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UiB's information page about the corona virus Recommendations for Online Teaching and Learning Study from home

How to: work from home?

To access what you normally use at work (software, documents etc.), you may use these services. Which one(s) you need depends on what you will be doing:


  • Please use VPN only when required, as it impairs the UiB infrastructure/network performance.
  • If you experience slow performance or interruptions when working from home, try using (a.k.a. ""). This gives a complete "UiB desktop" and has moderate requirements for network capacity.
  • See also our page with advice on working from home

How to: Digital collaboration?

  • Teams is UiB's preferred platform for digital collaboration. Both Teams and Zoom can be used for video meetings. The matrix gived recommendations for various uses:





How to: Online meetings

How to move from classroom to online teaching and learning?

UiB has recently introduced two new services for remote learning:

  • Kaltura: Used for recording lectures. Lecturers are encouraged to use recordings rather than live teaching sessions. Recordings may be done at your own convenience, have less risk of errors, ant the students may peruse the recording several times.
  • Zoom: is used were Kaltura is not suitable, e.g. live seminars with need for interaction between lecturer and students and group discussions or work. Zoom has functions for breakout-rooms, where students may be divided into groups.

How to perform digital PhD examinations?

Please read these recommendations for digital PhD examinations.

Where to get help?

  • You may fint information and get help through the UiBhelp service portal.
  • The IT service desk BRITA is available on telephone 55 58 47 00 8 am-3:45 pm (08:00-15:45)
  • We are also availble on chat: 8:30 am-3:30 pm (08:30-15:30).

When you submit a request to us, please help us by:

  • supplying all relevant information (e.g. machine name)
  • supplying a mobile phone number vi kan reach you on.
  • download Teamviewer in advance if you think we may help you by connecting to your computer remotely (remote assitance).

Please be aware that this special situation is also exploited for computer crime! Se e.g. BBC's "Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19".

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