[teamviewer, software, installation, remote]

Getting feedback on code or solving technical problems is crucial to your learning experience. When working remotely, you can make use of TeamViewer, which allows team members to remote-control your computer and help you right away.

Installing Teamviewer

To install TeamViewer, go to the TeamViewer homepage and download the installer for your operating system. We recommend you to install Teamviewer permanently. If you do not have administrator rights, it’s fine to only select run once.

Please indicate you download Teamviewer for private use, unless your organization provides you with a site license.


Mac users need to change additional security settings. After installing TeamViewer, Mac users need to change a few security settings to grant access rights so that a team member may steer your mouse and type on your keyboard. Please follow this guide.

Starting a TeamViewer session

Open TeamViewer via the start menu, select remote control on the left side of your screen (it’s the default), and share your ID and your password with your team member.

Screenshot of Teamviewer

Also want to talk to your team member? Make sure you have a headset connected to your computer.


Remember to change your temporary password!

Please change your temporary password as soon as the session has ended.

To do so,

  • just hover over the password area with your mouse,
  • click on the little blue icon appearing on the right of it, and
  • select generate a new random password.

This will keep your computer safe!