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CMS services for collaborations and working from home

The Computer and Media Service of the HU runs some services to enable you to work in your home office. These range from encrypted access to the HU network and its resources to communication and collaboration services for working in teams:

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You can also reach your HU-Mail account via web interface at:

Video conference service

Video conferences are a good alternative to meetings and business trips. HU employees can initiate or participate in video conferences with their work computers. Due to the high demand, bottlenecks may currently occur. However, DFN is working on expanding the capacities.

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HU-Box and OnlyOffice

The HU-Box is an HU-own cloud solution for file synchronization and exchange. With the integrated office solution OnlyOffice, groups can work together on texts, tables and presentations as they are used to from their own office applications. In addition, the HU-Box offers a chat function among the participants of a data share.

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Web files

Access via web interface to the personal and group network drives in the HU's Windows network. Not available for employees within the administration network. Further information is available at:

Calendar service

The HU-wide calendar has a web interface to coordinate appointments, e.g. for video conferences, chats or collaborative work.

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Mailing lists

With mailing lists, teams can coordinate and exchange information via their regular mail account.

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Schedule of the DFN

The CMS provides HU members with the DFN's powerful appointment planner, which makes it easier to find difficult appointments even in larger groups and enables other simple surveys in addition to appointments.

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Moodle is Humboldt Universität's virtual learning platform for students and lecturers. It is also suitable as a work and collaboration platform for any groups that organize themselves in projects and work on joint work packages.

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File exchange

If you want or need to exchange large files with colleagues, the CMS offers a simple online service where you can store files and make them available to defined user groups that are too large for mail attachments.

Further information under: exchange


Etherpad is an online text editor that can be used to edit texts together and simultaneously, for example to prepare proposals.

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Blogs are suitable as project websites, collections, diaries or micro-publications, which can form a hub for decentralised work. The CMS offers a central Wordpress installation. Users do not have to worry about technical administration or maintenance.

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In wikis, work groups can solve documentation tasks quickly and easily. The CMS operates a central Wikifarm so that interested parties can quickly set up their own Wiki without having to worry about administration and maintenance.

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Connections that do not require installation

Remote Desktop/SaaS

The Remote Desktop Protocol gives employees access to a Microsoft Windows work environment with multiple applications, either on the computer or browser-based. After logging on with the HU account, users have access to their personal network drives.

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Access via WebDAV protocol to the personal and group network drives in the HU's Windows network. Not available for employees within the administration network.

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Services that require the installation of a program


Using Virtual Private Network, you can connect to the HU's network via your private Internet access in encrypted form to access network drives and services there. Further information and installation help.

Chat service

For meetings of two or more persons the CMS operates its own chat server. Text chat, voice chat and video chat are possible, depending on the application used. Further information under:


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