Ca' Foscari and the Coronavirus emergency
Information regarding access to buildings and support measures for exam and graduation sessions
According to Decree-Law no. 24 issued on 24 March 2022, from 1 May 2022, Green Passes are no longer required to access buildings, classrooms, laboratories and libraries. The following measures are recommended:
- the use of face masks is recommended in classrooms, libraries or laboratories and in all other university buildings
- the use of FFP2 masks is recommended to participate in meetings, conferences, and events in general
- library seats must be booked.
Support measures have been implemented in relation with current exam and graduation sessions for students who test positive for Covid-19.
Exams and graduation
Written and oral exams in the exam session of May, June and July will be held in person, in keeping with the following safety measures:
- seating arrangements in classrooms must respect social distancing
- everyone must wear a face mask (surgical masks or respirators)
- everyone must wash or sanitise their hands frequently
- gatherings must be avoided
- rooms must be ventilated thoroughly and frequently
Exams will be held in person even for courses that have been held online.
When professors are on sick leave, exams may be postponed, unless a colleague is available for substitution.
For students who have tested positive for Covid-19 and can document it, the missed exam can be recovered later and in person, by agreeing with the professor. Students must send their medical certificate to their campus services.
Students who may request to sit an exam online
Students may request to sit an exam online if they fall into one of the categories listed below:
- students with disabilities recognised under Art. 3, par.3 of Italian Law 104/92. Such students should send a request to email@example.com at least 5 days before the exam
- fragile students suffering from serious diseases or with certified immunodeficiency, due to the high risk of contagion (Ministerial Order no. 134 of 09/10/2020). Fragility is assessed and certified by the General Practitioner in collaboration with the local Prevention Department. Such students should send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 5 days before the exam
For international students — i.e. students who possess a foreign qualification, are foreign citizens, and cannot travel due to travel restrictions in their country of residence — online exams will be held in the same way as the corresponding in-person exams. In order to be authorised to take exams online, international students must send a request to email@example.com at least 5 days before the exam and attach documentation attesting their current residence (e.g. a residence certificate or self-declaration validated by a local Italian authority, such as a Consulate or Embassy) certifying that they are currently in a country which is restricting travel.
- Graduation session bis June 1-15 - academic year 2020/2021
Students who test positive for Covid-19 in this session and can document it will be able to graduate in the summer session (July 22) without paying any additional fees.
- Graduation sessions 10-22 July - academic year 2021/2022
For students who test positive for Covid-19 in this session and can document it, the graduation session will be extended to September, with a duration of one week and with dates to be established according to the availability of spaces and members of the commissions.
Students must send their medical certificate to their campus services.
Digital teaching tools and services
The following information regarding the teaching support tools for the 2021/2022 academic year is frequently updated. Check back regularly to stay in the loop.
In the Agenda section you can will find lectures and exam timesheets for your programme.
The Biblioteche section allows you to book your seat in libraries and study rooms.
Library services and study rooms for Ca’ Foscari members can be booked through through EasyPlanning.
Digital teaching tools
Moodle is the e-learning platform used to access the resources, activities and events of each course. In fact, each course has a corresponding Moodle area, which can be used for remote activities and, during lessons in person, as a support tool for group work, individual exercises, tests and exams.
Access to Moodle [ITA] requires your unive login credentials. First access creates a user account, used to participate in the activities, receive the notices published on Moodle by the teachers and access the Zoom lesson calendar.
Some courses are protected by a registration key, created and sent to students by the teacher.
Zoom is the video conferencing platform linked to the Moodle teaching areas; it allows all participants to remotely attend class activities, group works, discussions and presentations. It can be used as a video conferencing platform for remote courses or blended ones as well (both online and in presence).
The user profile and the video conferencing settings can be managed by clicking on this link https://unive.zoom.us/signin [ITA] (unive credentials are needed for the access). For new users, the Zoom account is automatically created when the participant joins the video conference, by using the Zoom calendar related to a specific Moodle course.
To attend a video conference, the user should download and install the Zoom desktop app and/or the mobile app. Once downloaded, the Zoom installer starts automatically upon the first access; however, the user can also decide to install the app in advance to create personal events and run technical tests.
In case of problems of access to University meetings or, more specifically, online courses, please refer to these guidelines. To actively attend the meetings, the use of a microphone and camera is required.
Padlet is the environment for the production of individual or collective multimedia bulletin boards, used for personal projects or connected to the Moodle area of the courses. Padlet creates and collects videos, records screens, processes timelines and concept maps quickly and intuitively.
Padlet creates a user account automatically for anyone who accesses an activity on Padlet, made available in the Moodle area of each course. Access to Padlet requires your unive login credentials.
Permissions to access and edit the content vary on each Padlet board and are set by its creator. You can manage your user profile and personal Padlet projects at https://unive.padlet.org/auth/login [ITA], where you can create an account independently using the Log in with Google option and entering your unive email credentials.
Accessing your account or Padlet boards via the app on mobile devices requires you to switch to the unive login screen, using the link Backpack/Briefcase user? Login here and, on the next page, enter the domain unive.padlet.org before entering your credentials.
There is no need to install any software for PCs or mobile devices to take part in basic activities. However, advanced functions, such as video message recording and screen recording, may require you to install extensions in your browser.
Some browsers are not compatible with Padlet's advanced functions. We therefore recommend you install the app on mobile devices and use Google Chrome on PCs.
Kahoot is a virtual environment for guided independent study and participation in learning assessment quizzes. Some teachers use Kahoot during lessons held in person and online.
Normally, participation in activities prepared by teachers on Kahoot does not require you to create a specific account. To start, just enter the game pin provided by the teacher on the website https://kahoot.it or, on mobile devices, the app available to download at https://kahoot.com/home/mobile-app.
There are various Google services offered free of charge to students thanks to the agreement with the University, including in particular:
- Gmail, accessible from http://mail.stud.unive.it (after logging in, you can find the icon to access all the other Google apps in the top right of the window)
- Meet for managing video conferences and chats
- Docs, Forms, Sheets and Slides to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, working in real time
- Drive to store and share documents
- Calendar to manage private and shared calendars
For more information, see the page Student e-mail and authentication system.
Students can sign up to use Office 365 Education for free, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note and other applications from Microsoft. Applications can also be used online and collaboratively.
To activate your account, follow the instructions on the page Microsoft Office 365 [ITA] in the students area.
Last update: 28/06/2022