Online Teaching - The Basics

  Category Description  

This course offers the opportunity to learn about essential digital tools and practices for fully remote or hybrid instruction at the university. The main focus is at the intersection of course design and technology, providing an introduction to useful online tools and how best to configure and employ them to meet the respective pedagogical goals. Further topics include student activation and engagement, facilitating oral discussion in a virtual environment, and designing meaningful assignments for assessment and evaluation. Finally, participants have a chance to exchange ideas about remote or hybrid teaching with other university instructors and share personal experiences.



At the end of the course, participants

  • have a basic understanding of fundamental digital tools and practices for remote or hybrid instruction at the university
  • are able to select and effectively utilize online tools in accordance with the intended learning outcomes of their courses
  • are able to activate students in a virtual environment
  • can adequately assess and evaluate student learning
  Target group Instructors of UZH, esp. Doctoral candidates, postdocs and teaching and research assistants  

Teaching at UZH

Master's degree from an accredited university

The courses offered in LEHRE KOMPAKT are open to instructors of all schools and departments. In order to enable all people interested to attend, we may limit the number of participants per school and department if necessary.

  Final Award Confirmation of course attendance  

English or German (see "Dates" for details)

Please note that this course is held either in English or German.

Intermediate-level English language skills with regard to understanding, speaking, and reading are required to participate in the program. Contributions and course assessments may be submitted in both German and/or English.

  Duration   1 day  

05 October 2021 (German)  Registration opens July 5, 2021


Online course

  Fees Free of charge  


Currently no registration

  Terms of Participation

With their registration participants agree to attend the entire course. A cancellation after the end of the cancellation period, no-show without indication of unforeseeable or unavoidable reasons or incomplete participation can result in consequences for the participation in other courses (detailed information about the attendance policy).


Continuing Education in University Teaching and Learning UZH