Elvira Cyranka

Higher education didactics, media didactics
School of Medicine and Health and Central Facilities
vhb contact person at TUM

Phone: 089-289-24242
E-Mail: elvira.cyranka@prolehre.tum.de
Office: Barer Straße 21, 1.Stock, Raum S1523
Mail: Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München

Short Bio

Elvira Cyranka studied education, psychology and art history at the LMU in Munich. Since 2007, she has been working as an e-learning expert at ProLehre | Media and Didactics (formerly Medienzentrum) in the consulting and qualification of teachers. Her focus is on teaching didactic and technical basics as well as methodological skills for the use of digital media and technologies in teaching, including innovative teaching scenarios, Open Educational Resources and media production such as instructional videos and digital illustrations. It also teaches the basics and techniques for visually supporting teaching-learning processes with analog and digital media such as notepads, flipcharts, pinboards, blackboards, and tablet PCs. She coordinates the university didactic activities at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences and at the central institutions. She is also the TUM contact person for the Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb).

Additional qualifications

  • Certificate in University Teaching of the Bavarian Universities - Advanced Level (2012)
  • Big Picture Intensive / Visual Facilitation & Graphic Recording - ROCKETPICS Munich (2017)
  • VizTrain Visualisieren Basics - Visual Facilitators Hamburg (2018)
  • Visual Thinking: The Agerbeck Method - loosetooth.com (2018)
  • Visual Listening - loosetooth.com (2021)
  • The magic pinboard: creative online presentations with green screen & iPad - bikablo Videotraining (2022)


  • Further qualification of teachers through face-to-face and online courses as well as through individual didactic consulting and teaching feedback
  • Advice and support for teachers in the development and implementation of teaching strategies and courses
  • Support of teaching and promotion of the teaching culture in the faculties; recording of subject-specific needs of the lecturers as well as conception and implementation of corresponding measures in higher education didactics
  • Graphic recording (live visualization at events), creation of visualizations (digital, print, video)
  • Contact person for the subject area of media didactics
  • Contact person for teachers who want to create or use courses of the vhb (Virtual University of Bavaria)

Course Portfolio

Elvira Cyranka gives courses at various colleges and universities in German-speaking countries, e.g. TU Munich, LMU Munich, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, University of Augsburg, University of Freiburg.

Topics (selection):

  • Basic Level Course Higher Education
  • Digital Media and Educational Technology in Teaching
  • The digital classroom: Using iPads in the classroom
  • Creating instructional videos quickly and easily
  • Using visual notes (sketchnotes) to record information in a memorable way
  • Effective and simple visualization on flipchart and co.
  • Drawing and visualizing with the tablet
  • Live visualization and graphic recording in university teaching