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Online Teaching

Simple ways to communicate your content digitally

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Are you interested in finding a way to share your teaching content online?

Last Update: 15.04.2020

Then you are in the right place. In this sequence, you will learn how to prepare your teaching session digitally in case you cannot hold it in the lecture hall. There are many ways to do this.

We recommend simple and pragmatic solutions that you can prepare and implement at home. The following chapters show how you can add spoken text to your slides (Chapter 2) or create audio files (Chapter 3). We also provide tips for publishing media such as videos, slides or PDFs (Chapter 4). If you want to hold your lecture or seminar online, we also have a solution for you (Chapter 5).

You can download a PDF of this course here; it is regularly updated to reflect the current status of the course.

We are aware that the current situation needs additional work for all of us. Nevertheless, please make sure that you comply with copyright law and privacy protection. The data protection officer of the University of Basel has put together a one-sided summary of the necessary information that you may download here. It includes helpful suggestions, we recommend reading it before preparing your next online lecture or seminar.

Further useful information about IT tools in teaching can be found in the overview of EduTools. Please find answers to frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page.

If you have any further questions, please contact the following e-mail address: corona-teaching@unibas.ch. Your question will then be forwarded to the right contact person. Please understand if this takes some time. We will react as soon as possible.


Are you interested in offering entire lectures online in the future? The New Media Center of the University of Basel offers you the possibility to prepare your contents in a multimedia and professional way with the platform “Tales”. You can find a good example here. The team of the New Media Center of the University of Basel will be happy to guide you through the development and creation of such an online course – but this requires more lead time. We look very much forward to hearing from you.