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Webex – English: A Little Glossary

November 6th, 2023 | by
Drawing of students learning and reading books

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The Webex app has been in regular operation since November 2, 2023. We have already informed you about the first steps in using Webex and the most important functions in two blog posts. In this last blog post in the Webex series, we would like to introduce you to a few Webex technical terms and explain the functionalities behind them.


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Congratulations: Best Paper Award

November 3rd, 2023 | by
Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko on the podium together with the award panel at the award ceremony. On the projection in the background are the title of the paper “Stay Vigilant: The Threat of a Replication Crisis in VR Locomotion Research” and the names of the two authors.

Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko receiving the Best Paper Award at the 29th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology Source: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Weyers

On October 10, 2023, Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko won the Best Paper Award for their work entitled “Stay Vigilant: The Threat of a Replication Crisis in VR Locomotion Research” at the 29th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. The paper presents a meta-analysis of research on navigation techniques in virtual reality and analyses the associated empirical user studies with respect to their reproducibility. The results indicate a strong need for improvement within the research community, from which the authors derive specific guidelines for the conduct and presentation of future research.


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Welcome, Webex!

November 2nd, 2023 | by
Drawing of video communication via multiple devices

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Today, Webex was activated RWTH-wide. All employees can now use the cloud-based messenger and team collaboration app from Cisco Systems.

In the first blog post about Webex, we familiarized you with the first steps. You now know how to install the app and how to log in afterwards.

But what features does Webex offer and how exactly are they used? We will answer these questions in the following article and introduce you to the four most important functions for using Webex at RWTH Aachen University: Softphone, Chat Collaboration, Cloud Calling, and Meetings.

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Dasi – Onboarding with the data cab

October 30th, 2023 | by

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On October 10, the time had come: The data cab visited Siegen .

But what is “onboarding” anyway? And what is the data cab?

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RWTHmoodle: New Features and Plugins in Pilot Operation

October 27th, 2023 | by

Since 2019, RWTHmoodle has been part of everyday teaching and learning and is constantly being further developed to make E-Learning easier for students and teachers.
This winter semester, there are four new features as well as two plugins that can be tested in pilot operation by interested teachers.

In September, all professors and academic staff received an e-mail to find test subjects for the new plugins. At the end of the pilot phase, an evaluation will be conducted to decide whether the plugins will be used permanently.

You can find out which pilot plugins and innovations these are in the
following blog post.


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The Webex Go-Live Is Coming Soon!

October 20th, 2023 | by
Diagram with functions of Webex

Source: Own illustration

After a test phase lasting several months, the day has come: On November 2, 2023, the Webex application will be made available to all employees of RWTH Aachen University. In the long term, Webex is intended to replace the Jabber client, as Jabber is only being further developed to a limited extent.

But what exactly is Webex and how does it work? We would like to explain this to you in a total of three blog posts.

In this first post of the Webex series we talk in general about Webex and how the first steps are, so that you can use the app properly.


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IT Center Satisfaction Survey 2023 – Your Opinion Counts!

October 18th, 2023 | by
Different expressions for feedback

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This week our IT Center Satisfaction Survey 2023 started. This survey is aimed at all people who use the services of the IT Center.
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My IT Center – Your Gateway to Our Services

October 16th, 2023 | by
Screenshot of the My IT Center portal

Source: Own illustration

As the central IT facility of RWTH Aachen University, the IT Center provides you with a wide range of services and applications. But in the midst of these diverse offerings, it can be quite a challenge, especially for new users, to keep an overview. This is precisely where My IT Center comes in.

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Certification of the Quality Management System

October 11th, 2023 | by
ISO 9001 certification label

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The IT Center at RWTh Aachen University is home to various divisions that are responsible for different subject areas. Among others, the Networks department, which is responsible for the operation and renewal of the centrally managed communication networks of RWTH.
Central tasks include the provision of a reliable and high-performance communications infrastructure to safeguard the university’s research, teaching and administrative operations.
In order to relieve the employees, a quality management system (QMS) was introduced, which was accredited according to ISO 9001 for the first time this year.

You can find out in this blog post what exactly the QMS is used for and how the ISO 9001 certification took place.

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Extensions of RWTHonline

October 6th, 2023 | by
Piktogramm Student Life Cycle

Source: RWTH Aachen University

RWTHonline: The campus management system of RWTH supports the organization of studies and teaching. RWTHonline accompanies and helps you throughout the entire student life cycle, from application to graduation, and runs through many important processes with you. In addition to the more than 47,000 students, many of the RWTH’s 10,000 employees also use the system to organize their studies and teaching.

However, RWTHonline was not created at RWTH itself. It was not developed by RWTH Aachen University, but is based on a software solution developed at the Technical University of Graz. The instance running at RWTH Aachen is called RWTHonline.

Until now, the system could not be extended by ourselves, which meant that certain processes could not be tailored to RWTH Aachen University. There, one then had to be satisfied with makeshift solutions. This will now change!

For certain extensions to the system functionality, RWTH is now no longer dependent on the provider, but can implement these extensions itself in order to advance the digitization of workflows and processes at RWTH.

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