Hybrid events and meetings

Hybrid events and courses are held with participants on-site, and offer the option of online participation at the same time. This allows you to combine the benefits of face-to-face interaction in a personal setting with the flexibility of online meetings.

In order to carry out hybrid events, fixed infrastructure in certain lecture halls and seminar rooms, as well as additional mobile infrastructure, for the use with video conferencing software, are available. For large events with numerous participants in attendance, such as lectures, speeches, readings, a lecture hall equipped with Opencast technology and appropriate capacity should be booked. For smaller groups as part of work meetings, seminars, or similar settings with extensive individual participation, a smaller room and the use of the built-in and/or mobile infrastructure is most suitable.

If you are planning to record an event, please contact the lecture recording team well in advance. Below you can see the technical infrastructure available for events, lectures and seminars:

Fixed infrastructure

University of Konstanz Excerpt from lecture theatre

Fully equipped lecture room with Opencast technology

Information about the rooms with integrated Opencast technology for lecture recordings, can be found on the homepage of Team Lecture Recording.

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Seminar room with ceiling microphone

  • Fixed and integrated microphones and loudspeakers
  • Audio technology can be connected to the instructor's laptop via USB
  • No permanently installed camera, use of external camera possible
  • No recording system technology preinstalled in the room

Equipped: F424, F425, F426, F427, F428, F429, G304, G305, G306, G307, G308, H303, H304, H305, H306, H307

Planned: G309, G227, G227a

Mobile infrastructure

Meeting Owl Pro

Meeting Owl Pro

  • 360° camera, microphone and speaker combination with automatic zoom on speaker function
  • Suitable for seminar rooms with up to 25 people
  • Requires a power connection, laptops/mobile devices are connected via USB cable
  • Instructions and Quick Start Guide for using the Meeting Owl are available

Quick Start Guide
Jabra Speak 750

Jabra Speak 750 speakerphone

  • Microphone and speaker combination for small groups
  • Small and mobile thanks to battery power supply
  • Laptops or mobile devices can be connected via Bluetooth
  • The distance to the device should not exceed 5 metres
  • Two devices can be paired to improve microphone detection

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KIM MediaBox

  • For recording (instructional) videos on your own
  • Screen recording with or without a person (internal camera)
  • WebCam recording (external camera)

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The devices within the category mobile infrastructure can be borrowed by university members with employee status directly from KIM Library and IT Support in the library's information centre, but we recommend making a reservation in the ILIAS course created for this purpose.

Here you can find instructions for using the Meeting Owl in addition to the printable quick start guide above.

Teaching hybrid classes

If you are planning to teach hybrid classes, you might also refer to our instructions on how to organize a hybrid teaching session (in German). You may also find didactic tips and advice for teaching in a hybrid setting on the Academic Staff Development pages.

The same legal regulations apply to hybrid events as to online classes. You can find more information on data protection regulations and teaching online here.