Current Semester

In the winter semester 2021/2022 life returns to the campus! All courses as well as the exams will basically take place on site on the campus of the university in a regular mode.

Please note the special regulations for teaching during Christmas week and the first two weeks of New Year. For detailed information, please refer to the central mail dated 06.01.2022

The initiatives, concepts and concrete applications of digital tools developed and tested in the last semesters should be gladly used to increase the didactic quality and to complement the on-site teaching. The same applies to digitally provided formats and materials (e.g. videos) for self-learning times, e.g. in the sense of the Flipped Classroom approach.

Large courses that take place in the Audimax or HS 1-4 are additionally broadcasted online.

Both lecturers and students are required to carry 3G proof with them at all times and to register via QR code when entering a seminar room.

For more information, please refer to the central mail dated November 25, 2021.

Guidance on Digital Platforms and Tools as well as on the implementation of hybrid teaching can be found on the Teaching Service web pages.

Hybrid teaching in large events

Large teaching events that take place in the Audimax or HS 1-4 should additionally be broadcasted online. This regulation exists against the background that students who do not feel safe for pandemic reasons due to the large number of people in a room can also participate in such events.

For the implementation it is important that you as a teacher create a regular zoom meeting in myStudy in advance and start it at the beginning of your lecture. In addition, you point the room camera (connected to your laptop via USB) or laptop camera at yourself and - if you want to show a presentation - share your screen with the on-site students via the beamer and with the online participants via Zoom. The latter are then initially in a receiving position without the possibility of interaction with you or the on-site students.

Depending on your teaching concept and the desired level of interaction, you can also assign a student assistant to keep an eye on the chat with their laptop and, if necessary, to pass on any questions from the online participants to the lecture hall. If you also want to allow direct questions from the online participants, you can suggest that the online participants report their questions by a show of hands and then have the student assistant feed them into the lecture hall via audio and video.

If you also work very much with online tools in your sessions (e.g. Moodle, etherpad, AcademicCloud), this could be another option to bring together on-site and online participants and enable collaboration.

In any case, please make sure that only one microphone is switched on in the room at a time and that it is connected to the same digital device as the room speaker.  Otherwise, unsightly feedback can occur.

As of Monday, 29.11.2021, you as a lecturer will be free to conduct your courses with more than 100 registered participants or courses that take place in lecture halls 1-4 or in the auditorium completely online instead of in presence. In order to switch to online courses, it is absolutely necessary to set up a simultaneous transmission of the online course to the course rooms originally intended for the course or to lecture halls 1-4 ("public viewing").

For more information on the concepts of hybrid teaching and the technical requirements, please visit our website on hybrid teaching scenarios.

Hybrid teaching in seminars and smaller events

If required by students, instructors are required to stream online via combined video and audio while using Zoom in addition to face-to-face instruction. You may use the video/audio systems installed in the classrooms or if the equipment is not available int your rooms, you may also stream online whole using video/audio systems on your notebook.

Students do not have to explain the individual justifications to the instructors in each case. Possible reasons for switching to hybrid teaching include illness, quarantine or personal risk situations of students. In this case, however, instructors are only required to allow passive or listening participation. You are not required to actively involve online participating students in your course.

However, you can of course enable active participation in order to ensure the quality of the course for digital participants as well. Students present on site should only be visible on the video after briefly asking for their consent.

For more information on the concepts of hybrid teaching and the technical requirements, please visit our website on hybrid teaching scenarios.

Notes on 3G mode

Due to legal requirements and health protection, a 3G mode applies for both teachers and students inside all buildings of Leuphana University Lüneburg in the winter semester 2021/22. For lecturers and students, access to and stay in buildings is thus only possible if you are fully vaccinated, recovered or tested on a daily basis (antigen test: valid for 24 hours, PCR test: valid for 48 hours).

Proof is provided as follows, depending on the status group:

Teachers are required to carry a vaccination, convalescent or test certificate and keep it available for inspection. A test proof must be issued by a certified testing center, self-tests and also collegially supervised self-tests are currently not (anymore) sufficient. A certified rapid test must not be older than 24 hours old, a PCR test not older than 48 hours. You can find more information about this here.

Students must be able to show proof that they are vaccinated, recovered, or day tested before classes begin and at selected locations (e.g., the library). For this purpose, there are externally supported admission checks in the Audimax and HS 1-4. For all events in the other rooms, you as teachers are asked to check the 3G status of the students before the start of the course in an analogous way or by means of the "CovPass Check" app of the Robert Koch Institute. A coronatest must be confirmed by a recognized testing center; self-tests are not permitted.

Students who cannot provide 3G proof will not be allowed to enter the lecture rooms. If persons resist the check or cannot provide a valid 3G proof, you as a teacher are authorized and also obliged to make use of the domiciliary right and to exclude the person concerned from the event and to expel him/her from the room.

More information about the verification of the 3G proof of students by teachers can also be found in the central mail of 11.10.21 under point 5 and 6.

Contact tracking

As of now, Corona contact tracking will be done via a QR-code-based system. For this purpose, all seminar rooms and lecture halls have been provided with QR codes at the entrances. A scan of the QR code with the cell phone, tablet or notebook camera leads to a mobile website, which allows the (initial) entry of personal contact data and registration in the respective room ("Come"). This website can also be accessed by entering the Internet address https://qr.leuphana.de in the browser and entering the posted room PIN. When leaving the room, the code must be scanned again to log out. If the website is still open on the mobile device, it is also possible to log out directly ("Leave"). 

Registration in further rooms is possible directly afterwards and without the need to enter contact data again, as this information is stored and reused in a cookie.

All attendees (teachers and students) must register via these QR codes or document their attendance via the attached form. Preference should always be given to registering via the QR code, as it is much easier to track contacts in case of need this way than via the paper forms.

Contact tracking via form

If participants are unable to register and deregister digitally via smartphone or notebook, contact tracking forms are available in the seminar rooms; these can also be downloaded from https://www.leuphana.de/portale/coronavirus/studierende.html or are available for download here. However, registration via the QR code is always preferable, as contact tracking is much easier this way than via the analog forms, if needed.

Please take the completed forms after each course with you and keep them confidential for a period of three weeks for the purpose of tracking possible chains of infection. Please destroy the forms afterwards in accordance with data protection regulations.

Digital Teaching and Learning Culture

In order to make joint teaching and learning in digital or hybrid settings as productive, transparent and fair as possible, the following recommendations have been developed in the participation of teachers, students (AStA and STuPa) as well as deans, deans of studies, the executive committee, the teaching service and other colleagues. They are not legally binding, but should rather serve as a guideline for good cooperation between teachers and students, although they still have to be specified in the respective courses. Furthermore, the contents are only to be understood as a snapshot and are to be subject to continuous, reflected further development.

Recommendations for an Open and Fair Digital Teaching and Learning Culture

Latest Information

Current and basic information on the start of the semester, examinations and teaching activities were and are communicated via the central distribution lists and can be accessed here at any time.

Service & Support

Do you have questions about the implementation of hybrid or digital teaching-learning formats? Whether they are of a more technical or didactic nature; the Support Team Digital Teaching will be pleased to assist you. Please send your questions to digi-support@leuphana.de.

Information especially for students concerning hybrid and digital teaching or the use of online tools can be found on the website for Student Digi-Support. In addition, the Student Digi-Support Team is happy to answer individual questions via stud.digi-support@leuphana.de.