News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 01 Mar 2019 09:43:35 +0100 Management System Canvas introduced in all courses this autumn<p><b>​Starting study period 1 in September 2019, Canvas will be used for all Chalmers undergraduate courses, replacing PingPong. Several students have already familiarized themselves with Canvas during the testing phase this academic year.</b></p><div>​</div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">What is a Learning Management System? </h3> <div> A learning management system is a collection of tools used for teaching, information handling, communication, and interaction between students and teachers during a course. Among other things, you can:</div> <ul><li>access and hand in assignments</li> <li>access course information and guides</li> <li>keep updated with course news and events</li> <li>contact teachers via a discussion forum or a chat</li></ul> <div>   </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Unified structure in the new course rooms</h3> <div>Canvas has robust functionality for creating a more unified course structure – especially for a course PM, which is now supported by a shared, Canvas template. Course rooms can be more easily adapted to follow a pedagogical approach, or to follow a specific thematic structure. For example:</div> <ul><li>It is easy to manage video material and files.</li> <li>Smart functions make handling large student groups more efficient.</li> <li>Booking appointments is easy through the calendar, for example for supervision meetings or project presentations.</li> <li>Assignments are easy to administrate, including group submissions and peer response.</li> <li>Speedgrader, the tool used to manage assignments, has functionality for giving feedback directly in Canvas.</li></ul> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Find your course room in Canvas</h3> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to Canvas, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Log in to</a> with your CID and password.</div> <div> </div> <div>If you are registered to a course, you will see the course room once you’re logged in (this applies to pilot courses before the summer of 2019 and all courses after the summer of 2019).</div> <div>Before you are registered to a course, you will be placed into the course as ‘accepted’ up until the course start, which means that you will have access to the course room. If you then don’t register to the course, you will lose access to the course room after the official course start date.</div> <div> </div> <div>You can also find the course room via <a href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/Pages/SearchCourse.aspx">Search course</a></div> <div>Look up the course name and then click the link to Canvas found in the course plan</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Contact</h4> <div>If you have questions about Canvas or the Canvas project, please contact <a href=""></a></div> <div>If you have questions about a specific course, please contact the examiner of that course.</div>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100’s-internships.aspx to apply for IAESTE’s internships<p><b></b></p><div>​Here you can check out the exiting placements worldwide and also get instrutions on how to apply: <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/sv/Studera-utomlands/Documents/Application%20Guide%201.0.pdf" target="_blank" title="Link to PDF, application guide IAESTE, open in new window"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Application guide IAESTE<br /></a></div> <div><br /><a href="/sv/Studera-utomlands/Documents/Application%20Guide%201.0.pdf" target="_blank" title="Link to PDF, application guide IAESTE, open in new window"></a></div> <div>The application deadline is 28 February!<br /></div>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 survey Studentbarometern soon in your in-box<p><b>​It's time to answer the survey "Studentbarometern" – a collaboration by the university and the Student Union to look into your study and work environment.</b></p><div><span><br /></span></div> <div><span>In &quot;<strong>Studentbarometern</strong>&quot;<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> you will have the opportunity to express how you feel and how you perceive your study environment. Results from previous years have led to initiatives such as the Students Union's &quot;Stories from Campus&quot; and helped the Vice President's management team, Dean of Education and Heads of Programmes to prioritize appropriately. Your response is of the utmost importance for making Chalmers a better place for everyone!</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>On 6 February, you will receive an email </strong>from containing the survey. The survey is open for responses until 20 February. Your response will be handled by the external company Quicksearch, guaranteeing anonymity and confidentiality. The link you receive is personal. Keep an eye out for the email so you don't miss the chance to make your voice heard. The survey takes 5 to 10 minutes to answer. Following feedback from last year's survey, we have shortened this year's.</div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3" style="color:rgb(204, 0, 0)"><span style="color:rgb(204, 0, 0)">Q &amp; A on the student survey</span></h3> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Chalmers' investigation into the study and work environment of its students, conducted between 6 and 20 February 2019.</h4> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Why should I take the survey?</h3> <div>The survey offers you an opportunity to make a difference. Your opinions are important, and only you can relay your personal perception of your study environment. The outcome of the survey will be analyzed and lead to measures. The more students who respond, the higher the response rate and the more impact the survey will make. Most importantly: with your response, you are contributing to improvements in the study environment of all students.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">How will I receive the survey?</h3> <div>Quicksearch will deliver the survey by email from the address. The link contained in the email is personal. There is no need to worry if you should accidentally delete the first email. You will receive a reminder with a new link on 11 February.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Why haven't I received the survey?</h3> <div>You must have been enrolled at Chalmers in the autumn 2018 term to receive the survey. Check your spam folder to ensure that the email wasn't stopped by your spam filter. Contact <a href="">Melody Jakob</a> if you have not received the survey.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Is my response anonymous?</h3> <div>Yes. No one at Chalmers will be able to connect responses to individual students. It will not be possible to connect any of your answers to you personally. They will only be analyzed on the relevant group level. Responses are managed by Quicksearch, guaranteeing anonymity and confidentiality.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Why are you posing these questions?</h3> <div>The survey gives Chalmers a better idea of how students perceive their study environment and what is required to improve it for you and your fellow students. We strive for student well-being and to reduce stress to help you achieve your desired results. </div> <div>The survey poses questions about your programme, your studies and your personal situation. These questions are based on current research and legislation in the areas of working environment and discrimination. </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Where and when will the results be presented?</h3> <div>The results will be presented in March 2019. More information will be made available on the Student Portal, so keep an eye out.</div> <div> </div>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 problems with PingPong<p><b>​There are currently technical problems with the learning management system PingPong. This means that it may take some time until you get access to the course homepage. The IT-department is working to solve the problem as soon as possible.</b></p>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 for internship through IAESTE - deadline January 31<p><b></b></p><div>​IAESTE, with office in Chalmers, now provides 13 exciting engineering internships with Electrolux - in Italy or Romania. The internships last for 1 year starting 1 March 2019. For more information, please visit:</div> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Länk till IAESTE, öppnas i ny flik"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Electrolux IAESTE</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>You can also contact IAESTE Sweden for more information:<br /><a href="mailto:" title="Emailadress till IAESTE"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Deadline for applying is 31 January 2019.</strong></div> <br />Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 in working on your English language and communication skills?<p><b>​Check out the highly rated courses where you will work with both academic and professional English communication skills!</b></p><div><ul><li>FSP046 English for Engineers: advanced academic and professional English communication skills (Thursday mornings)</li> <li>FSP055 English: intermediate speaking and listening (some Friday afternoons, but most of it happens online)</li> <li>LSP505 Technical Writing for Master’s Studies: focus on writing at Master’s level (Friday mornings</li></ul></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to Language and Communication, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" /><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;float:none"><strong>Language and Communication</strong></span></a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Come and join us! If you have any questions, get in contact with <a href="">Becky Bergman</a> </div>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 meeting about exchange studies<p><b>Are you interested in doing an exchange semester?</b></p><br /><div>Chalmers International Mobility invites you to an information meeting (in English) <strong>the 30th of January 2019, at 12:15 in the meeting room Rymdraketen. </strong></div> <br />During this meeting, you will get information about which exchange opportunities within Europe and the Nordic countries that are available for you. We will also inform you about the application- and selection process. <br /><br /><strong>Please note that the application round for exchange studies within Europe and the Nordic countries will open the 15th of January and will be open to the 15th of Feb</strong><strong>ruary. </strong><br /><br />If you have questions about exchange studies, please send an email to: <a href="mailto:" title="Link to email adress: CIM"></a> <br /><br />You are very welcome on the 30th of January at 12:15 in the meeting room Rymdraketen!<br />/Chalmers International MobilityTue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 decision to lend calculators on the exam is repealed<p><b>​The Vice President Maria Knutson Wedel has decided to repeal the decision to lend calculators students on the exams.</b></p><div>​</div> <div>The decision has unfortunately not given the positive effect that was the purpose. Instead, the decision has contributed to concerns and problems for students and teachers.</div> <br />As a result, the students can bring their own calculator to the exam as before. If the examiner has indicated &quot;Chalmers-approved calculator&quot; in the course-PM and the exam thesis, the following calculators can be used:<br /><ul><li>Casio FX-82</li> <li>Sharp EL-W531</li> <li>Texas TI-30</li></ul>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 students – Your views count<p><b>​This week Chalmers have sent out the survey "International Student Barometer" to all international students on campus. ​​​​</b></p>​<br />Just as you receive feedback from us, we need feedback from you. In the survey <strong>International Student Barometer,</strong> take the opportunity to tell us what’s working, what’s frustrating and what you think of your university experience to date. Your response, together with the response from others, helps us to improve the student experience for current and future students.<br /><br /><div>Check your email to go the survey. </div> <br />If you have questions, please contact <a href="">Ann-Marie Danielsson-Alatalo</a> at Chalmers Intrnational Mobility.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 aware of fraud phone calls<p><b>​We urge all international students to be cautious if you receive a phone call with a person saying that there's a problem with your visa (residence permit) and requires that you should pay an additional fee.</b></p><div>​The Swedish Embassy is not involved once the residence permit has been issued. Extension of the residence permit is handled by the Swedish Migration Agency and they will never call and require you to pay an additional fee. Their only way of contact is by verified email or regular mail to your registered address. </div> <br /><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to Swedish Migration Agency, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Swedish Migration Agency</a><br /><br />Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 camera found in toilet<p><b>​A hidden camera with equipment was last week found in a toilet in a corridor in the Physics house, where mathematics is mainly conducted. The assessment is that the purpose was to covertly film people using the toilet. Chalmers has alerted the police.</b></p><div>​</div> <div>The camera was mounted in a detergent package. It was found on Monday 24 september at 1pm on the second floor of the Physics house, opposite the MVF26 hall, in the toilet closest to the corridor. All equipment has been handed over to the Police, along with a notification of illegal camera surveillance. Chalmers is currently aware of this incident only. It is unlikely that the packaging has been at the toilet for any longer period.<br /></div> <br />Erik Eliasson, security coordinator at Chalmers calls on anyone to pay attention to any odd packages, or other strange installations. Should you discover something suspicious, please contact the caretaker in your building or security coordinator Erik Eliasson, phone 031-772 66 01.Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 pluggstöd - do you want to work as a tutor?<p><b>​As a tutor for Chalmers pluggstöd you help primary and secondary school pupils with their homework in scientific subjects.</b></p><div>​The project is done in cooperation with schools and organizations and the sessions take place in their facilities. </div> <div>You will work with a representative of the school or organization and a group of 6-8 students. We aim at having an international environment, so we have one international student working together in each session. Each session is two hours long and the project runs over 10 weeks per semester with the start in week 41.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">About you</h4> <div>We are looking for candidates who are positive, dedicated and can convey knowledge in an easy to understand way. Previous experience in tutoring is desirable but not a requirement. We are looking for both English and Swedish speaking persons. We prefer if you can work at least two sessions per week.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">What we offer</h4> <ul><li>A step into the Swedish job market </li> <li>130 SEk/hour + transportation allowance </li> <li>Priority when the new project managers are appointed in the project</li></ul> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">How to apply</h4> <div>Please email a short letter and your cv to <a href=""></a> on 23 september, at the latest. Interviews are ongoing.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to facebook, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Chalmers pluggstöd on Facebook</a><br /></div>Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 your student email - or forward to the email you are using<p><b></b></p>​You need to check your student email, or forward your student email to the email address you always check.<br />Some of Chalmers systems, such as Ping Pong, automatically send to your student email (your Chalmers email).<br /><br /><div>Thanks  Gracias  Merci  Danke  Kiitos  Grazie  Takk  Dankon  :)</div> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 start collecting food waste on campus<p><b>​​We now start collecting food waste on campus. The collected food waste is converted into biofuel for buses and cars or biofertilizer to be spread on fields. Through this, Chalmers can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and contribute to the natural cycle.</b></p><br />You can sort your food waste in the environmental furniture, which are available in the lunchrooms and in open areas in the campus buildings. In the bin for food waste you throw:<br /><ul><li>Food leftovers, raw and cooked</li> <li>Fruit and vegetable remains</li> <li>Eggs and eggshell</li> <li>Bread</li> <li>Coffee filter and coffee grounds</li> <li>Tea leaves, tea bags</li> <li>Paper towels</li> <li>Cut flowers</li></ul> <br />For questions, contact: <a href=""></a><br />Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 work to combat sexual harassment<p><b>​Since autumn 2017, Chalmers and the Student Union have been working together intensively to address sexual harassment and other forms of inequality. A large proportion of the efforts thus far have focused on students since witness testimonies have shown this to be a vulnerable group.</b></p><div>​Lisa Winberg, Welfare and Social Affairs Officer of the Student Union, has taken part and driven the work forward throughout the academic year. She thinks the issues are being taken very seriously and that the cooperation with Chalmers has worked well.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">What form has the cooperation taken?</h4> <div>The Student Union and Chalmers have had a good dialogue right from the first steps of our gender equality work in the autumn. The President was on the ball and participated in several external and internal statements together with the Student Union Chairman, and we agreed right from the start that this is a problem we need to attack together. When the Student Union collected stories, Chalmers helped to spread them. We also jointly drafted a project directive for the two-year project Fokus Jämställdhet (Focus Equality).</div> <div><br /></div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Give some examples of measures and efforts since then?</h4> <div>The work has primarily focused on raising awareness about the problem of sexual harassment. This has been done both by sharing the stories we collected in the autumn, and by holding workshops and courses with section boards and active committee members. Within Fokus Jämställdhet, we recruited a reference group which through two workshops has provided input into the work going forward. We have also implemented concrete changes. For example, all sections now have an equality group, gasque organisers have discussed a plan for a safer environment at gasques [student union nightclub events], and there are new, clearer signs in our shared saunas. Many sections and committees have also spearheaded their own initiatives, like gender equality days, the concept A fair fair for CHARM, and a whole section in the Cortège carnival parade programme.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">What was the theme of the workshops, and what were the results?</h4> <div>In the first workshop, we identified and prioritised the needs in this area. This gave the project team a direction and two areas to start focusing on: what happens if someone is subjected to victimising behaviour, and how to raise awareness and the level of knowledge about sexual harassment. Workshop number two focused on sketching out a web-based platform for gathering knowledge, tools and inspiration in a way that is easily accessible to both students and employees.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Is there anything in particular that stands out?</h4> <div>The commitment of everyone involved in driving this issue forward. It is the joint efforts of Chalmers' employees, Master's students, doctoral students and undergraduate students that will make a difference. It feels unique, and we know that being able to work across disciplines towards a common goal is something that is highly appreciated internally in the reference group.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">How much interest have the students shown in getting involved to address the problems?</h4> <div>Interest has never been as great as it is now. As previously stated, almost all sections have created an equality group, old traditions are being looked at with a fresh eye, and the issue is being raised in a completely different way among everyone active. We are taking shared responsibility for ensuring that everyone is happy and develops during the entire duration of their studies. I myself feel that the issue is coming up more often in everyday situations, and that means we are actively beginning to move away from the culture of silence that was the previous status quo.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">What is the next step in the work?</h4> <div>A working group has just started taking steps to draw up procedures for handling victimising treatment. This is expected to be complete in October. During the reception, we will also inform all new students about how we work to fight discrimination and harassment here at Chalmers.</div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">You will step down as Welfare and Social Affairs Officer. What would you like to say to your successor and to Chalmers about future work?</h4> <div>Never stop fighting! You still hear comments like Chalmers should “stop pushing this feminist thing on us” and “let's focus on science instead of #metoo and other politically correct issues” far too often. These comments prove that we need to keep working with this issue. I'm proud of what we've started and accomplished this financial year, and I wish my successor and Chalmers great luck in this work going forward.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="" target="_blank" title="Link to intranet, opens up in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more about the equality effort and work against harassment at Chalmers</a></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Text: </strong>Magnus Myrén<br /></div>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200