E-Learn­ing: Study at home

Everything about Study­ing at home

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First steps

Here you will find all the information you need to set yourself up for using the full range of HNU's e-learning services and digital resources.

Activate the VPN connection

By using a VPN connection, you can access services from anywhere that are otherwise only accessible from the university network. Here you can find instructions on how to set up such a connection.

Mount network drives

Various network drives are available to all students. The data is stored centrally on servers and can be accessed from any PC at the HNU, but also from outside via VPN connection.

  • Home drive (H:): Personal home directory with 2GB memory
  • Info drive (I:): information, scripts etc. of the lecturers
  • Scratch drive (W:): Temporary drive for short-term file exchange (deleted every Sunday)

Access to the e-Learning platform "Moodle"

If you have not yet familiarized yourself with the e-learning platform "Moodle", then now is the right time. You can find the instructions for getting started right here.

If you have technical problems with login or usage, please contact elearning[at]hs-neu-ulm[dot]de.

All right? Then straight to Moodle. (opens in a new window)


Quick-Start-Course "Digital Classes" for students

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In­tro­duc­tion to Moodle

How to use our e-learning platform.


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How do I find out which courses to take?

  • Ideally, you have already been contacted by your faculty, your degree programme or individual lecturers and have received information about which courses are offered and in what form.

  • We recommend that students in their first semester take exactly the courses that are planned for the first semester according to the study plan.

  • Students in the higher semesters register for the courses in which they wish to write or repeat examinations. Please pay close attention to your examination regulations: Some subjects must be taken or passed by a certain semester.

  • Use Moodle to register for the courses you want to take. In the best case, you will then find course materials to help you prepare for the course.

  • If the course you want to take is not available on Moodle, contact the lecturer to find out what topics you want to cover and what materials you can use.

  • The module manual for your course will also provide you with important information.

  • You can also use the study guidance service of your course to discuss your individual focus and learning needs.

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Skills you can ap­ply every­day

In addition to the topics included in your curriculum, there are many skills that will make your studies and your working life immensely easier, regardless of your individual course of study.


Academic research

Moodle course: Aca­demic re­search (in Ger­man)


Literaturrecherche kann schnell und effizient sein: Lernen Sie, wie man in nur 20 Minuten pro Recherchesitzung alle relevanten Treffer zutage fördert.

Academic writing


Von der Forschungsfrage und der ersten Rohgliederung über konkrete Tipps beim Schreiben bis hin zur Überarbeitung des Texts am Ende: Dieses Video zeigt Ihnen den kompletten Prozess des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens.

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Tak­ing courses at Vir­tuelle Hoch­schule Bay­ern (vhb)

Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (vhb) is a network of 31 universities in Bavaria. In CLASSIC vhb courses you can acquire ECTS points for your studies. How to transfer vhb credits to the HNU can be found here.

Which courses are available via CLASSIC vhb?

How can I transfer the vhb credits to my degree course at the HNU?

If you would like to have the credits obtained in the vhb course transferred to the HNU as a part of your degree programme, you must submit an application for this.

We recommend that you submit a so-called "preliminary application for recognition" before you start the course. Then you will know at an early stage whether the course can be credited as part of your studies.

All questions regarding transfer of credits will be answered in the FAQ on the subject.


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Us­ing your lib­rary's di­­gital re­sources

You can use many of our library's services without being on site. Here, you can find out how to search directly for these resources.



Searching for eBooks

Log in to EZproxy (opens in a new window) using your HNU PC ID (the same ID you use for your mailbox) and then click on "Library Catalogue" to search the library's holdings. All eBooks in the first tab of the hit list can be accessed from home; you can recognize eBooks by the "@" symbol and the full-text link.

Access research papers from home

First, log in to EZproxy (opens in a new window) with your HNU PC ID (the same ID you use for your mailbox). If you want to search in as many journals as possible on the same topic at the same time, click on "Databases"; if you want to access a specific individual journal, click on "EZB - Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek" (Electronic Journals Library).

The video tutorial "Schnellkurs Literaturrecherche" (in German) shows you how to search as efficiently as possible in the interfaces just mentioned.

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Stay­ing fo­­cused and or­­gan­­ized

"Home is where the pants aren't" - it is not always easy to maintain a structured learning process all on your own while staying at home.  Therefore we have a few tips & tricks for self-organisation.



Workload planning and time management (in German)

Work­load und Ter­min­planung

Hier lernen Sie, wie Sie Ihren Workload im Studium berechnen, wie Sie einen angenehmen Terminplan gestalten und wie Sie das in Google Calendar hinbekommen.

Postpone procrastination (in German)

Auf­schieben ver­meiden

Fast jeder von uns schiebt auf. Was sagt die Forschung dazu und was kann man gegen Aufschieben tun?

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For our fresh­men: Get­ting star­ted at the HNU

Since the introductory events for the summer semester 2020 are taking place in a shortened form, you will find some additional important information about learning and living at HNU here.

Set up university mail account

You will receive all important information via your university mail account (opens in a new window). You received the access data when you enrolled at the university. Please make sure they work and check your account regularly.

If you have problems with your university mail account, please contact studium[at]hnu[dot]de.

Receiving e-mail

You can check your e-mail with any web browser at https://outlook.hnu.de.

For retrieval via e-mail apps and e-mail clients, you will find corresponding instructions on the intranet at https://intranet.hnu.de/group/hnu/e-mail (opens in a new window)


Due to the recently completed change from hs-neu-ulm.de to hnu.de, mailboxes still set up at the old address must be reconnected.


Login to the Intranet

In the intranet you will find many important forms and instructions, but above all your timetables.

When you enrolled, you also received your login data for the intranet.  Please log in and check that you have easy access. If not: Please contact studium[at]hs-neu-ulm[dot]de


What is the minimum I need to know about my examination regulations?

The general study and examination regulations and the special study and examination regulations of your degree programme set out the rules according to which you study.

You should know these rules well in order to be protected from unpleasant surprises or even de-registration.

You can find the complete study and examination regulations on the website of your degree programme. We have summarised the most important points for you here. For our degree courses taught in German, we only have German summaries. For the courses taught in English, we also provide english summaries (see courses set in bold).

The following courses are supervised by the examination office of the Technische Hochschule Ulm (THU) - all relevant information is available there:

  • Informationsmanagement im Gesundheitswesen (B.SC)
  • Wirtschaftsinformatik (B.SC.)