Study digitally

KIT is strongly committed to digitization in teaching. Due to the Corona pandemic, many courses at KIT have been converted to online operation in recent times. However, digitization in teaching and innovative use of media were important key points even before Corona, and they are constantly being expanded. At KIT, the latest technologies are used in studies and teaching. For this purpose, various units at KIT cooperate, including the library, the Steinbuch Center for Computing (SCC), and the Center for Media Learning (ZML). On this page we present some offers and examples how digital studying at KIT can look like.


Examples for digital teaching offers at KIT

Youtube Channel "Teaching and Knowledge

On our Youtube channel "Teaching and Knowledge" we publish a variety of videos with exciting knowledge from teaching and research at KIT. Here you can find our own video productions as well as lecture recordings from various study programs. Have a look!

AMALEA: An Online Course on Machine Learning

In the AMALEA online course, interested parties can interactively acquire knowledge about the machine learning process by means of concrete applications. The AMALEA course is generally structured in such a way that participants can work through the content individually in varying depths. Developed in close cooperation with the KI Campus, AMALEA has been available to all interested parties without restriction on the KI Campus platform since September 2021.

Open courses offered by KIT

More and more teaching offers are to be made freely available also outside KIT. On the open learning platform OpenCourses KIT, there are currently some courses, e.g. the "NoPhish course" on Internet security or the "Procrastination MOOC" against eternal postponement of tasks. On the world's largest open learning platform Coursera, mainly English-language courses are published.

Info for orientation in bachelor studies

The interactive line map shows important milestones during your bachelor studies at KIT and draws your attention to help offers. Thus, it can accompany you during your time at KIT and draw your attention to relevant information from before you start your studies until your last semester.

Right in the middle instead of just being there: 360° tours through KIT

Our 360° tours show you popular places on the KIT campus, such as the refectory or the library. By clicking, you can move from picture to picture and look around as if you were in the room yourself. In addition, the tours allow insights that you would otherwise not easily get. For example, the server rooms of the SCC or the high-performance computer HoreKa. You can find all KIT tours under #YourKITCampus..

Science Camps at KIT

Every year, KIT hosts Science Camps on various topics such as geothermal energy, robotics, and energy, where you can carry out your own small projects with experiments and research and look over the shoulders of KIT scientists. An overview of all Science Camps and online offers can be found here.

Digital Learning Lab for Student Teachers

In the"Digital Learning Lab", student teachers at KIT can acquire knowledge and skills on media competence at different stations. Here, they can not only try out the use of different technologies and get a comprehensive overview knowledge, but also learn how to pass on their knowledge on the use of digital media to their future students.

Lecture Translator

The Lecture Translator can create a live transcription of a lecturer's lecture and simultaneously translate it into multiple languages using machine learning. Similar to film subtitles, students can thus read along with the lecture in real time on a computer screen. In this way, it is possible for foreign students to also attend the mainly German-language courses and events at KIT.

Self-learning units in the mechanical engineering degree program

These interactive learning units are intended to support the self-directed learning of students in the bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering in the courses on machine design, coordinated in terms of time and content. The content of the interactive learning units was developed by students for students.


Information services for students

General help and information

KIT has compiled some information on digital studies. A frequently used help offer is the digital campus map, which helps with orientation on campus.

Digital offerings of the library

The KIT Library offers a wide range of digital media (e-books, e-journals, databases, lecture materials, etc.). 

Information offered by the SCC

The Steinbuch Center for Computing (SCC) is responsible for the technical infrastructure at KIT.

Offers of the ZML

The Center for Media Learning (ZML) advises lecturers and staff members at KIT in the field of digital teaching. This also includes the subsequent production of videos and e-learning materials.