Meet Live Online

Online meetings are live online formats in which (teaching) events or group meetings can be held. For the technical implementation of online meetings, web conferencing systems are usually used, which offer a virtual room in which all participants meet.

Learn more about the didactic considerations of conducting online meetings in teaching.

Web Conferencing Systems

For teaching you can use the following web conferencing systems for online meetings at the TU Darmstadt.

Note on the Use of Video Conferencing Systems

Please refer to the information on the HRZ website.

Technology & Implementation:

  • 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

As a rule, participants receive a link from the meeting organiser through which they can enter the online meeting room and are then listed there as participants – with corresponding possibilities for interaction (audio, video, chat, etc.).

Further details can be found on the pages of the respective web conferencing systems – see above.

The level of interaction in online meetings usually depends on the size of the group. The larger the group, the greater the challenge. This results in different implementation variants.

  • Online meeting with seminar character (high level of interaction)
  • Online meeting in presentation format (level of interaction low to medium)

In addition, the web conferencing systems Zoom and DFNconf also allow live streaming. In this case, participants also receive a link to view the live stream, but they do not join the online room. This means that you as the organiser do not see any participants at that moment. The level of interaction with the live stream is zero to low.

Didactical considerations about the different forms of online meetings

Do you want to meet in hybrid form? - One part online, one part on site

If there are only a few on-site participants, you can use one of the video conferencing systems available via the HRZ media equipment lending service HRZ media equipment lending service .

Learn more about Hybrid Teaching