General and Organisational
The Univeristy provides you with a personal account (HTW Konto) with which you can access e-mail, LSF, Moodle and other internal software or online services. Applications for an account are processed by the University's IT Sevices (HRZ). Once your teaching assignment is confirmed, you will be asked by the Faculty Administration Office to provide a set of documents for a teaching contract (Lehrauftrag) and the activation of an account. It usually takes about two weeks from document provision to account creation so make sure you send all requested documents swiftly back to the Administration Office.
The HTW Berlin uses a campus management system called LSF(Lehre, Studium, Forschung) for timetabling, room bookings, student enrolment, examinations or for the billing of your teaching assignments. Via LSF you have access to your taught subjects, times and locations and also to students who have been enroled. You can wirte to them individually or reach them collectively with a bulk e-mail, should the need arise, at any point during the term. At the end of a term, you will also input grades given in your subjects into LSF. The software is not easy to navigate (and only available in German) so make sure you aquaint yourself with it at an early stage of your teaching period at HTW.
You will receive a key with programmed access to the rooms which are necessary for your teaching. Keys can be obtained from the Key Point (Schlüsselwart) in building B but only after your HTW Account has been set up and after Andreas Martin or Nathalie Cavagna from the Administration Office have authorised your key request online. Your access is limited to lecture rooms in building A and the specific studio(s)/computer lab(s)/workshop room(s) where you will be carying out the teaching.
Associate Lecturer room and post boxes
In the Associate Lecturer Room (Lehrbeauftragteraum), the WH A 112, you should have a personlised post box that will be used for depositing your incoming post and for important, printed information from the Faculty (although we do attempt to be as paper-free as possible). If you do not wish to have a personlised box there, let the Administration Office know in advance.
Rooms and equipment
Rooms should be left in a condition which you would expect them to receive in yourself. Whiteboards or tablets should be cleared after each session. As not all project rooms are equipped the same, you can hire a portable projector, a work laptop, a presentation kit, a flipchart or a whiteboard from the Administration Office (see Andreas Martin about it, German required).
If you experience technical problems in one of the rooms, please contact the Service Pool supporton the WH campus (building B 01). Minor malfunctions should also be reported so they can be fixed. If a problem occurs in a labolatory, it is the lab manager or engineer who need to be notified. They are usually be available on-site for any teaching taking place in their labolatory.
For information on term dates visit the following website. You will find there term start and end dates and examination periods when exam can be scheduled and grades allocated via the LSF.
Emergencies on campus and quiet room
Before the start of a term you should read the alarm and fire safety regulations (in German) and familiarize yourself with the guidelines for conduct in extreme situations(in German). In emergencies, you can call police (110) or the fire brigade (112). Outside normal working hours there are colleagues available for help in the Information Point (Building B, Tel .: 030 5019-3000). There is also trained Security Serviceon the WH Campus. Building A offers a quiet room for mothers or fathers. This one is routinely kept closed to prevent non-personnel from entering it (WH is an open campus). If this is the case, you can collect the key from the Administration Office (Room WH A 103 on the first floor).