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Department of Business Administration

Recommendations 4 e-Learning

Videoconferencing, Sharepoint collaboration: Microsoft Teams

  • use Teams for classes up to 250 attendees. This number is limited by license.
  • to use Teams login on with your email address. The password is the one you have defined in UZH Identity Manager for service "Active Directory"
  • Once logged in download and install the Teams app
  • Microsoft Teams FAQ: Zentrale Informatik UZH

Videoconferencing: Zoom

General impression:

  • Good for webinars for live streams or on demand.
  • Useful with small and large audiences. Has been successfully used for a webinar for 500+ students.
  • Easy to use.
  • Positive student feedback.
  • Requires purchasing an account if 40 minutes per meeting are insufficient.
  • Link:


  • Attend other classes before you go yourself online.
  • Test, test, test.
  • Use the interactive tools offered by @zoom_en, most importantly hand raising and chatting.
  • It’s hard to get in touch with students via email. Email is for boomers like me. Not sure how else to reach out to them, though.
  • Make online appointments (check).
  • Do a survey of what to improve after first class (on my list). technicalities

  • requires substantial upload/download bandwidth capacity (check
  • displays the webcam videos of the participants on the upper right corner of the recorded. Not sure how to switch this off.
  • Switch off the “waiting room” unless you want to manually admit participants.
  • Switch off Sykpe, WhatsApp, email and anything else that generates notifications.
  • @UZH_en staff: OLAT is even less reliable than usually so we’ll move material to a cloud.
  • Open the virtual classroom 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Encourage students switch on their webcams; else you won't be able to interact well.
  • I’ve used Windows Movie maker for post-editing. It’s for boomers but it is pretty convenient.
  • Make sure your children don't disturb you ;-).

Use your iPad for screen annotations during lectures/presentations

If your Laptop does not have a touch-screen, but you want to make some screen annotations during lectures/presentations, there is a way to do so:


If you use a Windows PC:

  • Setup your iPad as a second "Monitor" with touch-screen capabilities
  • On the PC: Go to then download and install the "SPACEDESK DRIVER SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS PRIMARY PC (SERVER)"
  • On the PC: Start the "spacedesk SERVER"
  • On the PC: Make sure the Status is ON
  • On the iPad: Go to and install the "spacedesk (multi monitor app)"
  • On the iPad: Start the "spacedesk (multi monitor app)"
  • It should find the "spacedesk SERVER" immediately provided that your Laptop and iPad are in the same network
  • On the iPad: Click/Touch on the "Connection:", and your PCs desktop should appear
  • During the lecture/presentation, use your PC to initiate the remote-teaching session, then move the presentation window to the iPad, and you are ready to use the annotation functions


If you use a Mac: