Updates for the winter semester 2020/21, summer semester 2021, distance learning and online exams.
The current situation makes reliable planning for the semester - courses and exams - very difficult. The long-term development of the infection figures cannot be reliably predicted, but a renewed increase is to be expected. TU Wien has a responsibility towards its teachers and students, which is why the Rectorate has decided that teaching that can be substituted online, including examinations, should be implemented in distance learning formats for the winter semester 2020 .
Winter semester 2020
This decision was not taken easy, but there is no alternative and the Rectorate is well aware of the consequences. In order to facilitate the changeover in the best possible way, a comprehensive support strategy for the adaptation of teaching and examinations to online formats has been developed. The Distance Learning Team of TU Wien has been implementing this strategy since the beginning of the lockdown, especially in the area of online examinations.
Deans of Academic Affairs, lecturers and also the letterbox on studyability have received feedback from students that they cannot afford the necessary infrastructure to take part in online exams. In order not to exclude anyone from the possibility of taking exams, it was therefore decided to support students with additional measures. In order to keep the risk of infection as low as possible and to conserve the limited room capacities, we ask you to use this support only in cases of real need. There are two ways for students to receive support:
If students are unable to take the online examination in the prescribed form, they should report this to the examiner with a statement of the problem
- The examiner decides whether the examination can be carried out in parallel in a room at TU Wien. The on-site supervision is to be organised by the examiner. Possibly, another alternative solution can be found with them.
- The central teaching and learning room management provides an appropriate room.
- Students are requested by the course management to send their on-site examination place request, including reasons, to distancelearning @ tuwien.ac.at in order to get an idea of what the problem is and to be able to make further optimisations in the process.
Withdrawal from examinations - Non-attendance at examinations without withdrawal
On behalf of your colleagues, we ask you to deregister from examinations as soon as you know that you will not be taking them. This is the only way to avoid a situation where - as has unfortunately been the case very often in the last few months - on the one hand there is a feeling that there are too few examination places available, but on the other hand examination places are forfeited.
Please also note that an examination suspension can be imposed for unexcused non-attendance at an examination!