First steps for new students (2023)

Dear freshmen, dear students,

welcome to the Data Center (ZDV). This academic institution of the JGU can be contacted by all members of the university for services in information and communication technology.

Your way to the ZDV hotlineHow to find the ZDV hotline from the Unversitys libraryPlease click button to expand or collapse content

In the following we have put together a checklist to help you get started with your studies. However, it is worth taking a look at this page later, as it contains a lot of useful information.

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How do I activate the JGU account?

After enrolling for the first time, you have to activate your JGU account once.

The following process must be observed:

Step 1
After your enrollment you will receive an individual link and an activation code via email to your private email address.

Step 2
When you activate your JGU account, you set your personal password. Information on secure passwords is available here:

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Step 3
You will find out the login name of your JGU account.

💡 Further information can be found on the following page Account: Activation

What are the characteristics of my JGU account?

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What is my university email address?

Usually your automatically created Uni-Mail address is

How can I check my university mails?

Simply log in with the access data of your JGU account at

💡 Tip: Check your e-mails very regularly - ideally every day! There you will be informed about dates and deadlines and your lecturers will also assume that you can be reached in this way.

Further informationon the subject E-Mail

JOGU-StINe and E-LearningPlatforms, usage and loginPlease click button to expand or collapse content

What platforms are there and what are they used for?

Webportal JOGU-StINe

  • Registration for courses and exams
  • Performance overview
  • Application, change of subject
  • JOGU-STINe Login:
  • More Information:
  • Help and advice:
    • JOGU-StINe-Hotline: +49 6131 39-29999

E-Learning-Plattform JGU-LMS (Moodle) and ILIAS (for e-exams)


  • Course materials and assignments
  • In some cases, access to courses is only possible with a course password (this is usually communicated by the lecturers)
  • Moodle-Login:
  • ILIAS-Login (for e-exams) :
  • More Information: JGU-LMS (Moodle) and ILIAS
  • Help and advice:
    • Mail (from the JGU account!) to

💡 Tip: It is best to check before the start of the lectures, but also regularly during the current semester, whether materials are available for your events. Many teachers expect you to prepare yourself for the event, even for the first session.

The following applies to all e-learning platforms: Do you need access to a course, are you missing course materials, or do you have questions about the content? Then please contact the relevant teacher directly. The technical support cannot help you with questions about the content, as these are created by the lecturers.

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Which network do I have to choose?

Please select the Uni-Mainz network.

How do I connect?

There are various instructions for setting up your Internet connection on campus for the various operating systems and end devices (PC, smartphone, ...): Network Uni-Mainz

With the JGU account of the University of Mainz, you can use the eduroam wireless LAN as a guest at other universities in the eduroam network.

My network access from outsideRemote desktop connection and VPNPlease click button to expand or collapse content

Remote desktop connection

What is Remote Desktop Connection?

In order to be able to use resources of the University of Mainz when working outside the campus, the ZDV offers the remote desktop server.
In short: You sit in front of your own computer at home (or anywhere else) and connect to the server in the ZDV via a remote desktop connection. The working environment of a pool computer is then essentially displayed within a window on the local computer - including all software available there and access to your own files.

How do I set up a remote desktop connection?

There are different instructions for setting up your remote desktop connection for the various operating systems and end devices (PC, smartphone, ...):

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      • Establish a remote desktop connection
      • Registration: uni-mainz\username or

What is a VPN connection?

If you use an Internet connection via a third-party provider (e.g. your DSL provider) or from a third-party network (e.g. at a conference), then you are "outside" the university network. The computer you are working on is then initially not part of the domain. However, access to certain research services of the university library and full-text editions of electronic journals is reserved for members of the university and users on campus.

Via the so-called Virtual Private Network (VPN) you can authenticate your local computer as a member of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

How do I set up a VPN connection?

There are different instructions for setting up your VPN connection for the various operating systems and end devices (PC, smartphone, ...):

      • Set up VPN

Printing and copyingMy print account, my print jobs, etc. Please click button to expand or collapse content

What is my print account?
      • virtual account
      • connected to the JGU account
      • view your current balance and history of print, copy and scan jobs
      • Access: print and copy center

Which card do i need?

Studicard for

      • Connect to the print account
      • Top up the print credit
      • Paying for food and drinks in the canteens
      • available in all canteens, in the info point, studi house, HS Mainz and TH Bingen
      • new students need a print and copy card(as of winter semester 22/23), which are freely available at the ZDV or the UB
      • students of older semester can still use theirStudicard, which will be no longer issued since the winter semester

⚠ The library card is only intended for borrowing books!

For new students: You can find your library card in the JGU app on your phone.

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How can I add money to my print account?

      • make sure that there is enough money on the Studicard
      • Allocate the card once at the service terminal (>allocate card>follow the instructions on the screen)
      • Add credit to the service terminal, then follow the instructions on the screen
        • Detailed instructions:
How do I get print jobs from a PC to a university printer?
      • PC or other end device must be in the university network
      • Send all print jobs to the printer \\\Print
      • then available on any printer
      • Install the printer:
How do copying and scanning work on a university printer?

At the university there are different printer models with different functions
The following link contains an overview of the functions under device types:


The JGU enables all members of the university to use various software through existing 'campus licenses'.

How do I get software?
      • Use software with the JGU account: Select and assign software
      • Direct link to ZDV apps:
      • Can also be used from home via remote desktop connection
      • Installation of Office 365 for students: Install Office 365

Further information:

      • Software for students

Help and adviceHotline, opening times, channelsPlease click button to expand or collapse content

How do I contact the ZDV hotline?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team on the Hotline by e-mail, by phone or personally during office hours.

The hotline is located in room 00 151next to the DTP studio on the ground floor of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NatFak), Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 21.

Advice takes place Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. currently by email or phone:

      • by email to (if possible, please choose this option). If you send us an email, please do so from your university JGU account. So that we can help you quickly, please give us as much information as possible in your e-mail - the operating system, programs used, error messages, etc. are important information that we would otherwise have to ask for separately.
      • by phone: within JGU: 2 63 16 otherwise: +49 6131 39 26316

However, many questions can be answered by browsing the ZDV website or by using the search function (top right).

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We wish you every success in your further studies!


What is the first step in the learning process? ›

Paying attention is the first step in learning anything. It is easy for most of us to pay attention to things that are interesting or exciting to us. It is difficult for most of us to pay attention to things that are not.

What is one of the most important first steps in teaching? ›

The first important step in teaching is :
  • Planning of the presentation of topic or subject.
  • Preparing effective teaching aids.
  • Knowing the educational background of the students.
  • Organizing the material to be taught.

What is the 8 second rule in teaching? ›

The first is the 8-second rule of thumb. When you are presenting or speaking, audiences size you up in the first 8 seconds and decide whether they're going to pay attention to you and be fully engaged or not.

What should be done on the first day of a new class? ›

Make the Most of the First Day of Class
  • Orchestrate positive first impressions.
  • Introduce yourself effectively.
  • Clarify learning objectives and expectations.
  • Help students learn about each other.
  • Set the tone for the course.
  • Collect baseline data on students' knowledge and motivation.

What is the first level of learning? ›

The basis of the pyramid is Knowledge, the first level of learning. Above it lies Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation. Each level above builds upon the one below, so you can only move up the pyramid one step at a time.

What are the 3 key stages of learning? ›

The three main stages of learning
  • Cognitive. The performer is inconsistent and makes many mistakes. ...
  • Associative. The performer begins to understand the requirements of the skills and becomes more consistent. ...
  • Autonomous.

What is the first method of teaching? ›

The most basic teaching method is explanation. Explanation is characterized by its function as "a tool that is used by a speaker for understanding or 'giving a sense' to the object of communication, of a debate, or a discussion ...

What is the importance of first steps? ›

“The most rewarding thing about First Steps is they help parents see their child for who they really are.” A child's learning and development is most rapid in their first three years of life. That's why it's so important to give your child the best start possible.

What is the 5 to 1 rule in the classroom? ›

Research supports the idea that having five positive interactions to every one negative interaction best supports and sustains constructive student-teacher relationships. This is known as the 5-to-1 ratio.

What is the 15 minute teacher rule? ›

When a teacher is more than 15 minutes late, a student from the class heads to the principal or the Academic Office to report the teacher's absence. Another teacher (usually someone teaching the same subject), will either take over the class as a substitute teacher or officially dismiss the class.

What is the students 5 rule? ›

The best of 5 rule in CBSE class 10 is a policy where the final result of a student is calculated based on the best 5 subjects in which the student has scored the highest marks, out of the total 6 subjects that are evaluated in the board exam.

What does a new teacher need to know? ›

10 Things Every New Teacher Should Know
  • Classroom Management Is Key. ...
  • Build a Classroom Community. ...
  • More to Math than Measurements. ...
  • Flexibility is Critical. ...
  • There's No Manual. ...
  • The Common Core Isn't Everything. ...
  • Mentors (and Summers) Are Integral. ...
  • Literacy Affects Everything.

What should students do the first week of school? ›

The first week is a great time to practice listening skills and following directions. Guide students as they set up their math, reading, and writing journals. I like to give them time to decorate the cover or inside page to their liking.

What are the 4 basics of learning? ›

Ways of learning: A closer look at 4 learning styles
  • Visual learners. ...
  • Auditory learners. ...
  • Kinesthetic learners. ...
  • Reading/writing learners.
Aug 17, 2020

What are the 5 stages of learning? ›

– Albert Bandura As the creator of the concept of social learning theory, Bandura proposes five essential steps in order for the learning to take place: observation, attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation.

Where do we first start learning? ›

video. Alison Gopnik, Ph. D.: Learning begins literally from the time babies are born and there's even some evidence there's learning inside of the womb. So when babies are born, for instance, they discriminate between the sounds of the language that they've heard and sounds of another language.

What is the best way for you to learn? ›

9 Tips to Improve How you Learn & Your Learning Capacity
  • Vary your learning routine, locations and material. ...
  • Get a good night's sleep. ...
  • Space your study time. ...
  • "Cramming" for an exam can work…. ...
  • Use self testing. ...
  • Take notes in class and review them. ...
  • Don't worry about short breaks or distractions while you're studying.

Which method would be best for a beginning teacher? ›

A direct/traditional approach is most commonly used as beginning instruction for a new subject or skill.

What is the order of teaching? ›

A teaching order is a Catholic religious institute whose particular charism is education. Many orders and societies sponsor educational programs and institutions, and teaching orders participate in other charitable and spiritual activities; a teaching order is distinguished in that education is a primary mission.

How do students learn best in the classroom? ›

Students learn by connecting new knowledge with knowledge and concepts that they already know, most effectively in active social classrooms where they negotiate understanding through interaction and varied approaches.

Why is first step difficult? ›

The first step is the hardest because it's the scariest. It's the one that signifies change - change is scary. Where we are is comfortable, we know it, we know what to expect. Taking the first step means going somewhere different, somewhere new, somewhere things might not go how we planned or expect.

What is the power of the first step? ›

The first step is the first move that takes you in the direction of facing your fears. It is what leads to the realization that things aren't as scary or difficult or big as they initially appear. It is the first building block for self-confidence. It is a move towards making a change.

What is the first step to success? ›

Setting the goal is the first step on the road to success, regardless of how difficult the circumstances are.

What is the golden rule in classroom? ›

1. Follow the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

What are the 5 P's of teaching? ›

While shared his ideas about the 5 P's of being a great teacher: personality, presence, preparation, passion, and professionalism.

What are the 5 P's of school? ›

They are called "The 5 Ps ," and are: Prompt, Prepared, Productive, Polite, and Position.

What is the rule of 30 teaching? ›

The 10-30-30 rule for classroom slideshow presentations states that presentations will have ten slides, students will talk for thirty seconds per slide, and use a minimum of thirty point font.

What is the 10 minute rule in teaching? ›

The “10-minute rule” offers teachers practical guidance. It typically sounds something like this: If students aren't intrinsically interested in material, they can pay attention to it for no more than 10 minutes. Ergo: teachers should do something different every ten minutes.

What is the teacher 10 minute rule? ›

This tool helps prevent the number of times students ask to leave the room during important informational times. This is done by implementing the 10/10 rule where students don't leave the room during the first or last ten minutes of class.

What are the 7 classroom rules? ›

Examples of classroom rules:
  • Treat others with respect at all times.
  • Listen to the teacher when s/he speaks.
  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Be prepared every day with required items.
  • Respect other people's property.
  • Listen and follow directions.
  • Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat.
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What is the 10 10 rule in classroom management? ›

The Ten-Ten Rule requires all students to be in class the first 10 minutes of every class and the concluding 10 minutes of class (barring medical emergency). This ensures the safety and security of the campus as well as promotes maximum use of instructional time for students.

How do you use the 80 20 rule in school? ›

In simplest terms, about 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of activities. Just a small number of tasks account for the majority of progress. The key then is to identify those key areas and focus energy there. This 80/20 rule has permeated time management literature and talks; it's honestly not a new idea.

What questions should new teachers ask? ›

As many of you are interviewing for positions, starting new jobs, or changing schools, make a point to ask these key questions.
  • What support can I expect to receive? ...
  • How would you describe the school's culture? ...
  • What are the common expectations for teachers? ...
  • How would you describe the school community?
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What new teachers need to hear? ›

5 Things Every Teacher Needs to Hear Right Now
  • Your job matters. Sometimes, with all of the ridiculous expectations, it can feel like you're no longer teaching the way you want to teach. ...
  • You are doing a great job. ...
  • Good enough is good enough sometimes. ...
  • Your mental health and family need to come first. ...
  • Thank you.
Sep 26, 2022

What should teacher say to students on the first day of school? ›

In a warm, welcoming classroom, however, teachers can also promise to give students their best. This can be as simple as, “I will work hard for you. I will push you to learn. I will require your best, and I will give you my best.”

What should I do on my first day of student teaching? ›

Reflect often on not only content delivery but student engagement, learning, classroom management, behavior management, etc. Listen and ask questions – this is the only time you will have another certified teacher in a classroom who has your back so ask and learn. Try something new and don't be afraid to take a risk.

What should I do with my students on the first day of school? ›

10 Tips for the First Day of School
  • Greet every student warmly. ...
  • Use a seating chart, at least for the first week or so. ...
  • Save the rules for the second day. ...
  • Don't be afraid to share something about yourself. ...
  • Post the daily schedule as prominently as possible. ...
  • Explain the space. ...
  • Find a good ice-breaking activity.
Aug 4, 2021

What are the 5 steps of the learning process? ›

These phases include Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

What are the 4 steps of the learning process? ›

The stages of learning reflect how learners process and assimilate information:
  • Stage 1: Concrete Experience (CE) assimilating information.
  • Stage 2: Reflective Observation (RO) processing information.
  • Stage 3: Abstract Conceptualization (AC) assimilating information.
  • Stage 4: Active Experimentation (AE)

What are the 4 stages of the learning process? ›

Broadwell's 4 stages of learning gives us a valuable conceptual framework to understand how we learn anything:
  • The key is to recognise where you are at in the 4 stages of learning and be patient with yourself.

What are the five phases of the learning process? ›

– Albert Bandura As the creator of the concept of social learning theory, Bandura proposes five essential steps in order for the learning to take place: observation, attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation.

What are the key stages of learning? ›

5 key stages of learning
  • Unconscious incompetence. At this point in the process, a learner has no competence surrounding the topic or skill in question. ...
  • Conscious incompetence. ...
  • Conscious competence. ...
  • Unconscious competence. ...
  • Consolidation.
Oct 21, 2022

What is the main process of learning? ›

Learning is “a process that leads to change, which occurs as a result of experience and increases the potential for improved performance and future learning” (Ambrose et al, 2010, p. 3). The change in the learner may happen at the level of knowledge, attitude or behavior.

What are the 4 aspects of learning? ›

It is an acronym that refers to the four learning styles: visual, auditory, reading/writing preference, and kinesthetic. VARK is focused on the idea that students retain and process information differently and have “preferred learning modes” that allow them to learn their best.

What are the 4 levels of knowledge? ›

The Knowledge Dimension is the “knowing what.” It has four categories: factual, conceptual, procedural, and metacognitive.

What are the 7 phases of learning? ›

The Seven Stages of Learning Something New
  • Interest. You have an inkling that you'll like something. ...
  • Commitment. This is the stage where you move from thoughts to action. ...
  • Excitement. ...
  • Dejection. ...
  • Belief. ...
  • Practice. ...
  • Mastery.
Apr 20, 2021

What are the 6 stages of learning? ›

The six levels are remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating.

What is the 5 is learning model? ›

o The 5Es represent five stages of a sequence for teaching and learning: Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend (or Elaborate), and Evaluate. personally involved in the lesson, while pre-assessing prior understanding.


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