Digital Teaching

The Leuphana University provides its teachers with a variety of digital tools and platforms for teaching. This page will give you an initial overview. The digital tools and scenarios already used last summer semester will remain available for your future teaching. For more digital tools and media production, the Leuphana pages of Lehrservice and MIZ provide support materials such as handouts, instructions, link collections and examples as well as information on contact persons.

Scenarios of digital teaching

If you would like to enrich your teaching with an accompanied self-study, you can implement this, for example, by integrating multimedia elements (i.e., videos with lectures by the teacher or discussed PowerPoint slides/screencasts). Direct exchange is additionally possible, for example, by means of regular video/telephone conferences or other tools (e.g. myStudy forum or Etherpad).

Guided self-study can mean that you provide the students with literature via myStudy or Moodle as well as suitable questions or tasks that the students have to work on. The students either upload the results to myStudy/Moodle, send them to you by mail or you discuss them in the session.

Moderated self-study in this context means that lecturers provide students with literature via myStudy or Moodle as well as suitable questions or tasks that the students have to work on. The students either upload the results to myStudy/Moodle or send them by E-Mail.


Moodle course and other digital tools

In addition to the options described above, you can easily generate a Moodle course room for your event under the "Online Teaching" tab in your myStudy course. In order to make it easier to get started here as well, three pre-structured course templates have been developed. These course templates can be individually adapted and extended. In addition, many more tools and platforms are provided to support the digital teaching of Leuphana.

Measures and offers

The following measures have already been implemented. The present website is updated continuously, so that you can always find the latest information here.

1. Manual "Digital teaching and learning by the simplest means". The manual and further information on how to implement digital teaching and learning with simple means can be found here.

2. Support Team Digital Teaching: For all questions concerning digital teaching, teachers at Leuphana can contact the Support Team at the following address: A student support team is also available for student enquiries and needs, which can be reached via the following functional address:

3. Stable video conference systems for large groups. To support working from home and as an important tool for the transition to online teaching, Leuphana introduces the video conferencing solution ZOOM. ZOOM enables high quality video and telephone conferences with up to 300 participants*. Further information and instructions as well as dates for Zoom training courses can be found here.

4. Leuphana video platform myVideo. MyVideo is a video platform on which teachers can make their audio and video files available to students, regardless of file size. Depending on their settings, students can view(stream) or download the videos provided there. In contrast to YouTube, videos can be made available via myVideo in a non-public space to which, for example, only people with a myStudy account have access. Further information and instructions for myVideo can be found here.

5. Online courses with Moodle. From now on, you can have an additional Moodle course generated in your myStudy courses. In addition to the information and communication platform myStudy, Moodle is a learning platform that allows you to design digital course rooms with corresponding teaching/learning scenarios. Three pre-structured course templates are available for setting up Moodle courses, which can be created via a button in myStudy under the tab "Online teaching". For information on Moodle, how to set up courses, as well as instructions and support services, click here.

6. Structured and commented link collection. You can access the link collection here.

7. Discussion forums: In these discussion forums you can exchange ideas on a collegial level on topics, questions, experiences etc. related to digital teaching. If you click on the link below, you must first register on Moodle. Please use your myStudy username and password. You can access the forums here.

8. Guidelines for the revision of the myStudy course descriptions: The guide is intended as an orientation for the revision of your course descriptions in myStudy, so that students know what to expect in your course during the next semester. In the sense of a checklist, the guide contains information and suggestions to help you decide which information is important for students in this context and where best to place this information in myStudy. You can find this guide here [GER].