Taking into consideration that many of you have similar questions, problems about the distance learning system the Faculty made a list of Frequently asked questions, please see it below:
„Your health is the most important thing!
Classes will be held in a virtual space,
we require things that you can
fulfil in the current situation!”
Dr. György Alföldi DLA Dean
DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM
AS A STUDENT, WHAT APPLICATIONS DO I NEED TO USE IN THE DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM?
The university has been working constantly on the distance learning system, the lecturers are trying to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances. This form of education creates a new situation for everyone, while we are making efforts to the best solution, obviously not everything will be perfect.
For the administration and organization of education basically the Moodle system will be used. In case, you have not registered yet, please register until 28th March 2020 at the latest. The instruction is available here.
Microsoft Office 365 is used to ease the communication. The instruction is available here.
In case, you have not registered yet, please register until 28 March 2020 at the latest.
It is compulsory to register and use both applications!
It is very important to read messages sent via Neptun to your e-mail address – or directly in the Neptun system as they may provide information about virtual classes (eg. invitation into MS Teams groups).
AS A STUDENT, WHEN DO I GET TO KNOW WHAT TO DO IN ORDER TO BE PRESENT IN THE CLASSES?
Classes will be basically held according to the timetable.
During the studio week, the Faculty has compiled a handout about necessary modifications of the courses in the new situation. This handout indicates separately those classes needing personal presence, therefore will only be kept after the release of epidemiology measures.
AS A STUDENT, WILL MY PRESENCE BE JUSTIFIED IN CASE I CANNOT ATTEND THE CLASSES? CAN I HAVE ACCESS TO THE LEARNING MATERIALS LATER?
Based on the decision of BME, attendance of the theory and practice courses may not be checked until further measures, and has to be considered as fulfilled by the student.
Due to the above, real-time attendance of the virtual classes is not compulsory. However, it is very advisable, as participation will help you to acquire the knowledge.
There will be some courses
with video records,
and some other
online streamed classes which you can join.
However, the learning materials of the assessment will
be available in asynchronous way (to be downloaded) as well.
GENERAL STUDY QUESTIONS
WHEN CAN I RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHANGES OF EVALUATION OF LEARNING OUTCOMES?
Regarding the evaluation of learning outcomes the normative standpoint is that it will be changed only in justified case. It means that in base case the original schedule (as it was announced in the beginning of the semester) will be applied for the mid-term and final submissions. In case of any diversions, students will be informed during the Studio week by the heads of course and the Faculty based on Faculty’s agreement. The Departments will do their best to help home study and work, but in return they will expect to keep the deadlines.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TECHNICAL PROBLEM AFFECTING THE EVALUATION OF LEARNING OUTCOMES?
Should you have technical problems considering the task solution, do inform the head of course as soon as possible/for the first time, but at latest within 24 hours. Due to the extraordinary evaluation of learning outcomes and the circumstances you are asked to acutely keep the deadlines.
HOW DO COMPLEX AND DIPLOMA COURSES CONTINUE IN THIS SEMESTER?
About the consultation schedule and methodology of Complex and Diploma courses concerning more Departments, students will be informed by their responsible Design Department.
MAY THE TIME OF DIPLOMA DEFENSE AND THE FINAL EXAMINATION PERIOD CHANGE?
At present, the intention of the Faculty is to organize these according to the original schedule. However, there may be some changes due to the circumstances.
MAY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DIPLOMA PROJECTS CHANGE?
Basically there are no changes concerning requirements, but little modifications, especially in the way of submission are possible. The Faculty will make a decision about it in the near future.
WHEN DOES THE DISTANCE LEARING SYSTEM START?
It starts on 30th March 2020.
WILL THE WHOLE SEMESTER BE HELD IN DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM?
It depends on the measures in relation to enhanced epidemiological protection. There is a little chance that we can open the gates of the university before the examination period.
ABOUT THE MOODLE SYSTEM: SO FAR NOT ALL OF THE STUDYING MATERIALS HAVE BEEN UPLOADED
Our lecturers are
constantly working on the materials for distance learning. The materials may be uploaded from class to class.
I CAN’T DOWNLOAD THE STUDYING MATERIALS
Some of the materials may have restricted access so they can’t be downloaded but can be opened any time. It depends on the lecturers’ decision.
IN MS TEAMS NOT ALL OF THE LECTURERS HAVE SENT US THE CODES, SO THAT I CANNOT JOIN
Our lecturers are constantly working on MS Teams as well, so it is possible that you will get the invitation later.
I CANNOT FIND THE COURSE CODES
You can find them in the Neptun System.
IN MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 HOW TO SWITCH THE LANGUAGE INTO ENGLISH?
If you go to the upper right corner, where your initials (or picture) is, you can choose “Beállítások” (with the cogwheel). There in the “Általános” tab, at the bottom you find “Nyelv” where you can switch the language.
IS THERE ANY OTHER APPLICATIONS THAT I NEED TO USE?
Basically you need to use Moodle system and Microsoft Office 365. In case the Department requires other application(s), they will inform you about it.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T HAVE GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION?
You can still rely on the downloadable materials.
DO I NEED TO USE WEB CAM AND MICROFON?
Some courses will require to use it.
I AM A SCHOLARSHIP HOLDER STUDENT. CAN I RETURN TO MY HOME COUNTRY AND CONTINUE THE DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM? WHAT HAPPENS WITH MY SCHOLARSHIP?
For university students travelling abroad is not recommended due to general measures! In case you decide to return home, we will inform you about the possibilities.
CAN I PASSIVATE AND/OR POSTPONE MY STUDIES?
Yes. You have to submit an E031 Request for passive term.
Budapest, 27th March 2020.
István Bartók DLA
for International Education
Faculty of Architecture