A New Look for the Student Desktop
KLIPS 2.0, the University of Cologne’s campus management system, has been in full operation since the winter semester of 2015/16. It accompanies us, students as well as employees, through each student’s years of study at our university. 2022 will see the introduction of the new student desktop: familiar, tried and tested elements will be paired with a new interface and an adapted user guidance. What can we expect?
Modernised, Improved Structure and Mobility
The new design gives the student desktop a fresh, contemporary look: The individual functionalities are easily accessible via applications. The views adapt to the end device. In addition, frequently used applications may be added to favourites. The responsive design implementation takes place gradually and begins with the login and start screens as well as some applications. Not all views will be responsive upon introduction of the new design. More on this in our FAQ below.
Switch Scheduled for April 2022
The switch to the new design will take place in the summer semester of 2022, once the semester has started and all course registration periods are over: the scheduled date is currently April 2022. The changeover of the login page and the student desktop’s start screen will be the first step. Initially, certain applications will still appear in the old design. They will gradually be adapted to the new one. All familiar functionalities will be fully retained in a new look. The views for staff are expected to be updated in 2023.
Staff Information Events
From January 2022, information events on the new design and the accompanying changes will be offered for employees of the University of Cologne who are active in an advisory capacity and student representatives (e.g. student councils). The dates and registration details will be announced on this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which browsers and smartphones are supported?
Why do some pages not adapt to my smartphone resolution?
Will there be an online help?
Do I have to do or consider anything before the switch?
Do I need new login data to use the new student desktop?
Which languages are supported?
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