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Coronavirus: Information for students

Until the end of the semester, remote education applies for all students at Chalmers. The entirety of teaching in study period 4 has been carried out remotely. The exams for study period 4 and the exams in June and in August is being carried out remotely, and examiners have the possibility to adjust the form of the exam, so long as it tests for the same learning objectives. We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves healthy. 
 
Information for Chalmers students – see FAQ at the bottom of the page

18 June 11:00

Chalmers has adjusted for all operations – education, research, utilisation and operations support – to carry on, but with all teaching, and the majority of employees’ daily tasks to be carried out remotely, from home. 

Students are strongly recommended to study from home until the end of the spring semester

We all have a joint responsibility for avoiding the spread of infection. So on Monday 23 March, study period 4 started, with teaching performed via digital tools only. The recommendation applies until the end of the semester.

How education will be carried out at Chalmers in autumn​

In order to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus further, teaching in the autumn will be carried out with a mixture of remote and campus-based education. For educational and social reasons, Chalmers sees it necessary for certain parts of our education, for example laboratory exercises, simulations or group work, to be carried out on campus. Such teaching elements will therefore take place on campus, to the extent that the authorities’ recommendations allow. This applies to all Chalmers education, both undergraduate and master’s level.

Students on a master's programme with English as the language of instruction who, due to restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, cannot participate in campus-based teaching from the beginning of the autumn term, will be able to participate in all education remotely, for as long as such restrictions remain in place.

Work to create the best possible conditions for remote education is ongoing. Methods and ways of working vary between, and even within, courses. It is important that you keep yourself updated in the course rooms on Canvas for what is happening in your course.  

Concerning outgoing exchange students, autumn term 2020

Students who have been accepted for exchange studies at one of Chalmers’ partner universities for the autumn semester 2020 may complete their exchange, provided that:
  • The destination university is accepting exchange students.
  • Parts of the education are campus-based.
  • The country does not have entry restrictions that affect the student.
The exchange cannot be carried out remotely from Sweden.

When travelling, you need to remember that conditions for both international travel and your exchange may change at short notice. Chalmers accepts no responsibility for the costs of travel and accommodation or similar, that may arise due to changed conditions.

Those students who have been admitted to exchange studies but who cannot or do not want to go to exchange will receive as much help as possible with course selection at Chalmers.

Students who wish to postpone their exchange until the spring term 2021 should contact their international coordinator at the Chalmers International Mobility group.

For incoming exchange students
Students who have been admitted for exchange studies at Chalmers for the autumn semester 2020 can carry out their exchange at Chalmers, provided that their home university allows it and that there are no travel restrictions to Sweden from their home countries. 

Avoiding spreading infection – our joint responsibility 

 To avoid becoming infected and infecting others:
  • Keep a distance from others, both indoors and out. When you are close to other people you do not live with, keep more than one arm's length. (at least 1.5 metres)
  • Stay home if you are sick, even if it just a mild cold. See the list of common symptoms of Covid 19
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. You can find more hygiene advice here.
  • Avoid using public transport especially during rush hour. When you must: Keep your distance from others on buses, trains, trams and other public transport. For longer journeys: Choose options where you can book a seat. Read more on journeys within Sweden here
  • Avoid visiting elderly relatives. People over 70 are most at risk of becoming seriously ill from Covid 19. 
  • Avoid parties, funerals, baptisms, and weddings.
  • Keep your distance from others in sporting locations, saunas, gyms, and avoid changing in public changing facilities. 
  • Keep yourself updated via krisinformation.se and the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website.

Examinations in August 2020

Due to Covid-19, examinations in August will be done remotely, with video monitoring. It will also be possible for the examiner to change the form of examination. 

According to a decision from the President, examiners are allowed to change the form of examinations so they do not follow the syllabus, as long as they test for the same learning objectives. The purpose is to give the examiners a possibility to find the best and most legally secure solution as possible. This also means departing from certain regulations.

The decisions C 2020-1001 on allowing changed examination formats and C 2020-1002 on departure from regulations in conjunction with examination, applies from 3 August 2020 until 30 August 2020. 

The following applies August 3 - 30 2020:
  • Ability to proctor the exam remotely via camera 
  • All examinations should have the grade scale U, 3, 4 and 5, and test all the learning objectives that would have been tested at regular exams. 
  • It is not possible to take a double examination 
  • Compulsury registration for the exam. Register no later than August 2. 
  • The examiner can shorten the exam time 
  • It is not possible to "plus" (retaking an exam in a course you have already passed, to raise its grade). The process of arranging and preparing remote exams is very demanding for personnel and resources. Accordingly, Chalmers needs to focus on those students who have not yet passed the exam.
  • The exam is not anonymous  
  • All aids are allowed. However, it is not permitted to cooperate with or take help from another person. 
  • No other university’s examinations may be carried out at Chalmers    
  • Students who need support with remote examination due to technical conditions should receive it. Contact the examiner for discussion 
​Students with examination adaptions 
Students with a Nais certificate who are eligible for extended exam time have the opportunity to test with extended exam time or receive other adaptations to the examination. Typically, the exam administration administers custom examinations. During the period of remote examinations the routines are a bit different. 

The student is responsible for reporting to the examiner which adjustments have been decided on and recommended in Nais. This must be done at least 10 working days before the adapted examination. In digital form, the student presents his or her Nais message to the examiner, who makes an appropriate adaptation of the examination. The examiner then sends a list to the exam administration with the students who will write with extended time.


Proctoring remotely via video
According to the decision C 2020-0688, Chalmers will be able to guard those taking the exam through video streaming. 
  • To carry out examinations remotely, and prevent different forms of cheating, Chalmers needs to handle your personal information. Through your webcam/mobile phone camera and Zoom, Chalmers will use video streaming (without recording) to watch you during the examination period, to check that it is you taking the examination, and that you are not collaborating with others. The video streaming will not be recorded, except in cases where suspected cheating is identified during the exam. Chalmers is, for the same reason, allowed to save a picture of your ID until the examination results are reported in Ladok. 
  • The ID control will be performed in a way so that no other students will see your ID. However, it will not be possible to avoid students seeing each other during the exam; otherwise, it would require one guard for each student. 
  • Possible chat history in Zoom will be managed during the examination period and deleted afterwards. 
  • Chalmers handles personal details on the basis of competing interests. Chalmers has made the judgement that this extraordinary situation is necessary, and that Chalmers’ interest in ensuring that the examinations are carried out in the permitted way outweighs your interest to not be watched using video during the examination. 
  • As a registered individual, you have the right to know how your personal details are handled. You have the right to have incorrect details corrected and redundant information deleted, to request limitations to the information, and to have the details transferred to another actor. You also have the right to leave complaints to the Swedish Data Protection Authority. If you have questions concerning Chalmers’ handling of your personal details, you can contact Chalmers’ data protection ombudsman at dataskydd@chalmers.se. You can also read more on how Chalmers handles personal information and your rights on Chalmers’ website.
  • At Studenportalen you can read about how Chalmers works with security issues in Zoom​.

When doing remote exams with Zoom
  • Make sure you are in the Zoom lobby 30 minutes before the exam starts. The monitoring will be carried out in Zoom but the exam is submitted in Canvas (the link to Zoom will be made available in Canvas).
  • ​You must be logged in with your CID in Zoom via https://chalmers.zoom.us/GU students who participate in Zoom-proctored exams run at Chalmers should log in with their GU Zoom account​.
  • Make sure, well in advance, that you can log on to the system properly. When Zoom is used for ID check and exam supervision you need to have access to a camera. If there is no camera in your computer it is possible to use the camera in your cell phone. Make sure you download the Zoom app well in advance and check that you can log on properly. Also test how you should place your cell phone in order for you to be clearly visible. Information on which Zoom room you should connect to will be presented in your course room in Canvas. 
  • At the IT-office documentation web you can find information about using Zoom​.
  • When admitted to the Zoom-room, you’ll be moved to a so called Breakout-room, called Pre-ID. Please note that you might have to press “ Breakout-room” followed by “Join” to enter the room you have been assigned to. 
  • You must be alone in the room where you conduct the exam. If this is not possible due to quarantine or other circumstances, you must notify the examiner in advance which other people will be present. Remember that you may use campus facilities for doing your exam.
  • Have your ID next to you during the entire exam period. Before the ID-check, you’ll be admitted into a lobby where you must wait for the ID-check. All ID-check is done with one student at a time in breakout rooms (called ID room). After the ID-check you will be transferred to the exam hall. Approximately 25 students are present in the exam hall.
  • Please note, that you should start doing your exam as soon as it is available, no matter if the ID-check has been done or not. 
  • If you drop from the Zoom meeting you must rejoin as fast as possible, using the same link as before. The ID will be checked again.
  • Text answers on the exam should be written in a text document. Calculations etc. may be written on paper and subsequently be photographed or scanned. The examiner decides and lets the student know how and in which formats answers should be written and handed in for each question/problem. This will be stated on the exam or separately in Canvas.​
  • It is prohibited to communicate orally or in writing with persons other than the examiner and the guard.
  • It is prohibited to use any kind of headphones or earphones. 
  • Students are prohibited from recording the examination themselves with their own equipment. 
  • Prepare everything you need as if it was an ordinary exam in an exam hall. I.e, make sure you have your coffee and other necessities ready and next to you at the start of the exam. Some exams are divided into sections with a break in the middle, some aren’t. 
How the contact between students, proctor and examiner is arranged (There might be local changes, if so these are communicated in Canvas) 
  • ​Contact the proctor using the Zoom chat channel to “Everyone” (the only possible choice).
  • Bathroom break: write “Bathroom”.
    On return: write “Bathroom return”.
    Keep bathroom breaks as brief as possible! 
  • Question for examiner:  write ”Question for examiner”. The proctor will tag your name with ##EXAMINER## You will be moved to the examiner’s room where you may ask your question. This may take a while as the examiner may be already busy with another question.
  • Other: write “Contact”. The proctor will tag your name with “##CONTACT##”.  You will be moved to another room to explain further. This may take a while.
  • If you submit your solutions before time expires, write “Scanning solutions” when you start scanning. 
  • When you have submitted the solution in Canvas, write “Submitted in Canvas” (regardless of when you do this). 
  • When the proctor has checked you off the list and tagged your name with ##DONE##, you may leave the Zoom meeting by selecting “Leave breakout room” and then “Leave meeting”.   

Management of degree projects and bachelor’s theses during study period 4: 
  • All supervision of degree projects and bachelor’s theses should be done remotely.
  • Degree projects and bachelor’s theses which require access to campus facilities (labs/workshops etc) may be carried out as planned – if you, as student, wish to do so. This is dependent on whether you can carry out the work without putting yourself or others at risk of infection, that is, if the work can be carried out in small groups (2–3 people). This is also on the condition that the work can be carried out without supervision on campus, and that under ordinary conditions, you would have been able to carry out the same task independently. Supervisors should make a risk assessment. Alternatively, the work can be rearranged so that you can carry it out entirely remotely. 
  • Degree projects and bachelor’s theses that are to be carried out at a company can continue as long as the company permits it. If the company does not permit the thesis to be carried out with them or at their premises, contact your thesis supervisor. ​
  • Presentations for degree projects and bachelor’s theses shall be carried out digitally if they are scheduled for study period 4. For presentations during examination week, a decision has not yet been made, but it is recommended that they also be carried out digitally. 
  • To be able to document that you have passed the compulsory elements of your degree projects or bachelor’s theses, you must create a "digitalt arbetskort" (for 15 credits) or a "Work Card" (for 30 and 60 credits). Instructions can be found in Canvas​.

Your contributions and loan from CSN

The government has announced that while universities teaching is carried out remotely due to the coronavirus, students can retain already granted study support. Read more on CSN’s website.

Chalmers is not closed – but is only open for employees and students

Chalmers has not closed its campuses. Until other information is received, facilities are open for students and employees, and all people with pass cards. Group rooms and computer labs remain open for now. You can connect to the Chalmers student computers remotely so that you can access software from home. Read more in the FAQ on the bottom of this page.​

Remember to keep a distance to others if you are on campus. When you are close to other people you do not live with, keep more than one arm's length.​

When the autumn semester begins more classrooms and auditoriums will open. 

Chalmers’ three physical libraries will remain closed over summer (the Main Library, Kuggen Library, and the Architecture and Civil Engineering Library) until Friday 14 August. Instead, library service is available only online and by phone. The library’s electronic information resources and support channels are not affected by the closures. The three libraries will open for employees and students from 17 August, with limited opening hours of 10–14. 

Stay home in case of illness 

If you as a student have influenza-like symptoms, fever or respiratory difficulties but wish to continue studying – do it from home. As a student you should contact your programme director if you are sick. If you as a student do not know who to contact, mail patrik.hostmad@chalmers.se. You should stay home for two days after you are completely symptomless. 

If you have influenza-like symptoms, fever or respiratory difficulties, you should follow the healthcare system’s advice: 1177 for Västra Götaland

Cope with social distancing and big changes

Due to the prevailing situation many students are facing a complete change in everyday life and you will need to adjust to spending the greater part of your time at home.

If you want support or just want to talk to someone, please contact your Student guidance councelor (Master program students) or CIM (exchange students). We are available through phone, Skype or Teams. More information and contact details can be found on the student portal​.

You can also contact the university chaplain for a private talk when something unforeseen has occurred in your life, or to meet on a frequent basis. Find out more on the student portal.

On the student portal you can find some advice on what you can do if you are worried or concerned about the coronavirus. The Student Health Centre is open as usual but is currently offering appointments via video chat or telephone to a greater degree than usual.​ Read more on the student portal.

Student travel arranged by Chalmers

Study visits and other student travels arranged by Chalmers are cancelled from now until 14 August. Students are encouraged to follow the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ travel advice for private journeys.

Help for students abroad

  • ​Students who are travelling abroad, within a framework for their studies, should return to Sweden and study from home.  
  • Students who are on vessel-based education should contact their internship coordinator. 
  • Students who are abroad and need help should primarily turn to the Student ut insurance acute number. Contact Falck Global Assistance (Student ut) via telephone: +46 8-587 717 49, or email: fga@se.falck.com

Specifically for exchange students who are currently outside Sweden, spring term 2020

  • At the moment, Chalmers does not request students who are abroad to return home. Currently, you can choose to remain where you are, which may be a safer option given the risk of getting stuck during the journey back to Sweden. Chalmers is following the developments and if a different decision is made, you will be informed. 
  • Students who need or want to travel back to Sweden should visit the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency’s website for information. If students have questions regarding insurance or need assistance in some way, they can contact Falck Global Assistance via telephone: + 46 8 587 717 49, or email: fga@se.falck.comYou can always contact your contact person at Chalmers International Mobility for advice and support. 
  • Those who do not have the possibility to take part in teaching at their host university are able, as far as is possible, to take a course of 15hp at Chalmers, through the framework of the distance courses offered during study period 4. Speak to your contact person at Chalmers International Mobility
  • If the student or host university cancels the exchange, we cannot offer an alternative exchange. Neither can we prepare a place for you on a future exchange, though you can apply for a new exchange through the ordinary application process, according to the relevant regulation for exchange students, diary number C2018-1819, which is also published on Studentportalen under international studies.

Help for students normally resident outside Sweden

  • ​Students who wish to can of course stay and take part in distance education. 
  • Students who wish, or have been requested, to return to their native countries, should follow the instructions from their native country. They should also message their coordinator at CIM​ if they cancel the exchange or if they need support.
  • Students needing advice on potential journeys home should contact their home nation’s embassy in Sweden. 

Do you have questions?

If you as a student have questions, you should turn to your programme director

Information from Chalmers Student Union

On the Chalmers Student Union website you can find more information about the coronavirus and the Student Union's activities, including a guide with tips on studying from home.

Information from Swedish authorities:



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


General questions
 
Is Chalmers closed?
All teaching during study period 4 is being carried out remotely. Chalmers’ campuses, however, are not closed. Lecture halls and classrooms are locked, but group rooms and computer labs are open to students with pass cards, until further notice.
 
What will happen to my study grants/loans from CSN?
Information in Swedish is available on CSN's website.
 
How is the university managing the risks of the coronavirus outbreak?
Chalmers is continuously monitoring the development of the COVID-19 outbreak and following recommendations and decisions from the Swedish authorities. Preparations are currently being made for different scenarios and their impact on Chalmers’ operations. 

Will the education in the autumn also be carried out remotely?
In order to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus further, teaching in the autumn will be carried out with a mixture of remote and campus-based education. Read more about the education at Chalmers in autumn​.​
 
I feel worried. Can I get help from Student Health?
Students who feel anxious can turn to Student Health for support. Student Health is open as usual but will offer telephone and video visits to a greater extent than usual. 

If you are worried about being infected, see first and foremost: the 1177 healthcare Guide​
 
How are students being informed about the situation?
All students are encouraged to stay updated on www.chalmers.se/info for general information about Chalmers’ handling of the coronavirus. In the course rooms in Canvas you can stay updated on what applies to your specific courses.

Questions about the exams for study period 4 and the reexams in June and August 2020

Will my exam look the same as a normal exam?
No, probably not. The President has decided that the examiner for a course may change the form of the examination. The reason for this is to provide the possibility for the examiner to find the best and most reliable solution possible for the examination, in relation to the course's learning objectives and taking into account the number of students to be examined. For example, a remote written exam can be divided into several modules, such as a written and an oral part, to reduce the risk of collaboration between students.

Will I have as much time as a regular exam?
This is not certain. The examiners have been given the opportunity to use alternative forms of examination, and this may mean that the examination time is shortened to suit the new form.

Is it possible to double-test?
No, it is not possible to double-test (take two exams that are scheduled to go at the same time by delaying the time of one of the exams).

Can I take an exam without being registered for it?
No. It is not possible to take an exam without having registered for it. Only those who are registered can write the exam.

Is it possible to ‘plus’?
No. ‘Plussing’, that is, retaking an exam in a course you have already passed, to raise its grade, is not possible as we need to reduce the number of students who are taking exams for capacity reasons. Plussing will be allowed again when we have greater capacity for examinations.

Will the examination be anonymous?
No. The exam will not be anonymous as it is conducted remotely and alternative forms of examination may be used. Chalmers has no tools for maintaining anonymity under these conditions.

What tools will I be able to use in the exam?
As the examination takes place at a distance and it is not possible to check which aids students are using, all aids will be allowed. However, cooperation or help from other people is not permitted.

Are students with the right to an extended examination time also entitled to it now?
Yes. Students with a Nais certificate who are eligible for extended exam time have the opportunity to test with extended exam time or receive other adaptations to the examination. Typically, the exam administration administers custom examinations. During the period of remote examinations the routines are a bit different. ​

Will it be possible to get the highest grades (4 or 5)?
Yes. For graded courses, it will be possible to get the highest grade in these examinations. There may, however, be other forms of examination required to reach the grade boundaries. 

Will it be possible på take other universities’ exams at Chalmers? 
No. We cannot offer any exams from other universities to be done at Chalmers campus since all Chalmers exams are done remotely.  

I don’t have access to this year’s Canvas page because I took the course at an earlier time, what can I do?
Contact the examiner for the course.

I will take an exam in a course which has closed, what can I do?
You will either be given access to a Canvas page on a course from autumn, or a special Canvas page will be created just for this exam. The examiner can answer questions about the exam. 

How will Chalmers make sure no one is cheating when having remote exams?
The assessment that Chalmers has made is that the best way to maintain a reliable examination is to monitor students with the help of video streaming and with ID controls. The examiner can also divide the exam into several modules, such as a written and an oral part, to reduce the risk of collaboration between the students.​

When and in what way will I receive information about my exam?
The exams will be different from course to course. In some courses more oral components will be included for example. You will find information about your exam in the Canvas course room. If you don’t know what course room you belong to, please contact your examiner.

In some cases, students from previous years haven’t yet been registered in the right course room, in those cases you may have to wait a little more before getting the information. Please contact your examiner if you have any questions. 

Which exams during the re-exam period have been cancelled?

The exams for most courses from study period 2 in year 1 have been cancelled. Students affected by this were informed on Friday, 27 March. You will be able to retake your exam in the August period instead. Cancelled exams: 

  • ACE035 Byggnadsmaterial
  • BOM195 Byggnadsmaterial
  • BOM221 Fysik och kemi för samhällsbyggare
  • EMI084 Kretsanalys
  • FFM516 Mekanik 1
  • IDY023 Ekonomisk analys 1: Ekonomisk kalkylering och styrning
  • IDY024 Lönsamhetsanalys och styrning
  • LEU432 Grundläggande datorteknik
  • LEU470 Elektriska kretsar
  • LEU482 Programutveckling
  • LEU483 Programutveckling
  • LKT105 Organisk kemi
  • MMF176 Ingenjörsmetodik
  • MMS090 Lasthantering och farligt gods
  • MMS095 Handelsrätt
  • MVE017 Matematisk analys i en variabel
  • MVE465 Linjär algebra och analys fortsättning
  • MVE525 Matematisk analys
  • MVE570 Linjär algebra och differentialekvationer
  • MVE580 Linjär algebra och differentialekvationer
  • PPU156 Datorstödd maskinkonstruktion (CAD)
  • SJM005 Terresternavigation och sjömanskap
  • SJM010 Introduktion till lasthantering och fartygsstabilitet
  • SJO151 Handelsrätt
  • SJO561 Fartygsmaskinsystem
  • SSY032 Grundläggande elteknik
  • TDA540 Objektorienterad programmering
  • TEK330 Arbetsorganisation
  • TEK685 Produktionsutveckling
  • TIN213 Programmeringsteknik
  • TMA976 Matematisk analys, fortsättning
  • TMV137 Matematisk analys i en variabel
  • TMV138 Matematisk analys i en variabel
  • TMV151 Matematisk analys i en variabel
  • TMV181 Matematisk analys i en variabel
  • TMV216 Linjär algebra.​

Questions on remote exams and privacy

Please note that there may be practical differences between exams, depending on the design and nature of the exam. Information on your specific exam is available from the examiner and in the Canvas room for the course.

Why is Chalmers using these methods for remote exams?
In a very short time, Chalmers has been forced to switch its ordinary on-site exams to remote exams. Owing to procurement and GDPR rules, we are unable to use any IT tools and systems other than those we already have. Consequently, Chalmers will use a combination of Zoom and Canvas.

Chalmers’ Zoom installation is via SUNET (Swedish University computer Network) and is therefore separate from the public Zoom cloud. Read about Zoom security.

Following an assessment, Chalmers has decided that the best way to ensure that exams are in full compliance with the law is to monitor students by means of video streaming and ID checks. Chalmers takes an equally tough approach to cheating in these exams as in ordinary on-site exams. Although all aids may be used, students taking these exams are subject to the same requirements as for ordinary exams. Any suspicion of cheating is reported to the Disciplinary Committee via the usual channels. 

In addition to monitoring and ID checks, the exams will be designed differently from on-site exams. It is up to each examiner to design their exams.

When you take an exam, you must be alone in the room and you may not wear any earphones or similar. 

Students cannot record exams via Zoom. Nor is it permitted to use any other recording technology during the exam.

Has any impact and risk analysis been carried out for student privacy in connection with video monitoring?
Yes. The personal data involved in the monitoring and ID checks is processed based on Chalmers’ decision (C2020-0688) that the necessity of checking that the exam is being implemented in a permissible manner outweighs any potential infringement of student privacy. It is difficult to reach a balance between student privacy, management of personal data and the task of the higher education institution to hold exams in full compliance with the law and ensure that we know that the right student took the exam.

What are the guidelines for what must be visible to the camera? 
It is most important for the face to be visible, as the invigilator and the examiner must be able to see that the correct student is taking the exam. Nothing else is specified.

Chalmers encourages its students to use a virtual background or blurring to avoid the need to display their homes to each other. Anyone who prefers not to display their home may take the exam in a group room at Chalmers, for example (please note, however, that only one person may be in the room when taking a remote exam).

What are the requirements for sound during an exam?  
You may have the volume turned down so that the sound from others does not bother you. However, it is unavoidable that students may hear sounds at another student’s home unless they turn the volume down. 

The invigilator manages the mute/unmute function for student microphones. The invigilator switches on students’ microphones one by one at random intervals to check that there are no inappropriate sounds. If a student needs to ask the invigilator or examiner anything during the exam, they use the chat function. The invigilator can then move them to a separate breakout room where the examiner can answer questions. 

What are the rules for toilet breaks? 
The same applies as for an ordinary on-site exam. Toilet breaks are normally permitted, but you must notify the invigilator and make the break as short as possible. This will not be filmed, of course. If the exam is divided into sections, with submission of each section and a break between them, the examiner may specify that students may only visit the toilet in these breaks.

I have neither a computer with a webcam nor a phone with a working camera. What should I do? 
Equipment may be borrowed in certain cases, but these options are very limited. If you do not have your own equipment, you need to contact the examiner to discuss a solution.

How and when should I hand in my exam?
You may not leave the Zoom room until your exam has been handed in as specified by the examiner. Exams are handed in in Canvas, and when the ordinary time for the exam has finished, you need to hand it in immediately.  Each exam has a certain time for submission, approximately 30 minutes. The scanning and submission process itself must not be filmed. You should do a trial scan in advance. If you have any problems handing in your exam, you need to email your exam to the examiner.

Contact the examiner directly if you have any problems.

Practical questions about remote education


Is there anything in particular that I should think about regarding remote learning?
As a student, you are responsible for your own study situation and it is important that you establish good routines and a functioning structure for your homework, and that you take advantage of the information and instructions which are being continuously updated on websites and platforms.

Studentportalen has tips on how to make your studies work as smoothly as possible. The Study Counsellor for your programme can also support you in this situation and is available on weekdays via email or phone. Contact information can be found here.
 
Is my schedule still valid?
You should consider your schedule to still apply, and that most courses will go ahead as planned. The scheduled times will be used for example live streaming of lectures, teacher contact or for tutorials. Stay informed through the course rooms in Canvas for how your course will proceed.
 
What is the situation for those who have degree projects or bachelor’s theses ongoing?
Contact your examiner to make an individual assessment.
 
What if I miss other forms of compulsory assessments because I get sick?
The same rules apply as for courses on campus. That is, if you miss compulsory assessments due to illness, you need to compensate for them later. Contact your examiner to discuss further if this occurs.
 
I don't have my own computer, what should I do?
As a student with a pass card, you can use the computer labs on campus as usual.
 
I need special programs to continue my course, that I do not have on my personal computer, what should I do?
The computer labs on campus are still open and you can work there if you need to. You can also connect to the Chalmers student computers remotely so that you can access software from home.

There are also several software programs that you can download and install on your own computer, see more at Studentportalen / Contact / IT support / Software​.

 
Does my insurance apply when I study remotely?
Personal injury insurance for students, which is accident insurance that you, as a student, are covered by during school hours/internships in Sweden, does not apply if you study or participate in online education from home, at city libraries and so on. For accidents at home, you must have your own insurance.

For students who are covered by one of the policies Student IN / FAS / FAS plus and choose to stay in Sweden and participate in distance education, the insurance applies as usual. If you want to cancel your studies or participate in distance education from your home country, the trip to your home country is not covered. You are also not covered by any insurance from the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency in your home country, even if you conduct remote study at a Swedish college or university.
 
What tools should we as students use to collaborate?
Chalmers has no specific recommendations here. It is possible to form groups in Canvas and also use Microsoft Teams, which contains many functions for sharing information, having digital meetings and communicating. Log in with your Chalmers account. It is also possible to use other communication and collaboration platforms which are available.

Students with special requirements

How will my note-taking support work?
It will work as usual. The note-taker will share his notes after the lecture.
 
How will my mentorship work?
Mentoring will continue. But you, together with your mentor, need to agree on alternative forms of meeting, for example via Skype or telephone.
 
How do I get in touch with a FUNKA coordinator?
The best way is to email funka@chalmers.se. There will be the opportunity to meet the coordinator via Skype.
 

Students on exchange or travelling

I am on an exchange programme abroad, should I travel home to Sweden?
At the moment, no decision has been made as to whether Chalmers requests students who are abroad to return home. Currently, you can choose to remain where you are, which may be a safer option given the risk of getting stuck during the journey back to Sweden. Chalmers is following the developments and if a different decision is made, you will be informed.

Those who need or wish to travel back to Sweden should view the Legal, Financial and Administrative Service Agency’s website for information.

If you have questions regarding insurance or need assistance in another way, you can contact Falck Global Assistance tel: + 46 8 587 71749 email: fga@se.falck.com​
 
I am on an exchange programme abroad and cannot take part in the teaching. What shall I do?
Those who do not have the possibility to take part in teaching at their host university are able, as far as is possible, to take a course of 15hp at Chalmers, through the framework of the distance courses offered during study period 4. Speak to your contact person at Chalmers International Mobility​.

If the student or host university cancels the exchange, we cannot offer an alternative exchange. Neither can we prepare a place for you on a future exchange.
 
I normally attend a partner university and am on exchange at Chalmers. What shall I do?
Students who wish to can of course stay and take part in distance education. Students who wish, or have been requested, to return to their native countries, should follow the instructions from their native country. They should also message their coordinator at Chalmers International Mobility if they cancel the exchange or if they need support.
 
I plan to travel abroad during the spring. Can I proceed with my journey?
Study visits and other student travels arranged by Chalmers are cancelled from now until 14 August. Students are advised to follow the Ministry for Foreign Affair’s travel advice for private journeys.
 
I have recently been abroad. Can I move around the university premises?
Lecture halls and classrooms are locked, but group rooms and computer labs are open for the time being. If you have been abroad, and have returned home after 14 March, you must wait at least 14 days before you study with others, even if you are healthy and do not show symptoms.
 
I am planning an exchange studies this autumn. Will this be possible?
Students who have been accepted for exchange studies at one of Chalmers’ partner universities for the autumn semester 2020 may complete their exchange, provided that:
  • The destination university is accepting exchange students.
  • Parts of the education are campus-based.
  • The country does not have entry restrictions that affect the student.
The exchange cannot be carried out remotely from Sweden.

Students who have been admitted for exchange studies at Chalmers for the autumn semester 2020 can carry out their exchange at Chalmers, provided that their home university allows it and that there are no travel restrictions to Sweden from their home countries. ​

Published: Tue 30 Jun 2020.