Study Process and Work Organisation at MRU
Work and study at the University is organised as normal as before the pandemic.
Once again, we would like to remind you of the well-known recommendations to help you protect yourself against various viruses:
- in public, enclosed places and public transport, it is still recommended to wear protective face masks or respirators;
- keep a safe distance (at least 2 metres) from others in enclosed areas;
- remember coughing and sneezing etiquette and do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay safe and healthy!
How to Connect to Moodle?
Connect to the Moodle virtual learning environment via Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser (latest version). Login instructions can be found here.
How to Use Moodle?
Connect to virtual learning tool Moodle and read the Moodle Student Manual.
What to do, if you don’t see your studies subject in the Lecturer’s environment?
- If you are a MRU student, all semester subjects are connected automatically.
- If you are an Erasmus student, you can register to the subject course with the enrollment key – ERASMUS. If you are unable to connect, contact your Lecturer or write: email@example.com.
- If you have academic debts, or returned after a studies break, an academic vacation, please contscy your Lecturer and you will be connected to your subject environment.
How are activities scheduled in Moodle?
In the Activities schedule, at the set time, connect to Moodle (with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome newest version) and select the subject environment in the schedule. Lecturers usually present tasks in the Moodle environment and usually present tasks, various tests, mini-exams. You will find learning materials, links and video materials here.
How to Participate in the Virtual Activities Broadcast?
In the Activities Schedule, at the set time, connect to Moodle (Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome – newest version) studies environment, and select and press on the Activities link provided by the Lecturer and connect, selecting:
- “Microphone” – if you will be talking with your Lecturer during the Activities period;
- “Listen Only” if you do not need to communicate with the Lecturer.
If the Lecturer uses another video conference means (for example Skype for Business), connect to this platform. You will see the link in the studies environment or in the e-mail sent to you by your Lecturer or by other means.
How to Avoid Technical Problems During the Streaming of Activities?
First of all, try to prevent technical difficulties before participating in the activities broadcast. MRU’s IT Centre recommends that you have earphones, a microphone, and a camera. Use wired Internet. High speed is not necessary for video and audio streaming of activities, however it is affected by inconsistent Internet speed also. This manifests itself in disruptions, sudden, instantaneous stops. That is why it is recommended during the entire virtual activities period to disconnect the operation of other programmes on the Internet (for example uTorrent, Internet TV, etc.)
Secondly, it is worthwhile to take into account important technical parameters. Although virtual streaming of activities is appropriate for most of today’s computers, it is important that:
- the speed of the processor would be at least 2,5 GHz;
- that the operating memory would be not less than 4GB or even better – 8GB;
- it would be possible to connect an Internet camera, microphone, earphones or speakers to the computer;
- the computer would be connected to the Internet.
How to Use MRU Recommended Video Tools?
Most often lecturers use BigBlueButton (BBB), which is integrated in the Moodle environment. In order to become better acquainted with this video streaming tool, connect to Moodle and read the BBB manual. You can also watch a video in English. Many lecturers also use the Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) programme. You can watch a video tutorial.
Where Can I Find Recordings of Activity Sessions?
If the Lecturer uses the online learning – web conference tool, BigBlueButton, then you will find recordings by pressing on the connection link. If other recording means are used – please see the links that are provided in your studies subject environment. If you have any questions, contact your lecturer.
LIBRARY WORKING HOURS
The Library provides all the services and is open to the users.
- Monday – Friday 8:00 – 19:00
- Saturday 9:00 – 18:00
Where to get help, when I have questions?
- Questions on borrowing term renewal, return of books, payment of late return fees, etc. – Information Desk at the Library, by phone +370 5 271 4599 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Questions on information search and electronic resources – ask a Subject Librarian.
- All the relevant information and e-resources available on the Library website.
BORROWING BOOKS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY
Books are issued and returned through the side entrance in the University courtyard (glass door next to the cafe).
- Order books in advance: fill in the electronic form and e-mail it to email@example.com ;
- Come to take your ordered books only after you get a confirmation letter;
- Ordered books are kept at the Library for 3 working days;
- Have your ID when you arrive.
CHECK OUT OF ORDERED BOOKS:
- Monday – Friday 8:30 – 18:30
- Saturday 9:30 – 17:30
Please call +370 5 271 4599 when you arrive.
- Monday – Saturday 8:00 – 22:00
You can return books using the Drop Box at the side entrance in the University courtyard.