Tools and Work Aids For lecturers

Prepare and plan courses

Entering a course, accompanying it online, managing registrations and planning the daily teaching routine more easily - all this is part of the semester planning of a course.

Plan courses in CTS

In order for students to register,

  • the course must be recorded (course coordinator)
  • the eligibility for crediting to studies = assignment to vessels must be defined (subject coordinator).
  • the course must be cleared (subject coordinator)
  • the registration/deregistration deadlines must be set (persons responsible and administrators of the course)

The deadlines for courses and performance checks are recorded separately.

In the public domain (without login) the view is the same for all users. If you are logged in, your last settings can be saved to show you the usual view the next time you visit. The event tree is structured by study programs. This allows you to quickly find an overview of the creditable courses in the individual vessels. The course catalogue shows the details of the courses.

Public domain (without registration)
Access to course announcements and performance checks (registered)

Note

Recording of documents

If course registrations are made through the Core Teaching System (CTS), the lists of participants can be managed in CTS. If registrations are made via ILIAS, members can be managed directly in ILIAS.

Maintain registration lists in CTS

In order for students to register, 

  • the course must be recorded (course coordinator)
  • the eligibility for crediting to studies = assignment to vessels must be defined (subject coordinator).
  • the course must be cleared (subject coordinator)
  • the registration/deregistration deadlines must be set (persons responsible and administrators of the course)

Lecturers are obliged to inform students of the modalities of the courses and performance checks in the first courses of the semester.

Persons in charge (and lecturers in this role) can neither give someone a request for a spot nor change the order of the requests for spots. If someone were to be deleted from the list of requests for a spot, they could simply re-register. It is only sensible (if necessary) to edit the participant list manually. There, it is possible to manually assign places that are secured. This is also possible if the registration deadline is still running. Once the registration deadline has expired, the list of requests for spots is transferred to the list of participants. If the deregistration period is still running after the registration deadline, registered students can still deregister. However, registrations can only be added manually.

Access to CTS

Note

CTS Video

In case of uncertainties regarding the registration procedure, the CTS introduction video will help.

Process in connection with CTS

Please note the following dates and processes. 

Autumn semester
December/January Dispatch of information on dates for lecturers
  Copy of lecturer's dispatch and further information (training etc.) to LVV / FV etc. (all users) 
March 30th Courses for the AS and, as far as possible, for the SS are reported to the course coordinators (LVV) CTS
April 30th LVV have entered courses and submitted them to the subject coordinators for release
CW 19 (ca. May 10th) Room requests are entered and sent (time of reminder mail CTS: May 5th) - Start of allocation CW 20
May 31st
Subject coordinators have released LV Registration deadlines for courses are available (reminder mail CTS: June 1st)
With the release, the courses are automatically published online
July 1st Allocation of vessels must be available (reminder mail CTS: July 1st).
3 weeks before the semester begins (end of August) Room reservations become definite (reminder mail CTS, if still no rooms: August 5th)
Spring semester

Reminder to lecturers regarding delivery of final details by institutes
September 30th
Courses resp. last details for the SS are reported to the course coordinators (LVV) CTS.
October 31st
LVV have reworked LV and, if not yet released, submitted them to subject coordinators for release
November 15th
Subject coordinators have released the courses
Registration deadlines LV are available (reminder mail CTS: November 16th),
With the release, the courses are automatically published online.
CW 48 (end of November)
Room requests are entered and sent (time of reminder mail CTS: November 25th) - Start of allocation CW 49
November 30th
Allocation of vessels must be available (reminder mail CTS: December 1st)
3 weeks before the semester begins (end of January)
Room reservations become definite (reminder mail CTS, if still no rooms: January 7th)

Abbreviations

  • LV: Course
  • LVV: Course coordinator
  • FV: Subject coordinator
Access to CTS

Use dates in ILIAS

Create transparency: Present the progression of the semester in your ILIAS course or coordinate dates and announce changes. Dates from KSL are automatically transferred to the ILIAS course. You can use them to assign materials or to provide more detailed information about the dates.

The calendar can serve as a starting point for students.

Overview of all ILIAS-tools and live-demo
Access to ILIAS

Have a digital reserve list created

The University Library of Bern UB creates a digital reserve list for your courses. The electronic version of the classic reserve list offers journal articles and excerpts from books in digital form. Thereby the materials can be used by the participants of a course at any time from any workplace with internet access.

The digital reserve list can be added directly to your own ILIAS course.

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ILIAS as digital accompaniment during the semester

ILIAS is the central teaching and learning platform of the University of Bern. It can be used both for the efficient and simple accompaniment and support of attendance based courses as well as for the implementation of extensive online courses.

With ILIAS you can make the contents of your course and information about it available to students online. For this purpose you need an ILIAS course, which you can open via CTS (if your course is advertised in CTS) or order via a separate form (if your course is not advertised in CTS).

Access to courses, working groups and further learning materials
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