Legal basis and framework conditions
Digitization in the area of study and teaching has gained considerable importance with the Corona pandemic. A switch to digital formats had to be made within a very short time. The focus was on making it possible to study at all. Nevertheless, numerous legal issues were clarified, even if this was not necessarily clear to the outside world. Provided that teaching staff use the programs and tools set up and tested centrally and follow the recommendations formulated for this purpose, they can assume that they are on the safe side legally.
In principle, the same legal questions arise in the area of digitization as without digitization, but some aspects are added or at least come into sharper focus. These pages are intended to illustrate the legal complexity. The aim of these explanations is in particular to promote the use of the centrally set up programs and tools.
In general, it is important to differentiate between teaching/transfer of knowledge and skills and their verification in the area of study and teaching, independent of the question digital / non-digital. This differentiation is not only relevant in the area of didactics (keyword Constructive Alignment), but also in the legal context.
To clarify the crediting of digital courses within the framework of the teaching obligation regulations, you will find two documents.