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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – support and guidance

This page details examples of practice and approaches that have been taken by institutions in Singapore in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in areas such as learning and teaching, assessment and feedback, and student support.


Assessment and Grading
  • Asian universities face online assessment hurdles in virus crisis
    Online proctoring can involve different elements, such as a lockdown of browsers and applications, continuous screen and keyboard capture of the student's device, live and recorded video of the person in front of the webcam, or 'live person proctoring', which involves University staff watching the assessment. There are also protocols to be followed, such as checking students' identities and surroundings via a computer or phone cam. An at-home computing exam at the National University of Singapore (NUS) went awry when students took advantage of the COVID-19-related measure to cheat. Some of the region’s most prestigious institutions – including NUS, the University of Hong Kong, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – have given students a chance to choose 'pass/fail' options over letter grades. 
Preparations for Autumn Semester

Transition Back to On-Campus Learning
  • Emergency Information
    The National University of Singapore is returning to on-campus delivery in four phases. The institution has also created five 'self-sufficient' zones on their main campus to manage overcrowding and intermingling. NUS has issued an advisory to its academic community to support the safe reopening of the campus. Students and staff are required to stay within their designated zones for all activity, including teaching, research and living. To resume on-campus activities, staff members are required to take mandatory COVID-19 return-to-workplace training. Students and staff are also required to declare their temperature twice daily via an online portal.