Resources

EleUM

EleUM EleUM is Maastricht University’s electronic learning environment, and a source of all kinds of useful information. First and foremost, you can find most learning materials on it. To log into EleUM, go to https://eleum9.unimaas.nl and use the ID number and password assigned to you. Put an ‘i’ in front of your ID number (for example, i6000111) to use it as your username. After a successful login you will see a screen similar to the one below (there will be some differences since these screenshots have been made using a staff account). Under My Courses you can find the courses you are currently enrolled. As a student you can only see that are made available by the course coordinator. Here you should find the necessary course materials, such as the course manual (or block book). Clicking on the link of a certain course will lead to a screen similar as the one shown below. The most important information can be found via the menu on the left of the screen, especially by going to the section Course Material. Here, you usually find the course manual and many other valuable information, although this differs per course. Potential other course materials could be lecture slides, links to required readings, group assignments, cases to prepare, or example exam questions. 
If any announcements have been posted in the last week, they will show up here; older announcements can be found by clicking Announcements in the menu on the left.

Under My Organizations you can find separate online communities that are specific to the tutorial group in which you are scheduled. This will usually contain a discussion board on which tutorial group members can post the minutes of each tutorial session, or just a document with the relevant learning goals to prepare for next session.

If you click Discussions in the left-hand menu you can access the discussion board (if one is created by your tutor), where students can post the minutes, an overview of the learning goals, but also slides of the team presentation they might have given. Furthermore, you can go to Communication (just above Discussions) and then Send Email to send email to selected fellow students and/or your tutor. Other valuable information can be found on the My Faculties tab. This includes, for example, your timetable, information about student advisors, and exam schedules and locations. Your timetable (or schedule) can also be found at http://timetable.maastrichtuniversity.nl

Email

Email Next to using EleUM to send email (explained in the EleUM tutorial) you can also use Maastricht University’s webmail: https://webmail.maastrichtuniversity.nl. To log into Maastricht University’s webmail use the ID number and password assigned to you. Put an ‘i’ in front of your ID number (for example, i6000111) to use it as your username. When composing a new email message, you can access the address book by clicking on the To button. Here you can search people by their first and/or last name. Please note that the names of button etc. might change depending on the language settings of the computer used.

You can also type an ‘i’ in front of someone’s ID number (for example, i6000111) and then click the Check names button:

Finding electronic papers

Finding electronic papers Some of the course materials used in your courses might not be text books, but a collection of papers published in academic journals. Some course coordinators might provide students with direct links to them through EleUM, but in many cases you have to download them yourself. The starting point is the website of the University Library: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/library where you should follow the link e-Journals:

Finding your way to SBE

Finding your way at SBE

Being a newcomer at SBE also means trying to (literally) find your way in the building. SBE’s main building is located at Tongersestraat 53 (TS53). Here you will find the (large) lecture hall, a smaller lecture hall (the Aula), and a large number of tutorial rooms. Furthermore, the building has several computers you can use, copying and printing facilities as well as a coffee corner and a Mensa (university restaurant). Below you can find an overview of the different zones into which TS53 is divided. Most tutorial rooms are in zone E. Please note that zone E has a “hidden” floor: E2. This means you cannot reach zone E2 (for example, tutorial room E2.04) by going up to zone F2 (by taking the stairs or the elevator) and then directly walk through to zone E2. Zone E2 can only be reached by first going to E1 and in that zone taking the stairs up to E2 (or by going from F2 to E3 and then going down the stairs to E2).

Other tutorial rooms that are usually hard to find (even 2nd or 3rd year sometimes have trouble finding these) are B-1.05 (this means B minus 1.05) and B-1.07. These tutorial rooms are located at the same floor level as the main entrance ; so if you accidentally go up to floor 1, you will end up at offices of the Finance department. You can find B-1.05 and B-1.07 by walking past the big staircase near the entrance, through what is called Ad Fundum (an area mostly used for drinks at special occasions), after going through the doors you will find these 2 tutorial rooms on your left.

Furthermore, there are also tutorial rooms located in buildings Tongersestraat 49 and Tongersestraat 49a. The latter, Tongersestraat 49a has a 5 regularly used tutorial rooms (TS49a 0.008 – 0.012), and can be found by walking into the main bicycle shed opposite TS53’s main entrance. TS49a is then the low building right in front of you.
Tongersestraat 49 has only 1 tutorial room (TS49 2.008) which is located on the top floor of the building. TS49 can be found by walking into the main bicycle shed opposite TS53’s main entrance and then turning left to the high building on the left.

Online course descriptions

If you want to have information on the different course offered at Maastricht University before choosing courses, you can visit the online course descriptions. Here you can find, amongst others, a description of the course, the necessary prerequisite knowledge, and information about who is the course coordinator, what literature is used, the level of the course, and the teaching and assessment methods used.

The website itself contains a brief manual on how to use the online course descriptions (you might encounter some problems if you access this while using Mozilla Firefox).

Please note that these course descriptions are only for information purposes; the information in the course manual is leading.