aware of their rights and obligations regarding the inspection of examinations:

Is it allowed to take notes or make copies of the exams? Can someone else look at my exams for me? In order to answer such questions, we addressed this issue at the end of 2017.

After considerable efforts by the student representatives, the Senate Committee on Teaching and Continuing Education finally produced a “Guidelines for Exam Inspection” in December 2018. This was developed at the suggestion of and in agreement with the student representatives of the University of Stuttgart. In future, the guide is intended to inform all members of the university who are involved with the subject matter and to support them in the implementation of examination insights. Faculty or institute-wide regulations which do not contradict the legal regulations listed in this guide will of course remain valid. You can find the guide under this link on the following page:

https://www.student.uni-stuttgart.de/pruefungsorganisation/

Unfortunately the guide is currently only available in German. If there is something in it that is not understandable, please feel free to ask us a question.


Contact

Should you have any further questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact us:

pruefungseinsicht@stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de