TORQUEs (Tiny, Open-with-Restrictions courses focused on QUality and Effectiveness) is the term used at ETH to describe video-based learning modules which cover aspects of ETH courses and are closely aligned with their face-to-face course equivalents. In the self-directed online learning environment teaching staff upload videos which explain core concepts and content. The online learning platform facilitates question-and-answer sessions in online forums, quizzes, and the provision of additional information in the form of documents, lecture notes and external links. TORQUEs are an ideal tool for implementing the flipped classroom model. TORQUEs, which increase learning visibility, can potentially be used much more widely both at ETH and elsewhere.
ETH Moodle course platform
ID-Mulitimedia Services offers advice and information at cost to teaching staff who are interested in creating their own TORQUE videos. Financial support for individual projects can be sought through the Innovedum Fund. The deadlines for application are March 1 and October 1 each year.