Digital Platforms and Tools

  • Introduction
  • How Do You Use the Tool Guide?
  • Which Teaching/ Learning Platforms are Available for You to Use?
  • Which Additional Digital Tools are Available to You?

In order to be able to maintain teaching activities in the summer semester 2020 despite a break in attendance due to the corona crisis, digital learning platforms, tools and the production of videos, podcasts and screencasts are indispensable. In addition to the information and materials that we have made available online, you can contact the Support Team Digital Teaching at any time with your questions and needs for support (digi-support@leuphana.de). The team of the Teaching Service will be happy to support you!

Online Exams. Software for online exams: EvaExam und Moodle. Here you can get an overview and further information about the online exams.

If students have problems with digital teaching or with online tools, the Student Support Team for Digital Teaching is available at stud.digi-support@leuphana.de or on the Student Support for Digital Teaching page.

In the following, we have compiled information and concrete support materials in order to introduce you to the realization of digital teaching-learning formats:

Recommendation: Also use the open discussion forums for collegial exchange on digital tools and their didactic applications. In these discussion forums you can exchange ideas on a collegial level on topics, questions, experiences, etc. concerning the digital summer semester. If you click on the following link, you must first register with Moodle. Please use your myStudy username and password. You can access the forums here.

How Do You Use the Tool Guide?

  •  You have hardly used any digital tools so far and you still lack an overview of the tools? Use the overview to select a suitable tool.
  •  You already know which tool you want to use? In each line you will find strengths and weaknesses.
  •  You know what you want to achieve? Choose a column and check which tool will support you best.
  •  Combine several tools if necessary.

You can find a further overview of digital tools and usage contexts here:

Which Teaching/ Learning Platforms are Available for You to Use?

1. Moodle

Learning platform for blended learning scenarios or fully virtual course rooms. You can find further information here.

2. myPortfolio

E-portfolios are web-based "folders" for individual compilation of documents, videos, blogs and other artifacts. You can find further information here.

3. myStudy

MyStudy is the central digital platform for the organisation and support of regular teaching at Leuphana University Lueneburg. The use of MyStudy is mandatory for all teachers and students. You can find further information here.

Which Additional Digital Tools are Available to You?

1. Academic Cloud

Academic Cloud is a data protection compliant alternative to Google Docs and Dropbox for all Leuphana University members. Further information can be found here.

2. Adobe Connect (Attention: Due to Corona we recommend to work with ZOOM)

Adobe Connect is a web communication system. It enables audio/video conferences, online meetings or individual sessions to work and communicate synchronously. For more information about using Adobe Connect in teaching, click here.

3. Classroom Response Systeme

Classroom Response Systems (CRS) are used to actively engage participants, e.g. by voting. You can find further information here.

4. Etherpad

The Leuphana Etherpad allows for easy information exchange and direct communication, both simultaneous (synchronous) and delayed (asynchronous). You can find more information here.

5. TeachingWiki

Leuphana's interactive web application with which texts and images can be presented in a structured and networked form. TeachingWiki is offered for teachers. Further information can be found here.

6. Media Production

Application scenarios for videos in teaching and details on video production can be found here.

7. myVideo

Leuphana's video platform where all teachers can make their audio and video files available to students, regardless of file size. Further information can be found here.

8. Rocket.Chat

Web-based messaging service of Leuphana with focus on group communication. Further information can be found here.

9. ZOOM

ZOOM enables you to have video and telephone conferences in high quality with up to 300 participants. Users can set up individual meetings via ZOOM or use a personal conference room, whereby students can also raise their hands virtually to ask questions or make comments. By this, lectures and seminars can take place online. Further information can be found here.