...and E-teaching. Oftentimes commercial and proprietary solutions for filesharing, video-meetings and other services are used at the University with disregard for privacy and data protection. Service providers with headquarters outside of the EU must be considered as potentially compromised. This page shall collect and recommend alternatives provided by either 1. our institution 2. organizations Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is a member of 3. other public and trustworthy infrastructure

A verbose description with some more detailed explanations may be found at https://www.uni-weimar.de/de/universitaet/studium/digital-studieren/ this is a condensed reference:

Tools Reference

Commercial Service

Do not use!

University equivalent

DSGVO compliant

GoogleDocs/Dropbox[1]/mega.nz https://cloud.uni-weimar.de Nextcloud based solution provided by TU-Berlin
WeTransfer/Hightail[2] https://gigamove.rz.rwth-aachen.de/ Large file transfer provided by DFN / RTWH-Berlin
Skype/zoom https://meeting.uni-weimar.de BigBlueButton[3]
https://www.conf.dfn.de Pexip provided by DFN
https://edumeet.geant.org edumeet provided by GÉANT
https://jitsi.fem.tu-ilmenau.de Jitsi[4] provided by TU-Ilmenau
https://meet.weimarnetz.de Jitsi provided by Weimarnetz
doodle/appoint.ly https://terminplaner.dfn.de Meeting time scheduler by DFN
https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de Meeting time scheduler by TU-Dresden
  1. https://www.drop-dropbox.com
  2. http://send.firefox.com may be a privacy conscious alternative if for some reason other university options fail
  3. For BBB Firefox/Chrome/Chromium is recommended, known problems with Safari
  4. For Jitsi Chrome/Chromium is necessary and headphones are strongly recommended, known problems with Safari and Firefox


Documentation for useful screencasting tools and setup: teaching