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Regarding the novel coronavirus: The University of Borås has extended yellow level until 8 November. Yellow level means that university operations are to continue but that physical contact should be minimised as much as possible. The university has moved over to online instruction as far as possibleStay updated.

Tips for distance education

Here we gather useful tips and tools for everyone who are working with instructions conducted remotly.

The information is found under the following headlines:

Internal tips, courses and networks

Tips and advice for distance learning

In the acitivity "HB Personal" in PING PONG you can find information, tips and advice about the use of PING PONG. All employees have access to this activity, the information is mostly in Swedish. 

To the activity in PING PONG (external link to PING PONG)

In this acitivity you can also find links to another acitivity about distance learning that PUF has created. Most information there is in Swedish but it is also possible to communicate in English if you need, there are already a few manuals in English in the document section.  

Network for flexible learning

The university has a network for flexible learning. The aim of this network is to contribute both to individual competence development and to developing common approaches and strategies, which increases the quality of distance education/distance learning. Read more about the network and how you can participate.

Background in Zoom

There are different background images, specific to the University of Borås, that you can use in Zoom. Download the images from the webpage Tips if working from home.

External tips, courses and networks

A national Facebook-group

A national network for IT in higher education has started the Facebook-group "Digital omställning i högre utbildning NU" where all lecturers can find useful information (mostly in Swedish). Go to the Facebook-group

Resources from SVERD

SVERD, the Swedish National Organization for Distance Education, has created a website where national and international resources are gathered to facilitate the transition to distance education.

To the webpage with online rescources (external link)

Tips from other universities 

Useful tools for distance learning

HB Play

HB Play is a service to handle and record videos, for example lectures.

Information about HB Play (in Swedish only)

Zoom

Zoom is the system for distance learning and video conference. Quick Reference Guide - information and instructions (pdf)

Read more about the system on ZOOM's website under the heading "Getting Started".

On this Swedish webpage there are also some videos with information in English. 

If you, after you've read the instructions and watched the movies, still have questions, please contact Ramon Garrote so you can make an appointment to meet through a room in Zoom called ZOOM UTBILDNING-SUPPORTContact information to Ramon Garrote.

You can log on to ZOOM without using the ZOOM client.

Sign in to ZOOM to:

  • "Join" (Connect to a meeting in progress)
  • "Host" (Start a meeting)
  • "Sign in" (Configure your account)