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Offers for digital teaching on the campus

Hybrid teaching – technical scenarios in attendance teaching

Various scenarios (recording and video conferencing) are available for the events with attendance as part of hybrid teaching. In the lecture halls with a control room, the support of the IT service center is necessary.

More information: Hybrid Teaching

Overview of tools for online teaching 

We provide numerous tools to support digital teaching, which are described below. In addition, we would like to explicitly point out the possibility for teachers to produce screencasts and webinars themselves. Under the following link you will find a short guide to the production of webinars and provision of screencasts with the Panopto Recorder:

In order to download the Panopto Recorder, you must be unlocked once. This happens automatically as soon as you have linked an e-learning course with Panopto for the first time - or you can send an e-mail to elearning@uni-bayreuth.de.

We assume that our e-learning system and screencast services with Panopto will be able to withstand the expected higher load, but are preparing to increase capacity if necessary. 

Please note: For accessing and working on the e-learning platform, as well as with Panopto, no VPN connection is required and not beneficial, since otherwise all requests to the server are first redirected and not directly processed.


Moodle – the learning platform of the University of Bayreuth 


e-Learning is the central teaching and learning platform of the University of Bayreuth. Based on the free software Moodle, the platform offers you the following presenteless possibilities of exchanging information and material with your students:

  • Communication: Via e-learning you can communicate with your students in different ways. These include discussion forums, personal messages to individual users or user groups, and surveys. 
  • Collaboration: With the activity "Etherpad lite" you can work simultaneously, with each other in real time on a document or create a protocol. An export as PDF or in Word format for post-processing is also possible.
  • Document sharing: You can provide course participants with a wide variety of documents for download, such as: scripts, presentations, exercise materials, etc. Alternatively, you can link directly to external Internet sources. 
  • Submissions via the activity Task: In your course, your students can submit edited texts and documents, such as homework or exercise sheets, digitally and thus make them available to you and your tutors for correction. After the correction, you can then provide individual feedback for the submission to the students. 
  • Checking the learning progress: To check the respective learning progress you can provide quizzes or questionnaires from multiple choice and free-text tasks via the activity "Test" in e-learning, which can be edited by the course participants. Afterwards they can be assessed either (partially) automatically or manually. 
  • H5P: The activity "Interactive Content" is also available. This allows you to create complex content such as interactive videos, questionnaires, drag-and-drop questions, multiple choice questions, presentations and much more. You can find out more about the possibilities of H5P at h5p.org. 

At "https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Managing_a_Moodle_course" you will find detailed documentation for managing your e-learning courses. If you need help, please contact elearning@uni-bayreuth.de at any time. 

e-Lectures with Panopto

The video platform of the University of Bayreuth 


E-Lectures can be carried out in three different scenarios. However, it is not only the classic lecture recording in a lecture hall with a control room that leads to high-quality videos. Every lecturer can also make a lecture, seminar or exercise available to the students live or asynchronously as a webinar on a small scale via self recording and/or screencast. The third scenario is the creation of learning videos with which topics or contents can be briefly introduced and explained. With the Panopto Recorder tool, lecturers can implement many ideas directly on and with their own computers.

In order to download the Panopto Recorder, you must be unlocked once. This happens automatically as soon as you have linked an e-learning course with Panopto for the first time - or you can send an e-mail to elearning@uni-bayreuth.de.

Flyer e-lectures (pdf, german)

Videotutorials zu Panopto (German)

Panopto is a web-based video content management system for recording, editing, providing and managing videos. It can be accessed either directly via the web interface or for moodle integration to provide content in your e-learning course. Panopto offers you the following functions:

  • Video recording: With the aid of the associated software "Panopto Recorder", you can record videos and screencasts with your workstation computer (PC or notebook with Windows or macOS). 
  • Video editing: You can edit video and audio afterwards and add quizzes. 
  • Live transmission: During the video recording, a live stream can also be transmitted, which you can make accessible via a link. 
  • Manage and share videos in a video library: You decide who can see your videos - only the participants of a specific VC course, other selected people or all users of the Internet. You also decide whether a video can be viewed only or also downloaded. You can also make existing videos available via the Panopto video platform. Access is via your university user account. 
  • Integration into e-learning: There is a direct connection between the Panopto and Moodle servers. Access to your videos is restricted to your students. They can be linked in a block or displayed directly in a section of your e-Learning course. 
  • Device specific display: Your students can access videos via different end devices (PC, tablets, mobile phones). The videos are automatically adapted to specific devices. 
  • Note function: Students can add notes to the videos and share them with other students. 

With Panopto you can pre-record lectures or webinars and make them available in the e-learning system. Presentations including sound can also be recorded on the PC. The recording of the presentation can be integrated into the e-learning system. 

Further information on the Panopto Recorder can be found under the following link:


Video, Audio & Web Conferences

DFNconf – the conference service in the German Research Network


With DFNconf you can broadcast your lecture or other event live and provide it to many participants.

  • A DFNconf meeting, which is suitable for interactive formats with few participants, can usually be attended by up to 23 people.
  • For events with larger numbers of participants, DFN-Verein recommends to use the offer of streaming DFNconf conferences, since there is no limit to the number of viewers. Especially for lectures that are aimed at a larger audience, this option should be more convenient for all participants. There is even a feedback channel for two-way communication with the text chat on the stream side, so that lecturers can also take up and answer questions or comments from the audience during the lecture. 
  • Web meetings with Adobe Connect: Adobe Connect enables web meetings, webinars, and online courses with up to 200 participants. Adobe Connect also enables file and document sharing and collaborative, digital group work - a "virtual classroom" scenario.

Flyer Video, Audio Web Conferences (pdf, german)

Further information on the use and operation of DFNconf can be found on the pages of the German Research Network:


Since this central service is provided for all DFN members in Germany, the service is expected to be heavily used during the daytime during core hours. If demand is high, DFN will continue to limit the number of participants in a conference. Work is currently underway to expand the capacities.

Skype for Business from Microsoft


In order to counteract the expected higher demand for video and audio conferences and to relieve the DFNconf service, the IT Service Center provides Skype for Business Accounts to all employees and students of the University of Bayreuth. Skype for Business is no longer actively developed by Microsoft and is therefore only provided temporarily due to the current situation. 

  • Skype for Business allows you to hold audio conferences with up to 50 people, which makes it suitable for small synchronized courses, among other things. In addition, Skype allows you to have a live chat to easily communicate and coordinate with your colleagues* and students. 
  • To enable Skype for Business, you must agree to Microsoft processing your data in the ITS-Portal under "Erklärungen" (Declarations). The Microsoft Office 365 Cloud - unlike other cloud services or popular social networks - complies with European privacy standards and does not aim to use your data for advertising or similar purposes. The provision of Skype for Business by Microsoft will take up to 24 hours once.

Quick guides:

Activation and installation of Skype For Business – Office 365 (pdf)

First start and initial configuration of Skype for Business (pdf)

Skype for Business: Use in lectures (pdf)

More detailed information can be found on the pages of the IT Service Center at www.its.uni-bayreuth.de/skype.


In order to support online courses, the University of Bayreuth has expanded its offer to include zoom and has acquired a license for the entire campus. This means that all employees and students of the University of Bayreuth can use Zoom to conduct courses or for group work.

Access to Zoom is exclusively via uni-bayreuth.zoom.us. On Zoom.com click on "Sign in with SSO" and enter uni-bayreuth.zoom.us in the next step. You can use your BT credentials and the corresponding password to log in to Zoom via the login service of the University of Bayreuth. A new licensed profile will be created. Please address any questions to zoom@uni-bayreuth.de.

At the first access only the first name, the surname and the e-mail address are transmitted to Zoom. The password is not transmitted. Future registrations will also be made via uni-bayreuth.zoom.us, the authentication with ID and password at the University of Bayreuth. You can then hold your own video conferences with up to 300 participants.


Hardware for video and audio recording in rental

​If you need a webcam or a microphone, please contact the ITS Medienausleihe (Tel. +49 921 55-2002, opening hours Mo-Fr 10:00-11:00, mm-ausleihe@uni-bayreuth.de).

For the production of lecture recordings in which larger experiments are to be integrated, Lecture Hall H15, renovated in 2018, is available with a complete recording technology. 

We are happy to help: The ITS-Helpdesk

The solution to your problem was not there yet? Then we will be happy to help you personally. To do this, please contact our ITS-Helpdesk.

Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Oliver Gschwender