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E-learning platform – Moodle

The e-learning platform of the University of Vienna is called Moodle and can be accessed at moodle.univie.ac.at. Teachers can create their courses in Moodle as virtual courses and use the following elements:

  • Activities: interact in forums, polls, chats or via tests
  • Materials: provide pictures, exercise sheets, lessons, links and much more
  • Video conferencing: exchange in real time virtually or in hybrid settings, available tools: BigBlueButton (running on servers of the University of Vienna) and Zoom (cloud service)
  • u:stream: provide recordings or live streams from the lecture hall, edit and upload videos
  • Exams: Test knowledge online or on-site and evaluate it automatically in Moodle

Teachers can find all information and user guides for Moodle in the Moodle Wiki.

Video conferencing – Zoom

Using the video conferencing system Zoom, teachers can hold courses and meetings online. Zoom as a stand-alone tool is available via univienna.zoom.us. It is also embedded and available in Moodle. Zoom enables users to share their screen and presentations, interact on a virtual whiteboard or carry out polls. Participants can provide feedback via video, audio or the chat.

It is also possible to record courses and meetings in Zoom. Teachers can then share or download these recordings – meetings remain accessible at all times.

Streaming – u:stream

u:stream is the software for videos in teaching at the University of Vienna. With u:stream, teachers can:

  • manage all their videos and recordings via u:stream-Administration
  • easily record courses or broadcast them live on the internet in selected lecture halls at the University of Vienna
  • use u:stream Studio to create videos via the browser and then download them or upload them to u:stream – students can also use u:stream Studio to create videos for courses
  • upload existing videos to u:stream
  • publish videos and recordings in Moodle or on websites
  • edit videos and recordings and edit metadata

User guides are available for all u:stream functions. Before the start of each semester there is an additional technical introduction to u:stream for teachers in a lecture hall on site. The date will be announced in good time on the u:stream service page.

Student Response System (SRS)

The browser-based Student Response System (SRS) is available via srs.univie.ac.at and enables teachers to design digital and hybrid courses interactively. Different formats make it possible to query participants’ knowledge, obtain anonymous feedback directly in the course, initiate discussions or evaluate teaching.

Students can participate without registering by simply clicking on a link.

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