Hello to all teachers, lecturers, professors, and students,
We are delighted that you want to use blizz for your classes.
To make it as easy as possible for everyone to start, we have put together the most common questions for using blizz.
At the bottom of this FAQ, we also have a short video for you that will make navigating the blizz meeting even easier.
Blizz is TeamViewer's online collaboration solution, that allows meetings, presentations, and teamwork to be organized quickly and easily online. Nowadays, especially for training courses, lectures, and classes, blizz is a lean and straightforward solution that enables lessons in a virtual space.
And for everyone who doesn't know TeamViewer: TeamViewer is a leading global provider of remote connectivity solutions from Germany. With our software (of the same name as our company), TeamViewer, we focus on cloud-based technologies that enable online collaboration and remote support for users worldwide.
Yes, Blizz is based on TeamViewer's industry-leading technology that is ISO2001 certified, 256-bit end-to-end encrypted and that offers optional two-factor authentication.
Blizz is based on TeamViewer architecture and is Made in Germany.
You can download blizz from our blizz.com-homepage at https://www.blizz.com/en/download/
Here you can find the downloads for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
We have set up a page on which educational institutions, teachers, lecturers, and professors can register for the free licenses: blizz for school
Important to know:
Via the link that you received from blizz, you can activate your license on your blizz account.
After you have activated your license, it is important to assign the license to your colleagues so that they can start blizz-meetings as well. Please make sure to create a company profile for this.
For this, every teacher needs a blizz (or TeamViewer) account.
You have two possibilities. Please note that we recommend using only the first one:
As the last step, you would have to accept the individual users:
You will receive an email from TeamViewer or blizz. Please accept them via the link in the email or
accept the teacher directly in the blizz console.
blizz offers several quick and straightforward options here.
As a teacher, you have already downloaded the blizz software from our homepage. If not: you can do this right now at https://www.blizz.com/en/download/
In principle, there are two different types of blizz meetings (for the sake of simplicity, I am talking about "meetings". This means classes or lessons with one or more people):
My recommendation is to plan one meeting for each lesson in the blizz Scheduler. The advantage is that you can send invitations in advance, and the participants can quickly and easily sit in the correct "classroom" via a link in the invitation email.
In the blizz application, click on Start Meeting and briefly give the student your Meeting ID so that they have the correct ID to attend. By email, WhatsApp or another communication channel:
Each teacher can use the Scheduler to plan each lesson, thereby defining an individual meeting ID for each lesson. To schedule a meeting, you need a blizz account, that you can create for free.
With this, the four math lessons per week can only be covered by one planned meeting.
To make sure that only people join your meeting you want to have as participants, we have some best practices for you:
Once you've started your class, you can share your screen with the students. To do this, click on the monitor icon at the bottom of the screen.
Here is a brief overview of the functions for you as a presenter:
Hint: The green frame shows you the screen you are currently sharing with the students. Please always keep in mind: Everything that is displayed inside the frame will also be seen by the students.
This is how it looks for your students:
Blizz offers you a high-quality audio offering that allows you to take part in lessons via Voice over IP (VoIP).
We recommend that all participants use a headset to guarantee the best possible audio quality. For data protection reasons, participants must always activate their microphones and audio transmission themselves.
As a meeting organizer, however, you have the option to mute all or individual participants.
Please note that all participants have to reactivate their microphones after you have allowed the organizer to speak again. The following also applies here: For data protection reasons, you as the organizer cannot activate the participants' microphones yourself.
You can chat with all participants in a blizz meeting. You open the chat window with the speech bubble symbol in the lower menu bar.
Please note that the chat history will not be saved or restored after the meeting has ended.
As the organizer of each lesson (aka blizz meeting), you can determine who can, as the presenter, share his/her monitor with all participants.
It can be you or a participating student.
Please keep in mind that each student must actively agree before sharing his/her screen with everyone else in the class.
To assign a participant as a presenter, please follow these steps:
The lesson is over, and you want to end the meeting?
Nothing simpler than that: Simply click on the red telephone in the lower right corner of your monitor and confirm that you want to end the meeting for everyone in the following pop-up message.
We hope we were able to help you with this FAQ and make the first steps with blizz even easier for you.
Best regards and stay healthy,
Hey Esther, at first, thank you for this great guide.
I'm working at the IT-department of a German university and have a question about the way Blizz is distributed to teachers and students: Right after I download and start the Blizz-installer, it starts the setup process and the software is ready to use, This process is easy to use, which is a great thing.
Isn't this agreement required to ensure a GDPR compliant use of Blizz? Or did I get something wrong and legal situation is a different one?
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for your post!
I have to admit, I do not know the answer, but I will reach out internally to get it for you!
Meanwhile - and only if you are interested: We have created a Support Board in our German Community for using blizz in schools.
Thanks again for reaching out.
As promised I forwarded your question internally and the team is currently looking into this.
Also - if needed from your side - we can provide you with a signed copy of the EULA via PDF.
Thanks and best,