Current announcements (!)

Distance learning online office hours

A special service, the distance learning office hour, is provided specifically for teaching staff. During this office hour, issues with topics such as TUWEL, LectureTube, Zoom, etc. can be discussed. To give as many people as possible the option to participate, the office hours will take place at the following times:

  • always on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom (online)
  • Note: Online office hours will not be held from Wednesday Dec. 22, 2021 through Monday Jan. 10, 2022.

Distance learning – webinars for teaching staff

Distance learning team experts deal with current topics of distance learning at TU Wien in various online sessions. Recordings of the webinars are available here in tile “Webinare”, opens an external URL in a new window.

Questions about distance learning

Should you have any questions about distance learning, please contact us at this e-mail address distancelearning@tuwien.ac.at.

Instructions for your inquiry

If you have questions about the recordings, please only contact us via the ticket line support@lecturetube.tuwien.ac.at. Do not contact Teaching Support Center staff directly by e-mail or phone. As a team, we process and prioritise the tickets received using the web form above.

LectureTube: Video Streams from the Lecture Theatre

It is a simple idea: teaching staff record their lecture in the lecture theatre and then make the video available as additional multimedia learning material in TUWEL. Or, they transmit their lecture to another lecture theatre or directly to the TUWEL learning platform. The advantages are obvious: learning is not dependent on a time or place, the space situation is alleviated and exam preparation is improved.

Our LectureTube and LectureTube Live Service

To make it possible to record lectures, TU Wien has equipped some lecture theatres with recording technology (Opencast). Recording starts and stops automatically, so there is little effort involved on the part of teaching staff. Live streams must be controlled manually in the lecture theatre, and this is easily accomplished using the integrated touch panels in the lecture theatre. Instructions for the control system are available in the lecture theatre.

LectureTube - the recording includes

  • screen content from the presentation laptop
  • the audio signal from the lecture theatre’s sound system
  • transmission of the camera image in the lecture theatre
  • a document camera for taking pictures of real objects, such as items, experiments or hand-written drafts on paper

At the end of the lecture, the recordings are automatically sent to the LectureTube server, where the individual channels can be combined into a multimedia, searchable learning stream and published by the associated TUWEL course.

LectureTube live – the transmitted live stream includes

  • the audio signal from the lecture theatre’s sound system
  • the screen of the presentation laptop (or as in LectureTube, the recorded image from the document camera or the lecture theatre camera).

Real-time transmission is accessed via TUWEL, or via the relevant hardware in the lecture theatre. The recording can also be played back in any other location using existing terminal equipment (projectors, sound systems) such as via a laptop. It is possible to make a recording in parallel with the live stream.

Lecture theatre equipment

An overview of all lecture theaters currently equipped with LectureTube or LectureTube Live can be found in coLAB in the Room Information space: https://colab.tuwien.ac.at/display/ROOMINFO/, opens an external URL in a new window



LectureTube integration in TUWEL

LectureTube integration in TUWEL

LectureTube video player

LectureTube video player

Series of lecture recordings in LectureTube

Series of lecture recordings in LectureTube

LectureTube touch panel EI 9

LectureTube touch panel EI 9