Changes to FAQs and Information Sheets

29 September 2021

Change to answer:

Q: Can I still use the catch box?

A: With the introduction of the Covid certificate requirement in UZH Teaching and at events, the use of the catch box (or other microphones) is possible again. People can disinfect their hands afterwards if they wish to do so.

4 August 2021

1. Change to answer:

Q: How can I check who was on site during my lecture?

A: This can be carried out using handheld scanners and an Excel list prepared in advanced. For further information, please see Access control.

(For exams, the access and delivery control service will not be available in Fall 2021 due to resource constraints.)

2. Change to answer:

Q: How can students from outside of the university participate in my classroom event?

A: There are two options for this in Fall 2021. You can stream the lectures

  1. with ZOOM or Teams. Faculties provide their own first level support to help you set up and test runs. Presentation, sound and computer internal camera will be transmitted. Please be sure to note the possibilities and limitations depending on the room you choose (PDF, 186 KB).
  2. with SWITCHcast: real live streaming, for the time being only for events with more than 300 participants for licensing reasons. Presentations, sound and lecture hall camera are transmitted. Easier handling for instructors, additional recording with SWITCHcast does not have to be ordered separately. Further information can be found here.

The most important differences between the two options are briefly summarized in this information sheet (PDF, 33 KB) (PDF, 33 KB, German only, English version to follow).

3. Change to question:

Q: By when do I have to register my online examination?

The registration deadline applies not only to remote online exams, but also to on-site ones.

4. Change to answer:

Q: Is it possible to hold online examinations in lecture halls with UZH equipment?

A: The steering committee of the e-assessment project has decided that exams with UZH-owned devices will no longer be supported.

5. Change to answer:

Q: Will the EPIS team offer access and delivery control?

A: In Fall 21, this service cannot be offered due to limited resources. .

6. Change in answers and combining of questions:

Q: Which examination softwares will be available in Fall 2021?

A: In consultation with the faculties, the steering committee of the e-assessment project has decided not to introduce Tao. Instead, the new OLAT version 15 will be used in Fall 2021.

A second examination software will be identified in a call for tenders and should be available by Fall 2022.

7. Update of the information sheets «Recording» (PDF, 201 KB) and «Live Streaming with Zoom/Teams» (PDF, 186 KB)

27 Juli 2021

1. Change to answer:

Q: Which video conferencing tool can I use for highly confidential data?

A: For this purpose https://uzh.meet.switch.ch, based on Jitsi, is available (suitable for up to 20 participants).

2. Change to answer:

Q: Where do I save my lecture that has been live-streamed with ZOOM?

A: Since the final conversion process for a 90-minute lecture takes about 10–15 minutes, you should not save the file locally on the lecture hall computer (you may interfere with the following lecture). Storage in the cloud is permissible under data protection law.

27 May 2021

Change to answer:

Q: Can I also stream my lecture live (broadcast unidirectional, not with ZOOM or teams)?

A: Central IT is in the process of setting up this service for Fall 21 in collaboration with SWITCH. Due to technical constraints, SWITCH will only offer livestreaming for 7,000 simultaneous users throughout Switzerland. This restriction means that the service can only be provided for lectures with more than 300 participants as of Fall 21. The distribution of the livestream will be possible via OLAT and SWITCHtube. Central IT will inform as soon as the service is officially available.

 

9 February 2021

1. New question:

Q: Can I also stream my lecture live (broadcast unidirectional, not with ZOOM or teams)?

A: Central IT is in the process of setting up this service for Fall 21 in collaboration with SWITCH. Due to technical constraints, SWITCH will only offer livestreaming for 7,000 simultaneous users throughout Switzerland. This restriction means that the service can only be provided for lectures with more than 500 participants from Fall 21 onwards. The distribution of the livestream will be possible via OLAT. Central IT will inform as soon as the service is officially available.

Pilot participation in Spring 21:

In Spring 21, you can sign up for a pilot at martin.anklin@uzh.ch. The prerequisite is that your lecture has at least 800 participants.

2. Change to an answer:

Q: Will the EPIS-Team offer evaluations of paper examinations?

A: MELS is in the process of realigning this service. In Spring 21, digital evaluations of paper examinations cannot be offered due to limited resources. Anyone who has already obtained this service in the past and absolutely needs it in Spring 21 please contact the EPIS support.

27 January 2021

1. Change to an answer:

Q: Which videoconferencing software can I use for my course?

A: Link has changed: https://meeting.uzh.ch (instead of https://video.meeting.uzh.ch)

  • https://meeting.uzh.ch

Additional link to further information:

2. Change to an answer:

Q: Am I still allowed to use ZOOM?

A: Yes, the UZH campus licenses are valid indefinitely.

17 December 2020

1. New question:

Q: Which videoconferencing software can I use for my course?

A: The tools currently supported by UZH are:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • ZOOM
  • https://video.meeting.uzh.ch (based on Jitsi)
  • SWITCHmeet (based on Jitsi)

UZH provides licenses for all of these tools. Further information can be found at:

2. Changes to the information sheet List of equipped rooms: (PDF, 23 KB)

Further rooms equipped for ZOOM: AND-3.06, AND-4.06, AFL-E-020, BIN-2.A.01 (institute room)

28 September 2020

1. Change to an answer:

Q: Can online exams be held in lecture halls with the students' equipment?

A: The online examination can also be carried out with the students' equipment as a presence examination. In this case, the online exam must be registered via EPIS by 30 September. Please note that EPIS cannot provide on-site support or replacement equipment.

 

22 September 2020

1. Change to an answer:

Q: Will the EPIS team offer evaluations of paper tests again?

A: Due to staff bottlenecks, digital evaluations of paper tests will not be offered in FS20.

 

11 September 2020

1. New question/answer:

Q: Where do I save my lecture that has been live-streamed with ZOOM?

A: Since the final conversion process for a 90-minute lecture takes about 10-15 minutes, you should not save the file locally on the lecture hall computer (you may interfere with the following lecture). For data protection reasons, storage in the cloud is also not recommended (see question 4 of the ZOOM FAQs). Therefore, please use your own laptop for the recording.

10 September 2020

Change to the information sheet List of equipped rooms: (PDF, 28 KB)

13 additional rooms have been equipped for live-streaming with ZOOM.

9 September 2020

2 September 2020

Change to the information sheet List of equipped rooms: (PDF, 28 KB)

10 additional rooms have been equipped for live-streaming with ZOOM.

2 September 2020

1. Change to reply:

Q: Is it possible to hold online examinations in lecture halls with UZH equipment?

A: Due to limited resources, the examinations in the HS20 cannot be carried out with UZH's own equipment.

2. Change to reply:

Q: How can I register students in MS Teams?

A: There are several ways to register students in MS Teams, depending on whether you have created a private or public team.

If you have a public team, you only need to send the link for the team to the students. They will then have access to the course via the link and can enroll themselves. A public team means that theoretically, all UZH members have access to it (with consequences regarding copyright when using third-party material, and data protection). However, it is difficult for outsiders to find public teams if the name and link are not known.

If the team is private, the easiest way is to send the team code to the participants. You can find this code under “Manage team” --> “Settings” --> “Team code”.
The students can then create a new team and enter the appropriate code. This means that you do not need to enter the students manually.

31 August 2020

Changes to information sheets List of equipped rooms and  "Live-Streaming (with Teams/ZOOM)" (PDF, 186 KB):

The image of the room camera cannot be integrated. Only the screen presentation, the sound (especially the one of the wireless microphones) and the computer-internal camera are transmitted. In addition, the Visualizer can be connected to the computer via a USB cable and used in ZOOM.

26 August 2020

Change to information sheet "Live-Streaming (with Teams/ZOOM)" (PDF, 186 KB):

We recommend not using the lecture hall computer, but rather your own laptop for live-streaming with Teams or ZOOM from the lecture hall

24 August 2020

1. New question/answer:

Q: Should I use the lecture hall computer or my own device for ZOOM transmissions from the lecture hall?

A: Basically, both options are possible. However, we recommend that you use your own device. Tests have shown that it is very likely that someone will not log out of ZOOM at the end of the session, thus leaving the account exposed to risks of misuse.

2. New question/answer:

Q: Can I integrate visualizer or smartboard into the ZOOM transmission in the lecture hall?

A: Yes, this will be possible in the rooms equipped for ZOOM/teams. Detailed instructions will follow shortly.

3. Change to the information sheet List of equipped rooms: (PDF, 26 KB)

Three additional rooms have been equipped for live-streaming with ZOOM:
HAH-E-03, RAA-G-01, Y16-G-05, Y16-G-15

3 August 2020

1. Change to answer:

Q: Is it possible to hold online examinations in lecture halls with UZH equipment?

A: The examinations in FS20 will most likely not be carried out with UZH's own equipment.

2. Change to answer:

Q: Will the EPIS team offer evaluations of paper tests again?

A: We will be accepting registrations for the fall semester 2020 from 10 August to 30 September 2020. Further information

3. Change to answer:

Q: Will the EPIS team offer access and delivery control again?

A: We will be accepting registrations for the fall semester 2020 from 10 August to 30 September 2020. Further information

 

24 July 2020

Change to answer:

Q: How can I check who was on site during my lecture?

A: This can be carried out using handheld scanners and an Excel list prepared in advanced. For further information, please see Access control.
For exams, you can use the ZAK (access and handover control) service offered by EPIS. Please consult this page for further details.

 

15 July 2020

1. New information sheet List of equipped rooms (PDF, 26 KB)

2. Change to question/answer or to the information sheets:

Q: How can I record a classroom event?

A: (Addition) ... In addition, ten more rooms (PDF, 20 KB) will be equipped for the fall semester, but without cameras.

3. Change to question/answer or to the information sheets:

Q: How can students from outside my classroom participate in my classroom event?

A: (Addition) ... However, a decision has been made to retrofit some lecture halls (PDF, 26 KB) for live-streaming with ZOOM for the fall semester. The faculties will provide their own first-level support to help you with the setup and test runs.

8 July 2020

1. New question/answer:

Q: Are MS Teams or ZOOM installed on the lecture hall computers?

A: By the start of the fall semester, both will be installed. Please remember to not simply close the tool, but to log out. We recommend that you use your own laptop.

2. Change to question/answer or to the information sheets:

Q: How can students from outside my classroom participate in my classroom event?

A: (Addition) ... However, a decision has been made to upgrade the following lecture halls for live-streaming with ZOOM for the fall semester: KOH-B10, KO2-F180, Y04-G30, Y24-G45, BIN-1-B.01 and AFL-F121 as well as in second priority KOL-F101, Y15-G40 and BIN-0-K.02 (provided that the required components are actually available).

Please also note that the images recorded by the room camera will not be integrated, i.e. only the screen presentation and the sound will be transmitted. In addition, the transmission will be unidirectional, i.e. external participants must ask any questions they may have via chat.

 

24.2.2022

Changes to answers of the following questions:

Q: By when do I have to register my online examination?

Q: Can online exams be conducted in lecture halls with students' devices?

Q: Will the EPIS team offer evaluations of paper examinations?

Q: Will the EPIS team offer access and delivery control?

Q: Which examination softwares will be available in spring 2022?