WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Welcome to the course Foundations of Human Computer Interaction and User Experience, autumn term 2021! On this page you will find important information about how to register for the course, links to the learning platform and course schedule, as well as contact information to the main teacher and our Student Support. You can also read more about the course, the university and student life. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us by using the form below.
Have you been admitted to a course or programme, but do not wish to keep your place? Then you should decline your offer by logging in to your account at Universityadmissions.se. In doing so, you free up your place to someone who is on the waiting list.
If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.Close
Online self-registration at the Student website
When you have replied to your offer, you must register for the course you have been admitted to, in order to be allowed to follow the course and to get your results recorded during the course. For this course you self-register online at the Student website. Online registration is open between August 23 to September 1, 2021. If you do not register by September 1 at the latest, you risk losing your place (seat).
To be able to sign into the Student website and self-register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account. You received your login information when you were admitted to the course/program at Umeå university (after the second admission round).
There is also information about this further down in the welcome letter.
Are you unable to register for the course during the online registration period? Be sure to notify us beforehand! If you cannot register and have not notified us, you will not be registered and risk losing your place (seat). Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org before the last date for registration so that you will be registered for the course and keep your place.
The communication between students and teachers will mainly take place via Canvas, one of Umeå University's learning and collaboration platforms. Therefore, it is essential that you have access to a computer and internet connection with good transfer speed. In the learning platform, you will have access to the course's activities such as information about course literature, assignments, submissions, lectures and discussion forums.
To be able to login to Canvas you need to have activated your Umu-id account and registered for the course. You can find more information about Canvas and Umu-id on the Student website. Once you have registered for the course and logged in to Canvas with your Umu-id, you will see the course as an optional tab in your work environment. The learning platform in Canvas opens at the start of the course.Close
If you have questions about the course's content, you are welcome to contact the course teacher:
Fatemeh Moradi email@example.com
Questions of an administrative nature such as queries about registration and certificates can be asked to our Student Support:
We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your time here at the Department of Informatics!Close
Information due to COVID-19
From 30 September, most of the previous COVID measures are lifted – welcome back to campus! However, things will not go back to normal straight away. For instance, some parts of your education may still take place online and it is still important to maintain distance to others for some time yet.
The return to campus is gradual, and your education is unlikely to be back to normal straight away. Since the return to campus is planned by those responsible for your education, you will receive more detailed information regarding your studies from your department.Close
Checklist for admitted students
Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.Close
Recommended arrival times
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.Close
Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).Close
Activate your user account
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:
If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the term start.
I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)
For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.
Help! It's not working
If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.
Get your UmU card
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.Close
Join a student union
There are three student unions at Umeå University:
They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.Close
The website for current students
The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.Close