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WELCOME TO THE COURSE

Foundations of Human Computer Interaction and User Experience

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.

How to start

  • 1. Your offer

    You have been admitted. If you want to keep your place (seat), you do not have to reply to your offer.

    If you do not want to keep your place you should decline your offer by logging in to 'My pages' on universityadmissions.se, and follow the instructions. You should click "I wish to decline this offer" next to the course or programme you want to decline.

    If you see "Reserve" next to your course or programme in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course/programme.

    Support for students with disabilities

    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.

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  • 2. Register on the course

    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.

    I want to go the Student website.

    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 studentsupport.informatik@umu.se before the last date for registration so that you will be registered for the course and keep your place.

    Learning platform
    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.

    I want to login to Canvas.

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  • 3. Course start

    August 30, 2021

    Time: See schedule

    Location: See schedule

    Reminder!
    You need to be registered for the course in order to have access to the learning platform and be able to start the course.

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About the course

  • Contact information

    If you have questions about the course's content, you are welcome to contact the course teacher:
    Fatemeh Moradi fatemeh.moradi@umu.se

    Questions of an administrative nature such as queries about registration and certificates can be asked to our Student Support:
    studentsupport.informatik@umu.se

    We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your time here at the Department of Informatics!

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New at Umeå University

  • 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.

    Summary of things to keep in mind

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  • 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.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

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  • 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.

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  • Orientation

    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).

    More about the Orientation this term.

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  • 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:

    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    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.

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  • 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:

    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

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  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

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  • 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.

    Student life begins here

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Contact us

Please be aware that the University is a public authority and that what you write here can be included in an official document. Therefore, be careful if you are writing about sensitive or personal matters in this contact form. If you have such an enquiry, please call us instead. All data will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.