Those who have already completed a few semesters at our university, or have taken up their path as a student in this winter semester may be a little perplexed by the portals of the THD. Here is a short introduction to the website & intranet of the THD, as well as all other university platforms.
The public website of the THD provides general information about the university (contact persons, building plan) and individual contents of the study programs (module handbook & study/examination regulations). A list of all tabs ("University" to "Company") and the respective sub-tabs can be found at the bottom of each page.
The contents important for students are mostly to be found under Organizational Matters, respectively the pages of your faculty [see tab "Students", "Faculties", *Select Your Faculty*, *Select Your Program*].
If you know the color of the corresponding faculty, you can shorten the way to your own faculty by using the round colored buttons at the beginning of each page.
The Identity Management Portal is the central contact point for your IT account at the THD. In order to access this portal, you have to be in the THD network or establish a VPN connection to the campus network.
After logging in, you can view your personal data, change your THD-wide password and subscribe to specific e-mail newsletters.
The THD intranet is a good place to find information about software licenses, the university portals and e-mail distribution lists.
Here you can also find information, contact persons for THD regulations and internal departments, such as: IT-Support, Student Counseling/Orientation.
- WLAN: (https://intranet.th-deg.de/en/rz/wlan)
- Printing Service: (https://intranet.th-deg.de/en/rz/drucken)
- Microsoft Office 365 & Azure Dev Tools: (https://intranet.th-deg.de/en/angebote/studierende)
With the replacement of the previous "HIS" portal, the THD now operates a standardized grade management system that can display to each student the exams they have taken and, if applicable, passed.
The registration for the examinations of the current semester also takes place here.
The OPAC is our digital library directory.
Here you can search for books in a certain subject area and reserve them directly, or possibly download them.
Note: In order to use the library you probably have to take an introductory course (~ 3 h).
Here one registers a participation in the respective iLearn course*.
This participation is also necessary for pure analog use of the library.
Please take this course as early as possible, as courses are only offered on a small scale at the beginning of the semesters.
*You can ask your study program assistant or the librarian for the current links and course schedules.
The iLearn is the student's "daily bread":
Here we receive the scripts and documents of the respective lecture.
Additionally, lecture postponements and preparation news are announced here.
There is also a student discourse area per course, but it is hardly used.
On this portal there are also some "*study course*-Tipps & Tricks" courses, or some material collections of the student associations.
This is the web interface to the email account of the university accounts.
It is mostly used for 1:1 contact, since the distribution lists can only be addressed via mom.th-deg.de.
This portal does not include (as it currently stands) an adapted design for small devices (smartphone, tablet).
Unfortunately, it still offers hardly any additional features than a standard e-mail program.
However, please pay attention to secure, trustworthy applications.
You can implement specific rules for incoming e-mails (foreward to other personal address, move to 'Junk'/Subdirectory)
This is the web interface of the timetables / room reservations.
Note: Not all faculties use this standard.
The portal offers a 'today' and a weekly/monthly view.
The last two are currently a bit awkward to use, since, for example, updating the timetable entries after a changed date (here: week) requires manually pressing the "Search" button.
Currently, mobile view options of your own timetable are also in development and those who can spare the time can directly read the lecture objects in JSON from the browser API.
Nextcloud is without argument one of the best option to store files online, sync, share with others, connect across servers, manage calendars across people.
It is open source and has an active community (see their montly increase number of plugins).
A student's storage space is limited to 25 GB, which is definitely enough for study documents*.
Unfortunately, the platform is mostly only used for document exchange in group work, which is why there have been discussions for some time about activating an office plugin that would enable simultaneous editing of a Word/PowerPoint/Excel document via the browser.
*unless you are studying "Media Technology" and handling raw media files.
If you don't know Git, you might be in the wrong place*.
Since a couple of semesters, first study submissions are handled via MyGit.
In addition, you can also find knowledge collections of some informatics study programs there.
*or didn't get the chance to visit one ouf our irregular "Git 101" workshops.
Both Firefox and Chrome (and many of the Chromium-based browsers) allow the user to set bookmarks.
These can also be tagged with specific keywords to retrieve URLs in seconds.
Example: "ilearn" is implemented as "https://ilearn.th-deg.de/local/login/".
Below is a list of links that we use frequently and have therefore provided with a shortcut.
In principle, all the platforms listed above should be mentioned here.
In addition, the following links may be helpful:
- Information for freshmen
- Documents and organization
- Apartment exchange
- E-mail distribution lists
- Directions and site plan