FAQs about university studies
User accounts and lab use
How do I get an account so that I can use the lab computers?
Please note that there are two different accounts: one for computers in the University-wide Novell network, and one for the Unix computers in the Department.
- Novell: To apply for an account for the Novell computers in the Data Processing Centre (DVZ) go to Room 46 (E) – 316. You will need to show your enrolment certificate. Application forms are available online (German) and outside the DVZ. After your application has been approved, you will be assigned a user name and password that will allow you to log into all networked computers in the Department of Applied Computer Science.
- Unix:46 (E) - 129 (LinuxLab), 46 (E) - 333 to 338 (MediaLab)
To apply for an account for the Unix computers go to Room 46 (E) – 128. You do not need to submit an application but you must show your enrolment certificate. You should set up a Novell account before applying for a Unix account because you will use the same user name to log into Unix computers. You will be given a password when you set up the Unix account but you should change it as soon as possible. When you set up your account, you will be given a leaflet explaining how to do this.
If you have any questions, send an email to the Unix Administration linuxlab(at)informatik.hs-fulda.de.
What rules apply in the labs?
First of all, the rules that apply in all other rooms naturally also apply in the labs. It is also important to remember the following:
- Labs may be used for research and teaching purposes only.
- Make sure you keep the labs especially clean! Food or drink should not be taken into labs.
- Do not install any software.
- Do not violate copyright laws
(e.g. by illegally copying texts, music, software, etc).
- Do not disturb others (e.g. by listening to online radio).
A full list of rules is displayed in each of the labs.
Which drives can I use?
All students have a home drive under their Novell account, where data from lectures, seminars and emails can be saved. To make sure you receive all incoming mail, check regularly that sufficient storage space is available. Only you are authorised to read and write data on this drive.
The O drive mainly contains files from professors and teaching staff. Students can only read data stored here.
Do I have external access to the drives?
You can also access the home and O drives externally.
Detailed instructions (German) are available on the IT Service Centre website.
What is my university email address?
You apply for and set up an email account when you create an account to use the Novell computers.
Your address is usually: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I process my emails?
You can access, write and send emails in Software Labs I and II and the DVZ computer resource rooms. You must use the installed mail software system.
Do you want to read or receive emails from other computers?
- Webmailer: webmail.hs-fulda.de
- Sending mails (SMTP): smtp.hs-fulda.de
- Retrieving messages via IMAP: mail.hs-fulda.de
- Retrieving messages via POP3: mail.hs-fulda.de
Your user name is your student user identification. Your password is the password you use to log into the Windows computers and DVZ computer resource rooms (Novell password).
Study schedules and signing up for courses
Where can I find current study schedules?
Current study schedules are available in System2Teach under “Personal Office – Study schedule”. They are also displayed on the ground floor of Building C.
Changes to study schedules are announced by notifications in System2Teach and/or on noticeboards in Building C.
How can I sign up to a participant list?
Most participant lists are managed in System2Teach. You are automatically added to a list if you add the relevant lecture to your personal study schedule. If you remove the lecture from your personal study schedule, your name will also be deleted from the list of participants.
In some cases, however, professors also keep their own lists of participants. These usually have priority over System2Teach.
Participant lists for lectures in other departments (e.g. language courses) are also displayed in the relevant buildings.
The Practical period page contains all the information you need about admission requirements, project duration, dates and forms relating to the practical project.
Bachelor's/Master's thesis and oral examinations
You can find all the information you need regarding your bachelor's/master's thesis and the oral examinations on the "thesis" page.
BAföG student grants
Your contact in the Department of Applied Computer Science Department for information about the BAföG is Prof. Dr. Göltenboth.
Click here for information (in German).
Use of mobile devices during tuition sessions
The rooms used by the Department are equipped to allow unlimited use of mobile devices.
However, the range of media services now available is proving to be increasingly distracting and disruptive during tuition sessions. When smartphones are turned on, students find it more difficult to concentrate and participate.
It is important to distinguish between using devices for the purpose of the tuition session, e.g. to make notes or to use relevant tools or aids, and using applications intended for other purposes or for entertainment.
Smartphones and similar devices should therefore only be used during tuition sessions if they are needed for the explicit purpose of that session.
During breaks, unlimited use is permitted.
Please also note that audiovisual recordings of classes may be made only with the explicit approval of the lecturer.