Didactics #phase3: Everything you need to know for 2nd Semester 2020-2021
Last update: April 19, 2021
According to the most recent government rules didactic activities will be carried out as following.
Lessons will be mixed with a gradual return to face-to-face lessons regarding only 1st year students for degree courses, masters degree courses and single cycle masters courses and the teaching of postgraduate courses with low numbers of students.
All lessons, including face-to-face lessons, will also be online to facilitate the participation of students who are unable to be present.
Lessons will follow the timetable indicated on the official calendar and can be live streamed or watched as a video recording, which will be available online for students for a minimum of one week.
Starting with the general indications that aim to guarantee, where possible, teaching characterized by both face-to-face and distance-learning, each department will adopt the most suitable way of offering lessons based on the specific needs and limits in room sizes. On each departments website, you’ll find detailed information regarding each departments 2nd semester lesson:
- Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche, Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali
- Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Studî Politici e Internazionali
- Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura
- Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia
- Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale
- Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco
- Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali
- Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Informatiche
- Dipartimento di Scienze Medico-Veterinarie
Students' starter pack for mixed didactics in the 1st semester
To help students navigate the panorama of didactic support tools (online and face-to-face), the “starter pack for mixed didactics in the 1st semester” is available. The starter pack is made up of a guide to booking your place, guide and instructions for access to Elly (the Moodle platform where professors upload didactic materials) and Team class (Microsoft Teams videoconferencing platform used for online lessons), a guide for using Teams and contact details for technical support.
Those who haven’t completed the matriculation process or those who haven’t received their definitive university credentials (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org ), you must “promote” your temporary credentials and access codes to “guest” level to gain access to online lessons. This is done by using the "Assumi username @guest.unipr.it" application.
Booking a place in class for face-to-face lessons
In order to guarantee safety during face-to-face lessons and a fair rotation system, the university has created a booking system for face-to-face lessons.
Bookings can be made through the App “UniPR Mobile” or by using the “Agenda Studenti” portal . The new version of this app is already available on IOS and Android stores that also includes the booking function. If you already have this App, please update the app to access the new function.
Every student must first configure their own booking profile by selecting their course from the courses offered through the 9 departments and the lessons which they would like to attend. Then, they may book a place in the classroom for each lesson that will be face-to-face.
To guarantee that everyone can take part, each student will have a number of “bookable” hours for each course. Once a student has reached their limit for a course, they cannot book further hours for that course. The total bookable hours for each course will be calculated automatically by the booking system and updated daily and the number of hours per student will be inversely proportional to the number of students who have booked for that course.
Bookings can be made from one week before the lesson and may be cancelled up to the day before the lesson. We advise that you book all lessons planned for each day for your year of study, to maximize attendance. If, within 12 hours of the lesson, there are still places available, then there will be a last minute booking procedure whereby any student may book a place regardless of whether they have reached their bookable limit or not.
The booking system will send a booking receipt to your email. This receipt is your access card for the full days lessons. The access card must be printed or visible on the student’s smartphone, which will be checked on entrance to department buildings.
The instruction manual for booking places in class is available on the SELMA centre site in the section "Starter pack for mixed didactics in 1st semester", "Guide to place booking App".
For support regarding booking procedures contact email@example.com or call the contact center at 0521 906789.
Exams shall be offered to students online. It will be possible to take exams in your department if the number of students taking the exam is sufficiently low to allow to attend the exam in safety and according to the current rules.
Departments may schedule an extraordinary exam session in April 2021 that is open to all enrolled students.
Degree sessions for 1st level degrees shall only be online.
Degree sessions for 2nd level degrees may be face-to-face - if the number of students taking the exam is sufficiently low to allow to attend the exam in safety and according to the current rules.
Departments may offer degree sessions in April 2021 as an extension to the March session, 2021.
As a result, the deadline for applications for Masters degree courses for students graduating in the academic year 2019/2020 will be 30 April 2021 and not 31 March 2021.
Meetings with individual students may be face-to-face or online by taking appointments with professors and may be weekly at most.
Internal and external internships, including government and foreign companies, may be face-to-face or online based on evaluations made by the Department Director, along with the Course Presidents Council and the tutors for the companies/institutions/healthcare companies involved.
The same system shall be applied to professional internships – whether they are completed within the student’s course or after its completion, with the agreement of the professional association.
Didactic laboratories will be face-to-face where possible and following all safety procedures.
LIBRARY AND STUDY AREAS
Access to the library and study areas, apart from loans or consultation appointments, shall gradually return to normality, following relevant safety protocols, from February 2021.
#UniprInSicurezza: (UNIPR Safety) 10 rules for living the università together
To enjoy your university in safety, and keep all of our community safe too, it’s important to follow a few simple rules:
- Do NOT come to university if:
- you have symptoms of acute respiratory infections: a temperature, cough or cold;
- you come from a high-risk zone (eg. Foreign countries with restrictions);
- you have come into close contact with people who are COVID-19 positive (family members, housemates etc.);
- you are COVID-19 positive.
- Enter a classroom only if you have booked though App UniPR Mobile or Agenda Studenti using your università credentials.
- When entering university departments:
- wear a facemask or surgical mask;
- wash your hands regularly;
- allow staff to check your temperature.
- Enter and leave classrooms and didactic laboratories following the signs.
- Respect lesson timetables and avoid congregating in groups.
- While in class, only sit in marked seats, occupying firstly the furthest seats from the entrance and so on. If lessons take place in a cinema theatre, use alternate seats following a checkerboard pattern.
- Keep a minimum 1mt distance from others, while:
- waiting to enter class;
- between lessons;
- while moving between different classes;
- in external spaces.
- In didactic laboratories, follow the professors indications.
- Download the IMMUNI App and keep it active while within university grounds.
- Immediately contact the University’s Preventative Medecine service (tel. 0521.033101/3, firstname.lastname@example.org) and your course representatives (President, Didactic Secretary, Department Secretary), if you have been in close contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive or if you are positive.
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