Use the right system to communicate with students

Last changed: 02 March 2020

On this page we provide staff who are working with SLU's educational support systems with information on how to communicate study-related information to the students. These recommendations are updated as systems are developed or replaced. Today, there are mainly four systems you should use.

  • Ladok
  • Slunik
  • Canvas
  • E-mail - each student and staff member have an email address
    at SLU. The student's e-mail address is found in Slunik and other systems.

Below you can see which of these systems you should use to communicate
different types of information to the students.

Version: 2015-02-23

 LadokSlunikCanvasEmailComment

Course syllabus

 

 

 

 

The course syllabus is automatically shown on the course page for the students. The information is taken from Slukurs.

Literature

 

X

 

 

Required course literature should be available no later than 8 weeks before the course starts.

You can make a link in Canvas to the course page where the literature list is displayed to the student.

The information shall be available for others than those who work with the course or attend it.

Schedule

 

X

 

 

Before the course, the schedule should be available for students at least 4 weeks before the course starts.

Updated schedule during the course should always be made in Slunik because other than those who work with or take the course needs to reach the schedule.

You can create a link in Canvas to the course page where the schedule is displayed to the student.

Grading criteria

 

X

 

 

The information must also be available to others than those who work with the course or attend it.

You can create a link in Canvas to the grading criteria in Slunik.

Links

 

X

X

 

Be clear to students about where the information is located. Consider:

Slunik - open to everyone.
Canvas- only for participants in the room.

Contact information

 

X

 

 

 

Study guidance

 

X

 

 

The information must be available to others than those who work with the course or attend it.

You can create a link in Canvas to the study guidance

Handouts, compendiums, recorded lectures and other course material

 

X

X

 

Be clear to students about where the information is located. Consider:
Slunik - open to everyone.
Canvas- only for participants in the room.

Message – the entire student group

 

X

(X)

 

Only use Canvas for information about what is happening in the Fronter room.

Communication – part of the student group

     

X

E-mail addresses are accessed via Canvas , Slunik or Ladok.

Communication – single student

 

 

 

X

E-mail addresses are accessed via Canvas, Slunik or Ladok.

Digital assignments

   

X

 

May be submitted individually or in groups.

Teachers can give comments on the submitted assignment directly in Canvas.

Discussion forum

   

X

 

 

Web exam

 

 

X

 

Can also be connected to a database query which can dynamically pick questions randomly when the student starts the test.

Part of a evaluation and survey

 

 

X

 

 

Exam registration

X

   

 

If you set up an exam registration it should be done for students through My Studies.

Exam results

 

X

 

 

Place the code list for regular and first retake.

Results – course and partial exams 

X

 

 

 

 

Final evaluation with evaluation results

 

X

 

 

Must be done through Evald according to SLU's regulations.


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