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Applications and help for online teaching

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Hybrid lectures in the winter/summer semester 2020/21

When it comes to hybrid lectures, some of the students are present in person in the lecture room at the Viadrina, whilst other students are located externally. Such online participation of students in lectures that take place in person can be conducted in different ways: 

  • Online streaming/broadcast of the attendance lecture: Students attend passively 
  • Recording of the attendance lecture: Students can access the lecture asynchronously on the Internet
  • Video/web conference of the attendance lecture: All students actively participate either in person or digitally 

Due to the limited number of technical resources, these methods of teaching are only possible at the Viadrina to a very limited extent.

Lecture broadcasts and recordings

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When it comes to hybrid lectures, some of the students are present in person in the lecture room at the Viadrina, whilst other students are located externally. Such online participation of students in lectures that take place in person can be conducted in different ways:

  • Online streaming/broadcast of the attendance lecture:
    Students attend passively
  • Recording of the attendance lecture:
    Students can access the lecture asynchronously on the Internet
  • Video/web conference of the attendance lecture:
    All students actively participate either in person or digitally

Due to the limited number of technical resources, these methods of teaching are only possible at the Viadrina to a very limited extent.

Lecture broadcasts and recordings

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Lecture broadcasts or recordings are only possible at the Viadrina in the rooms GD HS 1- 8, Audimax, AM 03, AM 104 with a maximum of three broadcasts or recordings at the same time. In order to be able to plan in advance, we request you to contact us by the 7th October at multimedia-support@europa-uni.de, if you wish to use one of these teaching methods..

Video and web conferences in attendance teaching

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With this type of communication, all participants (lecturers and students on site in person and other students externally) in a virtual conference room. If you wish to use not only a laptop and a projector but also special audio technology, please consult with the IKMZ in advance. Please contact by e-mail: multimedia-support@europa-uni.de. 


Flexibly applicable technology is only available to a limited extent and will be reserved solely for board meetings and research purposes (workshops, conferences) in the winter/summer semester 2020/21. You will therefore have to acquire corresponding audio technology yourself. This is possible in various qualities and at very differing prices. A handout is currently being created

Using applications in online teaching

In order for you to be equipped for your online classes at the Viadrina we have compiled the most important tools and technologies for you here.

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Online conferences with Big Blue Button

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Online conferences with zoom and jitsii

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DFNConf

Online conferences with DFNConf

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Opencast

Videos with OpenCast

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Moodle

Learning management platform Moodle

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mahara-klein

E-Portfolio System Mahara

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VPN

VPN access to the library

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Holding online conferences

There are two, and in the future four, systems available for online conferences.

Online conferences with Big Blue Button

BigBlueButton is integrated at the Viadrina as a plugin in Moodle and is the preferred method for holding synchronous online classes via video conferences.

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Learn how to create your own videos and online conferences with Big blue Button 

Online conferences with DFNconf

The German Research Network (Deutsche Forschungsnetz (DFN)) enables you to hold video, audio, and web conferences via DFNconf .
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If you would like to use the system, avoid peak times between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please register by e-mail stating your last name, first name and university e-mail address at: woschitzke@europa-uni.de.
  • You can find the latest info regarding the situation here.
  • Access DFNconf here.

Note: Please do not use Adobe Connect-Plug-In for video conferences directly via Moodle at present.

Online conferences with jitsi and zoom

jitsi and zoom will also be available for conferences in the future. For further information, contact online-lehre@europa-uni.de

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Videos in online teaching activities

Whether a lecture recording or an educational film – videos in teaching activities are a helpful companion and can be the basis for new teaching scenarios.

They can be used to convey the content and to personally address the students (video message/introduction to the subject).

You can learn how to create videos with OpenCast and other applications here.

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How to use videos in online teaching activities

Learning management platform Moodle

To ensure that the students can contact you from the first week onwards, they are referred to Moodle for all courses to be attended. Thus please inform the students about your lecture via Moodle – irrespective of whether you can provide it fully online or are only providing studying material. Various other tools, services or websites can be incorporated here (via links where necessary).

You can learn how to use Moodle for your teaching at the Viadrina here.

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How to use Moodle for your teaching

E-portfolio system Mahara

Mahara is an e-portfolio software application with community functions. With Mahara, students create the content themselves and decide who can view this content. In contrast to this, with a Moodle course, the lecturer creates the content and students only have restricted options to add content themselves.

Learn about the possibilities Mahara provides here.

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Possible uses of e-portfolios

Interview with Gina Henry on the possible uses of e-portfolios (Video)

E-portfolio for your own initiative project work

E-portfolio as an accompaniment for own initiative project work here (PDF)

VPN access to the campus network

The “juris” and “Beck-Online” databases can be used by all university members (thus also by students) at no extra charge via the VPN.

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Set up VPN access

Information about setting up an using the VPN access point you will find here