Distance learning in spring semester 2021
The spring semester started the same way the autumn semester ended: Mostly on Zoom, with the option of teaching in empty lecture halls at ETH.
Zoom as an established solution should allow things to run smoothly, also and especially in light of the recent changeover to Single Sign-On registration with an ETH user name. What’s new is that Zoom can now also be used in the lecture hall. The necessary audio infrastructure has been installed in all lecture halls. In accordance with the rectorate’s specifications, the lecture halls are available for this as well as for live streaming and the recording of courses. New infrastructure has been set up for live streaming at ETH (previously: SWITCH), which now allows for scheduled streams. Like the recordings, these streams begin two minutes before the official starting time of the course and end ten minutes after it ends. Just like the return to the edited publication of recordings and the previous order and approval principle, this is a first step back to normality after very exciting months of COVID-style distance learning..
Posts in the ITS Blog
- ETH Emergency Operations with Zoom
- From 0 to 100 in two weeks – ETH Zürich, Covid-19 and Zoom
- Working from home securely
- IT in ETH emergency operation
- Dos and Don’ts in Web Conferencing
- Virtual instead of cancelled: Events and activities during COVID-19 (German only)
- Video conferencing: Do it yourself. But better.
Olaf A. Schulte, Group Manager Production & Distribution (ITS MMS), IT Services