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Here you can find regular updates on information about online & hybrid teaching and educational tools provided by the University of Groningen and on this website. Please check back regularly for updates.

October 2020


October 9th 2020

Announcement Interactive Webinar: Redesign, enrich and transform your course with open educational resources November 17th 2020

Want to try new and interesting things with your courses? Find out more about our upcoming webinar on open educational resources.


September 2020

September 25th 2020

Nestorhelp has been updated: Find out more about the new and updated Nestorhelp for quick help and to learn new functionalities.


September 22nd 2020

Limited features Google Meet for large online meetings as of September 30th

Use Blackboard Collaborate or BlueJeans video services for large online meetings

Over the past six months, we have been using Google Meet massively for online meetings. From 1-on-1 talks to very large sessions. Because of the corona crisis, Google Meet offered various extra options free of charge. Google will discontinue these options as of September 30th. For example, the maximum number of participants will be limited to 100 people, the recordings are only temporarily available and there is no longer a live stream option. These changes mainly affect larger online meetings. For most meetings, Google Meet remains the first choice. Find out more about this and your alternatives on this MyUniversity page.


September 7h 2020. - Poly Studio video bar/camera available and manual online

Within the University of Groningen around hundred rooms are equipped with the Poly Studio Video Bar. Find out more about this option to support you in your hybrid teaching.


September 7th 2020 - Join our hybrid short course Learning Design for Uncertain Times

Do you want to feel prepared for any teaching circumstance in the next block? Do you want to create learning resources that can be used for multiple purposes, now and in the future? Do you want to investigate how to use digital tools more efficiently in order to be prepared for any type of course delivery (online, face-to-face, blended, or hybrid) where online and offline activities are aligned and connected? Find out more about our short hybrid course starting October 5th.


September 3rd 2020 - New features in Blackboard Collaborate!

From September 10th onward, there will be new features in Blackboard Collaborate such as inviting multiple attendees, reminders to record your session, providing public access to recordings and better formating for the whiteboard annotation tool. Find out more about these features.


September 1st 2020 - URKUND replaces Ephorus as plagiarism checking tool by September 1st

Since September 1st, Ephorus is no longer available as a plagiarism checking tool at the University of Groningen. It will be replaced by URKUND. Find out more about our new plagiarism scanner and the URKUND manual.


September 1st 2020 - Polleverywhere account available with UG login (single sign on)

A Polleverywhere account is now available for anyone who has a (staff) p-number. Find out how to log in on Polleverywhere with your UG-account.

Last modified:04 November 2020 1.36 p.m.