Employees, teaching staff, instructors, lectures and students at the university can use Zoom to conduct video conferences via the cloud with many useful functions such as screen sharing, whiteboard and chat. Zoom is also well suited for conducting webinars or group work in studies and teaching due to its ease of use.
DFNConf can also be used by employees as an application with similar functionalities.
For meetings with more than 300 participants, temporary paid licenses for meetings with up to 1000 participants can be issued. Please contact us for more information.
For webinars (few speakers, but many possibly even anonymous, passive viewers), licenses for up to 500 or 1000 participants can be issued on a temporary basis. Contact us for more information.
Zoom meetings can optionally be scheduled and/or launched with "end-to-end encryption" for meetings with higher security requirements. (More info at https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/themen/campus-support/zoom/planen/verschluesselung/) When using end-to-end encryption, the following features are not available: Join Before Presenter*, Cloud Recording, Live Streaming, Live Captioning, Breakout Sessions, Polls, Zoom Apps.
The German Research Network (DFN) offers the service DFNConf for video conferences, which can be used by employees of the university. As an organizer of a conference, a virtual meeting room can be created in just a few steps and participants (including students and externals) can be invited to join. Everything runs without additional plugins in the browser.
To participate in a conference, either a PC, smartphone or special video conferencing hardware can be used. Access is possible with various clients:
Required credentials for students: Web authentication with Shibboleth
Required access data for employees: Web authentication with Shibboleth
Registration is at https://uni-bielefeld.zoom.us/ or via the Zoom application with the "SSO registration" specifying the company domain "uni-bielefeld(.zoom.us)".
As organizer via https://www.conf.dfn.de/.
No application required.
Account is automatically created the first time you log in at https://uni-bielefeld.zoom.us/. If a "normal Zoom account" already exists with the university mail address, the accounts will be linked.
The optional additional booking of large meetings (up to 1000 TN) as well as Webinar 500 and Webinar 1000 is subject to a fee. Please contact us for more information.
Instructions are available on the campus support portal at:
DFNConf Flyer [PDF external] (in German)
DFNconf-User-Manual-Chrome (in German)
DFNConf-User-Manual-Firefox (in German)
DFNConf FAQ [external]