The IT department offers Fachschaften and student groups all kinds of services, including the things listed below. If you need something else: ask us. Preferably by e-mail to email@example.com
It is not desirable for Fachschaften or groups to work with an e-mail address of a commercial e-mail provider such as GMX, Web.de or Google Mail. Such an address can be “lost” if the account holder leaves university and forgets to hand it over properly. In addition, there is no reference to the university in the e-mail address – the address looks pretty arbitrary. The contents of the e-mails are scanned for advertising purposes even without the NSA. The included advertising doesn’t look particularly serious either.
That is why the IT department of the StuRa offers e-mail addresses according to the scheme
for Fachschaften and student groups.
Instructions for accessing StuRa e-mail addresses
You can also set up mailing lists (newsletters, discussion lists). These (also) have the format
Contact the IT department if you need one or more of these things.
By the way, some of the mailing lists are interesting for everyone .
Mailing lists dministration interface
Fachschaften, groups and other students can set up rooms for conferences free of charge. Register for free to set up rooms. You send the participants web link, they don’t need an account. It is the same system on which heiCONF is based.
Conferences with 15-25 cameras are possible. If only two or three people turn on their cameras and the others only use audio, you can confer with 200 or more participants.
There is a whiteboard for drawing, a presentation area, a built-in pad and surveys.
You can also dial into a conference by phone – but this usually results in poorer audio quality than with a PC or smartphone.
=> Here you will find prepared rooms in the virtual conference building that you can use whenever they are free
Also, for spontaneous, smaller conferences, there is
It has fewer features than StuRaKonf (and is sometimes not as stable with more participants), but it is very easy to use spontaneously: Simply agree on an address according to the scheme https: //meet.stura.uni-heidelberg .de / our conference (whereby “our conference” is freely selectable). Everyone who enters this address will automatically find themselves in the same video room.
Fachschaften and student groups can set up homepages on the Stura server. We use WordPress as CMS software. You get the address
where “anyname” is freely selectable.
Groups, student councils and active people can set up a cloud account at https://cloud.stura.uni-heidelberg.de . We use Nextcloud as cloud software. In the cloud, you can also edit Office documents together in real time. Like Google Docs, but with privacy.
At https://pad.stura.uni-heidelberg.de and https://ethercalc.stura.uni-heidelberg.de you can work together on texts or tables in real time. The Pads don’t offer as many formatting options as shared Office document editing in the cloud – see previous paragraph – but they are less complicated to set up. Just get started, no registration required.
There are two tools for this, OpenSlides and AntragsGrün:
It can be used to manage meetings – for example, process motions and agendas, hold elections, organize participants. The option of organizing secret elections (i.e. elections in which the admin or the moderator cannot see who voted and how) is really good. The whole thing is certainly not constitutional, but sufficient for many situations.
The tool is a bit oversized for the average student council or university group meeting. However, it can be a good choice for constituent meetings with several elections or, for example, for supraregional meetings such as federal student council meetings or state assemblies of university groups. Or just when you need a more formal setting in a smaller group.
If you want to play around a little with the tool, you can do so on the manufacturer’s demo page.
Get in touch if you need free access for your group.
2. Application green
A tool that “only” manages applications, but supports a very extensive and finely tuned process in this area.
Here you can create surveys with the tool “Lime Survey” at https://umfragen.stura.uni-heidelberg.de . You can also use it as an online voting tool for meetings or online elections.
Get in touch if you need access. L
Laptops / computers for hire
We don’t have a lot, but we are happy to temporarily lend our students WITHOUT laptops or computers.
If you are interested, it is best to write an email to us (with your mobile phone), or try to reach people in the office or on 06221 18712588 by phone.
Office 365 (offer from URZ)
If you are missing software like Office that you would normally have used on the computers of the University Library, think about the offers of the URZ
Do you have technical problems? Ask us!
If you have technical problems in the coming digital semester, don’t hesitate to ask. Be it problems with video conferences, file conversions, or similar problems that you haven’t known before: firstname.lastname@example.org