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Teaching & Learning Lab

Virtual Classroom

Virtual ClassroomDue to the Corona crisis, the TLL lecture rooms and studio are closed. It is also not possible to make a reservation for the virtual classroom. All bookings till 17 April are cancelled. For period 4, from 20 April, with reservation, you can book the lecture rooms/studio/virtual classroom.

The virtual classroom enables you to teach remotely, from the studio. During the lesson the teacher is in front of six screens, each with a maximum of six online visible participants. There is also a view of two other screens that may for instance show presentations or the results of online questions.

The advantage of the virtual classroom, over a webinar for example, is that the teacher can make eye contact with all participants. Moreover, it provides more possibilities for interaction between the teacher and the students and among the students themselves. As a teacher you can also stimulate involvement by using a quiz or poll.

The introduction film below gives an impression of the design of the virtual classroom:

Practical information

  • Do you want to use the virtual classroom in your lesson? Please complete the reservation form (in Dutch).
  • Because the virtual classroom is an experimental teaching space, evaluation of its use will be part of the process. You will receive a questionnaire for this immediately after your teaching moment.
  • Do you have questions about the virtual classroom? Contact us by sending an email to virtualclassroom@uu.nl or to Laurien Jansen l.k.jansen@uu.nl.

The virtual classroom was created in collaboration with Barco.