- computer/ laptop or mobile device
- stable internet connection (if possible, via LAN)
- USB headset recommended (usually better to use than internal microphone/speaker)
- USB webcam optional
Online meetings are live online formats for teaching courses or group meetings. Usually, web conference systems are used for the technical implementation of online meetings. They offer a virtual space where all particpants can meet each other.
You can use the following web conferencing systems for online meetings at TU Darmstadt.
In the summer semester 2022, teaching events at the TU Darmstadt will resume in person. Online offerings can be a useful supplement to the in-person instruction, but they should not be mandatory in order to successfully attend a course.
Nevertheless, the TU Darmstadt has decided not only to extend the licenses for Zoom but also to introduce another system, BigBlueButton (BBB).
Not only is Zoom a tool that many users are more familiar with, but it also has some technical advantages. Zoom is especially advantageous when it comes to large events (over 100 participants) or the sound quality. However, Zoom is not without problems in terms of data protection, as the legal standards in the EU and the USA are not well compatible. Use of Zoom should therefore be voluntary for all participants.
BBB, on the other hand, is unproblematic from a data protection perspective. The setting is operated by the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) on its own servers, although it is technically less powerful in some aspects.
The teachers can decide for themselves which system to use.