FAQs for students

 

What is 1 E-Learning?
What is Blended Learning? 2
What is Vetucation®? 3
What is the difference between Vetucation and VetmedOnline? 4
What is the web adress of the E-Learning-Plattform? 5
How can I log into Vetucation®? 6
I can't log into Vetucation® . What can I do about it? 7
How to log out of the learning platform? 8
Are E-Learning-Courses supposed to replace classroom teaching? 9
What are the system preferences to view and download E-Learning contents? 10
How can Vetucation® be accessed from mobile devices? 11
How to install the "Bb Student" App and what devices are supported? 12
What is the difference between signing up for a course in Vetucation® and enroling in a course in VetmedOnline? 13
What is the focus of the discussion forum and who can participate? 14
Is the E-Learning-Plattform Vetucation® accessible world wide via the internet? 15
Is there a fee for using Vetucation? 16
Who has access to my personal data? 17
How to find courses in Vetucation? 18
How to sign up for a course? 19
Are all courses from VetmedOnline also in Vetucation®? 20
What enrollments are happening automatically? 21
How to delete a course in my course list in Vetucation®? 22
Who do I contact if I have questions about content or problems with understanding and how? 23
Who should I contact if I have any questions or problems registering for courses in Vetucation®? And how? 24
Do the grades I receive in the e-learning course correspond to the real assessment of my performance in the respective course? Do my performance in the e-learning course count towards the grades of the course? 25
Does the course content of a Vetucation® course match the corresponding course? 26
Why do I need the address book in Vetucation® and how do I work with it? 27
Can E-Mails be sent within Vetucation®? 28
What should I do if I receive a safety warning when using Vetucation®? 29
Can I evaluate a vetucation course or give feedback? 30
Who are E-Tutors? 31
How can I become an E-Tutor? 32
What is the Vetmediathek® students? 33
How can I log into VetMediathek® students? 34

 

What is E-Learning?

Definition of E-Learning on Wikipedia.org 35

 

What 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 serves to supplement classroom teaching (teachers and learners at the same time at the same location). Here you will find the learning materials for the individual courses.
The enrolment for one or most of the courses is done via VetmedOnline (http://online.vetmeduni.ac.at 36).

 

What is the difference between Vetucation and VetmedOnline?

VetmedOnline is the central administration system of our university ( including personal and course data ), i.e:

  • Registration for courses and examinations
  • Administration of student data (grade inspection, success reports, study confirmations, tuition fee status, ...)
  • course evaluation
  • Access: https://online.vetmeduni.ac.at 37

Vetucation® is the teaching and learning platform (contains didactically prepared learning content), i.e:

  • Vetucation® courses contain learning materials that have been prepared by teachers of the respective course.
  • Tools for communication and knowledge generation (blogs, wikis, discussion forums, e-mail, web conferencing, etc.)
  • Tools to check your own knowledge (self-tests, exercises)
  • Mobile Learning (Blackboard App)
  • Access: https://vetucation.vetmeduni.ac.at 38
  • The login is done with your Vetmed account.
 

What is the web adress of the E-Learning-Plattform?

The learning plattform is available at http://vetucation.vetmeduni.ac.at/ 39.

 

How can I log into Vetucation®?

Please use your VetMed Account to log in.
With the first log in you are accepting our IT-Usage Guidelines 40.
A Video Tutorial for logging into Vetucation® can be found in the tutorials section. 41

 

I can't log into Vetucation® . What can I do about it?

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:
Telephone: +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. You will not be able to log in again with the correct password until 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 under:
Telephone: +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 is identical to that of your Vetmed account. For students, for example, this is the matriculation number. In case of doubt, please contact the IT Helpdesk:
Telephone: +43 1 250 77 - 1611
E-Mail: it.helpdesk(at)vetmeduni.ac.at

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

Other log in problems

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

 

How to log out of the learning platform?

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

 

Are E-Learning-Courses supposed to replace classroom teaching?

No, in general e-learning is used as a complement to face-to-face teaching in order to positively influence the quality of the teaching and learning process. The extent to which e-learning is used in a course depends on the subject matter and the teaching methods of the lecturer.

 

What are the system preferences to view and download E-Learning contents?

Sie benötigen einen Internet-Browser (z.B. Microsoft Edge®, Mozilla Firefox® bzw. Google ChromeTM). Details zu den unterstützten Browsern finden Sie hier.
Die minimale empfohlene Verbindungsgeschwindigkeit zur Nutzung von Vetucation® ist 1,5 Mbps.

 

How can Vetucation® be accessed from mobile devices?

 

How to install the "Bb Student" App and what devices are supported?

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"Blackboard" is a free app that enables you to access Vetucation® on your mobile device.
"Blackboard" is available verfügbar for:

To use the App you need a VetMed Account.

How to download the Blackboard App:

  1. Open one of the direct App Store links.
  2. Install the free App.
  3. Open the App and enter "University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna" in the school name field.
  4. Log in using your username and password.
 

What is the difference between signing up for a course in Vetucation® and enroling in a course in VetmedOnline?

In VetmedOnline you register for a compulsory LV (according to the curriculum). In Vetucation® you will also find the LV documents for the corresponding LV. Registering or deregistering from a course in Vetucation® has no effect on your registration or deregistration in VetmedOnline. Registering for a Vetucation® course (LV) only serves to access the learning materials.

 

What is the focus of the discussion forum and who can participate?

The discussion platform serves for the interactive treatment and discussion of certain topics. Depending on how the discussion is organised and used, it may be accessible to all course participants or only to specific groups. You can find out when a discussion is started and for how long in the face-to-face lessons and on the announcement page of the respective e-learning course.

 

Is the E-Learning-Plattform Vetucation® accessible world wide via the internet?

Yes, just use your username and password and you can log in from all over the world.

 

Is there a fee for using Vetucation?

No, the learning plattform is a free service offered by the Veterinary University of Vienna.

 

Who has access to my personal data?

Your personal data remains unpublished and only you and the system administrators can access it. However you can decide to publish your data. Please see our Data Protection Statement 47 for further information.

 

How to find courses in Vetucation?

You can view the list of all courses available online and register for the relevant courses: 

  1. Login into Vetucation®
  2. "Courses" Tab
  3. Search the course catalogue
  4. Enter your searh query
  5. Click START

When searching for a course, enter a part of the course name (e.g. "Tissue" for the course "From tissue to cell").

Video Tutorials about this and other topics are available under Tutorials 41.

 

How to sign up for a course?

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After a course search a list with the found courses is displayed.

Move the cursor to the respective course ID in the column with the same name.  The corresponding line is now highlighted in light orange and an arrow appears to the right of the course ID. Click on this arrow and then on "Login".

If this arrow does not appear, registration for this course is not possible.
If you have any questions, please contact the e-learning helpdesk at extension 4241 or by email at elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at.

Video Tutorials about this and other topics are available under Tutorials 49.

 

 

Are all courses from VetmedOnline also in Vetucation®?

No, in Vetucation® you will only find those courses for which the lecturers provide learning materials. If you cannot find a course, ask the lecturer if there is a corresponding course in Vetucation®. If a course is available but you still cannot find it, please contact the e-learning helpdesk at DW 4241 or by e-mail at elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at.

 

What enrollments are happening automatically?

For courses that are assigned to courses, no automatic registrations are made unless this is requested and carried out by the lecturer.

Only for courses of general relevance to students (e.g. "Vetucation for Students", "Joint Study Residence Reports") all students are automatically registered.

In addition, course registrations made by students in the campus management system VetmedOnline are transferred once a day (at night) from the learning platform Vetucation, provided that the course leader has activated the comparison of the registration information.

 

How to delete a course in my course list in Vetucation®?

To unsubscribe from a course you will find the button "Unsubscribe" in the left menu.
You can unsubscribe from all courses you have registered for yourself.
Once you have cancelled a course, you cannot re-register for that course. To re-register, please send an email with your matriculation number, the course name and the course ID to elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at.

 

Who do I contact if I have questions about content or problems with understanding and how?

If you have questions about the content, it is best to contact the lecturer(s) or their assistants.

 

Who should I contact if I have any questions or problems registering for courses in Vetucation®? And how?

There is a helpdesk for Vetucation® that will be happy to help you. If you have any problems, just send an e-mail to elearning(at)vetmeduni.ac.at.

 

Do the grades I receive in the e-learning course correspond to the real assessment of my performance in the respective course? Do my performance in the e-learning course count towards the grades of the course?

E-learning should offer students additional opportunities to deepen their knowledge independently and flexibly and to verify it through self-monitoring tests. However, lecturers can include services such as participation or tasks in discussion forums or electronic submission of papers in their grading by arrangement with students (especially for courses with immanent examination character).

 

Does the course content of a Vetucation® course match the corresponding course?

Each course in Vetucation® is part of an LV for which it serves as a supplement. The contents of the course are either completely included in the Vetucation® course or are adapted to it.
The respective lecturers or course instructors are responsible for the content and completeness of the teaching materials.

 

Why do I need the address book in Vetucation® and how do I work with it?

 Users can store contact information in the address book. The address book remains empty until the user enters contacts. Users must enter a profile for each contact you want to add to the address book.

 

Can e-mails be sent within Vetucation®?

Yes, with "Send Email" (located under "My Campus") users can send emails to other students, instructors, leaders, teaching assistants, or groups within a course.
Note: Email recipients will not be able to see other recipients' email addresses.

 

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 50 for details.

 

Can I evaluate a vetucation course or give feedback?

Yes, if the teachers provide an online feedback form for the respective course.

 

Who are E-Tutors?

E-Tutors are students of the Vetmeduni Vienna who have completed an education (elective "Learning at the Vetmeduni Vienna") to become an E-Tutor. They can support teachers in the realisation of blended learning scenarios in content/didactical and technical matters.
Further information 51

 

How can I become an E-Tutor?

Prerequisite for the application as e-tutor is a successful participation in the elective "E-Learning an der Vetmeduni Vienna" (start in winter semester). Participation in the elective is possible from the 5th semester of the diploma course in Veterinary Medicine.

 

What is the Vetmediathek® students?

The VetMediathek is the central multimedia database of Vetmeduni Vienna. It is used by the institutions to manage their images, videos, audio and PDF files. The VetMediathek students is an excerpt from this database. It is available to the students via the site http://www.vetmediathek.at 52.

 

How can I log into VetMediathek® students?

  1. Go to http://www.VetMediathek.at 53, click on "VetMediathek students" (Students)
  2. Click on LOGIN at the bottom of the login window, then enter your username and password in the upper field of your Vetmed account and confirm with a mouse click.
  3. Once you have successfully logged in, you are in the PICTURES archive and should see your name in the upper right corner of the LOGOUT button.
  4. A PDF document with the FAQs can be found in the pdf archive of the VetMediathek students.