EduXchange FAQ

Who should I contact to offer my course on EduXchange?

Each university has a project coordinator to facilitate this. These are the contact details of all institution:
TU/e: Hoda Touny
UU & UMC Utrecht: Janneke Hartemink
WUR: Sara Panis

What are the requirements to offer my course on EduXchange?

We aim to offer courses that can deepen or broaden student curriculum; hence we welcome a wide range of courses. As for course design, it is valuable that the course offers a degree of location-independence so for example a student doesn’t need to travel several times a week for a given course. That being said, we highly encourage you to reach out the project coordinator of your institution to discuss further.

Do alliance students follow the registration periods of my institution (host university)?

Yes, course registration follows the same registration schedule (start and end date) of the course host university.

When will I (teacher) know if and how many students from another university have registered for my course, and which actions should I take then?

Since registration follows the host university schedule, you will be able to know this as you’re used to for your other courses. As for actions needed, from the moment you express interest in offering your course as part of EduXchange, you will be in close contact with the project coordinator and educational designer of your institution. Together, you will be able to plan actions needed specifically for your course.

Do students from my own university have priority in enrolling?

In general no. However, if there is a significant need to do so, for example because of the course set up and design, you can discuss this with the project coordinator and educational designer of your institution to find solutions.

What is the maximum number of students from another university to enrol in my course? Do I have any influence on this?

Course registration usually follows the existing policies in place at the institution or the department levels. In some cases, teachers are allowed to request a cap or a waiting list for external students. This would be one of the topics to discuss with the project coordinator of your institution.

How do I know whether students from another university have sufficient prior knowledge?

To make sure that students have the right knowledge, we help teachers elaborate on the prior knowledge on OSIRIS so students are well-informed prior to registration. Additional measures can be included, such as using a formative assessment, e.g., a non-graded quiz, during the first week of the course to assess the level of knowledge or providing additional material (readings, videos, knowledge clips) to address potential knowledge gaps. Your project coordinator and education designer will discuss this further.

How do students from other universities get into the learning management system, as Brightspace, Blackboard, and Canvas?

Upon course registration completion, the students will receive an email outlining the process to gain access to all host university facilities and systems. So as a teacher, you will continue to use all your default systems and won’t need to make any special arrangement.

To whom can I refer students when there are problems registering or logging in to my university systems?


Kindly advise your students to use below emails
For Eindhoven University of Technology please contact: esa@tue.nl
For Wageningen University & Research please contact: ssc@wur.nl
For Utrecht University or University Medical Centre Utrecht please contact: student desk of the faculty where you are going to follow a course.

Where can I go for didactic advice to make my course more inclusive to accommodate external students’ needs and aspirations?

Each institution has a contact person for educational design to assist you in this process. Once you get in touch with the project coordinator of your institution, they will put you in contact with the designer to further discuss your course status and aspirations.