Coronavirus : useful links for staff

Coronavirus : useful links for staff gives you an overview of the most important web pages with staff information. Stay updated on the page and through the information you get from your immediate supervisor.

The page is updated regularly.

If you do not find an answer to your specific questions here, please contact your immediate supervisor.

Exams

Oral Exam

Online oral exams are conducted through the video meeting platform Zoom.  

Here are the most important links where you can find information:

Technical IT support: bss.it@au.dk or tel.: 8715 0933

On-site oral exams

Phase 2 of the controlled reopening of Danish society makes it possible to arrange oral exams on site. Please find information about this below.

Background
Aarhus University is now embarking on phase 2 of the controlled reopening of Danish society. In this phase, the universities are to some extent allowed to conduct teaching and exams which require physical attendance. As part of phase 2, each university has been allocated a quota specifying the maximum number of students and academic staff members allowed at the university at the same time. For Aarhus BSS, this means that the following number of students and employees are allowed on campus at the same time: 133 students, 71 lecturers/examiners/co-examiners, 20 technical-administrative employees.

In April, the faculty management team at Aarhus BSS decided to prioritise on-site oral exams when these became a possibility.

The boards of studies can make decisions on whether or not to convert exams. The senior management team previously decided that students should be notified of any reconversion from online into on-site exams at least three weeks in advance. However, the senior management team has since then specified that it is up to the board of studies whether or not to maintain the three-week notification in connection with the conversion from online into on-site exams. This means that some online exams have been converted into on-site exams with effect from 18 May 2020.

At Aarhus BSS, we will administer the on-site exams in accordance with the health authorities’ guidelines. Universities Denmark is also expected to agree on a set of guidelines that will apply to phase 2 of the reopening. These guidelines will be published on the AU website as soon they are ready.

How do the students receive information?
Aarhus BSS Studies Administration is preparing an updated exam schedule, which will be published on the school’s study portals as soon as possible. The students will receive information via their AU email and on BlackBoard. Here they are encouraged to check their study portals regularly to find out which exams are on-site and which are online.

Practical information will follow
We are also working on gathering all the practical information related to the on-site exams i.e. access, guidelines on the premises, available protective equipment, relevant contact information, etc.

Teaching

Technical support for distance learning / Wiseflow

Technical IT support: bss.it@au.dk or tel.: 8715 0933

Opening hours are  8 - 18.30 from Monday to Friday and 8 - 14 on Saturday.

If you have any questions on technical support, please contact Head of IT Andreas Stilling Heuwinkel.

Aarhus BSS task force on study-related matters

The purpose of the task force is to ensure a joint coordination and communication across the school in relation to the many study-related questions that arise because of the coronavirus situation, the physical closure of AU and the consequences thereof.

How to contact the Aarhus BSS taskforce

The directors of studies gather academic/department specific questions from their own departments and forward the questions to either Lars Esbjerg (lae@mgmt.au.dk) or Carsten Jensen (CarstenJ@ps.au.dk).

If you have any administrative questions, please contact either Head of Studies Administration Anni Langberg (abl@au.dk).

If you have any other questions regarding the above, please contact Margrethe Vejs-Petersen (margrethe@au.dk).