Tools TU Delft

Tools TU Delft

Below is an overview of tools you can use for remote teaching which are general available at the TU Delft.  Check which tool suits your needs.

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Communication | Online (video) meeting/Virtual classroom | Videos | Collaboration & Projects | Practice & interactive courseware | (Peer) Feedback | Assessment & Assignments

Communication

Tool Name Description Special remarks
Brightspace –
Course content
Sharing content with all course members, content can be almost any type of file, video, links, etc. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
Brightspace –
Announcements
Announcement tool for communication with students in your Brightspace course offering. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
Brightspace –
Emailing
It is possible to send an email to your entire class or a subset of your class in Brightspace

Online (video) meeting/Virtual classroom

Visit the online meeting tools compare page to examine in contrast TU Delft online meeting tools functionalities.
Tool Name Description Special remarks
Virtual Classroom (YouSee by Bongo) Virtual classroom tool, suitable for online interactive classroom sessions (Session max: 150 participants per session, 240 minutes), screen sharing & virtual whiteboard tools integrated, sharing sessions with external (not TU Delft) users, recording sessions and optional publishing of recordings to a Brightspace course offering. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
MS Teams –
Meetings (300)
Video conferencing tool with screen sharing, breakout rooms and optional recording within Teams. Teams is an online collaboration platform that can be used to communicate and collaborate with groups of students, lecturers, and staff in any combination.
MS Teams –
Live Events (300 – 10.000)
MS Teams Live Events enable you to broadcast your lecture to up to 10.000 participants. Students (attendees) can only listen, watch and -if you enable it- ask questions in the Q&A chat.
Zoom Video conferencing tool (like Virtual Classroom) with screen sharing, breakout rooms and optional recording. Not integrared with brigthspace. Be aware that Zoom is not Not GDPR compliant and because it is temporarily available the TU Delft helpdesk does not support the use of Zoom.
Skype for Business Tool for video and audio communication with individuals and groups. Available to all TU Delft employees and not for students. Skype for Business communicates with normal Skype, but doesn’t have a screen sharing option.

Videos

Tool Name Description Special remarks
Kaltura Do-it-yourself video tool for recording from webcam / screen casting (i.e. ppt or screen) & video repository for videos created with Kaltura tool or other video tool. From the repository videos can be integrated and re-used in Brightspace course content. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
Do-it-yourself studios Teaching Lab and NewMedia Centre An on-campus studio booth to record your own presentations. Support will be available to help you getting started. The small studios are closed because of the crisis. The large green screen studio is now available upon request. Please visit the NMC website for further information.
Collegerama Service to record or live-stream your lecture in lecture halls. Recording is available directly after lecture and can be played back anytime, anywhere. It’s possible to edit recordings and add questions and annotations to specific times in the video. More information can be found on the Collegerama-website.

Collaboration & Projects

Tool Name Description Special remarks
Brightspace –
Discussions
Discussion forums on threads and topics, class wide or in a group setting. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
Brightspace –
Groups
Creating groups of students, can facilitate communication or for group work. Unlimited group categories, max 200 groups per category, max group size: 200 students. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
Brightspace –
Self-enrollment group tool
Tool to facilitate students enrolling themselves in their self-preferred groups. Max 200 groups per self-enrollment set-up. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
MS Teams Tool for video and audio communication with individuals and groups and to work together on documents. Available to everyone at TU Delft, supported by ICT Teams and TLS.
Wiki Foswiki implements the Wiki idea of a shared whiteboard where anyone can add content or change what is written or change the organization of the content. Access needs to be requested through TLS support for new users.
Overleaf Overleaf is an online collaborative scientific writing and publishing tool. It is designed to make the process of writing, editing, and producing scientific papers much quicker for authors.

Practice & interactive courseware

Tool Name Description Special remarks
FeedBackFruits – Interactive Audio Tool to help students engage with the in Feedbackfruits posted material before class with inline questions and discussions. This can be a graded activity. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
FeedBackFruits – Interactive Document In a document uploaded to Feedbackfruits, students can see Inline questions and peer discussions linked to specific parts of the document to trigger the student to actively engage with the study material. This can be a graded activity. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
FeedBackFruits – Interactive Video In a video posted to FeedbackFruits, students can see inline questions and peer discussions linked to specific times in the video to trigger the student to actively engage with the study material. This can be a graded activity. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.

(Peer) Feedback

Tool Name Description Special remarks
BuddyCheck Buddycheck is a simple to set up and use peer evaluation tool which allows students to evaluate each team member’s performance in a group activity, as well as perform a self-assessment.
FeedBackFruits – Peer Review FeedbackFruits Peer Review enables instructors to create assignments for students to provide feedback to their peers on deliverables like documents or videos based on predefined criteria. Tool needs to be requested through Brightspace Support.
FeedBackFruits – Group Member Evaluation FeedbackFruits Group Member Evaluation streamlines how students assess their peers’ collaboration skills. The teacher specifies the criteria students use to evaluate their peers’ contribution to group work. Tool needs to be requested through Brightspace Support.

Assessment & Assignments

For a more elaborate comparison between online exam tools, please refer to this page.
Tool Name Description Special remarks
Brightspace –
Assignment tool
Assignment tooling that facilitates handing in (by students & groups), assessing, annotation and feedback on handed in assignments. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
Brightspace –
Quizzes
Test your students’ understanding of the content or their prior knowledge, with quizzes.
Möbius
(formerly MapleTA)
Möbius is a web-based system for creating tests, quizzes and assignments. It can automatically assesses student responses. If you are not yet using Möbius for your course in Brightspace, you need to contact TLS Support first to have it set up for your course.
Turnitin Plagiarism scanning tool available through Brightspace Assignments. Availabe in every Brightspace Course offering, no special access required.
FeedbackFruits – Skill Review FeedbackFruits Skill Review facilitates teacher feedback on activities such as presentations, oral exams or an interview. Tool needs to be requested through Brightspace Support.
FeedbackFruits – Assignment Review FeedbackFruits Assignment Review aims to improve student learning by allowing instructors to provide in-line feedback on deliverables. Teachers can specify the criteria and feedback format. Tool needs to be requested through Brightspace Support.
ConTest A tool for scanning and analyzing on-paper multiple choice exams. Scanning needs to be done by DigitalExams, the paper exams need to be handed in at the ESA desk (ContactCentre).

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