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Teaching Digital

Answers to the frequently asked questions of the current challenges in the digital semester.

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Stud.IP for students (and university members without lecturer status in Stud.IP)

You can log in with the user name and password of the University of Bremen account, which is managed by the account administration of the Zentrum für Netze (ZfN). (See also the following FAQ on "How do I get the university account?")

 

Please note:

The username corresponds to the front part of the e-mail address (e.g.for muster@uni-bremen.de it´s muster).

Aliases, that you have set up in the ZfN account administration cannot be used for logging in

For questions about account and password please contact the Account management of the ZfN (see also FAQ "The log-in does not work")

First semester students receive an activation ID and an activation password on the so-called Leporello. After logging in, this can be used on the activation website a user name must be selected and the personal password entered.

 

Cooperation students, early students, visiting students, guest and secondary students can fill out the application to set up a user account at the ZfN online. 

You can manage password changes, set up forwarding and many other important settings for your university account in the ZfN-Onlinetools.

 

My log-in data does not work

There can be several reasons for this:

  1. The spelling of the password was wrong: When entering the password, it is essential to pay attention to upper/lower case. Make sure that the caps lock is not activated and that you are using the correct keyboard layout on your terminal.
  2. Instead of the user name, the complete e-mail address was entered: For the login, only the front part of the e-mail address must be entered (i.e. everything before the @ sign).
  3. The university account has just been applied for. New Uni Bremen user accounts must first "arrive" in Stud.IP. Logging in works at the latest one day after registration.
  4. An alias was used instead of the user name. Alias names created in the ZfN account administration cannot be used for login.
  5. A function account was used. For legal reasons, only personal university accounts can be used in Stud.IP.

Test whether you can log in with your data under webmail.uni-bremen.de . If this does not work and you are sure that you have used the correct data, please follow the  instructions from the ZfN on the Uniaccount and on resetting the password.

If you receive an error message with the entry "duplicate entry", please contact the Stud.IP-Support

I have forgotten my password

If you have forgotten your password, please contact the account administration of the ZfN. There you will receive a new password upon presentation of a photo ID. If you have deposited a security query, you can also use the reset password online.  All other data, such as your user name, will of course be retained.

Error messages

The Stud.IP error message for the failed log-in attempt contains important information on the cause and suggested solutions. If these do not help and you contact the support by e-mail, please attach a copy of the error message.

 

University of Oldenburg

Students of the University of Oldenburg can log into Bremen's Stud.IP via the Shibboleth login using their University of Oldenburg email account and register for all courses.

 

Hochschule Bremen and Jacobs University

Students of Hochschule Bremen and Jacobs University can log into Bremen Stud.IP with their university's e-mail account via the Shibboleth login, but can only register for courses that have been released for the respective university (user domain).

User domains are entered in the course by the course planning of the study area (LV-Planung, see Stud.IP legal information) or by the lecturers themselves. If students are not able to register for a course intended for them, they should inform the lecturers about this. Workflow for lecturers / course planners: Course => Administration => Access permissions: Allowed user domains. Please select the required user domain here.

 

Find courses and register

Find courses

If you would like to enrol in a course, you can find it via the search (magnifying glass symbol) or Add course. In the following window, enter a title keyword, the name of the lecturer or the event code number (VAK) in the search field or go to search in the course catalogue and select the corresponding department/programme there. In the hit list, select the corresponding entry and click on the title. On the registration page of the event, you will be informed of any registration procedures (registration period, quotas, specific degree programmes).

Register

You register for the event via the left side navigation Access to event. The default setting after registration is the provisional entry, i.e. you are on a waiting list and still have to be accepted by the lecturer, i.e. admitted to the event. For other registration procedures, the respective registration rules apply.

Important note on "provisionally accepted

If you are only "provisionally accepted" for a course, the course does not yet appear in the timetable. However, you can make it visible in the timetable via the button Mark only in timetable even before the teachers have confirmed it, e.g. to check for overlaps.

 

Registration for contingent courses

If you want to register for a course that has been allocated, you may be informed when registering that you are not assigned to the desired degree programme. Stud.IP does not have this information automatically! You have to enter and update the required degree programme including the number of semesters yourself in your Stud.IP profile as follows:

Profile > Personal details > left-hand side navigation: Study data. From the list under I study the following subjects and degrees, select exactly the degree programme you want on the registration page of the course. When you are admitted to a course, you will receive a message in Stud.IP which (if not deactivated in the configuration) will also be forwarded as a copy to your university account.

Please ignore the message "No version available in the selected subject-degree combination" that may be displayed; the Bremen Stud.IP does not have this information.

 

Timetable versus calendar

The timetable is automatically generated from courses with regular dates, i.e. individual and block dates are not displayed and must be entered yourself. Some departments also enter regular course dates as individual dates, which then do not appear in the timetable.

All appointments are displayed in the calendar, i.e. all course appointments (including individual appointments), office hours via the appointment system and self-entered appointments.

Why do I have the status "tutor"?

In the Bremen Stud.IP, all non-teaching staff are 'tutors' for internal system reasons:

Stud.IP has the global status "tutor" for users (= users who can have the maximum role of tutor in courses).
as a maximum role in courses), "lecturer" as the next status level and then "administrator" (e.g. the course planners in the departments).


In Stud.IP at other universities, non-teaching staff have the status of "author", but this does not allow them to be changed to the role of tutor for a course.
 

You have registered with a lecturer on the profile page or via the appointment allocation of a course for a consultation hour appointment, an exam review or similar and no longer know when that was? Go to your own profile and follow the path Profile > Tab Appointments > Option Where am I booked. Here you will find all old and current bookings.

Tip: Under Options you can set to be reminded 24 hours before an upcoming appointment by Stud.IP message (and also by email if forwarded).

The appointments are also displayed in your diary (but not in the timetable).

 

What is a study group?

With the help of study groups, learning and working groups with a selection of functions (content elements) can be set up within Stud.IP. A study group functions similarly to a course, but it is semester-independent and the range of functions is limited compared to courses. Admission to a study group can be "Open to All", "On Request" or via an invitation from the moderators of the study group.

Create study group

Study groups are set up in DeepL Access > My Events > Create Study Group.

Search study group

You can find your own study groups under My Events, others can be found via the search:  Search > left side navigation > Views: Study groups.

 

Globally invisible

After logging in to Stud.IP, select > Settings in your profile. In the left-hand side navigation, select the Privacy section and you can set the status invisible there. You will then not be visible in Stud.IP - as long as you behave passively. Visible, active behaviour must always be marked with the name and time of the action because, for a variety of reasons, no anonymous expressions of opinion, contributions etc. can be permitted. With the global status invisible, your Stud.IP profile page cannot be called up either, i.e. you cannot be found via the Stud.IP person search.

Invisible in courses

In addition to the global status invisible, you can also specifically decide in your courses whether you want to appear there in the list of participants. To do this, activate the corresponding function as follows: Course > Participants tab > left side navigation Actions: "Click here to become invisible". This only affects the view of your fellow students, for the lecturers and tutors you are still visible by name.

Note for teachers

With the status of lecturer, you cannot activate the global status "invisible" in Stud.IP.

The Stud.IP internal message system and the university e-mails are two different things, i.e. there is an internal message system in Stud.IP and there are the university e-mails (accessible via webmailprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de).

The Stud.IP internal messages are only forwarded as a copy (if you have not deactivated it in your profile settings) to the university e-mail account. If someone replies to this copy, the reply will end up in the university e-mail box and not in Stud.IP.

Note: The university e-mails are NOT forwarded to the Stud.IP internal mailbox!

Please check both mailboxes regularly.

 

What is a learning room?

In various buildings of the university (GW1, GW2, MZH, WiWi 2 and the SuUB) there are multimedia-equipped learning islands in some rooms, which can be booked via Stud.IP and in which you can prepare group and project work together with your learning group.

What do I find in a learning space?

Learning islands are installed in each of these rooms, each equipped with a group work table, a large-format flat screen, partly with a computer and a whiteboard as well as different connection cables for laptops and other mobile devices brought along.

Booking

Booking is done via the learning room icon in the Stud.IP toolbar. There you can also search for free learning rooms or rate event rooms.

Further questions

Would you like to know how often you can book a learning island, when a learning room is open and which rooms can be used as learning rooms? You can find this and other information at learning rooms.

E-mail support: You can get quick help with questions and problems concerning Stud.IP at our central support address: info@elearning.uni-bremen.de

Online help: In Stud.IP you can find help pages by using the question mark in the top right-hand window area.  If you get no further with the help (it is currently being updated), please write directly to our e-mail support.

Help videos: In the ZMML video portal you will find some tutorial videos in the category Tutorials: Stud.IP Tutorials. Students will also find a "How does Stud.IP work?" Video (subtitled in German and English) and a few more in the Stud.IP for Students category.

Stud.IP for lecturers

You can log in with the user name and password of the University of Bremen account, which is managed by the account administration of the Zentrum für Netze (ZfN). (See also the following FAQ on "How do I get the university account?")

 

Please note:

The username corresponds to the front part of the e-mail address (e.g.for muster@uni-bremen.de it´s muster).

Aliases, that you have set up in the ZfN account administration cannot be used for logging in

For questions about account and password please contact the Account management of the ZfN (see also FAQ "The log-in does not work")

 

For teachers and lecturers who do not yet have a university account at the ZfN, but who wish to administer a Stud.IP course, an initial registration is made by the Course planners of the respective departments directly when creating the course in Stud.IP. The Uni Account (activation account) automatically created by this can then be activated via a Online-Account request.

 

You can manage the change of password, set up a forwarding and all other important settings for your university account in the ZfN-Onlinetools.

Staff, cooperation students, early students, visiting students, guest and secondary students

All new staff members, cooperative students, early students, visiting students, guest students and part-time students can use the request for set up of a user account online.

Uni guest account

Employees of the university can use the self-service with the Guest access system Create and manage university guest accounts for a manageable number of guests. The host must first register with the ZfN. Apply for access to the guest access system.

My log-in data does not work

There can be several reasons for this:

  1. The spelling of the password was wrong: When entering the password, it is essential to pay attention to upper/lower case. Make sure that the caps lock is not activated and that you are using the correct keyboard layout on your terminal.
  2. Instead of the user name, the complete e-mail address was entered: For the login, only the front part of the e-mail address must be entered (i.e. everything before the @ sign).
  3. The university account has just been applied for. New Uni Bremen user accounts must first "arrive" in Stud.IP. Logging in works at the latest one day after registration.
  4. An alias was used instead of the user name. Alias names created in the ZfN account administration cannot be used for login.
  5. A function account was used. For legal reasons, only personal university accounts can be used in Stud.IP.

Test whether you can log in with your data under webmail.uni-bremen.de . If this does not work and you are sure that you have used the correct data, please follow the  instructions from the ZfN on the Uniaccount and on resetting the password.

If you receive an error message with the entry "duplicate entry", please contact the Stud.IP-Support

I have forgotten my password

If you have forgotten your password, please contact the account administration of the ZfN. There you will receive a new password upon presentation of a photo ID. If you have deposited a security query, you can also use the reset password online.  All other data, such as your user name, will of course be retained.

Error messages

The Stud.IP error message for the failed log-in attempt contains important information on the cause and suggested solutions. If these do not help and you contact the support by e-mail, please attach a copy of the error message.

As a lecturer of a course at the University of Bremen you need the Uni-Bremen account. Please contact the course planning department of the relevant field of study.

If you are "only" a participant or tutor of a course, you can also register via the Shibboleth access of the universities listed below.

University of Oldenburg: You can use your e-mail account at the University of Oldenburg to log into Bremen Stud.IP via the Shibboleth login and register for all courses.

Hochschule Bremen and Jacobs University: You can log into Bremen Stud.IP with your university e-mail account using the Shibboleth Login, but you can only register for courses that have been approved for your university. This approval is given by the course planner or the lecturer of the course.

 

Access

You can find the overview of your courses in the DeepL access as My courses or via the toolbar. In the left-hand side navigation under Semester filter, courses from one or more semesters can be displayed.

Red symbols - new contents

If one of the icons of the content elements is red for an course, this means that there is new content such as files or new participants (provisionally accepted). Click either on the title of the event or on one of the icons to go directly to the desired area.

Change course data

The basic data of the course including room details and times are entered by the course planners of the departments/programmes. If you wish to make changes, please contact the relevant course planner (list in the Stud.IP imprint).

Timetable versus calendar

The timetable is automatically generated from courses with regular dates, i.e. individual and block dates are not displayed and must be entered yourself. Some departments also enter regular course dates as individual dates, which then do not appear in the timetable.

All appointments are displayed in the calendar, i.e. all course appointments (including individual appointments), office hours via the appointment system and self-entered appointments.

 

Personal details such as academic degree

To add your title / academic degree, select > Personal details in your profile. In the basic data you now have the option to enter your academic degree.

Setup data

To complete your institution data (room, telephone, etc.), go to Personal details > left side navigation: Institution data in your profile and click on the department or degree programme to be able to complete the data.

Department affiliation

If your department affiliation (Where I work) is not correct or not available, please contact Stud.IP support infoelearning.uni-bremen.de or to your responsible course planner (list in the Stud.IP imprint).

 

Show consultation appointments in profile

In the institution data (Profile > Personal details > left side navigation: Institution data) you can see the institutions (departments) to which you are assigned.

Click on the department or degree programme and enter the desired times in the field Talking time.

Note on department affiliation

If your department affiliation (Where I work) is not correct or not available, please contact Stud.IP support infoelearning.uni-bremen.de or to your responsible course planner (list in the Stud.IP imprint).

Appointment allocation

For the allocation and organisation of appointments (consultation hours, exam inspections, etc.) you can use the plugin Appointment Allocation (Profile > More tab...). The appointments can also be limited to individual events so that only the participants of the respective events can register.

You can view the entries at any time and, if necessary, contact the persons entered in advance. In addition, you can set the specification of a topic or meeting reason as a condition for registration when creating the events.

(You can find detailed instructions in the Stud.IP help).

Here, in various categories (e.g. communication and collaboration, content and tasks), further content elements and extensions are hidden, which can be activated and deactivated there.

 

Category "Content and tasks"

In the category Content and Assignments you will find, among other things, the plug-in DoIT, with which you can create timed assignments with feedback and peer review. ILIAS allows the creation of learning modules and online tests. The Video Manager plugin allows short videos to be made available to students. The EduWork Builder allows the design of extensive and interactive learning units.

Category "Communication and Cooperation"

For communication and collaboration, StudIPads (Etherpad) can be activated, for example, in which texts can be written jointly and simultaneously.

Curious?

Have you become curious? If you have any questions about the possible uses of Stud.IP, please feel free to arrange a consultation appointment with Stud.IP Support at infoelearning.uni-bremen.de.

 

What is a study group?

With the help of study groups, learning and working groups with a selection of functions (content elements) can be set up within Stud.IP. A study group functions similarly to a course, but it is semester-independent and the range of functions is limited compared to courses. Admission to a study group can be "Open to All", "On Request" or via an invitation from the moderators of the study group.

Create study group

Study groups are set up in DeepL Access > My Events > Create Study Group.

Search study group

You can find your own study groups under My Events, others can be found via the search:  Search > left side navigation > Views: Study groups.

The Stud.IP internal message system and the university e-mails are two different things, i.e. there is an internal message system in Stud.IP and there are the university e-mails (accessible via webmailprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de).

The Stud.IP internal messages are only forwarded as a copy (if you have not deactivated it in your profile settings) to the university e-mail account. If someone replies to this copy, the reply will end up in the university e-mail box and not in Stud.IP.

Note: The university e-mails are NOT forwarded to the Stud.IP internal mailbox!

Please check both mailboxes regularly.

E-mail support: You can get quick help with questions and problems concerning Stud.IP at our central support address: info@elearning.uni-bremen.de
Online help: In Stud.IP you can find help pages by using the question mark in the top right-hand window area.  If you get no further with the help (it is currently being updated), please write directly to our e-mail support.

Help videos: In the ZMML video portal you will find some tutorial videos in the category Tutorials: Stud.IP Tutorials. Students will also find a "How does Stud.IP work?" Video (subtitled in German and English) and a few more in the Stud.IP for Students category.

Training courses for teachers: The ZMML organises individual training courses for interested persons on request (please send your request to info@elearning.uni-bremen.de). The focus and dates are coordinated individually with the participants. Current workshops on general e-learning topics are published in the Stud.IP announcements and in the ZMML news.

Information events: Information events for departments, degree programmes, institutes, degree programme committees and working groups etc. can be requested from the Stud.IP team (info@elearning.uni-bremen.de).

E-Assessment for students

The test centre is located on Boulevard 14, to the right of the SuUB, opposite the GW2-Cafete. Admission to the anteroom is 10 minutes at the latest, to the examination hall approx. 5 minutes before the examination starts.

 

If possible, try to clarify this before the examination. Information can be obtained from the Examination Office. The decentralised examination offices are responsible for faculties 1 to 5, the central examination office for faculties 6 to 12 and all student teachers.

In an emergency, contact your teachers directly. Only if this is not possible in time, bring a printout of your registration certificate with you. You will then be re-registered on site - subject to the approval of the Examinations Office or the person responsible for the examinations and if time permits.

Except that you answer your questions on the PC instead of on paper, the procedure is largely the same as a normal written exam. The examination hall will be opened for you approx. 5 minutes before the start. Please store your jacket and bag, including switched-off mobile phones, in the cloakrooms and lockers and look for a free seat with a switched-on PC. Remember to take an official photo ID and a certificate of enrolment with you to your seat. Drinks in closed containers are allowed, all other food is not. You only need your matriculation number to log in. Smart devices, cameras or other recording and playback devices at the seat may be considered an attempt to cheat.

The examination system is very easy to use, no special computer knowledge is required. On our practice server you will find freely accessible sample exams with which you can get to know all the functions. For more complex exams, where e.g. Excel or a programming environment is used, there are usually sample exam dates for practising.

 

You can apply to the Examinations Office for compensation for disadvantages. This usually includes an extended examination period (see also Flyer Nachteilsausgleich). Technically, this is not a problem, but must be agreed in advance with the person responsible for the examination and the e-assessment team (adjustment of the invigilation time, allocation of a suitable run, activation of the additional time after the start of the examination by the administrators). Further information:

 

  • For students with visual impairments, a workstation is available with the software Zoomtext Magnifier (screen magnifier, modified colour display for red-green blindness, etc.). Unfortunately, the screen reader function cannot be used with the examination software in use.
  • You are welcome to use your own USB input devices, e.g. a special mouse or a keyboard with larger letters. Unfortunately, Braille keyboards cannot be used with the examination software (LPLUS Tststudio), as a large part of the content is implemented as an image. Please make sure to make an appointment at the test centre about two weeks before the exam so that we can check the correct function together in the test centre. Spontaneous use is not possible due to the limited user rights at the examination stations.
  • For the disadvantage compensation "writing in a separate room", there is an examination place in the admin room. Please note that at the beginning and end of the examinations, ZMML staff and invigilators are also present here, so absolute quiet and privacy cannot be guaranteed.
  • If you need assistance, you can of course bring your assistant with you. If required, a workstation is available for your exam in the administration room attached to the test centre by arrangement.
  • Access to the test centre is barrier-free, but unfortunately the toilet is not. Alternative facilities are available in the Studierhaus (IG Handicap) and in the SUUB
  • You know about it, but your teachers don't know about disadvantage compensation? Refer them to the Leitfaden für Lehrende. It tells them everything they need to know about learning without barriers.

Write to infoeassessment.uni-bremen.de, so that we can organise the handover. After approx. 2 weeks, we hand over the lost property (excluding clothing and calculators) to the university's lost property office (telephone 218-60538, VWG 1160, Tuesday and Thursday 09:00-13:00).

 

Viewing appointments are organised by the examiners at the request of the students, not by the ZMML. Viewings in the test centre take place under examination conditions, taking the examination printouts with you is neither permitted nor possible. Attention: Not all viewings take place in the test centre; if necessary, ask your lecturer.

 

E-Assessment for lecturers

The JISC & QCA E-Assessment Glossary defines e-assessments as:

„The end-to-end electronic assessment processes where ICT is used for the presentation of assessment activity and the recording of responses. This includes the end-to-end assessment process from the perspective of learners, tutors, learning establishments, awarding bodies and regulators, and the general public.”

The ZMML understands e-assessments to be any form of assessment that uses information and communication technologies to assess, determine, evaluate, document and provide feedback on learning requirements, the current state of learning or the learning outcome achieved. There are a variety of types, which can be classified according to the examination objective, for example:

  • Selection (diagnostic), e.g.: via placement tests.
  • Learning guidance, e.g. via mock exams and self-assessments
  • Performance assessment, e.g. via e-exams

Depending on the time of assessment, a distinction is made between formative (accompanying) or summative (concluding) assessments. All of the above examples are offered in the test centre. For details see Forms of examination.

From a formal point of view, an e-exam is "a piece of work to be done under supervision on a computer, in which given tasks are to be worked on alone and independently using only the approved aids", i.e. the counterpart to the written exam. However, e-examinations can significantly expand the possibilities of exam didactics, e.g. through the integration of multimedia elements

The starting point for the introduction of electronic examinations in 2004 was the goal of relieving teachers in mass study programmes, who were often busy correcting written examinations for several weeks, without sacrificing examination quality through automated correction procedures as well as support in the organisation, execution and evaluation. However, the potential of e-exams goes well beyond economic advantages. In detail, these are:

  • Improvement of feedback quality for students, for example through immediate result feedback with automated evaluation, result statistics and weak point analyses.
  • Increasing the objectivity of implementation, evaluation and interpretation
  • Technical support for web-based post-assessment of (clearly readable) free-text questions in teams
  • Progressive quality assurance and improvement of question catalogues through evaluation of student feedback (comment function), result statistics and item analyses
  • Expansion of examination didactic possibilities through IT, especially through the integration of multimedia elements such as video, audio and simulations as well as the use of complex, digital attachments (e.g. PDF files with case studies, table collections, scripts, etc.)
  • Job-related and action-oriented training and examination by integrating subject-specific software or conducting internet research

The first step is a non-binding consultation with the e-assessment team of the ZMML. We clarify your needs with you, discuss the framework conditions, help you choose the appropriate examination design and draw up a timetable with you until the examination date. The counselling interview and the setting of the examination date should take place at the beginning of the semester, if possible, because planning takes time and the test centre is usually already heavily booked at the end of the semester. Please bear in mind that, in contrast to written examinations, the final version of the question paper or its digital implementation must be available 2 to 4 weeks before the examination, depending on the framework conditions (number and type of questions, own creation or digitalisation by the ZMML). This period of time is absolutely necessary for checking the questions and settings, adherence to the timetable and participation in quality assurance is a prerequisite for us to conduct your examination with you.

 

Generally speaking, examinations in the answer-choice procedure in general and e-examinations in particular should be mentioned in the general and subject-specific examination regulations as an admissible form. As with written examinations, some requirements must be met. These include:

  • The required competences must be adequately tested.
  • The tasks must be clearly identifiable as well as clearly and permanently assigned to the candidates
  • Data protection regulations must be observed
  • Students must be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the examination system.
  • Examination viewing must be guaranteed and supervised by qualified personnel.
  • Assignments, marking schemes, individual examination results and protocols must be archived.

The first point is the responsibility of the examiners, all other requirements can be met without difficulty in the case of e-examinations in Bremen (legal issues in the case of e-examinations). The general Bachelor examination regulations of the University of Bremen have been adapted accordingly.

Very safe! The ZMML has conducted more than 500 e-examinations so far, none of which had to be cancelled due to technical problems. There have been no examination delays since the test centre went into operation. There has been no loss of data in any of the more than 55,000 examinations so far. Should a computer fail, the examination time is stopped for the affected candidate. There are sufficient alternative workstations available, and the constant synchronisation of the entries with the database then allows the examination to be continued immediately at the point where it was interrupted. By the way, the test centre is not dependent on the campus network but works autonomously. Of course, even we are not immune to power cuts, in which case this exam, like any other, would have to be cancelled for security reasons alone (failure of the alarm system, no light) ;)

 

It is important to comply with the quality assurance upstream of the audit

Are all questions correctly rendered and scored? Are all settings as desired? Are the question selection and examination time correct? Are all participants correctly registered? To ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day of the exam, we will go through these points with you using our checklists and rely on your help.

And what if a mistake does creep in?

Using the re-assessment options of the software, you can carry out examination-wide or individual re-assessments and, for example, exclude individual questions from the assessment altogether.

Examinations, especially e-examinations, generate a lot of personal and highly sensitive data. Lists of participants, examination results, question catalogues, etc. must not fall into the wrong hands. Even the combination of names and matriculation numbers may only be made accessible to authorised persons. Technically, we counter this by solidly securing the examination servers via exclusive VPN connections and firewalls. Lecturer access to the LPLUS Teststudio for catalogue tests and post-assessments is only granted temporarily and in compliance with password regulations. The exchange of sensitive files between lecturers and the ZMML takes place via a separate, password-protected page, the Testcenter Management Tool (TMT).

 

However, all these measures can only be as secure as the handling of the access data. Keep them as safe as if they were data for online banking! The discovery of a catalogue of questions can destroy many hours of development work. In any case, refrain from sending such data by e-mail, because they are as secret as postcards! Use the TMT.

The test centre offers 120 places, 3 of which should be kept free as a failure reserve. The number of participants influences the probability of peeking during the examination or passing on questions to subsequent participants. This results in the following possible examination scenarios:

 

Number of studentsOccupancyExamination scenario
under 65no direct neighbours necessary 
  • 1 run with 1 set of questions
  • identical question and answer sequence possible
 
65 - 120direct neighbours (distance 90cm) 
  • 1 run with 1 set of questions
  • question and answer order random
 
121-240direct neighbours, 2 runs necessary 
  • 2 runs in direct alternation with identical set of questions
  • random order of questions and answers
  • test takers of the 1st round have to wait until the end of the examination and leave the test centre through the rear exit; test takers of the 2nd round enter the test centre through the main entrance (see Room plan)
 
241-480direct neighbours, 3-4 runs necessary 
  • up to 4 runs, 1/2 in direct alternation with question set 1, 3/4 in direct alternation with question set 2.
  • random order of questions and answers
  • test takers of the 1st and 3rd round have to wait until the end of the examination and leave the test centre through the rear exit, test takers of the 2nd and 4th round enter the test centre through the main entrance.
 
over 480direct neighbours, more than 4 runs necessary 
  • any number of runs (also on different days).
  • approx. four times the number of questions required, random selection of questions from sub-topics with equivalent questions
  • random order of questions and answers
 

With a very large number of participants, an increased effort for catalogue creation must therefore be expected. However, the repeat examinations also require additional question sets, so that already with 2 to 3 repeat examinations the effort is identical in comparison to direct selection and random selection.

This depends on the room occupancy. If you have more than 64 and thus directly adjacent participants, there are the following options:

 

  • The exam can be set so that the questions appear in different order.
  • For multiple-choice questions, the order of the answers available for selection can be varied randomly. The more questions that need to be answered, the more difficult it will be for neighbouring candidates to coordinate.
  • If more than 2 runs are necessary, you should use A/B versions or have equivalent questions drawn at random from sufficiently large catalogues.

If concept papers are distributed, they must be collected consistently at the end of the examination. Mobile phones and other electronic devices must not be left in place, and the use of programmable calculators must be prohibited if necessary. The workstations in the test centre do not have an internet connection in the default setting, i.e. online communication and internet research are not possible via them.

The best protection against cheating is, as with written examinations, consistent supervision and sanctions for attempted cheating.

Mobile Lecture for students

The Mobile Lecture team endeavours to record mainly basic courses with large audiences. Talk to your lecturer about the possibility of recording courses as a Mobile Lecture and ask them to get in touch with us. Email: info@media.uni-bremen.de

 

A course that has been removed from the Mobile Lecture offer at the request of the respective lecturer may not and cannot be made accessible by other means. Please have understanding for this.

 

Please contact the lecturer of the course for password-protected content. Only this person can give you access to the password.

 

Mobile Lecture for lecturers

The ZMML has been recording lectures since 2002 and makes them available at mlecture.uni-bremen.de.  The University of Bremen has recording technology for automatic lecture recording in some lecture halls.  In the other rooms the recording is done by an assistant. Please contact us at least four weeks before the start of the semester to enquire about free capacities for a semester.

 

Would you like to have your conference documented on video? Let us make you an offer; we will be happy to advise and support you with your project. For organisational reasons, we only record events at the University of Bremen.

If you have any questions about media technology and lending, please contact the Medienstelle der Universität Bremen. The ZMML itself does not lend out equipment.

 

Opencast for students

Error messages in the context of using Opencast are mostly caused by authentication problems.
If you want to watch a video, navigate through your Stud.IP courses and open the Opencast video here.
If you are not correctly logged in to Stud.IP, you will get an error message when trying to open the video. This can happen for example
if you close your laptop and open it again later, because you are logged out due to timeouts.
Then log in to Stud.IP again and reopen the video using the method described.

 

Since the update of the Opencast plugin at the beginning of the summer semester, it has been possible for lecturers to allow video uploads by students, but this is not possible directly in the Opencast plugin in the course. An extra study group with the title of the course is automatically created for this purpose. In contrast to the 'normal' study groups, this is semester-dependent.

Workflow:

  • (only lecturers: Course => Opencast Plugin => left navigation: Allow upload by students)
  • The left navigation also takes you directly to the corresponding Opencast study group: "To study group". It can also be accessed via "My courses".
  • All participants in the course, including teachers and tutors, are automatically registered in this Opencast study group. The Opencast tab is activated and videos can be uploaded by all participants or new videos can be produced via Opencast Studio.
  • "Invisible" students cannot use the upload, as they would otherwise become visible in the study group.
  • The left navigation in the study group also takes you back to the corresponding course.

Opencast for lecturers

This can currently only be implemented by the ZMML upon request. Please contact the Opencast Support at opencast@elearning.uni-bremen.de, as this can currently only be done by the ZMML Opencast team.

Since the update of the Opencast plugin at the beginning of the summer semester, there is the possibility to allow video uploads by students, but this is not possible directly in the Opencast plugin in the course. An extra study group with the title of the course is automatically created for this purpose. In contrast to the 'normal' study groups, this is semester-dependent.

Workflow:

  • Course => Opencast Plugin => left navigation: Allow upload by students.
  • The left navigation also takes you directly to the corresponding Opencast study group: "To study group". It can also be accessed via "My courses".
  • All participants of the course, including teachers and tutors, are automatically registered in this Opencast study group. The Opencast tab is activated and videos can be uploaded by all participants or new videos can be produced via Opencast Studio.
  • "Invisible" students cannot use the upload, as they would otherwise become visible in the study group.
  • The left navigation in the study group also takes you back to the corresponding course.

If you have opened a video, you will see a folder icon in the bar of the video player, if you click on it, you will see information about the video, including the number of views of the video. If you click on the statistics symbol to the right of it, you will see a white bar above the timeline of the video that changes its width. The thinner this bar becomes above the timeline, the fewer people have watched this point in time of the video.