Thies Johannsen is going to share his insights and experiences from three semesters of online teaching at the annual conference of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), running from 13 to 16 September 2021. In his talk, Thies is going to present an online teaching format that focuses on creating a safer online learning environment for students. Evaluation results support his hypothesis that the format can create favorable conditions for the acquisition of transfer skills, understood as competencies needed for knowledge exchange.