There are various ways to build course rooms in Absalon. If you are a new course responsible or teacher at the University of Copenhagen you might be missing inspiration on how to structure and present content to your students in Absalon. Therefore we have collected examples on course rooms from teachers which are presented in a short video. Some of the examples are in English, while others are in Danish.
On the videos, each course responsible explains how they have structured their course in Absalon, and not least, why they have chosen that specific way.
Course progressing using the Calender
Lulu Charlotte Harteg Jacobsen, Teaching assistant professor, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Forest and Lancscape College
Lulu has structured the course “Klimatilpasning og Planlægning” using Absalon’s calendar. The calendar is therefore the student’s primary access to find important information, as all activity deadlines are found here. At the same time, Lulu uses modules to organize the course litterature so that students can easily find relevant articles.
Periodic use of modules and consistent use of quizzes
One module = One week
Jan Halborg Jensen, Professor, Department of Chemistry
In his course “Physical Chemistry for Biochemists”, Jan uses modules to keep a clear structure in the course and make content easily accessible. In each module, he includes quizzes to assess how confident the students are with the subject, and adjust his face-to-face teaching based on that.
Dynamic home page updated weekly with relevant and current content for students
Chresteria Neutzsky Wulff, Assistant lecturer, SAXO-Institute – Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Chresteria has chosen to use a content page as home page. It is actively used and updated weekly. From this page students receive the most important information for the week. From here, they find resources and tasks in the course’s individual modules.
Home page updated with questions/answers, and modules structured thematically
Lasse Baaner, Postdoc, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Section for Consumption, Bioethics and Governance
Each module has their own subject making it easy for the students to find the right materials. E.g. exam.
At the same time Lasse uses a content page as home page as a bulletin board for the students.
Home page with access to each module, including videos and Exam TV
Jørgen Olsen, Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Morphogenesis and Differentiation Program
Jørgen has designed his course room in modules and he uses content pages to give the students a clear outline of the different subjects. Each page contains links to written documents as well as videos on clinical anatomy and dissection.
Since autumn 2016 Jørgen has produced live “Exam TV”. It is a concept that allows students to ask questions and test themselves while watching live TV. Further reading on Exam TV.