Documents and links

TUWEL guides

The Digital Teaching and Learning team provides a range of documents and training documentation, in various formats, about TUWEL and how to use it. The full set of guides are all available in the TUWEL tutorials course, opens an external URL in a new window! Please note that most services are only available to TU Wien employees.

An overview of the various guide formats is available here:

The cheat sheets are short, clear guides that use screenshots to provide a step-by-step explanation of TUWEL functionalities.
An example of a cheat sheet can be found  here, opens an external URL in a new window.

The video tutorials provide a step-by-step explanation of the key features of TUWEL. The videos are short, usually lasting between 3 and 10 minutes. More than 40 short video tutorials are available to teaching staff.

An example of a video tutorial can be found here, opens an external URL in a new window.

The easiest way of viewing videos is via the playlist on our YouTube channel (link, opens an external URL in a new window).

Many teaching staff, colleagues and students wonder: "can I try some TUWEL functions for myself?" Yes you can - in a special TUWEL course. All TUWEL users can access a course entitled “TUWEL application scenarios”. This course presents all activities and study materials in the TUWEL learning platform. You can register for this course free of charge. As well as describing the various features, the course will also tell you more about various educational application scenarios, and give you the opportunity to try some practical examples across all the activities and study materials.

Here's how to open "TUWEL application scenarios":

  1. Click on this link: https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?idnumber=tuweldemo
  2. Log into TUWEL
  3. Click on the "Register" button

Note: This course can only be accessed by TU Wien employees.

Distance learning good practices and online examinations

All documents relating to distance learning, in which the Digital Teaching and Learning team has been involved are available as a collection on the Distance Learning team's TUcoLAB page: https://colab.tuwien.ac.at/x/swOQ, opens an external URL in a new window

This is where you can find some sample documents on the following subjects:

  • Guide to online tests and examinations
  • Concept proposals for distance learning
  • FAQs and descriptions of online tools
  • etc.

Please note, not all documents are available to the wider public, many materials are only available to TU Wien employees.

E-learning tool recommendations

Important information:

This section is currently under construction, additional tools will follow!

Description:

Interactive learning modules can be created in different formats with Adobe Captivate. Any multimedia content (images, videos, animations, etc.), desktop content or even various slide-based test questions can be recorded and processed. Many export formats are available, such as HTML5, SCORM packages or video exports. In turn, these can easily be integrated into the TU Wien learning management system (TUWEL), for example.

Category:

  • Screen recording
  • Creating multimedia content
  • E-testing

Official web link: http://www.adobe.com/de/products/captivate.html, opens an external URL in a new window

Internal web link: none

TUWEL integration possible: yes, as a "learning package", "IMS content" or as a "file"

Costs: Educational licence, see official web link

Screenshot example:

Editing view of the Adobe Captivate programme. A slide with the texts "Multimedia Tutorial" and "Gruppen verwalten" is displayed.

© TU Wien, Digital Teaching and Learning

Description:

SimpleShow is a tool that teaching staff can use to create what are known as "explainer videos". Explainer videos are footage providing a simple explanation of how to do something or how something works, with minimal visual information. Teaching staff need a written script, which is converted semi-automatically into an (MP4 format) explainer video. Not only can SimpleShow create simple tutorials, it can also create explainer videos that make extensive use of didactic and media elements in their design. You can watch various video examples here: https://www.mysimpleshow.com/de/beispielclips/, opens an external URL in a new window

Categories:

  • Presentation tool
  • Creating multimedia content

Official web link: http://simpleshow.com/de-de/, opens an external URL in a new window

Internal web link: none

LectureTube integration possible: yes, please contact us using our Contact form

Costs: Licence fee, see official web link

Screenshot example:

One hand points to a drawn inkpot with a quill, to the left is a film reel and a book and the name Stephen King, below a playback bar.

© TU Wien, Digital Teaching and Learning

Description:

SnagIt makes it possible to capture screen content. Photographs, video or audio recordings etc. can be created from desktop content and processed and annotated immediately afterwards in the SnagIt Editor.

Category:

  • Screen recording
  • Creating multimedia content
  • E-testing

Official web link: https://www.techsmith.de/snagit.html, opens an external URL in a new window

Internal web link: https://iu.zid.tuwien.ac.at/12988865.asHTML, opens an external URL in a new window

TUWEL integration possible: yes, as a "file" or as a picture or video element in activity descriptions

Costs: Internal costs, see internal web link

Screenshot example:

Editing view of the SnagIt programme. In the centre is a screenshot of a TUWEL view, with a toolbar above and to the right.

© TU Wien, Digital Teaching and Learning

Description:

A simple tool for generating a random name from a list containing various user-defined entries. Teaching staff can use this tool to select content at random in a visually appealing way. Simply enter the required concepts, topics, content, etc., and turn the wheel for a decision.

Category:

  • Visually picking and deciding topics
  • Collaboration tool

Official web link: https://wheelofnames.com/, opens an external URL in a new window

Internal web link: none

TUWEL integration possible: yes, can be directly linked as a "URL"

Costs: free

Screenshot example:

Screenshot of a circle with six different coloured subdivisions with different contents.

© TU Wien, Digital Teaching and Learning

Other recommendations:

Other tools offering good support for e-learning scenarios can also be found on these websites:

Webinars

The Digital Teaching and Learning team organises webinars on various fields within digital teaching and learning.

 

Recurring webinars:

  • Online events about new features in TUWEL updates (e.g. for version 3.10, see Video)
  • Webinars on major new features in TUWEL (e.g. for H5P, see Video)

 

Examples of past webinars:

 

 

Questions?

For questions or suggestions regarding content, please use our contact form.