Status: September 21st, 2021
An academic year under the sign of adaptation: the Teaching Support Centre supports you
The latest decisions of the Federal Council rule out the possibility of offering in person teaching to all students. Of the two options authorised by the Federal Ordinance, UNIL has chosen the use of the COVID certificate, as it allows more students to be present than the alternative of limiting classroom capacity to two-thirds.
The modalities of the extension of the COVID certificate to Vaud higher education institutions will be detailed by the political authorities in the second half of this week. One of the scenarios on which the Rectorate of UNIL is working, and which is in line with its desire to guarantee the best possible teaching to all students, is the obligation for the universities to offer an alternative to in person teaching to students who will not be able to attend classes from next week.
All courses must be able to be adapted to this eventuality. The Rectorate would like to thank all the teachers for their efforts to prepare to this last minute constraint. This newsletter is intended to help them do so.
Generalization of the recording process
Teachers are invited to prepare themselves to broadcast online and/or record their courses in order to guarantee the continuity of teaching for students who do not have a COVID certificate.
In each faculty, a list of courses to be broadcast and/or recorded had already been established. The aim is now to extend this list to all courses. The aim here is to enable those who cannot attend courses in person to follow them remotely, live and/or recorded. Interaction with remote participants cannot be required in all cases; indeed, the experience of recent months shows that interacting simultaneously with a present and a remote audience is often difficult and requires an adaptation of the teaching that is not always possible within the timeframe imposed.
You will find all the information, guides and resources necessary for your preparation on this page, which has just been updated.
Information and support points at the start of the academic year
During the first two weeks of the academic year, from 21 September, "relay" students will be present at information stands in the Internef, Anthropole, Amphipôle and Géopolis buildings. They will be able to help you quickly in case of difficulties or questions related to the location of your room, its online follow-up or any other question related to teaching or for orientation towards the different services of the UNIL. Do not hesitate to address to them!
The different digital tools at your disposal and their use are presented on this page. We ask you to take note of them in advance so that the "relay" students can concentrate on the emergencies.
Pedagogical support services
Our teaching advisors are available to answer any questions related to your teaching in preparation for the academic year or in the longer term.
Outside these times, contact the Teaching support centre (Centre de soutien à l’enseignement – CSE) to make an appointment.
New information and resource portal for digital teaching and learning tools
In order to improve the centralisation of all resources related to the digital tools available to our community for teaching and learning, we have developed the "Digital Teaching and Learning Environment" portal : https://unil.ch/elearning/home.html
Vaccination campaign and health protection on campus
Vaccination is available every working day on the UNIL and EPFL campuses from 13 September to 1 October 2021.
Both injections will be possible on campus. The first shot can be done without an appointment.
Vaccination is ensured by Unisanté.
Specific locations and dates:
- 17 September: EPFL, SG building, large esplanade
- 21 and 22 September: EPFL, SG building, large esplanade
- 23 and 24 September: UNIL, Anthropole: level 01, space 1033, in front of auditorium 1031. https://planete.unil.ch/?local=ANT-1033
- 27, 28 and 29 September: EPFL, SG building, large esplanade
- 30 September and 1 October: UNIL, Anthropole: level 01, space 1033, in front of auditorium 1031. https://planete.unil.ch/?local=ANT-1033
Daily 10:00 - 18:00, except Monday 13 (12:00 - 18:00)
Last shot at 17:30.
Vaccinated persons, even if they have received two doses of the vaccine, are still required to respect the sanitary measures in force and to apply preventive measures at all times.