Tools for teaching staff

Linnaeus University has a number of digital tools that will solve most of your needs for web-based teaching.

In order to be able to carry out web-based teaching, you will have to learn how to use some of the tools to which we have access.

On this page, we list recommendations based on what you would like to do or achieve.

The learning platform MyMoodle

You can access the learning platform MyMoodle also from home.

Keep in mind that MyMoodle is good also for communication directly with your students, so that keep your inbox in your email free.

MyMoodle offers built-in contextual manuals and tutorials:

  • Our own material under the blue button Guides in the lower right corner when you are logged in to MyMoodle.
  • Functionality descriptions under the question mark symbol presented next to the settings when you administer a course.
  • org’s comprehensive manuals via the link at the bottom of the page.
  • Certain guides for MyMoodle on our Self-service portal.
  • On play.lnu.se there are video tutorials for MyMoodle.

Communicate with students and colleagues

It is important that you, as a rule, use MyMoodle for communication with your students instead of your email. Both for pedagogical reasons and for work environment reasons. See more under MyMoodle.

Email

You can always access your email via our webmail. Log in to your webmail here. Here you will find instructions on how to configure your email on your computer and mobile unit.

Web-based meetings

Zoom
Zoom is our primary tool for communication with students and other external participants. With the help of Zoom, you can share your computer screen, make presentations, give lectures, and record lectures. Start group discussions in a webinar room and much more. All members of staff and all students have access to Zoom.

Skype for Business
Skype for Business (SFB) is also used for teaching but, above all, it is a good meeting tool internally as all members of staff have an SFB account. It is also a good tool to use in order to try to avoid overload of Zoom.

Learn more about Skype for Business.

Chat

MyMoodle has a built-in chat tool that you can add to your course room as an activity. Using this chat tool, you can give your students the opportunity to chat with each other or you can inform them about certain hours when you are available for question sessions.

Learn how to use Chat in MyMoodle by entering your course room. Then click on the blue button Guides in the lower right corner. Click on the link “Activities and resources” and, finally, on Chat. A tutorial will be started that show you how to use the chat tool.

Zoom and Skype for Business also have an excellent chat function. Students can use Zoom to chat with other students but cannot perform searchers for members of staff in their catalogue. As a teacher, however, you can invite students to a chat if you wish. See above for more information.

Polycom
We have access to physical e-meeting rooms where Polycom has been installed for communication between different rooms, these can be used also for meetings with participants who work from home.

Learn more about Polycom.

Record monitor/camera and meetings

If you would like to record a lecture or a meeting/seminar, you can do this on your own, or you can contact our media production team at the Communications Office.

You can also, using simple means, record comments on student assignments, send a video greeting to your students, record an instruction video with information on how students should use your course room in MyMoodle, and much else.

What is more, you can also record a meeting, an oral examination (that will be legally sound) or a webinar directly in Zoom.

Record your computer screen and/or web camera

In order to record a Powerpoint presentation or to show something on your computer screen (for instance, instructions or comments), you can use Kaltura Capture or other programme and then upload the video to our media system LnuPlay for distribution in your course room or in other places.

Alternative recording methods
You are not required to use Kaltura Capture. You can also record with Powerpoint, Zoom, or other software.

Learn more about alternative recording methods.

Record with Zoom
Learn more about how to record meetings or presentations via Zoom.

Handle your files and documents at a distance Lnu´s file storage

You can access your files and documents that have been stored internally on our so-called S: and P: catalogues.

NOTE! In order to access these catalogues from home or when travelling, you will need to install an extra safety measure called VPN. VPN creates an encrypted “tunnel” between your computer and the file server. You can download and install VPN to your computer and then log in using your regular log in details.
Learn more about VPN here.

S: is our common file server where, for instance, each faculty and department can store common documents.

P: is where we store our personal catalogues and backups. From P: you can access your own files and documents.

Box

Another file storage service that you can use is Box. In Box, it is easy to share documents with others and to work together with your colleagues in a document.

Learn more about Box here.

Watch a video explaining what Box is and how it differs from other file storage services.

Administrative systems

LADOK

LADOK handles study administration and can also be accessed via the web.

Agresso (requires VPN)

Agresso is our finance system.

Primula

Primula is our staff system and this is where you handle all your staff-related matters.

TimeEdit

Through TimeEdit, you can handle your timetables, room bookings, and other bookable resources.