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Website about distance learning at the University of Silesia. You can find here information about e-learning tools prepared by the University of Silesia, information about access to databases and advice on distance learning methods.



E-learning tutorials


Please watch the video tutorials prepared by the Distance Learning Centre and Open University at the University of Silesia in Katowice. The recordings contain basic information on the use of Moodle platform and Microsoft Teams software. The materials will be supplemented on an ongoing basis.

Please also read the information on the e-learning tools recommended by the University of Silesia and tools to support distance learning.



MOODLE - tutorials prepared by: Distance Learning Centre

Manuals in progress:

  • How to add tasks that students are to accomplish in groups?
  • How to check attendance at classes?
  • How to make new subjects available automatically?
  • How to organise quick voting?
  • How to add a glossary of terms?
  • How can students create a glossary?
  • How to evaluate in Moodle?
  • What is a lesson component?
  • How does Wiki work in Moodle?

If you see the need to create a manual on a subject that we have not covered in the list of materials completed and in progres, please send the information to the following address:



1. How to find the platform of your Faculty?

2. How to log on to the platform of your Faculty?

3. How to order a course?

4. How to start working on a course?

5. How to upload any education files to a course?

6. How to change the name and sequence of course elements?

7. How to add a link to an external website?

8. How to add a task with the option to send the answer in a file?

9. How to add a chat to a course?

10. How to add a discussion forum?

11. How to add a short description of the subject on the course homepage?

12. How to add a short description between the course elements?

13. How to add longer content to a course?

14. How to open a course for students without division into groups?

15. How to send info from a course to the whole group or selected individuals?

16. How to open a course for students with division into groups?

17. How to add course elements and check how a student sees our course?

18. How to add a quiz (set of self-testing questions)?

19. How to add a true/false question to a quiz?

20. How to add a single choice question to a quiz?


If you have any questions or problems with creating courses in Moodle, please send us an e-mail to the following address: or Please type in MOODLE in the e-mail subject.


MICROSOFT TEAMS - tutorials prepared by the Open University at the University of Silesia in Katowice

1. How to activate Office 365 account and start to work with Microsoft Teams

2. How to create a team and share it with students

3. Tabs: announcements, files, notepad

4. Tabs: tasks and grades

5. How to create and share tests

6. Video conferences and recording

The instruction manual for organising online meetings using Microsoft Teams has also been prepared by the HR and Internal Communication Department - we hope that in combination with the above tutorial (no. 6) it will enable you to organise meetings as part of your professional duties.

If you have any questions about Microsoft Teams or need support, write to Please type in TEAMS in the e-mail subject.

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Important Contact Data:

24/7 National Health Fund (NFZ) helpline on coronavirus:
Phone no. 800 190 590

24/7 Silesian Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Katowice helpline on coronavirus:
Phone no. 660 686 917

Infectious diseases wards near you:

  • Bytom (Szpital Specjalistyczny nr 1, al. Legionów 49),
  • Chorzów (Szpital Specjalistyczny, ul. Zjednoczenia 10),
  • Tychy (Szpital Megrez, ul. Edukacji 102),
  • Cieszyn (Szpital Śląski, ul. Bielska 4).

Complete list of infectious diseases wards:

Team for Communication and Information on SARS-CoV-2:

  • Assoc. Prof. Lucyna Sadzikowska, Professor of the University of Silesia, Head of the Rector’s Office - Chairman of the Team
  • Justyna Szostek-Aksamit, MA, Head of the Student Service Centre – Team member,
  • Jacek Szymik-Kozaczko, MA, Ombudsperson of the University of Silesia – Team member,
  • Radosław Aksamit, MA, Head of the Media Centre – Team member,
  • Katarzyna Więcek-Jakubek, MA, Head of the HR and Internal Communication Department – Team member.

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