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Distance Learning

Starting at March 11, 2020, all attendance teaching at TU Wien is suspended. On Monday, March 16, 2020, distance learning (application form) will be launched. The meaning of distance learning is that no lectures will take place at TU Wien. As much content as possible will be provided online and teaching will be reorganized as comprehensively as possible as distance learning. TUWEL is used as the platform to handle the lectures (LVA). Specific support and further information for lecturers is provided in this space.

Examinations

Online-Examination at TU Wien

Under the current conditions, it is recommened to lecturers and students at TUW to conduct oral and written exams as online-examinations.

A guideline for conduction online-examinations was developped and can be found at https://colab.tuwien.ac.at/x/iJax.
Requirements and recommendatios are presented in this guideline as well as various formats of online examinations.  

It is urgently requested to conduct examinations for up to 20 persons online as there are no guaranteed capacities for conducting such examinations in person.

It is recommended to limit the number of candidates for oral online-examinations to 5 persons and for written online-examinations to 20 persons. For larger groups it is recommended to have simultaneous meetings hosted by other personell or to organize sequential meetings.

Attendance Examinations at TU Wien

Attendance examinations may be conducted again starting June 2, 2020.

A guideline for conducting attendance examinations at TU Wien in observing the necessary security measures was developped and can be found here: https://colab.tuwien.ac.at/x/DAXo.

The guideline states important requirements and recommendations that need to be and should be followed when conduction attendance examinations.

There is newinformation on rooms in TU coLAB stating capacities for examinations, complete with a seating plan.

Students also have to sign a safety briefing (Details in the guidelines for attendance examinations).

Access restrictions for examinations

In connection with the decisions of the Federal Government on the successive withdrawal of the COVID-19 restrictions, the central access regulations to the buildings of the TU Wien will be terminated by the Rectorate.

From Monday, June 22, there are no more access restrictions at the TU Wien. Admission is the sole responsibility of the managers, employees and students of the TU Wien. The safety and protection requirements known to ensure the health of all persons working at the TU Wien, in particular the minimum safety distance and the hygiene requirements, must be observed in any case by all members of TU Wien. The separation of entrances and exits in the buildings will remain in place until further notice.

Exams via video conferencing

Diploma or board examinations and viva voce can be held via the GoToMeeting video conferencing system. The prerequisites are: all members of the examination board and the student agree to this, the appropriate technical provisions are in place and can ensure a stable connection. The entire examination must be documented precisely. Even if a loss of connection occurs. In case of a negative assessment, the break down of the system or the loss of connection can constitute a severe defect in conducting the examination and can lead to the annulment of the examination.

Provided all members of the examination board and the student agree, the examination can be recorded (sound and video recording).

Laboratory operations

Operations at the laboratories can be recommenced under strict security guidelines and to a limited extend.

In connection with the decisions of the Federal Government on the successive withdrawal of the COVID-19 restrictions, the central access regulations to the buildings of the TU Wien will be terminated by the Rectorate.

From Monday, June 22, there are no more access restrictions at the TU Wien. Admission is the sole responsibility of the managers, employees and students of the TU Wien. The safety and protection requirements known to ensure the health of all persons working at the TU Wien, in particular the minimum safety distance and the hygiene requirements, must be observed in any case by all members of TU Wien. The separation of entrances and exits in the buildings will remain in place until further notice.

Employees no longer need a permission for access since the beginning of June and can access all buildings using the entry for employees. Should a spot chack take place, please present your employee ID card. In case you are not able to present an employee ID card, you can identify yourself by using another identity card and your entry in the TISS adress book (if you are listed as employee).

Excursions

Excursions and other courses/lectures outside the university do not take place.

Library Services

At the moment, the library is closed as learning space, for lending and inter-library lending. At the moment, there is an extended access to electronic journals, books and textbooks available.

Details and further updates