Digital Teaching

As in the last summer semester, the digital tools and scenarios for your teaching will be available to you in the future as well. This page will give you an initial overview.  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

You can also use the various possibilities of digital teaching in the winter semester 2020/21. The following scenarios are conceivable for the implementation of events, whereby you will certainly identify and try out many more possibilities from your teaching experience:

Level 1: Moderated self-study

Through myStudy, you provide students with literature as well as suitable questions or tasks that the students have to work on. Students either upload the results to myStudy or send them to you by e-mail. It would also be a good idea to provide common formats regularly at the date of the course (preferably Zoom for oral exchange, the myStudy Forum or Etherpad for simultaneous written exchange) for all seminar participants.

Instructions on how to use ZOOM can be found in the MIZ instruction wiki (, accessible via VPN). Extensive support information can also be found in the ZOOM Help Center.

Information about myStudy-form and Etherpad can be found here

Level 2: Integration of multimedia elements

In addition to the options under 1, it is possible to support teaching digitally with simple means, e.g. by using the forum in myStudy or by uploading self-dubbed slides using the recording function of PowerPoint or audio files produced with your own smartphone to myStudy.

Hints and instructions on how you could make use of very simple and familiar tools for teaching can be found here.


Level 3: Moodle course and other digital tools

In addition to the Level 1 and 2, the possibility to easily generate a Moodle course room for your event using the corresponding buttons in myStudy is currently in development. In order to make the start easier, we have developed 3 pre-structured course templates. These course templates can be individually adapted and extended. Instructions, tutorials and support materials for Moodle can be found here.

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].