A rather simple form to support remote learning is to give your students access to material online (e.g., scripts, papers, videos, audios, or links).
You can encourage your students’ engagement with this learning material by either assigning tasks or phrasing questions to this material or by giving students the opportunity to exchange their results and/or to receive feedback.
I. Learning Management System Moodle
MoodleExternal link is the Learning Management System provided by the University of Jena (for a short introductory video about Moodle please see https://youtu.be/wop3FMhoLGsExternal link). Moodle is a module based, adaptive teaching and learning platform. It helps to support classroom teaching, to enable blended learning (a combination of classroom and online teaching and learning), or to facilitate online teaching and learning. It is also convenient for storing knowledge and information and as a platform for communication with your students.
Moodle enables you:
- to upload information and material (e.g., data files, links, vidoes via Opencast)
- to support communication (e.g., via formus, chats, votings, calendar management)
- to support cooperation (e.g., via Wikis, mutual assessments, glossaries)
- to measure learning progress (e.g., via tests, quizzes, questions)
- to give and receive feedback (e.g., via different feedback tools)
Further information on how to set up and start Moodle you will find in section 8 “First steps in Moodle”
II. University of Jena Cloud
As an alternative to Moodle, material for students (e.g., scripts, papers, reader) can be made accessible via FSU-CloudExternal link. After uploading the material to FSU-Cloud it can be shared via link. FSU-Cloud has a capacity of around 10 GB.
III. Electronic course reserve collection – Digitale Bibliothek Thüringen (DBT)
Electronic course reserve collections allow you to collect your course material (e.g., literature, scripts, URL links) at one central digital place. Your students can access this collection any time and independent from where they are.
An instruction of how to start and use electronic course reserve collections can be found hereExternal link (in German only).