Hybrid Teaching

At Leuphana, hybrid teaching means synchronous teaching with participants on site and participants connected online. This means that some of the students are on campus and participate in the course, while others are present via a meeting room, e.g. via the Zoom video conferencing service. This results in a variety of interaction opportunities that may vary depending on the course and didactic setting.

The guidelines below provide guidance on some important issues related to the planning and implementation of hybrid teaching. This concerns, among other things, the mode of rotation, room utilization and spacing rules as well as the conditions for video transmission including data protection regulations. In particular, we would like to refer you to the web page on interaction in hybrid teaching.


Technical Support

The newly purchased and installed equipment in the rooms on campus is supervised and maintained by the AVM's colleagues. They will provide concrete instructions on how to operate the equipment in time for the start of the semester.

Regardless of this, it may be advisable to include student co-moderators during the planning of your hybrid scenarios, who will keep an eye on the smooth running of the session.


Transmission of image and sound

Under what conditions may image and sound be transmitted? Basically the following applies: Image and sound are not recorded. The data may not be stored and processed manually. It is not permitted to record the non-publicly spoken word of others without authorisation; this constitutes a violation according to § 201 para. 1 no. 1 StGB. Please point this out to the participants of your event.

As already mentioned, only those courses in which discussions are desired and required may have a hybrid structure. Audio and video transmissions of students on site are only permitted for the times in which the participants actually interact with each other. If, for example, you are giving a lecture, please make sure that the camera is not pointed at the participants in attendance.

Students who are online should switch on their camera and sound. However, they must also be allowed to participate in the course without using a camera or microphone via the video conferencing system (§2(2)3.d). In any case, it is necessary that you secure the videoconferencing system with a password and provide your students with this password for their participation.

Hint: Talk to your students in the first session about what it is like for you to look at a screen with black tiles. Together with your students, create rules for the hybrid course.


For regular feedback you can schedule time in or after each session. What went well? Where do you see room for improvement? What is missing and how can the participants support good teaching and learning even better?

In addition, as every semester, you can use the qualitative feedback format Shift! and course evaluation, both of which are also highly recommended for hybrid event formats.