PING PONG is the Learning Management System used for web-based education at the University of Borås. However, PING PONG till be gradually replaced by the new learning management system Canvas which will be fully implemented as of autumn term 2022. PING PONG will be phased out during spring term of 2022.
Login to PING PONG
You log in to PING PONG with your username and password (the same as you use when logging in to the network at the University). As a user you will be met by a page where you need to choose the login method. If you are an employee or student at HB, you select the identity provider with HB's logo (box on the left). If you are an external user, eg guest teacher or participant in an assignment training, select the box to the right. However, when you log in to PING PONG, everything works as usual!
NB! When logging out of PING PONG it is important that you shut down your browser to be completely logged out of the system.
You change the password to PING PONG the same way you change the password to the network at the University.
Getting started with PING PONG
Start by browsing the User manual and if you have a chance, register to one of the courses that are offered to help you get started with PING PONG!
To find your course/event in PING PONG click on the drop-down menu ”Events” and choose ”My events”. All your available events/courses will be displayed and when you click on the correct one you’ll be redirected to this specific event/course. This is where the course material is (study manual, examinations, etc.).
Need help with PING PONG?
If you have specific questions about PING PONG, contact the PING PONG-support via e-mail email@example.com or via phone 033-435 40 10 (Tuesday-Friday between 10 and 12 a.m.).
Need help with technical issues?
If you’re experiencing technical difficulties such as:
- I get an error message when I’m trying to access the PING PONG webpage.
- I get an error message stating that my username or password is incorrect.
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help with pedagogical issues?
Do you or your course team of teachers need pedagogical consultation or guidance in how you can develop your use of PING PONG in your course? You have the opportunity to book a workshop to learn more about features like Objectives and Progress or just to get different ideas.
For more information about this (or about flexible learning), contact Anna Thorén via email@example.com
PING PONG Mobile
PING PONG Mobile makes the PING PONG learning environment accessible on mobile devices using your regular PING PONG account.
- PIM: See your latest PIM conversations (PING PONG Instant Messages).
- Wall: Events that affect the logged in user will be posted here. It may concern new documents uploaded into your courses, new messages, PIMs from your friends, new posts in Discuss, etc.
- Documents: A list of documents you place in My Documents in PING PONG.
- Information: Here you'll find messages from PING PONG's start page element Information.
- Events: Here you'll find a list of your events and you can see each event's Documents, Message Board and Members.
- Search for users: You can search through the organization's users and add people to your contact list or send PIMs to them.
Download the app from AppStore or GooglePlay.
The Agreement for Higher Education Institutions entered into force January 1, 2014. The agreement enables entirely new possibilities to copy and share copyright protected material for teaching, among other things, significantly enhanced facilities to copy and share digitally.
The agreement allows teachers and students to copy and share copyright protected material from Swedish and non-Swedish pictures, text and musical notation that have been made public, from, for example books, teaching materials, the press, digital publications, websites etc.
You'll find the Copying Rules at Bonus Copyright Access website (external link).
Electronic message boards
The person (teacher or student) who publishes material in PING PONG is solely responsible for the contents and he/she should ensure that it is of good quality, i.e. that it does not in any way insult, humiliate or abuse other users. Examples of material: published messages on message boards, documents, pictures, file sharing, contributions in chat rooms.
Furthermore, such material is considered public documents and may be handed out if anyone requests this (unless the documents by any reason are classified as secret documents). The course coordinator is, according to “Lagen om ansvar för elektroniska anslagstavlor” (The law on liability for electronic message boards), responsible to monitor the event/course at least once a week and, if needed, to remove material which violates the Copyright Act and/or if the material means instigation of rebellion, agitation against an ethnic group, child pornography or unlawful violence depiction. The PING PONG system administrators also have the right to remove material which violates the University’s regulations for the use of the University’s Computer Network.
To protect the individual’s privacy
To publish information in PING PONG that is personal information, such as exam results related to a person, requires the consent of each student. You are not permitted to publish exam lists in PING PONG with the students’ entire social security number or with such large parts of it so that a person can be identified by someone else.