Further Services

Digital offerings are increasingly becoming a central component of musicology teaching. In cooperation with the German Musicological Society (GfM, Gesellschaft für Musikforschung), musiconn provides you with a structured overview of a selection of current offerings ­- including digital teaching and learning content as well as important platforms and tools for collaborative work. If you would like to recommend further content or link your own resources, please contact us using our contact information.

Matrix/Riot "open source" web client, comparable in functionality to Microsoft Teams: chat, file management, collaborative notebook, video conferencing and video embedding via Youtube, podcasts via Spotify, etc.). MATRIX is therefore a platform that allows you to replicate face-to-face teaching in a digital environment. Data protection meets the data protection requirements of a university. In addition to the web interface, there are apps for iOS and Android. This is particularly attractive for students who follow an event with their own smartphone (and associated headset).

OpenOLATStud.IPBlackboard or Moodle. The former allows creating learning groups, conducting courses and tests, and contacting other learners via Email, forum, chat, and virtual classrooms; the latter is suitable not only for distributing documents, but also for controlling interactivity with students.

whereby (Tutorial) After creating an account, one can open a digital meeting room, where one will be present at the usual office hours. Students can be informed about the link. The advantage of whereby over other conferencing tools like JITSI is that the room can be "locked" so that students have to knock before they can enter. The meeting itself runs as a videoconference, if necessary the own screen can be shared.

  • For example, via Adobe Connect, the DFN Konferenzdienst (DFNconf) or Zoom (Tutorial), JITSI is also widely used outside universities. However, many services are currently overloaded, so that pure telephone conferences sometimes seem more sensible.
  • GNU Jami is also convincing as an (ad-)free software solution for audio/video calls and conferences as well as for sharing screens and exchanging messages.
  • Platform Webex: currently free and interoperable video conferencing solutions and screen sharing features.
  • Online event platform Hopin combines diverse event tools for networking events, meetups, conferences, webinars, online courses, workshops and event live chats.
  • Hangouts Meet as a commercial video conferencing tool (Tutorial)
  • Video tutorials on web conferencing with Adobe Connect and DFN Conf can be found here:  (Tutorial 1), (Tutorial 2), (Tutorial 3), (Tutorial 4)
  • BigBlueButton (Tutorial)
  • NextCloudTalk (Tutorial)

  • Digital Scriptorium: an image database of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts designed to bring together scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research; it currently contains 15,000 images and 3,510 manuscripts and documents.

  • memucho.de: unites CC-licensed learning materials from different fields of study in a platform offered by Christof Mauersberger (Berlin). Although the content is primarily intended for students, it can also be used and further developed by teachers.
  • Wikimedia Commons: offers more than 46 million CC-licensed images, video and audio files in a database linked to Wikipedia.
  • Pixelio: this is an image database for their editorial and/or commercial use.
  • MERLOT: contains extensive free educational resources in English and is the result of an initiative of the California State University and cooperation of numerous universities, allows finding user-ranked materials with the help of an advanced search and various search filters.
  • OpenStax: also offers convenient search functions for CC-licensed materials in German and (mainly in) other languages.
  • Open Textbook LibraryBCcampus OpenEdOpenStax and Lyryx Learning: contain openly licensed textbooks.
  • OpenLearnWare: unites since 2009 and currently about 4,000 openly licensed materials from teachers at TU Darmstadt.
  • Wikiversity: offers numerous materials for universities, schools, adult education and self-study on the initiative of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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