Classroom teaching is becoming increasingly digital. Here you will get an overview of the multimedia tools that can support you in your classroom teaching and learn examples of situations in which their use is appropriate. The e-learning team advises you on the preparation and implementation of your teaching, both technically and didactically.

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How are the premises equipped in which teaching takes place?

All central lecture halls and seminar rooms are equipped as standard with:

  • Media rack with permanently installed PCs with LAN access (login with Uni-Login).
  • W-LAN access via eduroam
  • Projector  

Please note:  

  • To connect your own laptop, you will need a VGA/DVI/HDMI cable and, if necessary, a power cable.
  • Please contact your institute for information on equipment in the decentralised rooms of the university.

The AVT Service looks after the technology (projectors and sound equipment) in the lecture halls and seminar rooms. For on-site support, you can reach the AVT Service via the mobile telephone number on the media rack or by Email.

How can I organise everything around my classroom teaching?

The Moodle teaching-learning platform is a useful service for organising your teaching. You can think of the teaching-learning platform Moodle as a virtual seminar room. You can also store your course documents there. You can also add digital components to your teaching (e.g. forum, online assignment, self-test, surveys). Moodle can be used to organise materials and information clearly and to actively support students in their learning processes.

If you want to save and share your slides for a longer period of time, store them in your Moodle course. If you only want to make slides available for a short time, you can use the storage cloud.

In addition, the study portal "AlmaWeb" and the enrolment system "TOOL" are available to you for organising your teaching.

The service offers users:

  • virtual course rooms to support and manage your courses, to store working materials and to document learning activities
  • arrangement of working materials and learning activities with different didactic scenarios
  • functionalities for cooperative and interactive teaching-learning methods, for collaborative work as well as for self-directed learning
  • Admission of participants via login or password
  • Access to the platform with the extended university login

The service offers users:

  • the possibility to temporarily store data
  • regular storage size of 5 GB
  • Synchronisation on several end devices via app or website
  • the possibility of uncomplicated sharing of documents within and outside the University of Leipzig
  • Rights management at user level (write/read/upload)
  • password security and time limits on releases
  • Compliance with IT security and data protection standards
  • Version history

Everything you need to know at a glance in the AlmaWeb study portal.

To the AlmaWeb study portal

Use the System Tool to enrol online in your study modules at the University of Leipzig.

To the enrolment tool

How can I communicate with my students?

There are various ways to communicate with your students, from an email, to a chat, to video conferencing. You can send messages to all enrolled students in your course via Moodle. In addition, there is the functionality Forum to write announcements for the participants or to discuss topics.

You can also use the Almaweb e-mail distribution list of the university campus management system to send a message to the registered students of your course.

With chat and video in Rocket.Chat, you can communicate directly with individual students or groups.

A forum facilitates exchange between participants and/or trainers and can thus be an important tool for communication in your course and about its content.

  • Forum as a discussion platform: You as a trainer have the role of moderator.
  • Announcement forum: You as the trainer can post announcements, the participants are only recipients and cannot reply.
  • Trainers' forum: If you run the course together with other trainers, you can use the forum to exchange information without participants being able to read it (by hiding it from participants).

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As a lecturer at the University of Leipzig, you use the campus management system "AlmaWeb". For the initialisation of your events in "AlmaWeb", the study office of your faculty is your first point of contact.

Via Almaweb you can send an e-mail to the student mail address of all participants of your event or generate an extended list of participants with the student mail addresses.

You will find access to Almaweb (Uni-Login) as well as instructions on how to use the participant lists on the Almaweb homepage.

Go to Almaweb

Another option for communicating with your students is the university-wide service Individual or Group Chats with Rocket.Chat. With Rocket.Chat you can choose to create individual or group chats and communicate directly with your students or with the group. You can send text messages and media files.

You also have the option of starting a video conference with the participants from the individual or group chat.

The service offers users:

  • a substitute for on-site communication such as: offering consultations and office hours, working in small groups (students), interest-based and low-threshold communication, the public collection of questions and answers ("FAQs").

  • direct communication or contact in groups (also in several small groups).

  • chat and exchange with all registered members of the University of Leipzig possible

  • own, separate channels (e.g. for institutes, working groups, departments, etc.)

  • Exchange of messages, photos, audio files and links (a clear summary of these media is possible in special groups)

  • simple browser application, desktop client (Windows, Mac, Linux), without being installed on your own device

  • mobile app (Android, iOS)

  • the retention of chat messages of one year

How can I supplement my face-to-face teaching with multimedia teaching-learning content (slides, videos, online content)?

To create classic slides, as a university member you can use the Microsoft Office 365 package for staff. With PowerPoint, you can create your teaching content as slides and record it as a video.

If you want to integrate large videos into Moodle, we offer you the service Create teaching videos with OpenCast.

You can also record lectures with the video backpack, for which we lend you extensive equipment.

If you would like to make teaching content accessible on a website or give this task to students, then use the service Create teaching-learning content as websites with Mahara.

The service offers users:

  • the use of local Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise on up to 5 devices simultaneously (plus 5 smartphones and 5 tablets).
  • the option of installing Microsoft Professional Plus on the primary university device.

Request Microsoft 365 for employees*

Login for Office online

The service offers users:

  • provision of the platform
  • maintenance and update support of the platform
  • media didactic advice on the use of Mahara
  • Mahara can be accessed via the Moodle homepage after logging in.

Login via Moodle*

Even while you are teaching in presence, there are useful digital tools you can use. For example, the feedback tool ArsNova. By using mobile devices (laptops, smartphones), AsrNova can be used as a voting tool in seminars, lectures or other events. If you want to know whether the auditorium can follow your lecture, you should use the feedback function of

This service offers users:

  • Live feedback on learning speed or comprehension questions
  • Digital questions without interrupting the lecture
  • Other innovative question formats
  • Peer instruction
  • Interactive lecture


What options do I have to conduct surveys in or about my event?

You can carry out complex surveys with LimeSurvey. LimeSurvey is an online survey application that allows you to develop and publish online surveys and store their results in a database without any programming knowledge.

This service offers users

  • create individual online surveys or questionnaires
  • 30+ question types
  • 80+ languages
  • DSGVO compliance
  • Data export to Excel, CSV, R, Stata, SPSS, Word, & PDF.
  • Instructions for use
  • Technical support
  • Access with Uni-Login (after activation)

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