Starting from the winter semester 2023/24: Opencast is now accessible to everyone after a short online self-training!

We have reconfigured the system to provide easier access to Opencast technology for lecture recordings. A presence-based training like before is no longer necessary. Feel free to take a look at the updated instructions. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send an email to: opencastprotect me ?!elearning.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


Automatic subtitles in German and English for every video

Thanks to WhisperAI, we now have the capability to automatically subtitle all Opencast recordings, including translation into English/German. The subtitles are of very high quality and can even recognize specialized terminology without any issues.

Opencast as an automated recording tool

With the Opencast system, the University of Bremen provides an infrastructure for automated recording and streaming of lectures and other events and their delivery in Stud.IP.

Currently, various rooms at the University of Bremen are equipped with permanently installed recording technology for Opencast. The technology includes a camera with zoom and pan function, a recorder for simultaneous recording of video camera, beamer signal and sound, and a media control system.

The media control touch panel is used to start, pause and stop recordings and to control the camera image via a selection of presets (lectern, panel 1, panel 2, stage, etc.). 

Below we provide step-by-step instructions for scheduling and performing recordings.

Videotutorial Opencast at the Uni Bremen (currently only in german, english version coming soon)

In this video tutorial we show the most important aspects of Opencast at the University of Bremen.

!Red flashing at the touchpanel means the recording is running!

Also remember to turn on the microphone!

Written instructions

Step-by-step guide: Opencast recordings & livestreams

A written step-by-step guide for using Opencast at the University of Bremen on our website.


Step-by-step guide: Opencast recordings & livestreams

(Downloadable PDF)

Instructions Opencast Editor

The Opencast Editor is accessible via the Opencast Stud.IP plugin. The editor offers you the possibility to edit your videos very easily and quickly.


More instructions

Instructions Opencast Studio (recording on your own laptop)

Opencast Studio a simple web-based application to record screen, microphone and webcam.  With Opencast Studio you can produce single screencasts in your home office. You can access Opencast Studio directly in Stud.IP in your course in the plugin Opencast under the item "Record video".


Instructions video upload with Opencast Stud.IP plugin

The Opencast plugin in Stud.IP is the central interface for uploading and providing your videos. Here you can find your automated lecture hall recordings and deposit the screencasts created with Opencast Studio.


Lecture halls and rooms with Opencast

The following lecture rooms are equipped with permanently installed recording technology:


  • großer Hörsaal HS-2010
  • kleiner Hörsaal HS-1010


  • MZH - Senatssaal 1400
  • MZH - Raum 1460
  • MZH - Raum 1470
  • MZH - Raum 1090
  • MZH - Raum 6200


  • GW1 - Hörsaal H0070
  • GW1 - Raum B0080
  • GW1 - Raum B0100


  • GW2 - Raum B2880
  • GW2 - Raum B2890
  • GW2 - Raum B2900
  • GW2 - Raum B1400
  • GW2 - Raum B1405 
  • GW2 - Raum B1410 
  • GW2 - Raum B3009


  • NW1 - Hörsaal H1 
  • NW1 - Hörsaal H2 
  • NW1 - Hörsaal H3 


  • NW2 - Hörsaal C0300 
  • NW2 - Hörsaal C0290


  • BIOM - 1060
  • BIOM - 2060
  • BIOM - 3060


  • SFG - Raum 0140
  • SFG - Raum 0150
  • SFG - Raum 1010 
  • SFG - Raum 1020 
  • SFG - Raum 1030 
  • SFG - Raum 1040 
  • SFG - Raum 2010 
  • SFG - Raum 2020 
  • SFG - Raum 2030 
  • SFG - Raum 2040 


  • WiWi1 - Raum A1100
  • WiWi1 - Raum A1070 

Grazer Straße

  • Grazer Str.2a - Raum 0100


  • Cartesium - 0.67 (Rotunde)

For further information on equipment in rooms of the University of Bremen, please refer to the pages of the Medienstelle

Streaming via Zoom: These rooms have a USB connection via which the camera image and sound of the room system are provided. The system logs on to the lecturer's notebook via USB as a pseudo webcam and can then be used in ZOOM, for example. Instructions Medienstelle

Michael Schwenk

FAQ Opencast

In the Frequently Asked Questions you will find answers to common questions.