Open Alpha Phase
We are currently working eager on finalize the platform in order to have stable operations for the upcoming semester. Nevertheless, we want to give you the opportunity to get familiar with the provided system, thus we are offering a open alpha phase.
- The systems are currently under heavy development, thus still a bit unstable!
- We will once in a while reboot systems without prior notice. However, we try to limit this to the absolut necessary.
- The primary purpose of this phase is to allow the members of the CS department to get familiar and comfortable with with the tools.
- If the rooms are not available or occupied, please feel free to come back later or take another room.
ITS provides a set of tools to enable teachers at the CS department to facilitate remote lecturing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Provided Tools: TL;DR
ITS provides the following three tools:
- Jitsi - Ad-hoc Meetings for small Groups
- Provides ad-hoc video conferencing for small groups (2-10 participants)
- Functionality: simple voice/video conferencing, screen sharing, basic chat functionality
- Service available at: meet.fbi.h-da.de
- Create your own room by simply creating your own link: meet.fbi.h-da.de/name_of_your_room or using the UI
- BigBlueButton - Static Class Rooms for Lectures, Labs, and Large Committees
- Provides a virtual alternatives for our physical rooms in D14/D15/D19/C20/etc.
- Functionality: moderated voice/video conferencing, breakout room, participants pooling, whiteboard, screen sharing, chat, many more.
- Overview of rooms: rooms.fbi.h-da.de
- Links to rooms are also included in OBS and the OBS calendar
- Riot/Matrix - Chat-based Team Communication with Jitsi Integration
- Provides text-based dynamic chat-rooms (similar to Slack)
- Within a room Jitsi-based video conferencing can be started ad-hoc (e.g. for Stand-up meetings)
- Service available at: matrix.fbi.h-da.de
- Install the Riot Client (or run it in the browser), connect to the Matrix server, and create your own rooms
Here are some generell recommendations for using
our any video conferencing service:
- Make sure you have a stable broadband internet connection.
- Your home wifi is probably too shaky for real-time traffic; rather use one of these
- ISDN + Video = No No
- Use a headset! Your fellow participants will hate you for echos or white noise.
- If you are in a bigger meeting (>3 part.), mute yourself when ever you are not speaking.
- We recommend using Chrome or Firefox for all our services
- If you want to test your headset/webcam, you recommend this Testing Service
- Don't be like this ;-)
Please see detailed descriptions of our infrastructure below.
Jitsi - Ad-hoc Meetings for small Groups (2-10 part.)
Jitsi Meet, a full video conferencing application that includes a web, Android, and iOS clients. We operate Jitsi Meet for University communications of groups between 2-10 people.
The service is available at: meet.fbi.h-da.de
Please notice ad-hoc jitsi meeting can also be created using rooms.fbi.h-da.de, by choosing create ad-hoc meeting.
Who can open new meeting?
Everyone with a h_da user id (st* /fbi* /hda*). Once you join a meeting where no participant is present yet you will be asked to authenticate with your h_da credentials.
Who can join a meeting?
Everyone. No authentication required!
How is the host of a meeting
Whoever joint the meeting first.
How can I set my username as non-host?
Clicking the more actions icon and settings. See screenshot below.
Within the settings UI open your Profile settings.
How can I change my video quality?
Clicking the more actions icon and Manage Video Quality. See screenshot below.
Select your video quality.
Can I protect a meeting with a password?
Yes. If your are the host of a meeting you can set a password as illustrated by clicking the info icon and add password. See screenshot below. Please be aware, as soon as everyone has left the room, the password is lost.
How can I quickly invite participants to my meeting
Create a meeting and clicking the info icon and Copy. See screenshot below. This will copy the following text to your clipboard and you can past it to any email, telegram, whatsapp, etc.
Recommended Video Tutorials
Start a Jitsi Meet as Moderator (German)
Watch this video if you are going to host a meeting on Jitsi.
Join a Meeting (German)
Watch this video if you want to joint a meeting, that you have been invited to.
Join Conference with Android/iOS (German)
Watch this video if you want to join a meeting using your mobile device.
BigBlueButton - Static Class Rooms for Lectures and Labs
BigBlueButton is an open-source web conferencing system designed for online learning. BigBlueButton provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, and screen. Students are engaged through sharing of emoji icons, polling, and breakout rooms.
The full overview of all available rooms is available at: rooms.fbi.h-da.de
Please be aware, as of now there is no roles model implemented. Work in Progress.
How do I use BigBlueButton
See the video tutorials below.
How do I log into BigBlueButton?
Choose a rooms.fbi.h-da.de, open the room, choose login (upper, right corner). Use your h_da user id (st* /fbi* /hda*).
How do I use BigBlueButton without a h_da user id (st /fbi /hda).*
Currently there is no way to use BigBlueButton without authentication.
Where do I find a full list of all available BigBlueButton room?
Find an overview here: rooms.fbi.h-da.de
Where can I test and play with BigBlueButton
Feel free to enter any room that is free, as you would with physical rooms. You may want to start by using the Oval Office D14/01.05.
How do I find out where my lecture will take place?
If your schedule says that your lecture takes place in D14/01.04 your virtual classroom is D14/01.04 available under rooms.fbi.h-da.de/D14/01.04.
Further you will find a link to the room in your OBS schedule - TO BE CONFIRMED.
Can I get my own BigBlueButton room?
No. Due to resource limitations, we specifically only deploy virtual rooms that resemble the physical rooms in the department's buildings.
If I upload presentations to the BigBlueButton room, what happens after the lecture
The room will fully be reset when every time you close the room by choosing End meeting. Alternatively, the room will be reset once the room was empty for more than 2 minutes.
Recommended Video Tutorials
Viewer overview (student)
Watch this video if you are going to use BigBlueButton. If you are teaching with BigBlueButton, also watch the video to the right.
Moderators/presenter overview (instructor)
Watch this video if you are going to present or teach with BigBlueButton.
How to use the breakout room feature in order to assign smaller student groups to their separate rooms (e.g. 2 student teams in a lab).
Pan and Zoom
How to pan and zoom in your document and use fit-to-width for portrait documents.
Collaborating with your peers on a single set of notes for the session.
Shared YouTube Video
Presenters can share YouTube video’s and synchronized playback to all users.
Riot - Chat-based Team Communication with Jitsi Integration