Potential activities during the asynchronous phase and implementation via ADAM

Making documents available

  • Use the Weblink module to make internal and external links available individually or as a collection of links

Making literature available

  • Use the DigiLit module to have the university library’s digital reserved reading system (Semesterapparat) set up in ADAM

Making videos available

  • Recommendation
    • Ideally, the video should be stored on a video platform and linked via the Weblink module in ADAM
    • Instructions are provided in the Tales guide Online Teaching and on ADAM
    • A guide to the visual integration of videos on a video platform is available on the ADAM FAQs page under the “General” section.
  • Exception
    • If a video is small (less than 300 MB), it may also be made available on ADAM using the File module. It then has to be downloaded in order to be viewed (ADAM does not support a streaming feature).


Creation and distribution of tasks

  • Use the Exercise module to prepare, distribute, collect and assess tasks throughout the semester
  • Use the File module to make tasks available and enable the students’ solutions to be submitted to a postbox-style Folder module

Submitting completed tasks

  • Use the Exercise module to prepare, distribute, collect and assess tasks throughout the semester
  • Use the Folder module to set up a postbox-style folder that will be used as the return folder for the students’ solutions

Collecting peer feedback on student work

  • A document can be added to a forum post using the Forum module. Other participants can answer with their feedback.
  • Additional info: Use the forum for asynchronous discussion or to promptly issue easily accessible announcements to all workspace participants

Jointly working on a written task

  • Use the Etherpad module to jointly create, edit and discuss texts synchronously and asynchronously
  • Chat feature for synchronous use

Collect feedback

  • Use the Survey module to collect feedback via anonymous and non-anonymous surveys and to conduct evaluations and opinion polls (not available in public workspaces)
  • Additional info on surveys: Use the Question Pool Survey module to create, collect and manage questions.
  • Use the Forum module to receive feedback on forum posts, documents, etc. (see also: peer feedback on student work)  

Holding quizzes/tests

  • Use the Test module s to create and hold tests throughout the semester that are intended to evaluate the students’ level of knowledge and readiness for the final examination
  • The test module is complex and requires some time to familiarize yourself.
  • Additional info: Use the Question Pool Test module to create, collect and manage questions for tests

Jointly working on content

  • Use the Wiki module to jointly work on and structure content, and link it within the wiki itself and with external online sources

Creating multimedia learning materials

A brief description of all ADAM modules is available in the information sheet for ADAM modules (in German).