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Feedback on the Beta Version of the RWTHApp 2.0

June 24th, 2022 | by
Cat at mobile phone with app

Source: Own illustration

As part of the beta test, you had the opportunity to test the new RWTHApp in advance in mid-May – which around 3,000 of you did diligently. With the help of your feedback, we are now continuing to work on the app, which is expected to be ready for launch in the course of the coming winter semester 2022/2023 and will accompany you through your daily university life.

Of course, we do not want to deprive you of the results of the beta test and have summarized them for you in this report. Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft 365 at RWTH Aachen University

May 13th, 2022 | by
Smartphone with Microsoft 365 Apps

Source: Eigene Darstellung

Meetings with colleagues, joint coffee breaks, self-organization during studies and exchange with fellow students – all of this would not have been so easy since spring 2020 at the latest without progressive digitization and continuous and flexible adaptation to the circumstances.

Whether in teaching, research, studying or everyday work – without the right tools, communication and collaboration between members of RWTH Aachen University is significantly more difficult in times of home office and distance learning. Read the rest of this entry »

RWTHApp 2.0 – Test the Beta Version now!

May 9th, 2022 | by
RWTHApp auf dem Smartphone

A little sneak peak for you 😊 (Source: Own illustration)

The relaunch of the RWTHApp is getting closer and closer! In November and December 2021, you already had the opportunity to put the alpha version of the RWTHApp 2.0 through its paces and give us your feedback.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your active participation – your feedback was and is enormously important for the further development of the app and has shown us in one or two places where exactly there is still a need for optimization.

Based on your feedback, we have turned the RWTHApp upside down again and made further adjustments. Now we would like to give you the chance to test the beta version of the new RWTHApp. Read the rest of this entry »

RWTHonline Survey 2021 for Employees – Results are online!

April 14th, 2022 | by
Diagrams, reports, graphs

Source: Freepik

In August and September 2021, we conducted a RWTHonline survey for employees that focused on the user-friendliness of RWTHonline from a technical perspective. This survey was aimed at staff of the faculties and central university administration who regularly work with RWTHonline.

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New Participant Management in RWTHmoodle

April 11th, 2022 | by
Handy on a tablet with "Latest Update"

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Whether it’s a new coat of paint on the wall, a new favourite shirt, or a new haircut. At some point, everyone needs a change. Therefore, the design of the participant management in RWHTmoodle has also changed.

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#RWTHWelcomeWeek – On Board: The IT Center!

April 8th, 2022 | by
Screenshot of the Presentation "Making Use of IT Services"

Source: Own Illustration

New semester, new students! Also this year, the International Office of RWTH Aachen University organized events to welcome the new international students. To prepare them for student life and procedures at RWTH Aachen University, there were many lectures and a variety of supporting programs. The IT Center was also there: we provided information about basic IT services and explained how to use them.

The IT Center at the RWTH Welcome Week

Within the Welcome Week for the summer semester 2022, our employee Linda Jörres had the pleasure to give a lecture entitled “Making use of IT Services”. About 130 participants dialed into the video conference on the morning of March 30, 2022 to learn more about IT services and how to use them.

The very next day, the next item on the agenda for the IT Center was scheduled: Participating in the Freshers’ Fair! This is the information market where students could inform themselves about the different institutions and facilities at RWTH Aachen University, this time even in presence in front of the SuperC. For the IT Center, our employees Dunja Gath and Linda Jörres were on site to answer questions.

Despite the rainy and cold weather, the mood among the new international students was excellent! Many happy faces were welcomed.

We were very happy to be part of the Welcome Week again and would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizing team!

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The new Quick Guide for RWTHmoodle

March 28th, 2022 | by
Screenshot of Quick Guide

Source: Own illustration

RWTHmoodle is the central teaching and learning platform of RWTH Aachen University. In order to help new and prospective lecturers quickly familiarize themselves with the use of RWTHmoodle and the most important functions for the start with the platform, we have created a Quick Guide for the introduction to RWTHmoodle. This Guide leads new employees through the most important instructions that are particularly helpful for working with RWTHmoodle.

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Software Technology Fair in Aachen

February 25th, 2022 | by
People in a video conference smile at the camera

MATSE trainees at the project presentation (Source: IT Center)

MATSE show practical projects from dual study

For many years, the upcoming mathematical-technical software developers of the dual study program “Applied Mathematics and Computer Science” (MATSE) of the FH Aachen have presented their project work in an in-house fair at the IT Center. This year the presentation of the projects took place digitally on 22.02.2022. In the 3rd semester of their study, the dual trainees worked on practical projects in small groups in the module “Software Technology” of Prof. Bodo Kraft. The trade fair and the presentation of the projects form the conclusion of the module for the trainees. Read the rest of this entry »

The Metadata Form – Migrate Archive Nodes via Metadata

December 15th, 2021 | by
Dachshund sits in a large cardboard box

Knowledge is when you know where it is and what is in it. During archive migration, data is moved. To know what has to go where, we query metadata. (Source:

We know it too well ourselves from moves of all kinds: if we know what is contained in the boxes, it is much easier for us to decide whether we still want to keep certain contents or whether we can say goodbye to them. For this reason, we at least write on the box what is included and where it belongs.

The same goes for data that we want to archive, for example. We don’t have boxes available, but we can “label” the nodes to be archived with metadata. To do this, the appropriate node contacts receive a dedicated link to a metadata form about what exactly belongs to an archive node. What this is all about, you can read in this article.

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