Current announcements (!)

TUWEL update on September 1st, 2020

The TUWEL team of the Teaching Support Center updates TUWEL - the central e-learning platform of TU Wien - to Moodle version 3.9.

On September 1st, 2020, TUWEL will be upgraded to Moodle Version 3.9 with all the already proven functions.

As usual, the TUWEL documentation - cheat sheets and video tutorials - will also be updated. You will find these in time for the update in the course "TUWEL Tutorials": https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?idnumber=tuweltutorials, opens an external URL in a new window

We will also inform you about the essential new features of the new version as soon as possible.

Update window:

The update will start on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. Please take into account that TUWEL will not be available or will only be available with restrictions on September 1st, 2020! Please schedule work on your courses accordingly before or after the update window.

NEW - Fixes, weekly update window

A fixed weekly update window is planned for TUWEL from September 2020. The Teaching Support Center team will use this update window on Tuesdays between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. for any security updates and hotfixes without further notice.

Please schedule your courses and deadlines accordingly, before or after the update window.

Teaching Support Center - online office hours

A special Teaching Support Center service, the TSC office hour, is provided specifically for teaching staff. During this office hour, issues with topics such as TUWEL, LectureTube, Zoom, TU Connect and other Teaching Support Center services can be discussed. To give as many people as possible the option to participate, TSC office hours will take place at the following times:

  • from September 1st, 2020, always on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom (online)

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.

The Teaching Support Center supports TU Wien with a package of options designed to continuously improve the quality of digital teaching and barrier-free study access.

All teaching staff and students at TU Wien have had access to the central learning platform TUWEL, opens an external URL in a new window since the start of the 2006 summer semester.


TUWEL, opens an external URL in a new window (TU Wien E-Learning) is based on the open source software Moodle, opens an external URL in a new window, one of the most widely used learning platforms in the world.

The platform is available to teaching staff, members of the university community and students, to support teaching and study. The teaching staff at TU Wien can use it to design their courses with online resources, countless activities, submission tools, forums, calendars, feedback cycles, chats, online and offline exams, etc., thus enhancing their face-to-face teaching. Different forms of communication can also be used between lecturers and students, as well as among students; lecture recordings can be made accessible via the LectureTube service, opens an external URL in a new window.

TUWEL for new students

At the beginning of the semester, the TU Wien Teaching Support Center is showcasing TUWEL to new and potential students. Further information on the series of events can be found here, opens an external URL in a new window.

Advice for teaching staff

The Teaching Support Center team offers broad advice on the implementation of your course into TUWEL. Further information on our advisory service can be found here, opens an external URL in a new window.