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Help Us to Improve Coscine!

April 22nd, 2024 | by

Source: Coscine

Coscine has now been in regular operation at RWTH Aachen University for a year. On the occasion of this event, we are counting on your opinion. If you actively use Coscine, the platform for research data management, you now have the opportunity to share your experiences and give us valuable feedback from April 22 to May 6, 2024. Together, we can continue to improve Coscine and adapt the support offering accordingly.

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Meet Us – The Editorial Team

April 19th, 2024 | by
Ten women sitting on a staircase

f.r.t.l., Merrit Mielke, Stéphanie Bauens, Lina-Louise Kaulbach, Dunja Gath, Jelena Nikolic, Linda Stroh, Janin Iglauer, Sara Erdem, Arlinda Ujkani, Morgane Overath

Hey! 🙂

Or “Moin!” as our colleague Merrit from the north would say – we are the editorial team of the IT Center and would like to introduce ourselves to you with this article. Every day we work to provide you with information about our services, IT security updates and news from the IT Center cosmos.

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Community Meeting of Moodle.NRW

April 17th, 2024 | by
Harald Schnurbusch stands in front of the slides during his presentation.

Harald Schnurbusch at the presentation “Exam Scan – Digital insight for paper-pencil exams”
Source: Own illustration

After the Moodle university meeting at the University of Leipzig in March, the competence centers and Moodle.NRW jointly invited to a community meeting at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) on April 10. The meeting was aimed at all those involved in the use and development of the Moodle or ILIAS learning platforms at their university or other educational institutions. Colleagues from the “Service & Communication” department also accepted the invitation and are happy to report on the gathering here.

In addition to the opportunity to exchange ideas with other participants in personal discussions, a total of 16 sessions were held on various topics relating to the platforms and the design of digital teaching. RWTH Aachen University was also involved with a presentation. As in Leipzig, Harald Schnurbusch from the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) presented the Moodle plugin Exam Scan developed at RWTH.

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World Backup Day: Security Through Data Backup

March 27th, 2024 | by
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March 31st is World Backup Day – a day to remind us how important it is to protect our digital data. In an increasingly connected world where our personal and business data is stored digitally, backing up this data is crucial to protect it from loss or cyber threats.

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RWTHmoodle University Meeting in Leipzig

March 22nd, 2024 | by
A picture of a black doctor's hat lying on an open laptop. The screen of the laptop is blank. Above the image is the text RWTH and moodle.

Source: Own Illustration

Current Developments & Trends –
Video Subtitling, Digital Exam Viewing and Organization of the Moodle Community

ChatGPT and Large Language Models – how they change teaching, learning and working. At the Moodle University Meeting at Leipzig University, there was a lot of discussion about generative AI and its application scenarios in university teaching. Nevertheless, there was still enough room for other exciting topics: from Moodle quizzes and the integration of Jupyter notebooks in Moodle to service strategies, plugin lifecycles and community work to accessibility, a wide range of topics was represented. RWTH Aachen University was also among the 120 participants with two people from the IT Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) and supplemented the program with two presentations and a co-moderation.

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Webhosting: Registration, Security & Administration

March 20th, 2024 | by
Website Hosting Illustration with Computer Design

Source: Freepik

What does webhosting mean?
Webhosting refers to the provision of storage space (webspace) for the provision of websites. The people who create the website fill this webspace with different content, including images, videos, files, and fonts. Websites are similar to text documents that can be made available and accessed on the Internet. The content of the websites must be saved so that we can access them from anywhere at any time. However, this storage does not take place on a local computer, but on a high-performance server that is connected to the Internet around the clock. In this way, the created website remains continuously available online and the content can be accessed by users worldwide. RWTH Aachen University and FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences cooperate to provide webspace to institutes and student associations as webhosting providers.


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Spoofing: An Underestimated Threat

March 18th, 2024 | by
Businessman with megaphone that says "Lie"

Source: Freepik

In the world of IT security, there are a variety of threats that can affect companies and individuals alike. One of these threats that is often underestimated is spoofing. Spoofing is a technique where the attacker attempts to disguise their true identity in order to gain access to sensitive information. In doing so, they attempt to cause damage or pretend to be a trustworthy source. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the technique of spoofing, show the different forms it can take and explain how companies and individuals can protect themselves against spoofing attacks.

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Mail Security – How to Configure Forwarding Correctly

March 13th, 2024 | by
Hand-drawn text messages between two cell phones on the board

Source: Freepik

In this article in our mail security series, we will show you how to configure the forwarding of incoming mails. In our previous articles, we have informed you about the problems involved in sending mails, possible security vulnerabilities and security mechanisms that have already been implemented and explained why redirects are bad. This article is about setting up forwarding in the RWTH Mail App, also known as “OWA” (Outlook Web App).

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Review: VI-HPS Porting & Tuning Workshop 2024

March 11th, 2024 | by

Source: Own illustration

What happened to the well-known aiXcelerate event this year? Well, who noticed?

The VI-HPS Porting & Tuning Workshop 2024 took place at the end of February! This workshop compensated for the aiXcelerate 2023, which did not take place.

That’s why we’re reporting on this year’s VI-HPS Porting & Tuning Workshop in the following blog post.

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Video Tutorials on Multifactor-Authentication and the Token Manager

March 8th, 2024 | by
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On February 1, 2024, the RWTH Aachen University introduced multifactor-authentication (MFA) for the VPN service. This will significantly improve the protection of the IT services you use.

You can learn how to use MFA for VPN and how to set up your second authentication factor in the Token Manager in the first videos in our video series on multifactor-authentication, which we are presenting to you today.

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