All you need to know about digital exams, the video conference tool Zoom and our online services. This page provides information about the digital teaching arrangements.

How to use the video conference tool Zoom

Malmö University students get a full access Zoom account for free. This requires you to have a Malmö University computer identity. This type of account has no restrictions on time usage, number of meetings or participants. If you already have a free Zoom account that is connected to the same email address, two accounts will be merged. Kindly install the Zoom app on both your computer and mobile phone. 

The user guide Get Started with Zoom should answer all your questions to get you started.

Examinations

How you register for a digital exam may vary depending on what faculty you are studying at. Always check your schedule (Kronox) to learn whether you have a sit-in or digital exam. When in doubt, contact your Student Administrator or examiner for information on what applies to your exam.

Find your Student Administration

If you need access to computer or wifi

You can access computers and wifi in the university libraries.

Opening hours at the libraries

Top tips when studying from home

Does distance learning apply to your course or programme? Online classes may prove a challenge to many students. To help, our Student Health Service put together their best tips for making it easier for you to navigate and manage distance learning. The Student Health Service offers support by phone or via Zoom if you need someone to talk to.

Student Health Service at Malmö University

Establish a routine

Try to establish a structural and sustainable routine that allows you to keep your studies going and get work done. Remember to create variations in your routines to increase stimulation and avoid monotony, step out and get fresh air, move around, reinforce your social contacts and rest. Plan your time so that you know in advance when and what to study and make sure to rest after every study session. If you sense that it is somehow difficult, use your alarm clock to remind and help you with the transitions in your planning.

Get a good start to your day

Create a routine to get the day started. Get up at the same time every day, refresh and get dressed, get everything in order and have breakfast. Why not go for a short walk or bike ride – do something you might have done if you had gone to University.

Take a break – divide the time into short sessions

Breaks and rest are as important as the study sessions to be able to maintain focus, concentration and quality in your studies. Before you start your studies, think through what breaks or activities might work best for you and will allow you to regain your energy. It is often helpful to take a breath of fresh air or move around a little, especially when you have been sitting still and studying for a while. Be curious and try new ways to get refreshed.

You will need several shorter and a few longer breaks during the study sessions. Taking breaks not only gives the brain time to sort and process what you have just written or read, but it also solidifies memorization. Also, try to find ways to take breaks that do not go beyond the planned time. Remember that most of us have ended up watching several episodes of a TV series despite planning to only watch one episode.

Meals and mealtimes

Eating a meal or having a cup of coffee can be an excellent way to take breaks from your study sessions. It is also important to eat somewhat healthy food to be able to study well. It is quite normal that we tend to neglect what we eat, especially when we are alone and did not make any plans in advance. Try to think through what times best suits your planning, and consider how you can turn meals and coffee breaks into a wholesome rest during your studies.

Differentiate between studying and other time

Try to plan your days so that you know when you are going to study and when you are going to have free time. It is important to have realistic goals. We tend to make unrealistic plans that we cannot really accomplish. It is better to have a plan that you can successfully follow than to have ambitions that you cannot accomplish. On a daily basis, evaluate how it went for you and adjust your planning in the following days. By doing so, you increase the chances of accomplishing your goals.

Place for studies

Think about where you study best. Are there local places available to you where you can study?

It can also be helpful to establish a dedicated space at home where you intend only to study and nothing else. That can be challenging for those who live in a small room, nevertheless, try to be creative. A useful trick is to switch on a certain light every time you study and to switch it off when you take a break or do something else. That way you signalize yourself what mode to be in. To study in bed may be tempting but it might hinder your rest at night.

Physical activity

If lectures, courses, and other classes are now held remotely and many other activities are cancelled, you will probably be less physically active than before. That is why you must think about how to integrate some physical activities in your day. Taking walks, cycling, doing yoga at home, dancing, exercising outside are some options – no matter if you are on your own or with somebody else. You also need fresh air to be energetic, focused, and to strengthen your immune system. Your body appreciates all kinds of physical activity.

Variations

To prevent boredom and monotony, you need stimulation, variations and things to do other than your studies. Are there things you love to do that are not just on the phone or involves screen time? Do you enjoy baking, singing, painting, puzzles, recording movie clips, knitting, crocheting, reading fiction or playing music? New situations can sometimes create opportunities to try new activities and maybe find a new favourite activity.