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Question:(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:28 AM)
Intranet: How can I start using the university Intranet?
You can login with your username and password provided by the Administration Office. You
will then be asked to edit your profile, which happens only one time. After you have logged in
for the first time, the Webmaster will add your account under 'Students'. Students will be placed in their relevant classes.
Sign-in in Office 365 System
With your student number and password login combination, you can login to the 365 Office
Exchange Email and Exchange System.
Intranet is used more and more by Wittenborg to allow students to upload their assignments.
The intranet enables students and their teachers to keep an accurate record of progress and
to communicate with each other about students’ studies.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:13 AM)
Introduction Days: Why should I attend the Introduction Days?
Wittenborg offers students an introduction day to make sure students have all the information and documents they need to start their education at the university.
Introduction Week consists of three parts.
Wednesday: For International Students
International students will receive all information and documentation regarding registration in the Netherlands. The Wittenborg Front Desk will also provide information about living in the city, and all legal registration information. On this day, there is an ICT session for all new students to learn how to use Online area and know about their specialisation and modules. This is a very important session and students should not miss it.
Thursday: General Introduction Day
The general introduction is mandatory for all students of Wittenborg. Front Desk will collect the names of all students for attendance. They will also explain what can be expected on the day. On the introduction day there will also be a lunch arranged with pictures.
MBA students will also have the opportunity for book pick up.
Introduction day will end around 14:00.
Friday morning: For IBA Students
IBA students will have two sessions: academic English and Harvard referencing. The English writing diagnostic test will also take place on Friday of the introduction week. IBA students will also have the opportunity for book pick up.
If students have missed parts of the introduction day, catch-up may be done in Project Week.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:01 PM)
Introduction Week: How will the Introduction Week be organised?
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 9 October 2020, 4:12 PM)
Library Books: Can I still borrow books from the library in during the Hybrid learning?
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.
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:(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:37 PM)
Library: How can I borrow a book from the library?
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.
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:(Last edited: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 11:37 AM)
Links: How to access useful links?
Please find some useful links below:
For study-related questions please contact your Process Tutor through the online area.
Process Tutor Areas (links)
Source: Wittenborg Online: www.wittenborg-online.com
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:03 PM)
Living Expenses: How can I receive the monthly living expenses initially paid along with the main invoice?
Step2: You open a bank account in the Netherlands.
Step3: You provide the Finance Department or Registry Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) your bank account number and the name in which the account was opened, on or before the 20th of the month.
expenses will be paid on the 1st of each month upon receiving the bank details
on time in the previous month. Delayed information will lead to a delay of
commencement of payment by one month.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:05 PM)
Living Expenses: How much will I receive as monthly living expenses?
initial lump sum payment of living expenses will be paid in 12 equal monthly
installments. It is possible to receive up to a maximum of 3 months of living
expenses in the first installment upon your request based on the
start date of your degree program.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:39 PM)
Living in Amsterdam: How can I find student housing in Amsterdam?
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
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/
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:(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:41 PM)
Living in the Netherlands: I will soon arrive in the Netherlands. Is it a safe country to live in?
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.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 12:20 PM)
Login to Office 365: I am not able to login to office365. What should I do?
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 email@example.com or Helpdesk.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:29 PM)
Maximum Duration of Stay: What is the maximum duration in Wittenborg student housing?
The maximum duration of stay in Wittenborg housing facilities is one year.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 25 February 2021, 9:28 AM)
MBA/MBM Students: Is there a deadline to register for Project Weeks?
Yes, we have created Project week registrations for each block in the course area. once you enrol yourself in to Project week course area, you should be able to see the Registration link. The deadline is Monday of the Lesson Week 1 at 08:30. If you missed to register yourself, you will not be allowed to participate in the Project week for that block.
Please note that enrolments and Registrations for project weeks are not the same. You can only do the registration after enrolling in to the course area.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 20 August 2020, 10:33 PM)
Meeting Staff: Can I schedule a face-to-face meeting with my process tutor or other university staff during COVID19 period?
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).
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 12:22 PM)
Microsoft Teams Meeting: How to set your background image to Wittenborg logo during meetings?
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.
Source: Microsoft Support Service
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:33 PM)
Module Classes: Can I access classes through the online area during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis?
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.
Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 5:26 PM)
Module Enrolment Key: What is the Module Enrolment Key and where can I find it?
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.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:33 PM)
Module Enrolment: How can I know which modules to enrol in?
order to know the modules you have in each block, please check your study
Please refer to Part 3 of the EEG for the exact details of your modules.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:47 PM)
Module Enrolment: I have enrolled for a module I was not planning to attend.
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.
You will be unenrolled if you are not active within the module area during a period of 3 weeks.