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March 17, 2020: Teaching in case of a pandemic (as of March 25th, 2020)


The university asks all teachers of the JLU to prepare themselves for a Start of Lectures from April 20th, 2020 to start a semester without classroom attendance and to use the time until then for appropriate preparations. As a first step, please plan at least the first four to six weeks of your courses alternatively, for example with the help of e-learning parts. The Vice President for Studies and Teaching, Prof. Dr. Verena Dolle has set up the "Teaching in the Summer Semester 2020" AG, which mainly supports the dean's offices as well as lecturers in this task in coordination and legal issues.


  • Overview page for digital teaching at the JLU

  • The team of experts for Digital Teaching is urgently looking for lecturers who have experience with digital teaching opportunities for a mentoring program. Please contact the parties via .

  • There will be a recommendation from the HRZ on alternatives to Adobe Connect from the DFN. More information can be found here at short notice.

  • If you have general questions about the topic, you can contact the StL team or the Vice President for Learning and Teaching at


In response to the current development by Covid-19, all of the JLU's e-learning parties (HRZ, HDK, ZfbK, EmE, DigLL, Teaching 4.0) form the "Team of Experts for Digital Teaching" together. If you have any questions about low-contact teaching formats in preparation for the upcoming summer semester, you can contact the parties in advance by e-mail ( Until April 1st, 2020, a needs-based advisory service will be developed and supplemented by telephone or online advice options. In addition to that, an e-mentoring program will be launched, for which lecturers with e-learning experience who would like to support colleagues can already register at the above mentioned e-mail address.

Information on courses in the digital area can be found on the following website




Dear university lecturers, considering COVID-19, we, at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen would like to provide help and advice for safe and digital teaching. In the coming days we will provide information about digital tools and opportunities to shape the coming semester.

For members of the JLU, the University Computing Center (HRZ) has set up a page that provides information and tools to carry out courses in the digital area. The following link takes you to the university's ILIAS platform. The page is constantly updated and bundles the expertise of all contact persons at the JLU in the field of digital university teaching.

The Media and E-Learning Group (HRZ) and University Didactics (ZfbK) support you in the implementation of digitally supported teaching.

If you have any questions or would like individual advice, please contact the team via e-mail university didactics: and the e-Learning Team:  


On Twitter we also keep you up to date @Lehre4.0_JLU or @0_JLU.


Note on web conferencing systems

Please note that the DFN web conference systems are currently heavily overloaded and that technical difficulties or failures can occur.