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Workshop "From the Lecture Hall to the Net: Possibilities and limits of virtual seminar rooms"

For lecturers/instructors of the University of Freiburg. Start on Mon, 2.5.2022!

Even though many seminars can now fortunately take place in the lecture hall again, there are always scenarios in which virtual seminar rooms and online meetings are useful and necessary. They make it possible to conduct teaching scenarios independently of spatial conditions and to communicate, interact and collaborate via headset and webcam. Online meetings, the connection of experts and the implementation of hybrid scenarios are just a few examples of further possibilities and scenarios of web-based video conferencing systems. These include, for example, the sharing tool, which can be used to share content such as presentations or one's own screen content, whiteboards, chats, surveys, and breakout sessions, which can also be used to enable group work in the virtual space. The main focus of online seminars is the goal and task-oriented preparation of the virtual event and the online moderation of the live session and the individual work phases. Particular attention must be paid here to methods for activating participants.

Contents (10 units)

  •     Basic functionalities of the online meeting systems BigBlueButton and ZOOM
  •     Basic aspects of online communication and moderation
  •     Getting to know different interaction and design options from the perspective of participants and moderators
  •     Independent design of an online meeting for own teaching situations

Preparation in own work: 2 units

Online workshop 9-12 h and 14-17 h: 8 units


You are an instructor at the University of Freiburg and have basic knowledge of the ILIAS learning platform. You also need a headset, a webcam and a stable broadband internet connection. Initial experience with ZOOM, BigBlueButton, Adobe Connect (or comparable systems) is desirable, but not a prerequisite.


Start on Mon, 2.5.2022

Asynchronous work phase: Mon, 2.5.2022 - Thu. 12.5.2022 (2 units)

Online workshop (8 units): Fri, 13.5.2022, 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm.

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