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Question:

Introduction Week: How will the Introduction Week be organised?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:01 PM)
Answer:

If you are starting your studies in Block 7 of the academic year 2019/2020, the introduction days will be held online as webinar sessions. 

All students who have planned a Block 7 arrival must contact the Registrar (registrar@wittenborg.eu) to make all arrangements well in advance.


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Question:

Library Books: Can I still borrow books from the library in Blocks 6 and 7?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:36 PM)
Answer:

During the online delivery period the book lending system remains suspended and all module reading will be provided online by lecturers in the module areas, through e-books, cases, journals and articles. 

Note:

The Online Library Resources can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/course/view.php?id=18

Students will be asked to retain their Block 5 books until a new time is announced for returning them. Please await more announcements during Block 6.” https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=4672



Question:

Library: How can I borrow a book from the library?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:37 PM)
Answer:

Students will receive all information about book lending through emails. The emails are usually sent by the library assistant before the start of each block; therefore, it is important to keep track of all emails through your student account.

Note:

All students must make sure that they are registered for all exams/modules in advance.  Registration allows students to collect books for the modules and take the exams. No registration means no books! 


Question:

Links: How to access useful links?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:54 AM)
Answer:

Please find some useful links below:

Study information

For study-related questions please contact your Process Tutor through the online area.

Process Tutor Areas (links)


Websites


Question:

Living in Amsterdam: How can I find student housing in Amsterdam?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:39 PM)
Answer:

Finding a place to live in Amsterdam can be quite a challenge; therefore, we recommend you to look for your new home as early as possible. Although Wittenborg does not offer student housing in Amsterdam, we can recommend you some websites and organisations that can help you in your search.

Student housing corporation

Here are three non-profit social housing corporations in Amsterdam:

De Key owns more than 33,000 rental units in and around Amsterdam. https://www.studentenwoningweb.nl/

DUWO is the largest provider of student accommodation in the Netherlands. https://www.duwo.nl/en/home/

Ymere offers properties in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Alkmaar and surrounding areas. https://www.ymere.nl/

Websites for finding student housing

Kamernet. https://kamernet.nl/en

Studentkamers: https://www.studenten.net/wonen

KamersAmsterdam: https://www.kameramsterdam.nl/

The Student Hotel is somewhere in between a hotel and student accommodation. You can book a room for a week or whole semester. Website: https://www.thestudenthotel.com/

Facebook group

Amsterdam Apartments 4 Rent: https://www.facebook.com/groups/amsterdam.apartments

Kamer gezocht in Amsterdam: https://www.facebook.com/kamergezochtinamsterdam

Woningen te huur in Amsterdam: https://www.facebook.com/groups/woningeninamsterdam


Question:

Living in the Netherlands: I will soon arrive in the Netherlands. Is it a safe country to live in?

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:41 PM)
Answer:

Yes, the Netherlands is one of the safest countries to live in. You have to take certain precautions, i.e. do not leave your phone, suitcase, or wallet unattended. The city of Apeldoorn in general is a very safe place to live. 


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Login to Office 365: I am not able to login to office365. What should I do?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 3:28 PM)
Answer:

Please note that we have multi-factor authentication for your Wittenborg office365 account. You have to login via text on your phone or Authenticator app. If you are still facing issues, you need to inform ict@wittenborg.eu or helpdesk@wittenborg.eu.


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Question:

Maximum Duration of Stay: What is the maximum duration in Wittenborg student housing?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:29 PM)
Answer:

The maximum duration of stay in Wittenborg housing facilities is one year.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/accomodation-contract-and-regulations.htm



Question:

Meeting Staff: Can I schedule a face-to-face meeting with my process tutor or other university staff during COVID19 period?

(Last edited: Thursday, 20 August 2020, 10:33 PM)
Answer:

No, currently face-to-face meetings are not possible as per instructions from the Dutch government. Any meetings will be held only online (through Skype or Teams).



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Microsoft Teams Meeting: How to set your background image to Wittenborg logo during meetings?

(Last edited: Thursday, 27 August 2020, 9:18 AM)
Answer:

You can click on the 3 (…) dots appearing on your screen, You should then see an option with "Show Background Effects". Once you click this option, you’ll see a list appear on the right-hand side of the screen. You can select the image set to be as your background. 

The Wittenborg logo image is attached here, you can save it and select it as background image of your meetings.



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Module Classes: Can I access classes through the online area during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:33 PM)
Answer:

The modules will be delivered online and the lecturers will upload all requisite materials like articles, videos, recorded explanations, etc., and will encourage participation through forums, chats and presentations. The lessons will not be delivered in the traditional classroom setting during the ongoing crisis. Students can reach the lecturers through Teams in the scheduled time of the lessons for answering questions.



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Module Enrolment Key: What is the Module Enrolment Key and where can I find it?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 5:26 PM)
Answer:

Each module that you take has an online area on the Moodle where the lecturers share the presentations, assignments and all other related contents. In order to have access to this module online area, you need to enrol or register yourself. To enrol in each module, you need the enrolment key. Take note that each module has its own unique enrolment key. Please refer to the attached PDF document on how to find the enrolment keys of the various modules and how to enrol/register in the respective modules.

Take note of the following:

1) Please do not enrol in a module that you are not planning to attend. If you have accidentally enrolled yourself in the wrong module, you can unenroll by clicking the 'gear' button at the top right hand corner of the page and click 'unenroll me'. Or find the 'Administration' section on the right side of the page and click 'unenrol' me. 

2) You will be unenrolled if you are not active within the module area for a period of 3 weeks.

3) Languages, Project Weeks and PDPs modules, can be found under University Wide Modules instead of the specific Programme Modules.

4) Foundation and Pre-Master courses can be found under Preparation Modules.


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Module Enrolment: How can I know which modules to enrol in?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:33 PM)
Answer:

In order to know the modules you have in each block, please check your study programme curriculum.

Note:

Please refer to Part 3 of the EEG for the exact details of your modules.


Question:

Module Enrolment: I have enrolled for a module I was not planning to attend.

(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:47 PM)
Answer:

Please do not enrol for a module that you are not planning to attend. If you do you will be marked as absent and this will result in a '0' mark, This might affect your study progress. Please only enrol for modules that you are definitely planning to attend. 

Note:

You will be unenrolled if you are not active within the module area during a period of 3 weeks.


Question:

Module Enrolment: Should I enrol for all modules at once or only block-specific modules?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:55 AM)
Answer:

We encourage all students to enrol for block-specific modules only, as class attendance is directly linked to enrolled modules and will be marked accordingly.


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Module List: Where can I find my complete module list?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:08 AM)
Answer:

You can find your study programme curriculum in Part 3 of the EEG. Please check your programme EEG on the Moodle area.

The EEG provides students with all relevant information programme curriculum. For year planning, timetabling, tutoring, assignment submission requirements, the use of Turnitin and information about the online learning resources, use Moodle (Blackboard at the University of Brighton if applicable).



Question:

Module List: Where can I find my specialisation modules and curriculum?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:09 AM)
Answer:

You can find your specialisation modules and curriculum in the EEG – Part 3 Education and Examination Guides. In addition, you can also find additional information about examination type and ECs for each module in the EEG. You can find all module guides in the Module Guides for All Programmes online area.



Question:

Modules: How can I add individual modules to my timetable?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 3:05 PM)
Answer:

Once you access your timetable from https://timetable.wittenborg.eu, follow these steps:

  • Select Modules
  • Search for the module that you want to add by entering a key word. You can also choose to scroll down the list and look for modules manually. At the bottom of the page you will find “1/# >”, to go to the next page of modules.
  • Click on the module to add it to the list Currently Selected
  • Press Next when all the modules are selected.
  • Click Select all for each module.
  • Click Preview.
  • Click Save and you are done. When adding modules to your timetable where there are already some in it, after clicking Save, select Merge the Calendars to add the module(s) to the ones already in your Calendar. Please be aware that choosing Delete will remove everything you already added before!

Note: 

The buttons Modules & Programmes of Study can be found at the top of the screen (mobiles), or in the box List Types (computer).




Question:

Modules/Curriculum: How to find my Curriculum (list of all modules)?

(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:02 PM)
Answer:

You can find your study programme curriculum in Part 3 of EEG. Please check your programme EEG on Moodle area.


Question:

Moodle: What is Moodle and how can I download it?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:00 AM)
Answer:

Moodle is a university-wide platform where you can find all the information on your modules, assignments, exam results and all other information in their latest versions. It’s a great communication tool to be in touch with the greater university community. You can use Moodle from any device as long as you have access to the Internet.

Note:

There is an app available both on App Store and Google Play that you can download for free.




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