Grafik Online Lehre 2020 an der Uni Potsdam
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We are here for your questions!

In light of the current situation, we are here to answer any question you may have concerning online teaching. We are available through various channels until further notice:

E-Mail:
online-lehre2020uni-potsdamde

Moodle Forum:
Online Lehre 2020
Questions, answers, current information, recommendations, materials: Use our forum "Online Lehre 2020" for communication and exchange. Subscribe to the forum to keep up to date.

Live online consultation:
Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Meeting Room 

Meeting-ID: 842-0990-8857

(No password needed, just join. In case of connecting issues, please try again after a few minutes. We will be online until 3 p.m.) 

Community - Peer consultation with colleagues:
This Moodle course is for anybody in teaching who wants to learn from colleagues with experience in e-teaching or who wants to share their own experiences. Please join and be part of it!

Moving face-to-face teaching online is a welcome way for maintaining education continuity at the University of Potsdam in the current situation. This page provides a compact overview on how to deliver lectures in virtual teaching and learning environments.

The central e-Learning platform Moodle offers the most common and basic functions.  Moodle offers a variety of possibilities for digital teaching and learning, ranging from the distribution of documents and recordings to the design of tasks or cooperative forms of learning and  assessment tools. 

For virtual classrooms and online streams, the services DFNconf and Adobe Connect can be used. These are provided by the German Research Network DFN. However, DFN does not recommend large-scale use for the time being and points out that the capacities are not sufficient to ensure stable operation in the current situation! 

Asynchronous scenarios (e.g. materials, tasks, communication and interaction in Moodle) are also preferable to synchronous scenarios (e.g. web conferences, online lectures) due to the different technical equipment of the students. You can find instructions on how to create recordings on these pages or use the consultation options (right).

You will also find a variety of handouts and short videos with step-by-step instructions explaining the basic functions of Moodle, the setup of video conferences and virtual classrooms.
 

We are here for your questions!

In light of the current situation, we are here to answer any question you may have concerning online teaching. We are available through various channels until further notice:

E-Mail:
online-lehre2020uni-potsdamde

Moodle Forum:
Online Lehre 2020
Questions, answers, current information, recommendations, materials: Use our forum "Online Lehre 2020" for communication and exchange. Subscribe to the forum to keep up to date.

Live online consultation:
Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Meeting Room 

Meeting-ID: 842-0990-8857

(No password needed, just join. In case of connecting issues, please try again after a few minutes. We will be online until 3 p.m.) 

Community - Peer consultation with colleagues:
This Moodle course is for anybody in teaching who wants to learn from colleagues with experience in e-teaching or who wants to share their own experiences. Please join and be part of it!

What would you like to do?

Creating a course on the central learning platform Moodle

Providing content

Holding online sessions and lectures synchronously (in "real time")

Using Moodle courses for remote instruction

Performing tasks and assessments online

Alternatives to face-to-face teaching

How can I move my classroom teaching online?

Online teaching with Moodle

How can I set up my Moodle course with interactive elements and communication tools for online teaching?

Creating media content

How do I create slidecasts, podcasts and other media content?

Online courses & Webmeetings

How can I use virtual rooms for my teaching, office hours & student consultations?

Please consider the following:

  • Pure online teaching is a challenge for most students as well as for our teaching staff, which means that many aspects - especially now - will not be perfect.
  • It is essential to create stable channels for communication with the students. A forum in a Moodle course, for example, is suited very well for this purpose. However, anything that contributes to establishing good communication is allowed - the important thing is that everyone can participate without any problems.
  • Online teaching requires a lot of support and guidance in the beginning. Less experienced students can "fall behind". Are the tasks clear to everyone? Are there any technical difficulties?
  • Plan student time for working on tasks realistically and to the minute.
  • How can teaching that was held online be continued in classroom teaching later? Is it possible to create a foundation on which to build in classroom teaching?
  • Please also remember that this is an unusual time for students - as it is for all of us! Mutual support and understanding are important now. Many students will have to give lower priority to their studies for personal reasons.

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