Service-Center Informatik

List of E-Learning tools

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Below you will find a list of selected e-learning tools that you can use to design your digital teaching. Most of the tools are also available to students, for collaborative work among themselves or as consumers of digital teaching.

Videoconferencing

Jitsi

An open source video conferencing system especially for meetings in small groups, more information can be found in the usage instructions.


Adobe Connect

Suitable for video/web conferences or lectures. Meeting rooms can be prepared in advance.


Pexip

Suitable for meetings, consultation hours or for discussing exercises in small groups

  • Hosted by DFN.
    Link Instructions Target group
    conf.dfn.de Instructions for Pexip of the DFN Lecturers as meeting creators, students as participants.
    Notes: Information on the curront situation by Covid-19

Skype for Business

Suitable for communication in a team. Enables text, audio and video chat and desktop sharing.


Mattermost

Team communication via chat and via integrations of BigBlueButton and Jitsi also audio/video and desktop sharing possible


OpenMeetings

Audio/video conferences with display of presentation slides, whiteboard with drawing function, chat and recording

  • Support VCRP
    Link Instructions Target group
    in OLAT Manual and notes of the VCRP Lecturers as organizers, students as participants.
    Hinweise: Als Kursbaustein in Open OLAT

BigBlueButton

Audio/video conferences with display of presentation slides, whiteboard with drawing function, chat and recording

  • Support VCRP
    Link Instructions Target group
    via OLAT / integration into Mattermost Manual and notes of the VCRP Lecturers as organizers, students as participants.
    Notes: As course element in Open OLAT and integration in teamwork.rarp-kl.de

Cisco Webex

Audio/video conferences, Lectures and Meetings.

  • Link Instructions Target group
    webex.com Manual and notes Lecturers as organizers, students as participants.
    Notes: Registration via RHRK mail Adress.
Lecture solutions

Open OLAT

Organization of online courses using many course components and integration of further tools such as Adobe Connect or BigBlueButton.

  • Hosted by VCRP.
    link Instructions Target group
    olat.vcrp.de Notes and further links Lecturers, employees as content creators and students as consumers.
    Notes: Login with RHRK Account

Adobe Connect

Suitable for video/web conferences or lectures. Meeting rooms can be prepared in advance.


BigBlueButton

Audio/video conferences with display of presentation slides, whiteboard with drawing function, chat and recording

  • Support VCRP
    Link Instructions Target group
    via OLAT / integration into Mattermost Manual and notes of the VCRP Lecturers as organizers, students as participants.
    Notes: As course element in Open OLAT and integration in teamwork.rarp-kl.de
Video content platform

Panopto

Video delivery, organization in folder structure, rights management.


DAVE

Video and audio provision and organization.

Video editing

Panopto

Also provides a tool for video recording and editing.

  • Available for Windows and macOS
    link Instructions Target group
    see note instructions and further links Teachers as content creators
    Notes: of the SCI on the use of the Panopto recording client in the Department of Computer Science.
    Login with RHRK Account

OBS Studio

Open source software for video recording and video editing.

  • Available for Windows, macOS and Linux
    link Instructions Target group
    obsproject.com Documentation and instructions can be found on the website of the provider.
Team Communication

Skype for Business

Suitable for communication in a team. Enables text, audio and video chat and desktop sharing.


Mattermost

Team communication via chat and via integrations of BigBlueButton and Jitsi also audio/video and desktop sharing possible

Office Kollaboration

ShareLaTeX

Is an online platform to create and edit LaTeX documents collaboratively or alone.


OnlyOffice

Edit presentations, text and spreadsheet documents.

  • Available as course element in Open OLAT and as integration into Seafile. Notes and instruction of the VCRP
    link Instructions Target group
    Teachers, employees and students

Etherpad, Codepad and Mathpad

Collaborative editing of texts (Etherpad), source code (Codepad) or mathematical tasks (Mathpad)

  • Available as course element in Open OLAT. instructions and notes of the VCRP
    link Instructions Target group
    Lecturers and students
  • Etherpad hosted by SCI.
    link Instructions Target group
    sci-pad.cs.uni-kl.de follows

Seafile

Store and organize files in the cloud, including via WebDAV client. It is also possible to edit office files in the browser. Share folders or files.

  • Hosted by RARP.
    link Instructions Target group
    seafile.rlp.net instruction Teachers, employees and students
    Notes: Available memory: teachers and students 100GB, students 20GB
Learn Management System

Open OLAT

Organization of online courses using many course components and integration of further tools such as Adobe Connect or BigBlueButton.

  • Hosted by VCRP.
    link Instructions Target group
    olat.vcrp.de Notes and further links Lecturers, employees as content creators and students as consumers.
    Notes: Login with RHRK Account

ExClaim

Secure test environment for submitted solutions, Administration of different levy versions, Processing of tasks in a team, Automated group/team classification according to preferences


IMathAS

Create and execute automatically corrected tasks and tests.

  • Hosted by VCRP.
    link Instructions Target group
    netmath.vcrp.de Comments of the VCRP Teachers as creators, students as participating
    Notes: Accounts on request at VCRP
Cloud storage

Seafile

Store and organize files in the cloud, including via WebDAV client. It is also possible to edit office files in the browser. Share folders or files.

  • Hosted by RARP.
    link Instructions Target group
    seafile.rlp.net instruction Teachers, employees and students
    Notes: Available memory: teachers and staff 100GB, students 20GB
Other tools and services

Question2Answer

Question and answer portal


TUX server

Remote access to Linux environments of the SCI.

  • Offered for the Department of Computer Science from SCI.
    link Instructions Target group
    per SSH see instructions sci.informatik.uni-kl.de Students and employees
    Notes: SCI account is required. SCI-Login account can be applied for at accounts.cs.uni-kl.de

Submission platform

For students of the Department of Computer Science, submission of bachelor, master, and supervised research papers.

  • Hosted, provided and supported by SCI.
    link Instructions Target group
    submission.cs.uni-kl.de instructions are on the page. Students

GitLab

GitLab Server of the SCI for students of the Department of Computer Science


Etherpad

Webbased and collaborative working on texts.


ExClaim

Secure test environment for submitted solutions, Administration of different levy versions, Processing of tasks in a team, Automated group/team classification according to preferences


Further links

Here you will find links with tips, instructions and contact persons who will support you in the transition from presence to online teaching:

  • Eteaching Service Center (ETSC) of TU Kaiserslautern, teaching offline now online
  • VCRP Tips and instructions for digital teaching
  • DFN Hints and tips for the use of the offered video conferencing solutions in connection with the current situation by Covid-19
  • e-teaching.org for further information on e-learning and digital teaching