ISL - Information Systems Studies and Teaching

The university administration of the KIT requires numerous IT-supported processes around study and teaching. The department "Information Systems Studies and Teaching" (ISL) supports these processes as well as the students and teachers with several IT systems centrally provided at the SCC. The core tasks of ISL include ensuring the trouble-free operation of these systems, consulting and support in the event of technical issues as well as the continuous expansion of IT systems through extensions and in-house developments. ISL works closely together with the central and decentralised organisational institutions directly involved in study and teaching.

The campus management systems CAS Campus and HIS are used for the administration of the complete life cycle of a student at the KIT. These systems offer IT support for many areas of activity, such as application and admission management, event and examination management as well as degree programme and student management. The Campus Management System "CAS Campus" is currently being introduced step by step at KIT in cooperation with the software manufacturer and replaces the previous system HIS (University Information System). As a central plattform for students, ISL develops and operates the Campus Management Portal for Students.

To support teaching, ISL provides the central e-learning system ILIAS, which offers various possibilities for the design and implementation of web-based teaching and learning, but also for communication and collaboration among ILIAS users. With the basic settings of ILIAS and with little initial effort, course rooms can be created (as a counterpart to the events recorded in Campus Management) in which, for example, materials accompanying lectures can be made available to course participants. ILIAS can also be used to create and manage other types of objects: Files, folders, user groups, photos, videos, appointments, meetings, wikis, forums, web feeds, tests, chat rooms, link collections, exercises, surveys and much more, for the construction of complex and versatile e-learning structures.