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Tips and tools for online learning, teaching and communication

The following links will give you an overview into existing tools that are helpful to setup an online learning environment. The implications on the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) have not been cleared so far, but we are working on it to give recommendations at a later stage. This list is a work in progress. We want to include free software here, and therefore we are continually adding to the list.  (Last updated on March 27, 2020)

To start with we would recommend a text by Susanne Hamelberg ZIW that can give you an introduction on the issue:
UdK Berlin, Artistic Teaching in Virtual Space, March 20, 2020

For an intro to possible teaching methodologies within artistic disciplines see here:

An Artical about "6 Stress-relieving Tips for Working Remotely": 

Download Homeoffice-Guide of t3n:

Conferencing Systems

Free Video conferencing in open source

Chat, Videoconferencing, Desktop Sharing. Microsoft is providing free access until the end of june 2020. 

Web conferencing system designed for online learning. BigBlueButton provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, and screen. 

Online conferencing tool with content library, document sharing. Data stored in Germany. 

Free instant messaging service. Supports video conferencing, IP telephony, instant messaging, file transfer and screen sharing. 

Discord is a proprietary freeware VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for video gaming communities, that specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. 



Video Review is a video feedback tool for online, collaborative discussions and conversations around the content you upload and share to replace in-person meetings with online review of recorded presentations, Keep conversations and collaboration happening asynchronously, Get email notifications when students or colleagues leave questions or comments, Allow viewers to mark up videos with arrows and shapes to help explain comments, Mark comments as resolved as decisions are made. A free Corona offer until end of Junie 2020 


Bildschirmaufnahme und Bildschirmrekorder

Snagit lets you quickly capture a process, add your explanation, and create visual instructions.

Tools and information for online teaching

Basic and helpful informations for online teaching

Online Art & Design Studio Instruction in the Age of "Social Distancing"
Facebook group that discusses Art teaching in many disciplines

Art History Teaching Resources 

"Please do a bad job of putting your courses online"
General advice for art teaching in the age of COVID 19 with a down to earth perspective. 

Remote Teaching Resources USA
A large collection of online resources: 

Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption
Teaching aid with a focus o CANVAS and ZOOM 

Online teaching courses

Open online courses for external participants* on topics such as creating learning videos, media didactic basics, Abdobe Connect and much more. The courses are open for everyone until the end of SS20. 

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