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: