FAQ for faculty

 

What is e-learning?  1
What is Blended Learning?  2
What is Vetucation®? 3
Which browser should I use? 4
How do I get to the Vetucation® e-learning platform? 5
How can I log in to Vetucation®? 6
I cannot log in to Vetucation®. What can I do? 7
How do I log out from the learning platform? 8
How do I get to the course overview in Vetucation®? 9
How can I register / create a new course in Vetucation®?  10
What should I do if I receive a safety warning when using Vetucation®? 11
How can I make my Vetucation® course student-friendly? 12
How can I make my Vetucation® course more interactive? 13
What are self-tests and what can I use them for? 14
What is a discussion forum and how can I use it in my Vetucation® course? 15
What are wikis and how can I use them in my course? 16
What is the Vetucation® learning module? 17
Can students evaluate my Vetucation® course or give feedback? 18
What support is offered by the E-Learning & New Media department? 19​​​​​​​
Who are e-tutors? How can they support me as a teacher? 20
How can I apply for support from an e-tutor? 21
How much does the support by an e-tutor cost? 22
How much time can I expect to spend participating in the e-tutor programme? 23
What is the VetMediathek®? 24
How can I log into the VetMediathek®? 25
What is the Media Laboratory and how can I use it?  26​​​​​​​

 

What is e-learning?

Definition of e-learning on Wikipedia 27

 

What is Blended-Learning?

Blended learning is a form of learning in which the courses are composed of a combination of presence and online teaching units.
The e-learning platform Vetucation® enables the implementation of blended learning concepts at Vetmeduni.

 

What is Vetucation®?

Vetucation® is the learning platform of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and supports classroom teaching.
The learning platform offers the following possibilities:

  • Blended learning (presence and online phase)
  • Synchronous and asynchronous communication (Web conferencing, e-mail)
  • Interactive and collaborative tools (wikis, weblogs, discussion forums)
  • Self-tests and exercises
 

Which browser should I use?

The learning platform supports the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge: 20+
  • Mozilla Firefox: 31+
  • Google Chrome: 36+
  • Safari 6+ (nur Mac OS)

Use this link Blackboard Browser Checker 28 to check if your browser meets the requirements. More details about the supported browsers can be found here 29.

Please note: If you are using a pop-up blocker, please deactivate it for the duration of your use of the Vetucation® learning platform.

 

How do I get to the Vetucation® e-learning platform?

You can reach the learning platform at http://vetucation.vetmeduni.ac.at 30.

 

How can I log in to Vetucation®?

To log in, please enter your Vetmed account username and password.
By registering for Vetucation®, you agree to the IT usage guidelines 31.
Vetucation® Login Video Guide 32

 

I cannot log in to Vetucation®. What can I do?

Forgotten Password

If you are a member of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, your Vetucation® password is identical to that of your Vetmed account. You can have your password reset by the Central IT Services Helpdesk. You can reach the IT Helpdesk at:
Phone: +43 1 250 77 - 1611
E-Mail: it.helpdesk(at)vetmeduni.ac.at

Note: If you have entered your password incorrectly three times in Vetucation®, your account will be blocked for 15 minutes for security reasons. A new login with the correct password is only possible after this time has elapsed.

If you are not a member of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and have forgotten your Vetucation® password, please contact the E-Learning Helpdesk:
Phone: +43 1 250 77 - 4241
E-Mail: elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at

Forgotten username

If you are a member of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, your Vetucation® username will be identical to that of your Vetmed account. In case of doubt, please contact the IT helpdesk:
Phone: +43 1 250 77 - 1611
E-Mail: it.helpdesk(at)vetmeduni.ac.at

If you are not a member of the Vienna University of Veterinary Medicine and have forgotten your Vetucation® user name, please contact the E-Learning Helpdesk at :
Phone: +43 1 250 77 - 4241
E-Mail: elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at

Other registration problems

Please contact the E-Learning Helpdesk:
Phone: +43 1 250 77 - 4241
E-Mail: elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at

 

 

How do I log out from the learning platform?

The button " Logout" can be found in the upper right area.

 

How do I get to the course overview in Vetucation®?

Login to the learning platform >> Click on the "Courses" tab >> Click on "Search course catalogue".
Video instructions for course search and registration: http://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/fileadmin/v/elearning/Tutorials-Allgemein/kurssuche_anmeldung/Kurssuche_anmeldung.htm 33

 

How can I register / create a new course in Vetucation®?

To create a new Vetucation® course, please activate the corresponding option in the detailed view of the course in VetmedOnline. Proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the course title in VetmedOnline. The detailed view will open.
  2. Then click on "Edit" in the upper right corner.
  3. Now you have the option to select the option "The teacher has created a Vetucation® course" under "Teaching and learning method". Confirm your entry with "Save".

For further information incl. screenshot please click here (in German) 34.

 

What should I do if I receive a safety warning when using Vetucation®?

Since communication between the client and the Vetucation® server is encrypted, a security warning may occur when accessing external pages (links).
If this is a trustworthy page, you can answer the message with No.
This security warning can also be completely avoided by making a setting in Internet Explorer. See the instructions for details 35 (in German).

 

How can I make my Vetucation® course student-friendly?

  • Process PowerPoint and PDF files in a print-friendly way (e.g. no colored background, ...)
  • Design course information in detail and keep it up to date
  • Provide videos in user-friendly formats and sizes
  • Comment on photos and graphics
  • Create announcements for changes/updates (e.g.: "new LV documents are online")
  • ...

Further Informaton can be found in the "Vetucation® für Lehrende" course.

 

How can I make my Vetucation® course more interactive?

Depending on the subject matter and scope of the course, various Vetucation® tools can be used, such as self-tests, exercises, discussion forums, wikis, blogs and learning modules.

Further Informaton can be found in the "Vetucation® für Lehrende" course.

 

 

What are self-tests and what can I use them for?

Self-tests are (ungraded) tests that give students the opportunity to check their level of knowledge. These can refer to the entire subject matter or to individual chapters. The self-tests can be repeated as often as desired.

 

What is a discussion forum and how can I use it in my Vetucation® course?

Discussion forums can, for example, be set up for specific topics and offer participants the opportunity to discuss such topics more intensively, to ask questions, but also to make their own contributions. These can also be graded.

 

What are wikis and how can I use them in my course?

With the help of wikis, students can work together on a topic and generate knowledge. This tool is often used for group work, which can also be graded.

 

What is the Vetucation® learning module?

With the help of a Vetucation® learning module, teaching content can be presented in a structured and interactive way.
A learning module can contain the subject matter, pictures, descriptions, exercises and tests on a topic or for the entire course.
Such learning modules can be created in the content area of the Vetucation® course with the function "Create content".

 

Can students evaluate my Vetucation® course or give feedback?

Yes, in Vetucation® you have the possibility to create a feedback form and to activate it for the course participants.

 

What support is offered by the E-Learning & New Media department?

  • Vetucation® training courses (current dates can be found in VetmedOnline)
 

Who are e-tutors? How can they support me as a teacher?

E-Tutors are students of the Vetmeduni Vienna who have completed the training (elective "Learning at the Vetmeduni Vienna") to become an E-Tutor. Participation in the elective course is possible from the 5th semester of the diploma study Veterinary Medicine. E-tutors can support you in the realisation of blended learning scenarios in content/didactical and technical matters.
http://www.vetmeduni.ac.at/de/elearning/services/e-learning/e-tutorinnen/ 39​​​​​​​

 

How can I apply for support from an e-tutor?

Please fill out a registration form which is available in VetEasy (PDF File 40, 1.7MB, registration in Veteasy required).

Send the completed form to elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at.

 

How much does the support by an e-tutor cost?

The employment costs for projects submitted within the framework of the elective "E-Learning at Vetmeduni Vienna" are paid by the VRL for one semester (usually for the summer semester, which immediately follows the elective in WS).

If, in addition, there is a need for support by an e-tutor, the employment costs are to be borne by the respective institution. The costs depend on the extent of employment (= working hours per week) and the duration of employment. However, e-tutors can only be hired for minor employment. 

For further questions please contact us at elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at.

 

How much time can I expect to spend participating in the e-tutor programme?

For an optimal implementation and supervision of the submitted projects, the support of the respective teachers is necessary (e.g. in the form of coordination). 

The amount of time to be invested depends on the scope of the projects as well as on the desired final results. In order to be able to estimate the expenditure of time as accurately as possible, a joint initial discussion with the e-learning working group and the students involved in the project is arranged with the teachers.

 

What is the VetMediathek®?

The VetMediathek® is the central multimedia database of the Vetmeduni Vienna. With the implementation of the database, all institutions have access to a campus-wide uniform system for thesaurus-based administration of images, videos, sound files and pdf documents based on international standards (in the following summarised as "images" for the sake of simplicity).

You will find further information / a short manual for staff members in the document FAQ vetmediathek staff (PDF, 440 KB) in german 41.

 

How can I log into the VetMediathek®?

  1. Open http://www.VetMediathek.at 42, click on "VetMediathek Staff", save the page with the registration window as a favourite.
  2. Click on LOGIN in the registration window, then enter your user name in the upper field and your password in the lower field (similar to the Windows login on campus) and confirm with a mouse click.
  3. If you have successfully logged in, you are in the VETMED POOL archive and see an overview of the images it contains. Your name should be at the top right of the LOGOUT button.
  4. A PDF document with the FAQs can be found here in the Archive Pool.
 

What is the Media Laboratory and how can I use it?

The Media Laboratory provides all teachers at Vetmeduni Vienna with a room equipped for multimedia productions for teaching and research. Among other things, professional photos, videos and audios can be taken, created and edited there, transparencies, slides and cuttings can be digitized and presentations can be dubbed.

Further information can be found here www.vetmeduni.ac.at/de/elearning/services/multimedia/medienwerkstatt 37