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How can I set up a virtual class room which I can share with my colleagues?

In order to set up a virtual class room that you can fill with content (work sheets, audio/video files, minutes etc.) we recommend the use of Moodle. Moodle hols the big advantage that students can find all relevant course material in one place for the whole semester.

The benefit of Zoom is that you can talk to your students live. However, a Zoom Meeting is not a virtual class room: you can only share files during a meeting, but students will not be able to access these materials later for their individual study time. Hence, if you want to make study materials available for the whole length of the semester, we recommend setting up a Moodle course.

For re-occuring events with several people chairing the session, Zooms offers the possibility to plan a meeting with several dates. At the very bottom of the page you can choose to designate several chairs for your meeting. To do this, you will need the e-mail adresses that your chairs used to register for HU Zoom.

If you want to share files with your colleagues before you hand those out to the students, you can set up a shared repository with HU-Box.

Your working process could look like this: First, individual production of teaching content (materials etc.) in Home Office --> using HU-Box to share and alter this content with your colleagues --> setting up a Moodle course to distribute materials --> Zoom Meeting to discuss with students --> minutes and tasks on Moodle -->...