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Here you can find a collection of ideas and suggestions for digitizing various teaching-/learning scenarios.
The slides of the online webinar "Distance Learning with TUWEL" from April 3 and 15, 2020 can be found here.

Online exams:


A comprehensive guide for managing online exams can be found here on this page!

Note: Only GoToMeeting is allowed to be used for diploma exams and rigorous exams

Communicate with students:

  • Teachers can use many of TUWEL's activities ...
    • For announcements use "News Forum" ("Nachrichtenforum" – instructions: as video, as cheat sheet)
    • For student questions and answers use "Forum" (instructions: as video, as cheat sheet)
    • For surveys, to collect opinions, use "Feedback" (instructions: as video, as cheat sheet)
    • For short opinion polls use "Choice" ("Abstimmung" – instruction: as video)
    • For consultation hours, brainstorming sessions, short revision sessions use "Chat" (instruction: as cheat sheet)
  • A hint: Encourage your students to collect content themselves, according to the motto "Students help students"!
    • Via "Wiki" (instructions: as video, as cheat sheet)
    • or set up a separate "forum" for this purpose
  • Use TUchat (Link)

Group work:

  • In TUWEL groups can be realized very well,  and these groups can be used for different scenarios: :
    • With the function "Access restrictions"/Voraussetzungen", work materials or activities can only be made available for specific groups (instructions: as Video, as Cheat Sheet)
    • In the "Forum" (in "Group mode": "Separate groups"!) contributions can be made visible only for group members (instructions: as Video, as Cheat Sheet)
    • In practically all activities (such as "Assignment"/"Aufgabe") or in the "Grades"/"Bewertungen" groups can be used to filter the list of participants (instructions: Cheat Sheet)
    • Teachers can activate "Group messaging"/"Gruppenmitteilungen" for the communication between the students (brief instructions: in the course under "Participants" / gear "Action menu" / "Groups" / "Edit group settings")
    • Students can collect learning artefacts collaboratively via "Wiki" (instructions: as Cheat Sheet)
  • How do you get to groups in TUWEL?
    • Groups can be transferred from TISS using the "Get TISS data" function (instructions: as Video, as Cheat Sheet)
    • Create groups under the menu item "Participants" (instructions: as Cheat Sheet)
    • Creating the activity "Grouptool"/"Gruppenverwaltung" offers further advantages: self-registration, waiting lists, import / discharge based on student ID numbers (Matrikelnummern), etc. (instructions: as Video, as Cheat Sheet, further functions as Cheat Sheet)
  • Do you need "groups of groups"? No problem, in TUWEL you have ...
    • the so-called "Groupings"/"Gruppierungen" (instructions: as Video, as Cheat Sheet)
  • Group work can also be discussed and worked on using web meeting tools.

Giving a lecture:

  • If possible, make contents available for students in written form and via TUWEL courses
    • Here, you can use the whole range of activities, such as ...
      • "Page" ("Textseite“ – instructions: as Cheat Sheet)
      • "Book" ("Buch“ – instructions: as Cheat Sheet)
      • "Lesson" ("Lektion“ – instructions: as Cheat Sheet)
      • "Lightbox Gallery“("Lightbox Galerie“ – instructions: as Cheat Sheet)
      • "Wiki“ (instructions: as Cheat Sheet)
    • Use "URL" ("Link/URL") to draw attention to other great web resources
  • If it has to be video...
    • Produce your own video or, in other words, "dub PowerPoint slides"
      • Our tool recommendations ...
        • Tool of your choice (there are many available online)
        • Camtasia (audio dubbing of slides – license available as campus software from, see Link)
        • Snagit (license as campus software available from, see Link)
        • Open Broadcaster Studio (open source – powerful, but somewhat complex, see Link)
      • Publish the videos via PeerTube (to be announced here shortly)
    • Recording with LectureTube (Please note, however, that - after registration/reservation - you have to go to the lecture room at TU Wien!)
      • Information about this service can be found here on this page
      • Note: You may report your request at any time. Please note, however, that we currently need a lead time of about 2 to 3 days to assign a slot for you and to do the programming for the LectureTube recording.
  • If it has to be a live video...
    • Use a web conferencing tool such as ZoomGoToMeetingTU Connect. On this page, we collect the available tools and the corresponding instructions.
    • With Zoom you can create a meeting directly in TUWEL, and your students can join the meeting also via TUWEL — How to create a Zoom Meeting in TUWEL (Video)
    • Note: Please do NOT use LectureTube Live at the moment because there is not enough bandwidth available and there is a need to visit a specific room (see above: LectureTube)

Perform exercises ("Übungen"):

  • Here, too, the best way is to write instructions in your TUWEL course with ...
  • If necessary, use the activity „Workshop“ in TUWEL for peer reviews, i.e. mutual feedback and assessments by and for students
  • Use web conferencing tools such as ZoomGoToMeetingTU Connect. On this page, we collect the available tools and corresponding instructions.
    • A hint: You can represent blackboard of the lecture room by the "Whiteboard" function (A guide for Zoom can be found here, a guide for TU Connect is available here)

Carry out seminars:

  • Here too, outline, disseminate and discuss the tasks / scenarios / problems in your TUWEL-Kurs
  • Receive and evaluate (or have evaluated) results with these activities

Digitized excursions:

  • Face-to-face activities are cancelled as listed here, but in TUWEL you can still create wonderful photo tours with these activities
    • "Lesson" ("Lektion“ – instructions as Cheat Sheet)
    • "Lightbox Gallery"("Lightbox Galerie“  – instructions: as Cheat Sheet)

General remarks at the end:

  • Act as asynchronously as possible
  • Keep it short! E-learning content should always be brief and be provided in small pieces!
  • Think about the bandwidth of your students. Here you can find something to think about.
  • Good ideas and approaches can also be found here.
  • A good read for in between here.


  1. Unsere Toolempfehlungen (Zoom, GoToMeeting, TU Connect) werden fortlaufend hier auf dieser Seite eingetragen
    Sollten diese Bereiche (die, auf die die drei Links zeigen) nicht auch noch untereinander verlinkt werden?
  2. Hinweis: Der Link zum Cheat Sheet unter  <Communicate with Students → ...TUWEL activities... → ..."Forum" > verweist auf das Feedback Cheat Sheet und nicht ein Forum Cheat Sheet. LG, PP

    1. Danke für den Hinweis!

      Auf Deutsch war es korrekt, aber auf Englisch falsch -- ich hab' den Link gleich ausgebessert, er verweist allerdings auf ein deutschsprachiges Forum Cheat Sheet; es gibt meines Wissens leider (noch) kein englischsprachiges zu diesem Thema.