Interactive lectures and virtual meetings

The University of Mannheim uses the video conference software Zoom for digital courses and virtual meetings.

We explained all relevant functions needed for the use of Zoom in the
Zoom instructions

In our Quickstart Guide, you will find the most important information to get started right away. It offers a quick overview on the most important functions and shows you how to create the link for a Zoom meeting.

Personal Zoom licenses for meetings

The University of Mannheim provides its employees with personal Zoom licenses that can be used for hosting meetings with up to 300 participants. Find out more on how to use your personal license under Personal Zoom Accounts. Please do not use your personal license for courses. The virtual classrooms that can be booked via Portal² should be used for courses.

Zoom for virtual courses

For conducting interactive seminars, we have created video tutorials to guide you through the process and to show you the most important functions: Click here for the video tutorials

For more information, please refer to the ILIAS course “Digitalisierung in der Lehre” (Digitalization in teaching).

Secure use of Zoom

To make the use of Zoom as securely as possible, we recommend to adjust some settings. Please refer to the Recommended Zoom settings to find out more. Please also take note of our general tips for Secure Video Conferences.

You are hosting a meeting on Zoom?
Please read our information on Properly conducting a meeting.

You are participating in a Zoom meeting?
In our Recommendations for participating in Zoom meetings, we show you how you can protect your personal data when participating in a Zoom meeting.

Please observe the Terms of Use and the Data protection policy for using Zoom.

Live Zoom-Support

Our live Zoom support is available on workdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.: The best and the fastest way to contact the support team is calling the hotline -2000 (if you are not on campus: +49 621 181-2000). You can also write an e-mail to itsupportmail-uni-mannheim.de – please note that this way, re-ceiving an answer takes longer compared to calling the hotline.