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What is Teamviewer

TeamViewer is a software application that facilitates remote access, desktop sharing, online meetings, and collaboration tools. With TeamViewer, users can connect to and control computers and devices remotely over the internet, making it valuable for technical support, troubleshooting, file sharing, and communication among users who work remotely.

This capability is especially significant when it comes to obtaining feedback on code or resolving technical issues, which are vital for enhancing your learning experience. When working remotely, you can leverage the power of TeamViewer. It empowers team members to remotely control your computer, enabling immediate assistance and collaboration to address your needs effectively.

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!