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    Chat system Rocket.Chat

    The University Computer Centre makes the open source chat software Rocket.Chat available to all members. Rocket.Chat can be used in a similar way to other chat services. Rocket.Chat is a chat platform through which individuals and teams can exchange messages. All data remains within the University of Leipzig.

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    Create teaching-learning content as a portfolio with Mahara

    Mahara is a software for creating and managing e-portfolios in an online community. E-portfolios use new media to implement the old concept of portfolios. E-portfolios are network-based collection portfolios that integrate various digital media and services. Students create and maintain an e-portfolio as a digital repository of the various materials and media they have created during a course or throughout their studies, as well as for self-presentation. Students can use the e-portfolio to demonstrate competences and reflect on their learning process. The materials created can be used as examination results.

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    E-Assessment-Plattform Ilias (Online-Prüfung)

    ILIAS is a platform of Leipzig University for creating and conducting examinations. With the help of the platform, teachers can create computer-based exams or placement tests. Different question types such as multiple-choice questions, free-text questions or hotspot questions can be used. ILIAS also offers the possibility to categorise questions in pools and to create automated exams, so that if there are a large number of questions, each examinee receives different questions.

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    Online evaluation and surveys with LimeSurvey

    The browser-based tool enables individual online surveys for e.g. evaluation, opinion research, target group analyses and much more. Users can create and evaluate questionnaires on their own. The survey results can be analysed using SPSS or Excel, among other tools.

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    Scan exams with EvaExam

    The use of scanable exams offers lecturers numerous advantages, including automatic evaluation and reduced workload. The “EvaExam” tool is used at the University of Leipzig. In addition to single- and multiple-choice questions, different query variants can be used. The tool enables the digital creation of question libraries for exam environments. The individual design of the exam sheet is done automatically through functions such as the randomization of the question selection and the order of the question and answer. After scanning the exams, the system performs an automatic pre-correction of the answers, which saves the lecturers a lot of time.

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    Security software for workstations

    To protect against viruses, the URZ offers all members of the University of Leipzig the opportunity to protect their end devices with anti-virus software. The security software Sophos Antivirus from Sophos is available to members of the UL for this purpose.

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    Software advice for students on R, SPSS, Excel and LaTeX

    Would you like to use R or RStudio, SPSS, Excel and LaTeX for a student project, term paper or thesis, or are you already working with them and need help implementing them? In cooperation with the Academic Lab, we offer free consultations on these programmes from 9 January 2023.

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    Software shop

    On behalf of the University, the URZ offers institutions as well as staff and students the opportunity to purchase a variety of programmes and associated licences (e.g. SPSS, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Filemaker, EndNote and many more) via the software shop. The software shop is operated by an external service provider (ASKNET).

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    Software: Citavi

    Citavi is a programme for literature management and knowledge organisation. Many students use Citavi when writing term papers and theses, researchers often use the programme when working on scientific publications.

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    SOFTWARE: MATLAB & SIMULINK

    Engineers and scientists worldwide use MATLAB and Simulink to analyse data and signals, simulate complex systems, and perform model-based development. Use the latest versions of MATLAB and Simulink and other MathWorks products to support your teaching and research.

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