The German software company TeamViewer is now driving the digitalisation of the European education sector. TeamViewer’s newly developed solution TeamViewer Classroom enables interactive collaboration in schools, universities, and other educational institutions. TeamViewer Classroom is the first fully GDPR-compliant solution from a European global player that does not use third-party providers. This means that all data protection requirements of the Ministries of Education of the European countries can be met.
A special focus is put on functionalities that go far beyond the possibilities of simple online meetings, such as the joint editing of uploaded documents, digital boards, separate rooms for group work as well as the possibility of real-time surveys within the learning groups. Through extensive moderation rights, teachers can guide interactions among participants and document the outcomes of meetings. In addition, teachers can store their documents online so that they can be used for other learning units at any time. A connection via plugin and open API to various other learning platforms, such as Moodle, is possible.
Hendrik Witt, Chief Product Officer at TeamViewer: “Digitisation in education is an important task. The fact that we need to make progress in this as a society has become very clear in the last one and a half years in the context of the Coronavirus crisis. With our new development TeamViewer Classroom, we are contributing to digital progress in schools and universities. Through our many years of cooperation with governmental institutions and major customers from various sectors, highest security and data protection standards are a matter of course for us. These, along with many other functionalities, have now been incorporated into Classroom. It was particularly important to us to secure the fundamental right to education without having to compromise on the fundamental right to data protection.”
Classroom is developed by TeamViewer end-to-end in Europe and hosted and operated on its own servers in German data centres. It complies with all the regulations of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and places a special focus on accessibility. The completely web-based solution only requires users to have a common browser on their PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone and therefore also works on older devices and independent of operating systems. In addition to providing and operating the solution, TeamViewer also provides technical support.