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Technical questions

Registration at the Campus Management Portal

To use many of the functions, you must log in with your KIT account (u****) and your associated password. The current application status is shown in the upper left corner above the KIT logo ("Registered as..." or "Not registered"). When calling functions that require a login, you will automatically be asked to log in. You can also register directly at any time by clicking on "REGISTER".

The login is done via the Shibboleth Identity Provider of the SCC. If you have not yet registered with the Shibboleth Identity Provider in your current browser session, you will be redirected to the address "https://idp.scc.kit.edu/idp/Authn/ExtUP" and prompted to enter your KIT account and password. After successful entry you will be redirected to the Campus Management Portal and are then logged in. If you have already logged in to the Shibboleth Identity Provider in the current browser session by using another service (e.g. ILIAS), you will not be prompted to enter your access data again, but you will be logged in directly to the Campus Management Portal.

You can log out of the Campus Management Portal by clicking on "REGISTER". This will log you off from all services in the Campus Management Portal and from the Shibboleth Identity Provider, but NOT from other services that also use the Shibboleth Identity Provider. For security reasons, you should therefore close your browser completely after use. This is the only way to guarantee that all sessions are ended correctly.

Please contact the SCC-ServiceDesk for all questions concerning the Shibboleth Identity Provider.

Use of the KIT Account

Your account consists of three parts:

  1. Your e-mail address: u****@student.kit.edu
  2. your account abbreviation (u-account) consisting of letters starting with one and example: uabcd
    Note: For historical reasons it is often referred to as RZ-Account.
  3. your individual password

Pay attention to your password! It is the key to many services at KIT. KIT employees will never ask you for your password.

The account with which you have logged in here can also be used for the following KIT services:

Problems with the KIT Account

If you have problems with your account, please contact the SCC-ServiceDesk in the foyer of the SCC, building 20.21

Non-specific errors in the Campus Management Portal

If you are unable to use the portal due to technical errors, please try the following steps to solve the problem.

1. Make sure that you use one of the following browsers:

When using the Microsoft Internet Explorer, there may be problems with the display. Please use one of the above mentioned browsers instead.

2. Make sure that you have activated JavaScript and that cookies are permitted.

3. Clear your browser cache and reset the cookies

4. If you have a problem with Firefox in particular, one cause could be a disabled HTML5 storage. To do this, enter "about:config" as the address in Firefox and look for the setting "dom.storage.enabled". If necessary, change the value of this setting to "true" with the right mouse button.

If the described steps do not help, please contact Campus Management Support.

Please describe the steps that led to the problem. Helpful are also meaningful screenshots of the error. If you have the opportunity to do so, please try to see if the problem also occurs if you are using a different browser and/or device.

Please mention in your e-mail to the support as well:

  • KIT account (u****)
  • Registration number
  • If applicable, the study programme, module, partial performance, examination etc.
  • Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, ...)
  • Operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android, ...)
  • Device (PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, ...)

Examination registration and deregistration

Change of the exam registration system

Two different exam registration systems are currently in use at KIT: HIS-POS (old) and CAS Campus (new). The examination registration system, in which you will be administering, is linked to the study and examination regulations of your degree programme according to which you are studying. You cannot decide for yourself in which system you are managed. On the "Exam registrations and cancellations" page, you will see a note at the top of the page telling you in which system you are managed.

Normally, the Campus Management Portal will automatically redirect you to the right exam registration system according to your active study program. However, there may be individual cases, such as students in parallel studies, which are managed in both campus and HIS-POS. To do this, simply select the desired degree programme via the programme selector at the top right of the page (next to the search field and the semester selection) before registering for exams, so that the registration can be carried out in the correct system.

Exam registration (Campus)

Calling up an exam

First of all, please make sure that you are in the right semester and that the correct course of study has been selected. If necessary, you can change the semester or course using the selection options in the upper right-hand area. You then have three options to call up the desired check:

  • Call up your study schedule. To do this, click on Examinations -> Exam registrations and cancellations in the navigation bar. Then click on the corresponding subtest in your study plan (see also study plan). If there are examinations for the selected component in the set semester, you will find them in the section "Examinations <Semester>". If the partial performance is still missing in the study plan, please check whether you still have to make choices.
  • Call up the corresponding course for examination in the course catalogue. If there are exams for the selected event, you will find them on the event page in the section "Examinations".
  • Click on the small arrow in the search field at the top right and select "Examinations". Then enter the exam title or exam number in the search field and click the magnifying glass or press Enter on your keyboard to display the search results. For direct hits you have to enter at least three characters in the search field and wait a short time (see Search in the course catalogue).

In a list of exams, click on the exam number or title of the desired exam to access it.

The DE Studium und Lehre provides video tutorials to guide you step by step through the exam registration process.

Registration for an exam

Please follow the steps below to register for an exam:

  1. Call up the desired exam (see Calling up exams) and click on the "Register" button. The button may no longer be available if, for example, the registration period has expired or has not yet started.
  2. In the next step, you must define the service usage (see also Specifying the Service Usage for Checks). If there are sub-services from your study plan that match the exam and have not yet been started, these will be displayed for you to choose from. Select the desired partial performance, to which the examination performance should then be credited. If only exactly one suitable partial service is found, this is already preselected. Confirm your choice of service usage by clicking on the "Register" button.
  3. You should now receive a message that you have been registered for the exam. In addition, you will find your application status ("Registered") and the partial service selected in the service usage on the "Application procedure" tab of the exam. In the list of your examinations (Examinations -> Registered examinations), the examination with the registration status is also visible. Here you can also see if and until when you can cancel your registration for the exam.

Note: You can add a check like an event to your favorites and, if the check also has entered dates, you can also add it to your timetable or calendar. When you register for the exam, you have the possibility to add it automatically to your favorites.

The DE Studium und Lehre provides video tutorials to guide you step by step through the exam registration process.

Unregister from an exam

Please follow the steps below to sign off from a registered exam:

  1. Call up the desired exam (see Calling up an exam) and click on the "Unregister" button. The button may not be available if the unregistration period for the exam has expired or has not yet started. Alternatively, you can click directly on the action link "Unregister" from the list of your exams (Examinations -> Registered exams).
  2. Confirm your cancellation by clicking on the button "Unregister".
  3. You should now receive a message that you have been logged off from the exam. You will also find your updated application status ("Unregistered (within the deadline)") in the "Application procedure" tab of the examination. In the list of your exams, the exam with the logged off status is also visible. Here you can also see if and until when you can re-register from the exam if necessary.

Note: If the check is in your favorites, you have the option to have it automatically removed from your favorites when you log off successfully.

Registration for exams not possible

Please make sure that you have selected the right semester and the right degree programme and that the exam has already been released for registration (see tab "Registration procedure" at the corresponding exam).

Contact in case of problems:
First: Examiner or lecturer of the course
Afterwards: clerk at the student service
Please be sure to indicate the examination number and the semester in question!

Error message "Requirement error

The error message means that you have not met all the requirements for taking the exam. The requirements may be found in the module manual that is valid for you.

Contact in case of problems:
Examiner or lecturer of the course
Please be sure to indicate the examination number and the semester in question!

Error message "No open partial delivery found"

The error message means that no matching subtest was found in your study plan for the exam, or that possible matching subpasses have either already been passed or have finally been failed. Therefore, registration for the examination is unfortunately not possible. Please check if there are any choices to be made in your study plan. This will allow you to add further partial performances to your study plan, which will then enable you to register for the exam if necessary.

Contact in case of problems:
First: Examiner or lecturer of the course
Afterwards: clerk at the student service
Please be sure to indicate the examination number and the semester in question!

Specification of the use of services for tests

Registration for an exam requires the specification of a benefit usage. To do this, you must select a partial service during the exam registration process. The subtest must already exist in your study plan and must either have the status "not started" or already have unsuccessful attempts in the status "started". If you successfully register for an exam, the selected partial service is marked as started. After the examination, the examination performance will be credited for the selected partial performance and the partial performance will be marked as passed, if applicable.

The partial performances that can be generally selected for an exam can be found on the exam page in the section "Partial performances". In order to register for the exam, at least one of these sub-subjects must be present in your study plan and may not have the status "passed" or "finally failed" (see status in study plan).

Study plan

Your study plan is divided into different components, which build on each other hierarchically. In addition to the course of studies itself, these components of the course of studies are: areas, modules and partial achievements.

  • At the top of the study plan is your study programme, recognisable by its identifier, e.g. 88-123-H-2013 The identifier of the study programme consists of your degree (82: Bachelor, 88: Master, 11: Diplom, 25: Lehramt), the subject of study (e.g. 079: Computer Science), the subject code (H: major, N: minor, B: minor) and the version of the examination regulations (usually the year, if necessary with a trailing number). If you are enrolled in more than one course of study at the same time, you can change your course of study via a displayed drop-down menu.
  • The course of studies is divided into areas. A distinction is made between compulsory and optional areas. Compulsory areas contain further areas or modules that you must pass in order to successfully complete your studies. Such areas were created directly in the study plan when you enrolled. Areas in which you can make a choice are initially empty. You have the possibility to choose the components of such an area (modules or other areas) yourself (see Choosing the (mandatory) area).
  • Areas can contain one or more modules. The module identifier starts with "M-", followed by the faculty abbreviation and a consecutive number. Modules also have a module code, which you can use to find the module in the module manual of your degree programme. In contrast to the identifier, however, the module code is specific to a particular course of study. You find the module code on the detail bar of the module. Analogous to areas, there is also the possibility to choose partial services for modules, provided that these are marked as optional.
  • At the lowest level of your curriculum are partial achievements, which are contained in modules. The identification of the partial services begins with "T-", followed by the faculty abbreviation and a consecutive number. Individual tests are associated with the partial services. If tests are available for a partial service, these are displayed on the detail page of the partial service in the "Tests" section. Examinations are offered for each semester. The selection of the current semester therefore influences the displayed examinations.

Status in the study plan

  • noch nicht begonnen- This part of the programme has not yet been started.
  • begonnen- This part of the programme has been started: A partial service is set to this status when you register for an exam and select the corresponding partial service in the service usage. All higher-level course components, such as modules and areas, are also set to the status "started".
  • bestanden- This part of the course was passed: A partial service is transferred to this status if you have passed the associated examination. The partial performance is selected when registering for the exam. The higher-level program components are also transferred to the status "passed", provided that the necessary requirements are met. For example, for a module to be passed, sufficient credits must first be available in the form of passed partial performances.
  • endgültig nicht bestanden- This part of the course was finally not passed: A partial performance is transferred to this status if you have no more open attempts to pass a partial performance. At KIT, this usually means that you have not passed an examination, the repeat examination, and possibly the oral re-examination and have thus lost your right to take the examination.

Choice of the (mandatory) range

Click on the icon next to the elective (compulsory) area in your study plan or select the button "Set elective area" on the detail page of the elective area. Then, in the subsequent selection of areas, modules or sub-services, select those you want to add to the area or module. The selection is limited in terms of the number of components to be selected or in terms of the sum of the credit points of the selected components. The elective criteria are displayed on the respective elective blocks, as well as whether or not they are fulfilled.

It is only possible to fall short of election criteria if the election is incomplete. This means that you can only select parts at first, and you can add more parts at a later time. However, the area or module can only be passed if all elective criteria are met.

If you want to remove an already selected component, deselect it. Components that have already been started or passed cannot be removed and are marked grey in the selection.

When you have made the desired selection of components, click on "Save". You will then find the selected components in your study plan. When you register for an exam, new partial services can be selected in the service usage.

Preliminary notes or notes in brackets

Preliminary grades are shown in brackets in your study plan and on the performance details. These are for information purposes only and can be changed later by the examiner, e.g. after an examination. In the curriculum, a preliminary grade is not included in the module grade or in the overall grade calculation, nor does it lead to a change in the status of graded pieces of work or other components. Only when the examiner determines the final grade will your study plan be updated. Final marks cannot be changed by the examiner.

Examination registration (HIS-POS)

Registration for exams not possible

Please check whether you have really fulfilled all requirements for the exam registration.

Contact in case of problems:
First: Examiner or lecturer of the course
Afterwards: clerk at the student service
Please be sure to indicate the examination number and the semester in question!

Error message "Requirement error

The error message means that you have not met all the requirements for taking the exam. The requirements may be found in the module manual that is valid for you.

Contact in case of problems:
Examiner or lecturer of the course
Please be sure to indicate the examination number and the semester in question!

University calendar and favorites

University calendar

The link to the course catalogue is https://campus.studium.kit.edu/events/catalog.php (English version: https://campus.studium.kit.edu/english/events/catalog.php). A shorter link that provides a corresponding redirection is http://studium.kit.edu/vvz. The address (URL) for a direct link to an event is displayed on the respective event page under "Link to this page".

Search in the university calendar

The fastest way to find an event is to use the quick search. You will find the quick search in the upper right corner on every page of this portal. First make sure that the correct semester is selected via the right drop-down box and then enter the course number or title of the course in the left search field.

If you have entered at least three characters, the hits are automatically displayed in a list. You can select an event directly from this list (by clicking with the mouse or using the arrow keys and Enter to confirm). With the Enter key or by clicking on the magnifying glass, you can jump directly to a suitable event if only one is found. Otherwise, the complete hit list is displayed if there are several hits. Please note that other objects are also displayed in addition to business events: Exams, study programmes, areas, modules, partial performances, rooms and audiences.

For a more detailed search for events you can use the advanced search for events. You will find them in the menu "Events". Here you can also search for events with specific dates.

Adding lecture favorites

If you have not already done so, please log in to the portal first. Then there are two ways you can add events to your list of favorites:

  • On the event page, click on "Add to Favorites" in the top bar.
  • In an event list, click on the empty, gray asterisk to the right of the event entry.

When you add an event, all dates of this event will also be entered in your calendar, unless the event has many dates. In this case, the appointments are not transferred to your calendar, but you can add individual appointments to your calendar.

If you are unable to add lectures to your lecture favorites, please check first whether you are correctly registered at the Campus Management Portal. The corresponding buttons for adding an event to your favorites are only visible when logged in. The current login status is located in the upper left corner of the page ("Registered as ..." or "Not Registered") above the KIT logo. If you are not yet registered, please login with your KIT account via the Shibboleth Identity Provider by clicking on "REGISTER".

If you are logged in correctly and the buttons are still not visible, please log out of the portal (click on "LOGOUT" in the upper left corner) and log in again. If the buttons still do not appear, please empty your browser cache.

Deleting lecture favorites

There are three ways to remove events from your favorites:

  • On the event page, click "Remove from Favorites" in the top bar.
  • In an event list, click on the completed yellow asterisk to the right of the entry for the event.
  • In the Favorites list, click the checkbox for the events you want to remove and select "Remove from Favorites" from the top bar.

When you remove the event, all the dates of this event are also removed from your timetable.

Missing lecture favorites

The lecture favorites and corresponding dates are only displayed for the currently selected semester. Please make sure that the correct semester is set correctly in the dropdown box in the upper right corner of the lecture favorites and timetable.

Editing of the course catalogue

For editorial questions regarding the KIT course catalogue, please contact the Teaching and Examination Organization Service.

Timetable/Calendar

Add to timetable

You can only add events to your timetable or calendar if you have previously added the event to your favorites. You cannot add your own appointments, use for example the Outlook calendar via owa.kit.edu or a similar service. You have two options:

  • On the events page, click the empty, gray calendar icon next to the event.
  • In the list of appointments, click the checkbox next to the appointments you want to add and select "Add to calendar" from the top bar.

Remove from timetable

You can remove individual appointments from your timetable. Removing one or all dates of an event from your timetable does not delete the event from your favorites. You have three options:

  • On the event page, click on the filled, colored calendar icon next to the event.
  • In the list of appointments, click the checkbox for the appointment you want to remove and select "Remove from calendar" from the top bar.
  • In the timetable or calendar, you can select the appointments using the respective checkbox. This only becomes visible when you "hover" over an appointment with the mouse pointer. Then click on "Remove from timetable/calendar" in the top bar.

Calling up the timetable via mobile devices

Release your appointments using the Internet Calendar (WebCal) function. To do this, click on "Activate" and then copy the displayed address (URL). Create a new Internet calendar in your device or program (sometimes called "subscribe to Internet calendar") and then paste the copied URL there. More detailed instructions for specific calendar programs and devices can be found directly on the page.

Printing the timetable

A PDF function similar to the old student portal will soon be added. In the meantime, please use the print function of your browser. To do this, click on "Print" in the upper bar. You can adjust the calendar height in three stages to fit the calendar on one page. Select the desired height via "Calendar height" in the upper bar.

General questions

KIT Card

Answers to questions about the KIT Card can be found here.

Contact in case of problems:

Loss or defect of the KIT Card: Welcome Desk of the Student Service
Problems with the payment function: Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe

Certificates

You can find your certificates for the current re-registration semester under Certificates -> Study certificates. Older certificates can be found under Certificates for all semesters.

Feedback

In order to continue your studies at KIT, you have to re-register for the following semester. The semester fees must be paid when re-registering. Payment and feedback must be made on time (see dates and deadlines). The confirmation is done online via the function Payment and Confirmation. If you fail to pay despite a reminder and the expiry of the deadline or if you do not meet the examination requirements for re-registration, you will be exmatriculated ex officio.

Please note that KIT charges late re-registration fees of 15 euros in accordance with §2 of the Statutes on the Charging of Fees for Guest Auditor Studies and Other Study-related Services.

Payment of the semester fee

You have two options for paying the semester fee (see Fees). We recommend payment by SEPA direct debit in the KIT student portal:

  • SEPA direct debit: Under "Mandate management" you can create a SEPA mandate for one-off direct debits. Please enter the IBAN of your account and if necessary the BIC of your bank (only required for non-German banks). After the SEPA mandate has been issued, you still have to confirm your registration under "Payment and Confirmation". If the function has been executed successfully, you are immediately re-registered and can create statements for the new semester under "Statements".
  • SEPA credit transfer: Under "Payment and Confirmation" you will find the exact bank details (IBAN and BIC) and the purpose to be specified. The intended purpose is very important for the correct allocation of your transfer! Please make sure that they match exactly. Please transfer the amount to be paid to the account in time, so that the payment is received within the re-registration period (usually about three days to one week).

Please note that KIT charges late re-registration fees of 15 euros in accordance with §2 of the Statutes on the Charging of Fees for Guest Auditor Studies and Other Study-related Services.

If you have transferred sufficient tuition fees and there are no other reasons why you should not re-register, you will be re-registered automatically when the transfer is booked. The period until your transfer is booked can take up to 14 days. You can check your current confirmation status and your fee account at any time under Payment and Confirmation -> Fee Account. Your current re-registration status is displayed at the top of the page ("Your current status") and you can view your fee account for the current and last semester of re-registration. It may also show reasons why the feedback cannot be carried out at your site.

PDF receipts for the payments made can be found under Certificates -> Study Certificates and then "Semesterquittung" for the current re-registration semester or "Beitragsübersicht (alle Zahlungen)" for all previous semesters.

If, 14 days after your transfer, you still cannot find an update in your fee account, please contact your clerk at Student Services.

Locking the feedback function

Usually the reasons for the confirmation lock are given on the confirmation page. You may have lost your entitlement to take the examination due to the final failure to pass an examination or the failure to pass the performance required for the orientation examination on time. Other reasons can be the exceeding of the maximum study duration or the failure to provide subjects for the print run. In any case, please contact your clerk at Student Services immediately.

Change of address data

You can change your address and telephone number yourself in the Campus Management Portal under Personal Data.

Contact in case of problems:
Administrator at the Student Service

Advice for problems during the study

KIT offers various central contact points for advice in case of problems during studies or questions regarding the change of study program:

Center for Information and Counseling - Central Student Advisory Service of the KIT
Representative for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Disease
Psychotherapeutic Counseling Center of the Studierendenwerk

You can find the subject advising or the study program service at the KIT departments here:

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