Student resources updates (buildings, IT, University Library)

Student Portal or Canvas … where to go?

The original set-up was for students to log into Student Portal so they could find their courses, announcements, due dates, grades and other course details (for more information, see here). Upon selecting Course Details in the Student Portal, the student would be redirected to Canvas (this happens in the background, so as a student you do not actually see or notice it).


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Trial: Premium Collection Project MUSE

As of 15 September, FASoS can access the Premium Collection of the database ‘Project MUSE’ for a trial period of 45 days. Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community around the world.

Connect to the UM network (see tips below) and you can access the database here.

We invite you to take a look at the database and inform us about your experiences via this form before 29 October.


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Free access to ARTSTOR

Given the situation with COVID-19, many publishers are making their resources freely and temporarily available, i.e. for the coming weeks, months or for the remainder of the academic year.

Recently JSTOR granted free access to ARTSTOR. ARTSTOR is an extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use.


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FASoS weekly in SPAM folder

Some staff members and students received the FASoS weekly in their SPAM folder last week. We are currently searching for a solution to this.

For now, we advise you, if you have received the FASoS weekly in your SPAM folder, to right-click on the FASoS weekly email and then click on ‘not junk’.

University library opening times

As of 31 August, all library locations are open again, considering the government’s (RIVM) guidelines.

The Inner City Library and the Randwyck Library are open at the usual opening hours. However, due to the COVID-19 measures, the amount of study places is limited and the days are divided into 2 timeslots:

Library location Mon – Thu Fri Sat – Sun
Inner City timeslot 1 8.30 – 15.00 8.30 – 15.00 11.00 – 16.15
350 bookable and 150 non-bookable study places timeslot 2 15.30 – 22.00 15.30 – 22.00 16.45 – 22.00
Randwyck timeslot 1 8.30 – 15.00 8.30 – 13.00 12.00 – 17.00
250 bookable and 100 non-bookable study places timeslot 2 15.30 – 22.00 13.30 – 18.00


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Canvas temporarily only available via link Student Portal

As you may know, UM has switched to a new Learning Management System: Canvas. Usually, you should be able to access the Canvas page by clicking on for example ‘my courses’ or ‘my organisations’ within the Student Portal.

However, due to a bug in the system, this is temporarily not possible. To access Canvas, you now need to click on the link to Canvas that appears in the orange banner when you open the Student Portal (see picture below).

Opening hours university library

The university library has expanded its opening hours in the new academic year.

The innercity library has 350 study spaces that can be reserved and 150 spaces that cannot be reserved.

Opening hours innercity library:

Monday – Friday:

  • Timeslot 1: 8.30 – 14. 45
  • Timeslot 2: 15.15 – 22.00

Saturday – Sunday

  • Timeslot 1: 11.00 – 16.15
  • Timeslot 2: 16.45 – 22.00

For more information, see here.

UM premises smoke-free since 1 August 2020

One of the measures taken by the Dutch government to achieve a smoke-free generation in the future is the amendment of the Tobacco and Smoking Products Act: as of 1 August 2020, smoking is no longer permitted on the campuses of educational institutions (universities of applied sciences/HBO and research universities/WO).


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New online resources available

The FASoS Library committee recently decided to purchase two new databases:

  1. MLA International Bibliography with Full Text
  2. MLA Directory of Periodicals

Both databases are produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), are international in scope and are part of EBSCO.


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New categories and submission guidelines FASoS weekly

After the summer holidays, all editions of the FASoS weekly (staff and bachelor/master) will have new categories. Below you find the new categories and some of the guidelines for submission.

You can submit a message for the FASoS weekly through the submission form. In this form, you can indicate for whom the message you wrote is intended (staff, bachelor or master). Messages should be submitted before 17.00 on Wednesday. The FASoS Weekly is sent on Thursday afternoon.


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