Using chats and feedback tools for digital teaching
Chats and feedback tools can serve as asynchronous exchange between students and teachers, e.g. to check the current state of knowledge of students or to collect questions from students. Many audio and video conferencing systems or even PANDA have an integrated chat. E-mails can also be used to collect questions.
ChatTextbasierte Kommunikation zwischen zwei oder mehreren Nutzern in Echtzeit. and feedback with PANDA
Through the PANDA learning platform there are a variety of activities and tasks that can be used to design asynchronous teaching. Panda enables course-related administration. The access is only for students of the course / University of Paderborn
- Using PANDA for digital teaching
- This page is intended to give you an overview of the functions of PANDA for digital teaching.
- The learning platform Panda
- All PANDA help wiki pages for lecturers.
- Course activities
- Collection of all PANDA course activities
Other chat and feedback tools
If you only want to exchange short messages, you can use text- or language-based chat systems. There you can send text messages to each other in groups, individually with other users or topic-related in individual channels/streams, which in contrast to e-mails are displayed immediately after sending and enable a relatively synchronous exchange.
- Zulip is a university-wide public chat system that can be used in a browser, app or desktop client.
- Mumble is a voice chat that can be used directly in a browser, an app or a desktop client.
- PINGO is a live feedback system developed at the University of Paderborn which can be used browser-based in large courses. Information about the project can be found at Peer Instruction for very large groups.
- Other Life Feedback Systems
- In addition to the options listed here, the staff unit Educational Innovations and University Didactics has compiled further tools for chat and feedback for you.
E-mails can be used to collect questions from smaller groups of students without the need for additional tools. There are some helpful functions in Webmail for categorizing and sorting and for collaboration in working groups:
- Automatic filtering of e-mails
- You can set up filter rules via webmail so that your e-mails are automatically filtered and distributed to the correct folders, for example.
- The IMT offers you the possibility to create and administer mailing lists. A mailing list is, simply explained, a list of e-mail addresses. If you write an e-mail to a mailing list, it will be distributed to all addresses that are on the list. It is not advisable to distribute large files via e-mail, as it cannot be guaranteed that the mailboxes of the recipients always have sufficient storage space. Alternative forms of file exchange can be found under Using file exchange for digital teaching.
- Shared mailboxes
- To enable shared access to a mail folder, you can create a folder that can be accessed by multiple users, i.e. "shared" by multiple users.