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Computers, Software, Wi-Fi

We offer 38 PC workstations in the main building, 45 in the two PC pools in the annex, and around 170 additional workstations with Wi-Fi, eight screens with keyboard/mouse are also available for mobile devices. Faculty members can use special software on our PCs or obtain the software either free of charge or at a reduced price from various sources.

PC assignment (in German) | Pool assignment L17/L18 (in German)

PC workstations (login required)

You will find PC workstations on the ground floor of the main building at the windows on the left and right sides and in the two PC pools on the upper floor of the annex; please note the following details:

Notes: Occupation of PC workstations is only permitted if the PCs are actually used. After one hour of PC inactivity, you will be logged out automatically (this can be prevented from one minute before). Logged out PCs are free for other users.

  • PCs Main library, ground floor
    Number22 (right) + 16 (left)
    Loginad\Uni ID, ad\URZ ID, medma\MEDMA ID, medma\Library ID (only for users without Uni ID/URZ ID/MEDMA ID!);
    see also screen labeling
    Software (selection)Windows 10, Firefox, Internet Explorer, MS Office 2016*, EndNote X9, burning software, PDF creation, screenshot software, IrfanView (image editing)

    *PDF creation via File > Export > Create PDF/XPS document
    Data storageUSB stick, CD-ROM/DVD-RW, see below section Data storage
    PrintPrint menu of the application, see Printing, Copying, Scanning
  • PCs in the annex, L-18, upper floor

    Only members of the faculty can log on to the PCs, see Login!

    Opening hoursMon-Fri: 8-19:45 h, Sat/Sun: 9-19:45 h
    (occupancy plan (in German) or posting next to the room entrance)
    Quantity30
    Loginad\Uni ID, ad\URZ ID, medma\MEDMA ID
    Software (selection)Windows 7, Firefox, IE, MS Office 2010*, MATLAB R2014a, EndNote X9, SAS 9.4, JMP 13, STELLA 9.1.4

    *PDF creation via File > Save and Send > PDF/XPS document
    Data storageUSB stick, see below section Data storage
    PrintPrint menu of the application, see Printing, copying, scanning
  • Notebooks in the annex, L-17, upper floor

    Only faculty members can log on to the notebooks, see Login!

    Opening hoursMon-Fri: 8-19:45 h, Sat/Sun: 9-19:45 h
    (occupancy plan (in German) or posting next to the room entrance)
    Quantity15
    Loginad\Uni ID, ad\URZ ID, medma\MEDMA ID
    Software (selection)Windows 10, Firefox, IE, MS Office 2016*, MATLAB R2018a, EndNote X9, SAS 9.4, JMP 14, isee Player 10.1.2

    *PDF creation via File > Export > Create PDF/XPS document
    Data storageUSB stick, see below section Data storage
    PrintPrint menu of the application, see Printing, copying, scanning

Wi-Fi (Login required)

Approximately 170 Wi-Fi workstations are located in the rear area of the main building and on the ground floor of the annex - all of them are equipped with power connections for mobile devices. Wi-Fi printing works with the print account, see Printing, Copying, Scanning.

The following networks are available, see also https://www.urz.uni-heidelberg.de/en/wlan

  • eduroam (recommended)

    Advantages: Encryption and automatic­ connection after initial configuration and login.

    Please carry out initial configuration*: Configuration files are available at https://cat.eduroam.org. (Find your language in the menu item "Sprache".)

    *In the library rooms this download works either via network UNI-HEIDELBERG (in this case without VPN and login!), or on Android devices via network UNI-WEBACCESS and login, in order to install the eduroam CAT app from the Playstore first.

    (In case of problems with e.g. Apple iOS, please contact us, or contact the IT support at the URZ)

    After eduroam configuration login with

    • Uni ID@uni-heidelberg.de or URZ ID
    • eduroam-enabled ID of other universities (with home institution configuration)

    No MEDMA ID allowed.

  • UNI-HEIDELBERG (via VPN)

    A VPN connection must be established, see https://www.urz.uni-heidelberg.de/en/vpn

    Login to the VPN client with

    • Uni ID or URZ ID
    • MEDMA ID in the following form: xy1@medma.uni-heidelberg.de
  • UNI-WEBACCESS

    Note: The communication between end device and access point is not encrypted and therefore insecure.

    When calling a http:// Webpage (not https), the system automatically redirects to a login page (depending on the operating system, the login page is called directly).

    Registration with

    • Uni ID or URZ ID
    • MEDMA ID in the following form: xy1@medma.uni-heidelberg.de

Monitors with keyboard/mouse for notebooks (and tablets)

Note: You can borrow three adapters for short connection tests (< 15 minutes) against a deposit at the information desk: Mini-DisplayPort or USB-C to HDMI socket (screen connection) and USB-C-OTG to USB socket (keyboard/mouse for Android devices with USB-C).

In the rear area of the library, at the windows, eight 24-inch screens purchased from student quality assurance funds are available with keyboard/mouse for mobile devices.

You can connect your notebook to a labelled cable with HDMI connector which you find on the table; you have to use your own adapter, i.e. you usually need a Mini DisplayPort, USB-C or Micro HDMI adapter with HDMI socket. The HDMI plug can also be connected directly to some notebooks.

For iPads you need a Lightning-HDMI or USB-C-HDMI adapter (Pro), but under iOS/iPadOS the screen is only mirrored, so you enter your data via the iPad. To our knowledge, Android tablets cannot be connected to external displays via HDMI.

In Windows 10, Windows Key+P > Expand or "Settings > System > Display > Multiple Screens: Expand this Display" can be used to move applications to the right of the large screen, the arrangement of the screens can be changed in the display area by clicking "Rearrange Screens". With Apple (macOS) this works via "System Preferences > Monitors > Arrange".

Keyboard and mouse can be connected directly to notebooks at the same time via a labelled USB cable lying on the table (external and notebook keyboard can be used). For iPads you need the Apple Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter for the keyboard (mouse is not possible), for Android tablets a USB-C-OTG (On-The-Go) adapter.

If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Software

Some software licenses (full version) are available to faculty members (explanation):
The statistical software programs SAS and JMP can be borrowed on USB sticks from the library information desk. The software download page (in German) provides the reference management software EndNote and, usually from May onwards, the license files needed annually for the extended use of SAS and JMP.

Students and employees can license Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus via https://bildung365.de/index.en.htm for 4 Euro per (study) year, see also URZ info page (in German).

Official software for faculty staff can be ordered with a procurement request via the IT purchasing department (edv@remove-this.medma.uni-heidelberg.de).

Students can buy software via the online shop of the University Computer Center (URZ), e.g. the statistics software SPSS (also 15 licenses accessible via Windows terminal server (in German) (with Uni ID), or obtain it free of charge, e.g. MathWorks Matlab.

Information on software installations at our PC workstations can be found above.

Notes:

  • The library offers courses and advice (Book a Librarian) for EndNote and Word.
  • The Department of Medical Statistics offers consulting (Page in German)  for Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SAS.

    Data storage

    Free online data storage is available for students, staff and PhD students via heiBOX (login page in German) | info, e.g. sharing and release of files/folders.

    Students can store data on library computers on the M-drive after login with the Uni ID ("Home drive" on the desktop or in the file directory under "This PC", there is also the subfolder "Desktop"). If required, external access is possible via terminal server (in German).

    Faculty members and other library users who log in with the MEDMA or library ID can use the H-drive. External access via terminal server is only possible for employees.

    Circular Table PCs (without login)

    In the front part of the main building 8 research PCs are freely accessible at a circular table without login.

    • MS Office files can only be read there, but not edited.
    • You have access to all licensed e-media via the browser.
    • Printing works with upload via print account, see Printing, Copying, Scanning.
    • USB sticks can be connected to a cable positioned under the screens.

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