About the Academy

The eScout Academy is a program designed to train student assistants to support instructors, with an emphasis on the preparation and implementation of online teaching. The Academy began in the SoSe 2020, as a fully online, self-paced course to train students, faculty, and staff in emergency remote teaching, and provided continual support to the University during this crucial period, as the University underwent a digital transformation.

In the SoSe 2023, we will focus on training student teaching assistants in didactics and how to run a tutorial. The course will be fully online, with regular networking activities, in-person or online. The eScout Academy is open to all students, regardless of their employment status. Students hired as tutors or Hiwis may enroll in this course to be trained as an eScout. In addition, non-employed students may enroll as an opportunity for professional development.

Content and Teaching Methods

Training for eScouts to support instructors will cover the following topics:

  • Didactics 
  • Media and Moodle
  • Course Design
  • Communication
  • Grades and Feedback

The eScout Academy is a fully online, self-paced course, with regular, in-person or online networking events. By the end of the course, you will be able to support professors and lecturers in creating and running in-person, online or hybrid lectures, tutorials, and seminars. No grade or ECTS units are given for this course, but if all 30 work units (1 work unit corresponds to 45 minutes of effort) are completed, you will receive a certificate of completion from ProLehre | Medien und Didaktik.


Registration for the summer semester 2023 eScout Academy is available via self-enrollment. Networking events will be announced at least one week in advance.

If you have any questions, please send an email to