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Within a course there are a number of additional course features at your disposal the course author can activate or deactivate according to his needs.

"My course"

The drop down menu "My course" provides access to personalized course functions. Depending on the course configuration, it is possible that not all options are available.  

The "Leave course" function immediately ends either your course or group membership, depending on how you gained access to the course. Subsequently, access to the course will be denied. In order to gain access to the course again, you will have to contact the respective course or group coach.

Attention: The possibility to unsubscribe from a course has to be activated by the course owner in the access configuration and is only valid for course participants and not for tutors or owners.

Course Calendar

A course author can embed a course calendar to administer events and dates regarding his course. The link to such a course calendar can then be found in the course toolbar. The calendar will open in a new window.

Only course authors are allowed to add events to the course calendar. Course calendars are automatically added to your personal calendar. Just select the course calendar from your personal calendar list.

Further information on the calendar list and other calendar functions is available in the calendar chapter.


If your course author uses a glossary in your course you will see its drop-down menu in the course toolbar. You can either open the glossary in a new window, or show the glossary terms in the learning content. If a term from the glossary is used e.g. in a Wiki its definition will be displayed when moving your cursor over that term.

If you follow the link to the glossary you can print the relevant page along with all glossary entries.

You may also be able to edit glossary entries if this option has been activated by the teacher. Further information can be found here.


It is possible at any time to make notes to an OpenOLAT course. You will find a link to personal notes in the drop-down menu "My course".

These notes can later be edited in your course or in your "Notes".

Evidence of Achievement & Certificate

An evidence of achievement is a confirmation of an existing efficiency control, e.g. taken tests or assessed tasks. If a course author has activated the evidence of achievement option, if there are assessable course elements, if you have already taken a test and if that test has been assessed you can find the link "Evidence of achievement" in the drop-down menu "My course". If a certificate has been issued for this course, you will find it alongside the evidence of achievement details, ready for download.

Once a certificate is automatically issued after successfully completing a course, you will receive an automatically generated email notification.

All your evidences of achievement and certificates will be listed in your "Evidence of achievements". It always opens in a new window and is printable.

Course Chat

If the course author has activated the course chat you will see a link to the chat room in the course toolbar; you can enter any time. Just click on "Course chat" in order to open the chat window. At first you will always be anonymous. On the right side of the chat window there is the possibility to choose your alias or put your user name on display.

General chat features will be further explained in the section "Chat".

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