Higher Education Services Portal Study & Teaching

Service category: campus & business

The Higher Education Services Portal is the central access point to electronic campus services around study and teaching offered at Ulm University.

Most of these services require authentication with a kiz account. Upon login, the portal – based on the central Identity Management System – provides functions and data that are personalised and user group-dependent.

In addition to functions that are fully integrated into the portal environment, it also refers to other functions that embody independent system solutions due to technical reasons, using either links or SSO (Single Sign On, which means a separate login is not required).

The Higher Education Services Portal also offers centralised access to web-based information offered by the University and its institutions. Students and teaching staff are directed to contextually relevant information.

Open (with/without login): Higher Education Services Portal Study & Teaching

Service features

General

  • Web-based access to information and services around study and teaching at Ulm University.
  • Authentication for access to non-public contents and personalised services with kiz account.

Integrated service features

  • Self-services 'My portal', in particular:
    • data excerpt from Identity Management System, ETB, roles,
    • create and manage WLAN guest accounts (staff only),
    • change CIFS (Samba) password,
    • role-relevant special functions, e.g. administrative functions for staff of the CUA,
    • backend for management of the Higher Education Services Portal and its functions.
  • Software download: licensed software and license keys are provided dependent of the user groups.
  • Management of library account (external users only): externals who are not eligible for a kiz account can register to use a range of library services.
  • Notice board: electronic notice board system for private classifieds and event notes around life on campus (e.g. accommodation offers, car-pooling/ride-sharing, books).

SSO-connected service features

  • Print and binding orders for final theses (bachelor's, master's, doctoral) with the embedded print assistant of the kiz system for easy order management and accounting (eKladde). Graduates can upload their theses and submit a print and binding order.
  • QIS-LSF Portal:
    • course catalogue,
    • room bookings,
    • self-service functions for students: register for and de-register from exams, edit personal details, view and print enrolment certificates, transcripts of records and module descriptions,
    • self-service functions for teaching staff: edit course details, enter current additional information, manage exam details.
  • CoronaNG:
    • registration for courses and lab places at the Medical Faculty,
    • o interfaces to process and distribute course information (QIS-LSF, Blue System, Moodle, EvaSys).
  • Apple on Campus (AoC): online shop for Apple products at special university rates
  • D-Stip: applicant management for the Deutschlandstipendium

Linked services:

  • SOGo: web-based access to email & calendar services
  • Moodle: central Learning Management System (LMS) of the University

User groups

Most of the service features of the Higher Education Services Portal require the user to log in with their kiz account. They are therefore generally limited to user groups who with kiz accounts (mainly members of the University). A role concept furthermore regulates which functions are available to the individual user.

Selected service features (e.g. course catalogue) are open to everyone anywhere in the world without authentication. Externals can also make use of the self-registration for a library account.

Service hours

24 x 7 x 365

Individual service features might have different service hours (e.g. D-Strip) if they are generally only needed at certain times. No regular maintenance works are scheduled that may result in downtimes.

Application modalities

This service is available without previous application. A kiz account is required for service features that are only accessible with prior authentication.

Fee

This service is free of charge.

Communication and Information Centre (kiz)

  • Helpdesk

    Please contact us if you have questions or problems related to the kiz services:
    Mon - Fri  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    +49 (0)731/50-30000
    helpdesk(at)uni-ulm.de
    Customer Portal
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  • Service Points

    Service Points are locations where you can visit us personally.
    [more]

  • Identity Management

    Using self-service functions of the Identity Management System (IDM):

    • Administer permissions
    • Subscribe to services
    • Change passwords
    • ...

    IDM Self Services
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