Teaching and assessment in times of corona
As of Monday 23 March, all degree programmes and associated courses will start moving to online teaching and assessment. There will be no more face-to-face teaching during this period.This will apply to the end of period 3 and for the duration of period 4, so until the end of this academic year. We will offer you as much support as possible.
Tips and tools
For tips and tools about online teaching, see the Remote Teaching website. Here you can learn how to record a video lecture and share this with your students through the Kaltura video platform and how to make your teaching interactive – despite the distance. The information is divided into topics, but you can also search for keywords. There is also an FAQ.
The information on the site will be supplemented and updated over the coming period. Make sure to visit regularly to see the latest tips & tricks.
Don't use Zoom
Leiden University does not permit the use of Zoom. This is because there are privacy risks that are currently being investigated. Zoom sells or shares personal data with third parties. An option such as Attendee Attention Tracking is also a risk. The University has safer alternatives, such as Kaltura LiveRoom and Microsoft Teams.
If you are invited to a meeting by someone outside the University, for instance, please observe the following guidelines:
- Set the cookie settings in your browser to minimal/essential to avoid tracking cookies.
- Do not record meetings.
- Do not use the download option and do not share documents or files through the video conferencing tool.
- Always use a password for meetings.
- Set audio and video to mute as a default and only switch them on when you are participating in a meeting.
- As a host do not enable attention tracking.
If you can't find an answer on the remote teaching website, faculty education support staff are available to answer questions via email:
- Faculty of Humanities: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs: email@example.com
- Leiden Law School: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty of Archaeology: email@example.com
- The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty of Science: email@example.com
- Leiden University Medical Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leiden University Library: email@example.com
- ICLON: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you still have questions, use the Remote Teaching Tile in the Helpdesk to get in touch with the Remote Teaching Support Team. With urgent questions, call 071 527 8888.
Switching to remote teaching will require a huge effort from everyone and will take some getting used to. We therefore don't want to burden you, our staff, with such a major change again in the near future.
We hope that this decision will give you peace of mind. If the government relaxes its corona measures, we don't rule out the possibility of reintroducing certain forms of face-to-face teaching or assessment. In principle, however, remote teaching will be the guiding principle for all our degree programmes and courses for the rest of this academic year.