Information for Students

  © Marcus Gerards  

The scope of what is possible with digital media is not so relevant as is how and to what purpose such media are applied. The prime focus of all the School's E-Learning activities is directed toward our students. We have not integrated the concept of E-Learning into our teaching simply as an end in itself, but in order to actively assist our students during the learning process and to prepare them as efficiently as possible for their future professional careers.

During your studies at RWTH Aachen University you will encounter quite a few different E-Learning systems and tools. In the following, we present a brief overview of the most important ones:

 

Important Note

Before you take part in an exercise unit or an exam, please ensure that you are registered with Dynexite. In the "Veranstaltung" box your name must be visible. If you can't see your name but you can see a flashing red text, then authentication has failed and your results won't be saved!

   

 

Dynexite

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Dynamic learning tasks for reviewing lecture content, self-tests for assessing a student's learning progress, and intermediate examinations that can be counted towards a final grade result: Dynexite offers it all! An individually tailored learning and examining system, Dynexite generates dynamic learning tasks and automatically grades and corrects them.

Should you have problems with Dynexite, or if you have suggestions for improvement, please contact the E-Learning team by . For more details about using Dynexite and for tackling any potential problems, please see our FAQ (PDF-Datei). If you have questions about a specific task that you come across in Dynexite, or if you believe you have found an error, then please contact the relevant member of the teaching staff for that course.

 

TransAction

Transaction cycle

TransAction is a web-based serious game which you can play right from the first semester of your studies. You manage a supply chain, and you can use the knowledge you acquire in your studies to increase your success in the game. You play the game in the role of an automobile manufacturer and you are responsible for procuring materials and machines and hiring employees as well as planning and implementing the production process. This practical application helps you to internalize lecture contents.

Currently, the following courses actively incorporate TransAction into their teaching/learning concept:

  • Einführung in die BWL (Introduction to Business Administration)
  • Produktion und Logistik (Production and Logistics)
  • Wirtschaft Aktuell I (Current Topics in Economics)
  • externes Rechnungswesen (Accounting)


The serious game is played in a web browser. Students receive an email with their personal access code at the beginning of the course.

If you have any questions about playing TransAction, please send a  to the E-Learning team.

 

E-Exams

Writing by hand? Waiting ages for your results? It all belongs to the past thanks to E-Exams! At RWTH Aachen University, E-Exams have been implemented since 2003. Some of the Chairs of the School of Business and Economics are also active in this area.

 

Further Services

For successful studying at RWTH Aachen University, you should be aware of - and make use of - the following services on offer:

RWTHmoodle learning spaces
RWTHmoodle is the central web-based learning platform of RWTH Aachen University. Its virtual learning spaces offer an extensive range of functions for implementing digital learning and teaching formats. Thanks to a wide array of plugins offered by the Moodle open source community, the platform is flexibly extendable.

Since the previous teaching and learning platform L2P will be discontinued as of the end of the summer semester 2021, we strongly recommend that all users who have learning and teaching spaces on that platform secure relevant contents in good time.

RWTH-Selfservice
 Selfservice enables you to manage your access codes, passwords, and personal information and to change any of these if necessary. For more information about this particular service, please visit Dokumentationsportal des IT-Centers.

RWTHOnline
RWTHonline is the University's campus management system that supports the student "life cycle" - right from the admission application up to having gained a degree.  RWTHonline allows you direct access to your personal lecture and course information. If youi need any help with it, please visit  RWTHonline-Dokuportal (accessible via the RWTH network!) for instructions for use and further information.