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Distance learning and virtual classroom

Delivering education to students that are not physically present at the university can be supported by different digital tools. Have you ever thought of hosting a virtual classroom session? A virtual classroom is an online space that’s designed for learning. You can use the virtual classroom to conduct online video lectures, distance office hours and virtual student groups. This is especially useful when you want to teach distance courses to students that are studying around existing jobs, courses and commitments. 

The University of Twente has a contract with two video conferencing services that can be used to host virtual classroom sessions: BigBlueButton and BlueJeans. To help you decide on which tool to use in your educational setting, we created a flowchart: