Setberg, house of teaching

In Setberg, house of teaching, teachers at the University of Iceland can find support for things related to teaching; course design, writing learning outcomes, assessment and exams. 

Thorough planning is the key to a good course 

When planning a course, it is important from the outset to think about learning outcomes, the syllabus, fair assessment methods, and a range of teaching methods that engage the students in the material. 

The Division of Academic Affairs employs specialists in all these areas and offers regular training. A huge amount of information and guidance is also available online. 

Setberg is generally open from 9 to 15 on weekdays. 

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How to find assistance

Teachers looking for assistance with course design can contact the Centre for teaching and learning, located on the 2nd floor in Setberg. A good first step would be to send an email to and explain what you need assistance or guidance with. 

Depending on what you need assistance with, someone from the Centre will contact you and set up a meeting with you, if needed. 

Course design includes i.e.:

  • writing learning outcomes for a course
  • deciding the teaching methods
  • planning and organising assessment methods
  • choosing the course content
  • thinking about accessibility

A part of teaching a course is making certain content available in Canvas, the Learning Management System that we use at the University of Iceland: 

  • course syllabus
  • reading material
  • assignments
  • grades
  • recordings 

The first step for teachers is to read carefully the Canvas instructions and start working on your course. 

When you run into an issue with with Canvas, you can send an email to and our staff will get back to you within 2 working days. 


Teachers have two main options when it comes to recording their teaching, Canvas Studio and Panopto. 

For assistance with recordings, contact us at

If you are having issues with Panopto in a classroom, you can call 525-5550.


Inspera is the official examination tool of the University of Iceland. The Examination office provides assistance in setting up an exam in Inspera and other information about exams. 

For assitance with exams, contact