Digital tools can help in the organisation of work processes, such as the planning, implementation and follow-up of learning opportunities, but also in learning itself. In this section, we would like to introduce you to various digital tools and techniques that can be usefully applied in the educational sector. As this is a segment of our newsletter, this collection will be expanded with each new issue. The tools and techniques presented can be software, internet tools, but also hardware equipment that can be used in digital learning.

MATLAB-Grader, ILIAS, ILIAS-Plugin
New ILIAS plugin "MATLAB Grader

At KIT, it is now possible to integrate the tool "MATLAB Grader" on the learning platform ILIAS with the help of a plugin. With the "MATLAB Grader" plugin, teachers can create interactive programming tasks on ILIAS and have them evaluated automatically by the program. In this way, they receive an overview of the learning performance of their students.

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quiz apps,
Digital Quiz Tools

Quizzes can be integrated into different phases of teaching and learning scenarios. They help students to repeat and consolidate knowledge they have already learned at the beginning of the lesson. Teachers can use them to ascertain the intermediate status or to check the practiced competencies and contents of the respective learning unit with the students. In addition, polls help to lighten up the lessons and make them more interactive. In the following, a few digital tools will be presented that can be used to conduct surveys.

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Zoom & MS Teams
Interactivity in Zoom and MS Teams

Professional video conference systems such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom enable digital communication in real time and completely independent of location. They are therefore not only ideal for working from home, but also for online seminars or lectures at universities. Since the participants are not in the same room and communication is often limited, virtual meetings can quickly become boring. Therefore it is all the more important to make online seminars as interactive as possible. We have collected some tips for lecturers on how to make their digital seminars and lectures more interactive.

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Interaktiver Videoplayer
Interactive Video Player

When producing a video, it is often not easy to choose a perspective. ZML's Multi-Angle Video Player now brings more interactivity. The video player, which can be used publicly without any restrictions, not only allows switching between different perspectives, but also opens up completely different dimensions in knowledge transfer: Using various special cameras, it is possible to switch between thermal imaging, UV and normal cameras, for example. It is also possible to switch between different language variants and different narrative perspectives. In total, up to three video and audio tracks can be integrated, between which the user can decide for himself.

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DFN Conf
DFNConf

Perfect for meetings, lectures, and MOOCs: Since last year, the new platform of the video conferencing service DFNConf is available to all KIT staff free of charge. The service enables video conferences with participants worldwide, which can be set up, organized, and conducted independently of the platform. Access is also individual: DFNConf can be accessed not only via video conferencing systems but also via smartphone apps, web-based solutions, or simple telephone dial-in.

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