Teaching activities during the summer semester

In order to provide academic teaching during the coming summer semester we will need to make use of digital teaching and learning resources.

Online teaching and blended learning will be the standard approaches used for delivering lecture courses and seminars, and possibly other teaching activities, during the summer semester.

Lectures will be offered in the form of video files with accompanying online course notes, while seminars will be conducted as video conferences. Software solutions include the learning management system Moodle and – particularly for interactive formats – the communication and collaboration platform Microsoft Teams.

Signing in to Microsoft 365

To be able to take part in live events in MS Teams or a video stream via MS Stream, you will need to sign in to Microsoft 365 using your university ID code (https://login.microsoftonline.com/). Your username is your student email address minus the ‘stud’ subdomain.
For example, a username would look like this: s8xxx@uni-saarland.de and not s8xxx(at)stud.uni-saarland.de.

Activities requiring on-site student attendance – Hygiene and safety information

If a particular teaching activity or examination can only be held with students physically present, the relevant ordinance published by the Saarland state government requires compliance with the hygiene practices recommended by the Robert Koch Institute and with the provisions of the university’s pandemic response plan.

Anyone involved in such an activity is strongly urged to wear a cloth face mask (community mask) covering the mouth and nose if the recommended minimum interpersonal distance cannot be maintained at all times. This applies even if the minimum required distance is breached for only short periods, such as when entering or exiting rooms.

Please do not take part in any activity that requires you to attend in person if you have had definite contact in the last 14 days with a Covid-19 patient who has tested positive. You should also not attend if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, sore throat, nasal congestion or runny nose, diarrhoea, fever, aches and pains, loss of smell (e.g. you are no longer able to smell burnt food), loss of taste (e.g. you are unable to distinguish when food is burnt).

Course catalogue

Information about the classes and courses to be offered in the summer semester of 2020, particularly with respect to new digital learning content, will be provided via the online course catalogue (LSF portal).

Please visit the LSF portal regularly to get the latest updates and also refer to your departmental website.

Semester dates

  • Start of the summer semester 2020: 1 April 2020
  • Start of the main teaching period for summer semester 2020: 4 May 2020
  • End of the main teaching period for summer semester 2020: 17 July 2020
  • End of summer semester 2020: 30 September 2020