We are very pleased to welcome you as a lecturer at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences. To help you get off to a smooth start, we provide all the necessary information here, from signing your contract to preparing for exams. You can use the following checklist to ensure that you are fully prepared for your teaching.
In case of questions please contact our organisation and planning managers on campus:
The framework contract regulates the general agreements, includes a data protection agreement to be signed and is valid for 2 years. You will receive your framework contract from our Organisation and Planning Managers by e-mail. Information on the teaching assignment for the current semester, which is referred to in the framework agreement, can be found under Teaching Assignment.
From the Macromedia Servicehub, you can access all your Macromedia apps (e.g. Office 365, Community, Blackboard, etc.) directly by clicking on the corresponding tiles. You will receive your access data to the Servicehub by e-mail as soon as we have received your signed framework agreement. Please activate your account first!
Macromedia University uses Office 365 as a central element of the teaching IT infrastructure. Therefore, a Microsoft Office 365 account is available to you free of charge. Please check your Macromedia email address regularly. You can reach all Office 365 applications via the Servicehub.
In case of technical problems, please contact our IT helpdesk.
Please familiarize yourself with the training documents on data protection stored in the Explanations (access only with login).
Our organisation and planning managers will contact you to coordinate your teaching dates. They will be happy to help you with organisational questions and problems.
In case of cancellations or/and postponements, please contact our organization and planning managers, as well as the Welcome Desk (click here for contact details). They will adjust the changes in the timetable and inform the students as well.
See the Timetable to get the details on your lessons.
Through automatic synchronisation, all course dates are transferred to your Office-365 calendar and updated when dates are rescheduled. Please note, however, that you should refer to the timetable in the community for further details on the changes that have been made.
Please see mPower to get an overview of the didactic concept of Macromedia University of Applied Sciences.
In the Explanations (access only with login) you will find the mPower handout for teachers. Please familiarise yourself with the contents in preparation for teaching.
mPower is the didactic concept of Macromedia University.
In the help area (data is only visible after login) you will find the mPower handout for teachers. Please familiarize yourself with the contents in preparation for teaching.
Further information on didactic topics can be found in the "Toolbox-Lehre".
All courses are supported by the Blackboard e-learning management system. Through it, instructors share teaching materials, teach virtually, and communicate with students.
Blackboard Ultra is used to upload teaching materials, while Blackboard Collaborate is used to conduct online teaching (Expert) sessions.
You can find training recordings and informational materials via our Servicehub in the Training Blackboard app.
Please familiarize yourself with the system.
You will receive a teaching assignment for each course, which specifies the scope in teaching units and the remuneration. You will receive this from our organisation and planning Managers approx. 4 weeks before the start of the semester with a request for signature and return.
Our organisation and planning managers will contact the course coordinators to coordinate the content of the courses and prepare the lessons. They will provide you with the course contents and documents and will contact you by e-mail approximately 4 weeks before the start of the semester. Please attend any coordination meetings and contact the course coordinator if you have any questions or problems regarding the content.
At the beginning of each semester there is a lecturer meeting at all campuses, where you can be informed about the most important topics and updates regarding teaching at Macromedia University. You will receive an invitation from our organisation and planning managers. We highly advice you to attend this meeting.
Student attendance does not have to be recorded at the university (since the winter term 2023). Students are not required to attend the classes.
Lecturers will receive a direct monthly transfer for the teaching units they have taught, corrections they have made, and exams they have taken. This means that lecturers no longer need to issue invoices, provided that no other remuneration components than those mentioned have been contractually agreed. The payment will be made to the bank account provided by the lecturer to Macromedia. Lecturers will receive corresponding credit invoices by e-mail every month to the Macromedia e-mail adress (please make sure to check also your junk folder).
Please inform your local organisation and planning managers, in case of changes in relation to your bank account number, home address, or taxation office.
Click here for the FAQs on self-billing.
During the final weeks of the teaching period you will receive all the necessary information regarding the corrections of the exams from the staff of the local examination offices. There will be also additional information in relation to the correction of digital exams.
The examination form of the courses may vary from course to course. All the necessary information can be found in the module information in Blackboard. If you have any questions, please contact the course coordinators. Technical assistance is available at email@example.com.
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