Online platforms for organizing your studies
In addition to the services offered by the Student Records Office, there are several tools you can use to manage your studies online. You can create your schedule, see your grades, download seminar notes, manage e-mail, catch up on lectures on the video portal and much more.
Below is an overview of the student portals.
IdM, short for ‘Identity Management’, is the central user management system at FAU, and the IdM portal is the first point of contact for managing your ‘digital identity’. You IdM user account is used to access various web services at FAU, such as StudOn, mein campus and campo.
Logging on to the IdM portal allows you to view your own user data and information about your degree program.
First semester students have to activate their user ID – which is on the information sheet from the Student Records Office and on your student ID card – via the URL provided.
More information is available at www.idm.fau.de.
The online administration portal ‘mein campus’ is the virtual counterpart to the Student Records Office and the Examinations Office.
It includes functions for student, examination and class administration. It enables you to manage your personal account details, register for examinations and obtain an overview of your grades.
You can also print out your official documents and certificate of enrollment via mein campus.
More information is available at www.campus.fau.de (German).
OPACplus provides online access to the FAU library catalog.
It allows you to search the entire University Library and all branch libraries. Apart from books and printed journals, you can also access electronic journals and literature databases.
It is possible to view the full texts of many journal articles online in this way. Via OPACplus, you can also use the inter-library loan services for literature which is not available at FAU and the document delivery service FAUdok.
More information is available at www.ub.fau.de/en/.
StudOn is FAU platform for online learning and course management. Students can register for courses via StudOn and access or store seminar handouts, reading lists and general information.
StudOn also allows direct exchange between students and lecturers in forums, chats and Wikis. StudOn is also used for online examinations. Students can log on with their University user account.
More information is available at www.studon.fau.de (German).
UnivIS, short for University Information System, is FAU’s central information system. Via UnivIS, you have access to the electronic course catalog and can compile a list of the classes you are taking.
UnivIS also contains a directory of all people and institutions at FAU, a publication database and information on current job offers. Via the integrated search function, you can locate all rooms at FAU and get the contact details of staff and lecturers.
More information on UnivIS is available at www.univis.fau.de.
The School’s video portal
The School of Business and Economics began making video recordings of lectures in the summer semester 2009. Selected lectures are filmed and then published along with all media used during the lecture, such as presentation slides, information written on the blackboard, videos and document camera images. These packages are made available to the School’s students through the lecture-on-demand video portal.
FAU video portal
Via the academic portal ‘iTunes U’ (the U stands for university) in the Apple iTunes Store or the internal FAU video portal, you can access free videos, podcasts and pdfs of selected lectures and lectures series, contributions by and on FAU and much more.
In contrast to iTunes, the video portal can be accessed via a web browser without any additional software. Limited access content can at present only be viewed via the video portal in connection with StudOn.
More information on the video portal is available at www.video.fau.de (German).
At FAU each student receives their own e-mail address. You can use it after activating your student user ID in IdM.
You can access this mailbox (‘Faumail’) using webmail at or by using an e-mail program such as Outlook or Thunderbird.
If you do not want to actively use this address, you can also change the settings to have your e-mails forwarded to another address at the given URL.
Find the webmail-client at faumail.fau.de.