Covid-19 Q&A for Teaching
How will teaching take place in the winter term?
In response to the emergency measures issued by the Ministry of Health and the regulations of the Hygiene Station of Prague and Brno, teaching of the accredited study programs at NEWTON University in the academic year 2020/21 will be organized as follows, until further notice:
- All lectures, seminars and workshops will be realized in regular times according to the valid timetable using means of long-distance communication (videoconferencing systems WebinarJam, Zoom);
- personal presence of students on the school premises is possible only for the purpose of visiting the library or study rooms, an individual consultation with a lecturer or taking an exam (with a maximum of 10 people)
Where can I find all current information?
You can always find all important information about teaching in the section my studies in the Information System NEWTON University (hereinafter IS NC) - you can find it at https://is.newtoncollege.cz.
When does the term start?
Teaching in the winter semester 2020/21 begins in the even week of September 29 (Tuesday) and in the summer semester in the week of February 8 (Monday). You can find a specific start for individual study programs and forms of study in IS NC in the section Student Portal - Personal Schedule.
Where can I find my timetable?
You can find the up-to-date timetable in the IS NC in the section Student Portal - Personal Timetable, including any replacements or changes. In the notes below you will find a link to the virtual classroom on WebinarJam or Zoom. Teaching always takes place according to the schedule - 8:00, 9:40, 11:20, 13:00, 14:40, 16:20, 18:00, i.e. at the same times as if it took place in person.
How do online lectures work?
Online lectures take place through the WebinarJam platform. All you need to do is register for lectures from each subject once before the first lecture. You will receive an email notification for each subsequent lecture and a link to the virtual classroom. At the same time, all registered students will have access to a recording of the lecture using the same link for 40 days. Student participation in lectures takes place mainly in the form of text comments or questions.
What equipment is necessary to participate in online learning?
You can’t do without a computer or other mobile device on which you can run WebinarJam or Zoom, as well as a webcam, which is necessary for seminars.
How do online seminars work?
Online seminars take place through the Zoom platform. The seminars are interactive; students are expected to participate fully. Seminars are not recorded.
Where can I find contacts for my lecturers?
Lecturer contact information can be found in the NC IS. If necessary, you can arrange an individual consultation with them.
Where can I find a link to a virtual classroom?
Links to virtual classrooms on WebinarJam or Zoom can be found in IS NC in the section Student Portal - Personal Timetable, in the notes below your schedule.
Where can I find teaching materials?
Teaching materials are available in IS NC in the Documents section.
Where can I get an enrollment certificate?
Certificate confirming your enrollment in one of our study programmes can be obtained directly at the study department of NEWTON University in Prague or Brno, or in electronic form - just contact our study department.
Can I visit the school library?
The library is fully accessible to students, but please follow the current epidemiological situation.