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Questions and Answers concerning Covid-19 for Exchange students (School of Business & Economics)

At the moment exam reviews are not possible.

Will the retake exams take place in April?
Until further notice, there will be no presence tests at the FU Berlin. This means that the repeat exams that were originally planned for our School in early April must be postponed. Given the uncertainty about the further course of the crisis, it is difficult to determine the new examination period today. On the one hand, the repeat exams should take place as soon as possible (so that your studies can continue as smoothly as possible), on the other hand, early dates also mean a higher risk to  health. As of today we plan the retakes to take place in the first week of June at the earliest - depending on the course of the Corona crisis, a move to early August or early October cannot be ruled out. We will let you know as soon as possible.

The examination office is not open during office hours. It can of course be reached by phone and email from Monday to Friday. Please understand that in exceptional cases the answer may take a little longer. We strive to react to everything as quickly as possible.

At the moment, the summer semester 2020 will start one week late (April 20, 2020). In the event that after 20.4. social contacts still are to be reduced, we are working on converting teaching operations to online formats. Information will be provided in good time, especially on the blackboard pages of the courses.

A personal visit to the library is currently not possible. However, the library offers online services.

PC pools are closed until further notice.

The orientation week for incoming students has been cancelled. An online presentation about the organization of studies and the use of Campus Management is available here.

Please take a look at this online presentation about the specifics of the School of Business & Economics.

How can I participate in an online-course?

How to participate in a course via Webex?

You will receive an invitation from your lecturer for courses held via Webex. You do not need to take any further action yourself to get access to courses. Students without an FU account can also take part in a course via Webex.

You can use Webex both with the browser and with the desktop app. We recommend installing the Meetings desktop app on the device you will be using to participate in a Webex course. Students without an FU account should install the app without signing in to Webex - it is not to necessary to attend the courses. You will find the instruction how to install the app for various end-devices here:

Participation in a course via Webex takes place via a link or via entering an access code and a password. You will receive this information from your lecturer. All you need to do to join the Webex course is to enter your name and your email address. 
Signing in to Webex Meetings desktop app or under https://fu-berlin.webex.com is not required to participate in a Webex course

How to use Webex rooms as a Host?

With their Webex access all students at Freie Universität have the option to use Webex in the host role. They can set up their own rooms in Webex, schedule meetings, and invite fellow students, e.g. to work collaboratively on a document or presentation, to practice a lecture, to exchange lecture notes or to provide feedback to each other.

Various Webex products are available to students for these purposes:

  • Webex Meetings for meetings and group collaboration
  • Webex Training for meetings and collaboration in a group and in subgroups
  • Webex Teams for spontaneous exchange (also exchange of files) without extensive preparation.

You will find a detailed explanation on how to use these products in this step-by-step-instruction.

Following requirements should be fulfilled to act as a Host in Webex:

  • Web browser or installed desktop app (recommended)
  • Microphone (integrated or external,  e.g. via a headset)
  • Webcam (recommended).

We recommend using a desktop or laptop (Windows 10, macOS, Linux). It is generally possible to schedule and moderate your own Webex rooms using a mobile device (iOS / iPadOS, Android), however; you may experience restrictions in handling.

Detailed instructions on how to schedule and run meetings in Webex can be found in the Webex Wik:

Webex Meeting

Webex Training

Webex Teams