The freshmen guide is a summary of the most important information for freshmen. It should help you to find your way around in the first time at the university and give you an overview of the most important things.
The freshmen guide is divided into different sections that each deal with a different aspect of the first time at the university. The individual sections are:
The freshmen guide is not complete and cannot answer all questions. If you have further questions, you can contact the board of IT students (email@example.com).
The most important information about your studyprogram can be found on the corresponding information pages of the studyprograms. There you will also find the corresponding contact persons for further questions.
Among other things, you will find information about:
The timetable is an overview of all events you attend in the semester. It is important to know when you are where and when you have which events.
The timetable is NOT created by the BTU and you are responsible for selecting your modules yourself. If you have questions about your modules, the board of IT students or the faculty study advice can help you.
With your enrollment at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, you have received your own BTU account. Only with it can you access the various IT offerings. Also remember that you have a university email address with it. You are obliged to regularly check your mailbox → , as important information is only shared with you this way. The password of the account must be changed annually. You can make these changes in the account portal → .
Using a private email address for communication is not only unprofessional: BTU members should not respond to emails from unknown (non-BTU) addresses (risk of phishing).
For the use of the University Library → (IKMZ) there is a separate account based on the user number on your student ID card. You will find more information on the corresponding websites.
Once you have put together a timetable, you must register for the module exams in the first weeks of the lecture period. This is only possible via the so-called online portal → . The module exams take place at the end of the semester after the lectures. You have between lecture and exam period another one to two weeks to review and learn the material.
If you find that you are not prepared for an exam at all, you can unregister from the module exam up to a week before the exam period, so that you officially withdraw from the exam. You should avoid, however, simply not showing up for the exam (in this case, your performance will be rated with a 5.0 and the exam will be considered failed).
After logging in with your BTU account, you can manage your registrations and cancellations in the "Exams" section. Select the corresponding module from the list and confirm your exam registration. A receipt will then be sent to you as confirmation by mail.
Regardless of the registration in the online portal, many modules – especially if they take place online – require participation in the corresponding Moodle course. The learning platform Moodle → is used for communication with lecturers and other participants. However, many mandatory submissions are also submitted via Moodle or the corresponding tasks are uploaded for you there.
Attention: Registration for a Moodle course is not an official registration for the corresponding course itself. You are officially enrolled in a module only after you have completed the registration in the online portal.