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Technical questions

Registration at the Campus Management Portal

To use many functions, you need to log in with your KIT account (u ****) and your associated password. The current registration status can be seen in the top left above the KIT logo ("Registered as ..." or "Not registered"). When calling up functions that require registration, you will be automatically prompted to register. You can also register directly at any time by clicking on "REGISTER".

The registration takes place via the Shibboleth Identity Provider of the SCC. If you have not yet logged into the Shibboleth Identity Provider in your current browser session, you will be forwarded to the address "https://idp.scc.kit.edu/idp/Authn/ExtUP" and asked to enter your KIT account and password . After you have entered the information successfully, you will be directed back to the Campus Management Portal and will then be logged in. If you have already logged in to the Shibboleth Identity Provider in the current browser session using another service (e.g. ILIAS), you will not be prompted to enter your access data again, but instead logged in directly to the Campus Management Portal.

You can unsubscribe from the Campus Management Portal by clicking on "UNSUBSCRIBE". This will log you out of 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. You should therefore close your browser completely after using it for security reasons. This is the only way to guarantee that all sessions will be ended correctly.

If you have any questions about the Shibboleth Identity Provider, please contact the SCC ServiceDesk.

Use of the KIT account

Your account consists of three parts:

  1. Your email address: u****@student.kit.edu
  2. Your account code (u-Account) made up of letters starting with a u. Example: uabcd
    Note: For historical reasons, it is often referred to as a data center 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 any problems with your account, please contact the SCC ServiceDesk in the foyer of the SCC, building 20.21.

Unspecific errors in the Campus Management Portal

If you cannot use the portal due to technical errors, please try the following steps to solve the problem.

1. Make sure you are using one of the following browsers:

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

2. Make sure that you have activated JavaScript and that cookies are allowed (instructions from WEB.DE).

3. Clear your browser cache and reset cookies (instructions from WEB.DE).

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

If the steps described did not help, please contact the Campus management support.

Please describe the steps that led to the problem. Meaningful screenshots of the error are also helpful. If you have the opportunity, please try to see whether the problem also occurs when you use a different browser and / or device.

Please also state in your email to support:

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

Exam registration and de-registration

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 manage, is linked to the study and examination regulations of the degree program according to which you are studying. You cannot decide for yourself in which system you will be administered. At the top of the page "Exam registrations and de-registrations" you will see the system in which you are administered.

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

Exam registration (campus)

Call up exams

Please first make sure that you are in the correct semester and that the correct course of study has been selected. If necessary, change the semester or course of study using the options in the upper right area. You then have three options for calling up the exam you want:

  • Go to your study schedule. To do this, click in the navigation on Exams -> Exam registrations and de-registrations. Then click on the corresponding partial performance in your study schedule (see also study schedule). If there are exams for the selected component in the set semester, you will find them in the section "Exams ". If the partial performance is still missing in the study schedule, please check whether you still have to make choices.
  • Call up the relevant course for examination in the course catalog. If there are exams for the selected event, you can find them on the event page in the section "Exams".
  • In the search field at the top right click on the small arrow and select "Exams". Then type the exam title or exam number in the search box and click the magnifying glass or press Enter on your keyboard to view the search results. For direct hit suggestions you have to enter at least three characters in the search field and wait a moment (see search in the course catalog).

From a list of exams, click the exam number or title of the exam you want to view.

The DE Study and Teaching provides you with Video tutorials are available to guide you step-by-step through exam registration.

Registration for an exam

Please complete the following steps to register for an exam:

  1. Call up the desired exam (see Calling up exams) and click 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 use of services (see also Specifying the Use of Services for Examinations). If there are parts of your study schedule that match the exam and have not yet started, these will be displayed for you to choose from. Select the desired partial performance for which the examination performance should then be credited. If only exactly one suitable partial service can be found, this is already preselected. Confirm your choice of service usage by clicking the "Register" button.
  3. You should now receive a message that you have been registered for the exam. You will also find your registration status ("Registered") and the partial service selected when using the service in the "Registration procedure" tab for the exam. In the list of your exams (Exams -> Registered Exams), you can also see the exam with the registration status. Here you can also see whether and until when you can deregister from the exam.

Note: You can add an exam like an event to your favorites and, provided the exam also has entered dates, you can add these to your timetable or calendar. When you register for the exam, you have the option of automatically adding it to your favorites.

The DE Study and Teaching provides you with Video tutorials are available to guide you step-by-step through exam registration.

De-registration from an exam

Please complete the following steps to deregister from a registered exam:

  1. Call up the desired exam (see Calling up exams) and click the "Log off" button. The button may not be available if the cancellation deadline for the exam has expired or has not yet started. Alternatively, you can click directly on the action link "Unsubscribe" from the list of your exams (Exams -> Registered Exams).
  2. Confirm your deregistration by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" button.
  3. You should now receive a message that you have been de-registered from the exam. You will also find your updated registration status ("Deregistered (in due time)") in the "Registration procedure" tab for the exam. In the list of your exams you can also see the exam with the de-registered status. Here you can also see whether and until when you can re-register from the exam.

Note: If the exam is in your favorites, you have the option of having it automatically removed from your favorites if you have successfully deregistered.

Exam registration not possible

Please make sure that you have selected the correct semester and the correct course of study and that the exam has already been approved for registration (see tab "Registration procedure" for the relevant exam).

Contact in case of problems:
First: Examiner or lecturer of the course
After that: Clerk at the Student Service
Please be sure to state the exam number and the relevant semester!

Error message "prerequisite error"

The error message means that you did not meet all the requirements to take the exam. Please refer to the module manual that applies to you for the requirements.

Contact in case of problems:
Examiner or lecturer of the course
Please be sure to state the exam number and the relevant semester!

Error message "No open partial service found"

The error message means that no part of the performance that is suitable for the exam was found in your study schedule, or that possible suitable parts of the performance have either already been passed or finally failed. Therefore it is unfortunately not possible to register for an exam. Please check whether there are still choices to be made in your study schedule. This allows you to add further partial achievements to your study schedule, which then enable you to register for the exam if necessary.

Contact in case of problems:
First: Examiner or lecturer of the course
After that: Clerk at the Student Service
Please be sure to state the exam number and the relevant semester!

Indication of the use of services for examinations

The registration for an examination requires the specification of a service utilization. To do this, you must select a partial performance when registering for the exam. The partial performance must already exist in your lesson schedule and either have the status "not started" or have already unsuccessful attempts in the status "started". If you successfully register for an exam, the selected part will be marked as started. After the exam has been completed, the examination performance will be credited to you for the selected partial performance and the partial performance will be marked as passed, if applicable.

The partial services that can be generally selected for an examination can be found on the examination page in the section "Partial services". To register for the exam, at least one of these partial achievements must be present in your study schedule and must not have the status "passed" or "finally failed" (see status in the study schedule).

Study schedule

Your study schedule is divided into different components that build on each other hierarchically. These course components are in addition to the course itself: areas, modules and partial achievements.

  • You are at the head of the curriculum Course of study, recognizable by its identification, such as 88-123-H-2013. The code of the course is made up of your degree (82: Bachelor, 88: Master, 11: Diploma, 25: Teaching), the subject (e.g. 079: Computer Science), the subject code (H: major, N: minor, B : Minor) and the version of the examination regulations (usually the year, possibly followed by a number). If you are enrolled in several courses at the same time, you can change your course using the drop-down menu that appears.
  • The course is divided into Areas. A distinction is made between compulsory and elective areas. Mandatory areas contain further areas or modules that you have to pass in order to successfully complete your studies. Such areas were created directly in the study schedule when you enrolled. Areas in which you can make a choice, on the other hand, are initially empty. You have the option of choosing the components of such an area (modules or other areas) yourself (see Choosing the (compulsory) area).
  • Areas can be one or more Modules contain. The identification of the modules begins with "M-", followed by the faculty abbreviation and a consecutive number. Modules also have a module code that you can use to find the module in the module handbook for your degree program. In contrast to the identifier, the module code is specific to a particular course of study. You can find the module code on the detail bar of the module. As with areas, there is also the option of choosing partial courses yourself for modules, provided that these are marked as compulsory elective.
  • Are at the lowest level of your curriculum Partial servicescontained in modules. The identification of the partial services begins with "T-", followed by the faculty abbreviation and a consecutive number. Individual exams are associated with the partial performances. If examinations are available for a partial service, they will be displayed on the detail page of the partial service in the "Examinations" section. Exams are offered for each semester. The selection of the current semester therefore influences the exams displayed.

Status in the study schedule

Choice of elective (compulsory) area

Click on the icon in your study schedule next to the elective (compulsory) area or select the button "define elective area" on the detail page of the elective area. Then select from the subsequent selection of areas, modules or sub-services that you would like to add to the area or module. The selection is limited with regard to the number of components to be selected or with regard to the sum of the credit points of the selected components. The electoral criteria are displayed on the respective compulsory elective blocks, as well as whether they have been met or not.

Falling below the electoral criteria is only possible if the elections are incomplete. This means that you can initially only select parts and can add further components at a later point in time. However, the area or module can only be passed if all the electoral criteria are met.

If you would like to remove an already selected component, uncheck it. Components that have already been started or passed cannot be removed and are marked in gray in the selection.

When you have made the desired selection of the components, click on "Save". You will then find the selected components in your study schedule. When registering for the exam, new partial achievements can be made available for selection.

Preliminary notes or notes in brackets

Preliminary grades are shown in brackets in your study schedule and on the partial performance details. These are only for informational purposes and can be changed later by the examiner, e.g. after viewing an exam. In the study schedule, a provisional grade is not included in the module grade or in the overall grade calculation and does not lead to any change in the status of partial achievements or other components. Your study schedule will not be updated until the examiner determines the final grade. Final grades can no longer be changed by the examiner.

Exam registration (HIS-POS)

Exam registration not possible

Please check whether you have really met all the requirements for registering for the exam.

Contact in case of problems:
First: Examiner or lecturer of the course
After that: Clerk at the Student Service
Please be sure to state the exam number and the relevant semester!

Error message "prerequisite error"

The error message means that you did not meet all the requirements to take the exam. Please refer to the module manual that applies to you for the requirements.

Contact in case of problems:
Examiner or lecturer of the course
Please be sure to state the exam number and the relevant semester!

Course catalog and favorites

Course directory

Search in the course directory

The quickest way to find an event is to use the quick search. You can find the quick search in the top right corner on every page of this portal. First make sure that the right semester has been selected using the drop-down box on the right and then enter the course number or the title of the course in the search field on the left.

If you have entered at least three characters, the hits are automatically displayed in a list. You can select the event directly from this list (with a mouse click or with the arrow keys and Enter to confirm). With the Enter key or by clicking on the magnifying glass, you can jump directly to this event, provided that only a suitable event is found. Otherwise, if you have multiple hits, the full hit list will be displayed. Please note that in addition to events, other objects are also displayed: exams, courses of study, areas, modules, partial services, rooms and auditor groups.

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

Adding lecture favorites

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

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

When adding, all the dates of these events are also entered in your calendar, unless the event has a large number of dates. In this case, the appointments will not be copied to your calendar, but you can add individual appointments to your calendar.

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

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

Deleting favorite lectures

There are three ways in which you can remove events from your favorites:

  • On the event page, click "Remove from favorites" in the top bar.
  • In an event list, click the filled, yellow asterisk to the right of the entry for the event.
  • In the favorites list, click the check box for the events to be removed and select "Remove from favorites" from the top bar.

When you remove the event, all the dates for this event are also removed from your schedule.

Missing lecture favorites

The lecture favorites and associated dates are only displayed for the currently set semester. In the case of your favorite lectures and the timetable, make sure that the correct semester is set correctly in the drop-down box at the top right.

Editing of the course catalog

Timetable / calendar

Add to the timetable

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

  • On the events page, click the blank, gray calendar icon next to the appointment.
  • In the appointment list, click on the checkbox for the desired appointments and select "Add to calendar" from the top bar.

Remove from the timetable

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

  • On the events page, click the filled, colored calendar icon next to the appointment.
  • In the appointment list, click on the checkbox for the appointment you want to remove and select "Remove from calendar" from the top bar.
  • You can select the dates in the timetable or in the calendar using the respective check box. This is only 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

Share 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 also called "subscribing to the internet calendar") and then paste the copied URL there. More detailed instructions for certain calendar programs and devices can be found directly on the page.

Printing the timetable

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

General questions

KIT card

You can find answers to questions about the KITCard here.

Contact in case of problems:

Loss or defect of the KITCard: Student Service Welcome Desk
Problems with the payment function: Karlsruhe Student Union

Certificates

feedback

Payment of the semester fee

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

  • SEPA direct debit: Under "Mandate management" you can create a SEPA mandate for a one-off debit. Please enter the IBAN of your account and, if applicable, the BIC of your bank (only required for non-German banks). After the SEPA mandate has been issued, you still have to re-register under "Pay and re-register". If the function was carried out successfully, you are immediately confirmed and can create certificates for the new semester under "Certificates".
  • SEPA transfer: Under "Pay and re-register" you will find the exact bank details (IBAN and BIC) and the intended use. The intended use 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 good time so that the payment is received within the re-registration period (approx. Three days to a week are usual).

Please note that in the event of late re-registration in accordance with Section 2 of the statutes on the collection of fees for guest auditor studies and other study-related services, the KIT charges late fees of 15 euros.

If you have transferred the tuition fees in sufficient amount and no other reasons speak against re-registering, you will be re-registered automatically when the transfer is booked. The time until your transfer is booked can take up to 14 days. You can check your current re-registration status and your fee account at any time under Pay and re-register -> 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 the last re-registration semester. Reasons may also be displayed here why the feedback cannot be carried out with you.

PDF receipts for the payments made can be found under Certificates -> Study certificates and then "Semester receipt" for the current re-registration semester or "Contribution overview (all payments)" for all previous semesters.

If you still cannot find a booking process in your fee account 14 days after your transfer, please contact your Clerk at the student service.

Blocking of the feedback function

As a rule, the reasons for the re-registration are indicated on the re-registration page. It is possible that you have lost your entitlement to an examination due to the final failure of an examination or the failure to pass the services required for the orientation examination in due time. Other reasons can be exceeding the maximum duration of study or failure to complete additional requirements. In any case, please contact yours immediately Clerk at the student service.

Change of address data

You can change your correspondence address and telephone number yourself in the Campus Management Portal under personal data.

Contact in case of problems:
Clerk at the Student Service

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