SIN-Online

SIN-Online is mainly used for administrative purposes and communication with students. The most important functions of SIN-Online are:

  • Course guide (Course Guide)
  • Timetable (My Timetable)
  • Subscription to channels/courses (Subscribe)
  • Registration to tutorials (My Registrations)
  • Preliminary grades (My Grades)
  • Course evaluations (Questionnaires)
  • Attendance registration (My Attendance)
  • Thesis monitoring system (My Papers, My Uploads)

PS. The Course guide is in SIN-Online. The Study program and Rules & Regulations are published on a separate part of the website.

Access to SIN-Online and to channels/courses

All lecturers have access to their own channels/courses in SIN-Online. To log in into SIN-Online:  

  • Go to the MyEUR website www.myeur.nl
  • Log in with your ERNA account
  • Go to 'SIN-Online main page' in the SIN-Online window

When you are in SIN-Online, your own page (My page) will be displayed. You see that you are automatically subscribed (owner) to the channels/courses you teach. When a course is missing, please send an email to sinonline@remove-this.ese.eur.nl. We will put your name into the Course guide and automatically you get access to this channel/course. If you like to subscribe to other channels, please take the following steps:

  1. Click on Subscribe;
  2. Select in the channel selector the channels which courses you wish to subscibe for;
  3. Click on Add Subscription. When you like to select more channels at the same time, just keep hold the CTRL-key;
  4. Click at the button Save Changes;
  5. At My Page, you can see that your request has been processed.

Using the administration functions of SIN-Online, just click on Channel management of the channel/course. The easiest way to do this is to select the black O-icon (Owner) which is located on My Page. When you go to a channel through the Course guide, you are not in channel management. At the bottom of the page you can find the link Channel management. Just click on it and you are in Channel management.

P.S. Channel management in SIN-Online is similar to the Control Panel in Blackboard.

Posting messages

You can place announcements for your course(s) in the selected channels in SIN-Online. This can be done via Channel Management; click on 'new' in the line Message archive (new). When placing an announcement, please make sure to fill in the subject, the body and the period that the message should be visible.

If you want to place a message in a channel where you have no owner rights, e.g. in the channel "Bachelor Economie" or "ESE Prikbord / Notice board", you can send your text to sinonline@remove-this.ese.eur.nl.  

Timetable of classes and examinations

You can find the timetable of the classes and examinations of your course(s) via Timetable just by clicking on the relevant boxes above the page (Day-time = day classes, Evening = evening classes, Workgr = workgroups/tutorials, Mentorgr = counselorgroups, Exam = exams). Select a period and click on Show.

In case of structural timetable changes (changing your course to another day/time), please contact the timetable coordinator roostercoordinator@remove-this.ese.eur.nl.

Publishing preliminary grades

You can publish preliminary grades to your course in SIN-Online by uploading a text-file with on each rule the student number and the grade, separated by a comma, for instance:

123456ab , 5.6
236759th , 7.9
473942vt , 8.3
etc.

To make this list, you can create a file with all student numbers in your course via
> Channel management
> List management (import/export)
> Subscriptions (under Print/export)
> Select 'Show ID field' and 'Show name field'
> Export to Excel

After you have added the grades in this Excel file (use decimal points for grades), you can save this file as a csv-file (comma separated file). Next you can upload this csv-file via

> Channel management
> Grades
> Create new grade object, for instance 'Grades examination 12 april 2012'
> Edit grade object
> Enter/erase all grades
> Import the text-file or csv-file with grades

Students can see their preliminary grades in SIN-Online and they may receive their grade by SMS. The results are automatically placed in a histogram and the average of the grades is calculated.

It is also possible to publish the grades with the SIN-Online Gradewizard. There is an online demonstration of the Grade wizard available and also a manual.

The official grades must be passed to the Exam administration as soon as possible for placement in OSIRIS (think of the binding study advice (BSA), admission masters, etc.).

Attendance registration

SIN-Online has easy tools for the registration of the mandatory attendance at tutorials in the first two bachelor years. SIN-Online can help you with the next two steps:

After registration of the attendance in SIN-Online, students can simply check their own attendance via  My Attendance.

Thesis monitoring system

SIN-Online is used for the registration and monitoring of all ESE-thesis.
For this goal there are separate Bachelor thesis channels and Master programme channels in SIN-Online. The secretariats add each starting thesis in one of these SIN-channels with the name of the student, the name of the supervisor(s) and the name of the thesis. After this registration the whole communication between student and supervisor can be recorded in the Thesis monitoring system, including thesis proposal, preliminary parts/versions of the thesis, appointments and agreements. 
All uploaded files/attachments in the Thesis monitoring system are scanned on plagiarism, using the plagiarism scanning program Ephorus.

There are two manuals for using the Thesis monitoring system:

Short manual for instructors / thesis supervisors:

Manual for secretariats and thesis coordinators:

Information and support

At the help page of SIN-Online you can find the channel admin manual and (in Dutch) an overview and demo videos of SIN-Online. 

For further support or comments, send an e-mail to sinonline@remove-this.ese.eur.nl or contact André Cheung Tam He, Harry Post or Guus Eilers of the Education Service Centre.

Finally

Beside the regular course channels there are also general channels available: ESSC, Erasmus Magazine, Studium Generale en Erasmus Culture, etc. You can also subscribe to these channels, just as on the channels of other faculties.