B. Online access, tools and platforms

show Content B1. Which tools and software will I need?

Technically, all you need is a computer with a reliable internet connection and headphones (or loudspeakers). Having a microphone (or even better, a headset) and camera would be great, and are usually built into your laptop or tablet anyway. In the worst case even your cell phone will do. It would be advantageous if you were in the same time zone as Jena, as at least some of the teaching will take place synchronously to the weekly lecturing schedule. Further information on the software is provided by your teacher, since each teacher is free to choose his/her own solution.

The teachers are choosing among the following online tools and meetings platforms. Please familiarize yourselves with:

show Content B2. Which additional student licences does the University offer?

The IT service center of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena provided special advice for preferred software platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Nextcloud Talk and Jabber via Wiki platforms. For example, as a student of the university, you have access to a free Microsoft 365 licence, including Microsoft Teams. More information:



show Content B3. Can I access the ACP computer pool?

Yes, the ACP PC pool is now open again and can be accessed by students regularly during the week!

However, all courses that usually take place there will be taught remotely, e.g. the modules Computational Photonics (Prof. Thomas Pertsch) and/or Lens Design (Prof. Herbert Gross). The students participating in the courses may need to install specific software on their private computers. More detailed information is provided by the professors.

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