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

When do exams take place in summer semester 20?

  • - The period for face-to-face exams (for modules with a small number of participants) will begin on July 20th, 2020 andwill run until August 4th, 2020. The face-to-face exams will only take place in Mensa II.
  • - Registration in campus management for modules and teaching and learning forms entitles you to take the exam.
  • - There will be no face-to-face exams for modules with a large number of participants, exams with alternative types of exams will be conducted here (more information on the exams concerned can be obtained from the module provider)
  • - Possible alternative forms of examination are: online examination with e-examinations@home, corona housework (processing time 4 hours), short housework (processing time 24 hours), oral examination. The corresponding form of examination is determined by the examiner who informs the relevant students about the examination form.
  • - In the event of non-participation, the usual rules apply: Since there are no binding examination dates, non-participation has no negative consequences (no "failed", no test count). As before, participation in the repeat exam is only possible if the exam is failed or if you withdraw with a certificate (before the exam begins). New: The reason for resignation also includes proven risk previous illnesses (also of household members).
  • - The rules for canceling the exam apply as before (see decision of the examination board of May 30, 2018).
  • - Compensation for disadvantages is checked individually and granted if necessary. Direct extensions of the writing time are not possible.
  • - The hygiene and safety rules must be observed.

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.

Withdrawal due to illness from the regular exams in summer term 2020

Should you not be able to take a module examination in this semester due to illness, you have the following options due to the corona epidemic to send the completed form "Cancellation due to illness" to the examination office:

  • - via email (pbwiwiss@fu-berlin.de) with a scanned document file attached
  • - via post (examination office, Garystr. 21, 14195 Berlin); the date of the postmark counts

 Please note that the withdrawal form must be filled in completely by the doctor (with stamp and signature) and must also be signed by you. In addition, the document must be sent within three working days from the date of the exam (date of postmark or email timestamp counts).

e-examinations @ home: How does this form of examination work?

The Examination Board has approved exams in the format e-examinations @ home as a substitute for presence exams.

Please note the following points during these tests:

• You take the exam on your own computer at home in the "Safe Exam Browser". The Safe Exam Browser must be installed beforehand. You will receive the link for the installation from the examiner. The Safe Exam Browser requires Windows or macOS. Android or IOS are not supported. A browser configuration must also be installed for each test.

• Depending on the examiner's decision, the exam can be open book or closed book.

• Identity checks can be carried out before the exam. For this you need Webex access with a camera (e.g. your laptop, cell phone).

• You must ensure that you have taken the exam yourself. If other people write the exam for you or support you, it is a serious offense that has serious ramifications for everyone involved.

e-examinations @ home: How does this form of examination work?
The Examination Board has approved exams in the format e-examinations @ home as a substitute for presence exams.
Please note the following points during these tests:
• You take the exam on your own computer at home in the "Safe Exam Browser". The Safe Exam Browser must be installed beforehand. You will receive the link for the installation from the examiner. The Safe Exam Browser requires Windows or macOS. Android or IOS are not supported. A browser configuration must also be installed for each test.
• Depending on the examiner's decision, the exam can be open book or closed book.
• Identity checks can be carried out before the exam. For this you need Webex access with a camera (e.g. your laptop, cell phone).
• You must ensure that you have taken the exam yourself. If other people write the exam for you or support you, it is a serious offense that has serious ramifications for everyone involved

 

 

The orientation week for incoming students for the fall term 2020-2021 is planned to take place on Tuesday October 20, Max-Kade-Auditorium, Henry-Ford-Building, Garystr. 35, 14195 Berlin. The event starts at 10:00 am. For details please follow the link . On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 all exchange students enrolled in the School of Business & Economics will meet for an introduction and campus tour at Rost- und Silberlaube, Hableschwerdter Allee 45, 14195. The exact meeting point will be announced.

In addition: 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