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Platforms and tools

The E-Learning department offers various E-Learning-Platforms and tools.

The following pages introduce you to the systems offered. We also present author tools for designing e-learning content.



Central online learning platform of Freiburg University

ILIAS is the university's central online learning platform as of summer term 2013. ILIAS can be used for designing materials, discussion forums, wikis, blogs, media, literature lists, etc., and serves for communication with students. More information here...


Virtual Classroom BigBlueButton

Audio-/Video communication and collaboration in real time

BigBlueButton is an open source solution for video conferencing and virtual classrooms. The university's data center has commissioned aBigBluButton server cluster due to the Corona pandemic and the increased demand for Virtual Classroom sessions.. More information here...



Collaboration knowledge management - writing, editing, and designing in collaboration

Wikis allow for collaboration creation and publication of content and thus for collaborative knowledge management. More information here...


Groupware GROUPS

Asynchronous collaboration online

GROUPS is a platform for asynchronous collaboration online. Texts, presentations and other format can centrally be deposited and accessed on a server. More information here...

Author tools: Camtasia


Designing multimedia and interactive learning and teaching materials

Author tools make it possible to design multimedia and interactive e-learning contents. We exemplarily introduce these user-friendly systems. More information here...


Author tool: Screenpresso


Designing screenshots and screenvideos

Screenpresso is a user-friendly screenshot-tool, which enables you to take screenshots and screenvideos of your entire desktop or of a section, to edit them, and to insert them into documents, presentations or emails. More information here...