Jitsi Meet is a video conferencing software that can be used in a web browser and as a mobile app. Currently, several instances of Jitsi are operated at the University of Paderborn.
- The special thing: Participants do not need an account, only a web browser that supports WebRTC (see Suitable Browsers) or the app for Android or iOS. Users who are sensitive to privacy issues will also find the Jitsi-Meet app in the F-Droid Store.
|https://meet.cs.upb.de/ (EN) https://meet3.cs.upb.de/ (DE)||https://meet.imt.upb.de/|
|Offered in pilot operation by the Computer Science Department of the University of Paderborn||Offered in pilot operation by the IMT|
|No account is required to use the software. You can call up a conference room directly in your web browser or app.||University staff must log in for use, see First steps. Conference invitations can be launched without login.|
- Online meeting/ video conference with small groups
- Split screen/screen sharing
- Integrated chat function
- Communication in research groups and projects
- Small group sizes (stable up to 15 people maximum; beyond that, all participants should not use the video)
- Internet access, web browser that supports WebRTC (see Suitable browsers), alternatively access via the online app/ desktop app
- Camera and microphone for video conferences
|Registration is not required||University staff must log in for use, see First steps. Conference invitations can be launched without login.|
|Start the Google Chrome or Chromium web browser and go to the following URL: https://meet.cs.upb.de/ (EN) or https://meet3.cs.upb.de/ (DE)||
- Now follow the instructions of the Quick Start Guide.
- Set a low video quality (Low definition) according to the quick guide.
- Turn off audio and video transmission as long as not required.
- Jitsi is offered in the introductory mode, a permanent establishment is still open. Therefore there is no guaranteed availability and stability. For Jitsi use, the support you are used to from other services cannot be provided.
The Jitsi instances are offered by the IMT or the Computer Science Department and are operated within the University of Paderborn.
The open source software Jitsi Meet is used. Based on WebRTC, the data is transmitted encrypted. However, WebRTC does not (yet) offer the possibility to encrypt video conferences with several persons end-to-end. That means: on the way of transport the video chat is encrypted, but not on the video conference server. However, the server is secured against unauthorized access, so that only other conference participants and the administrators of the university can access the video conferences.