Step 2: BOKUonline Setup


Once you activated your account, you should familiarize yourself with BOKUonline and adjust the most important settings. After login, you see your personal business card. This is your access to almost all the applications and information needed for your study program.

Editing Your Business Card

In the top right corner you can find the link 'Edit' which is used to edit content.

Your business card is visible to the public - that includes all of your data input.

One exception is the field "Mobile phone no. to receive text messages". Enter your mobile phone number here in order to receive short notice cancellations of courses or exams via SMS. This field is not visible and is only used for automatic SMS notifications.

If you do not fill the field, you receive an email instead of an SMS for short notice changes.

Check Your Home and Study Addresses

In the column "Studies" you can find the link "Study/Home Adress". Here you find the addresses you provided at pre-registration. These are available to the Admission Office.

Please check your addresses and keep them up to date. 

Email Setup

In the column "Resources" you can find the link "E-mail Addresses". Here you can administer your email addresses and delivery options.

  • Add an address: You can add further addresses (alias) or delete already existing ones.
  • BOKU internal mailbox & forwarding: The standard is Studmailer. That means that emails are sent to the webmail application at http://students.boku.ac.at. You can change your mailbox to "keine" ('none'). In this case you have to enter an external forwarding. Otherwise mails cannot be delivered and are discarded.
  • Sender address: If you enter several addresses, you can choose which one should be visible on your business card.

Achtung: BOKU sends information to your standard email address. Information is considered to have been received. Faulty forwarding addresses or other configuration errors (such as, for example, possible filtering regulations in studmailer) are the responsibility of the user.

Personal Preferences Settings

In the middle column "Resources" you can find the link "Personal settings".

Here you can change the appearance of BOKUonline.

The most important settings are:

  • Standard profile: Students and staff members can choose the profile that is then automatically selected upon login.
  • Navigation tree: Since you will normally not need the navigation tree for the administration of your study program, you might wish to hide it from view by default.
  • Preferred language: You can choose between German and English as your default language. This also influences the language of the automatically sent system emails.

Schedule Settings

In the middle column "Resources" you can find the link "Calendar".

The most important settings are: 

  • Schedule display: display including title and text length.
  • Types of dates: which dates are shown?

pblishing: Sync with other calendars in iCal format (Gmail, Mobiles, etc.)

Further information on the setup can be found on the corresponding site (information only in German). 

Now your basic settings in BOKUonline are complete and you may now dedicate yourself to your study related work. First of all you will have to register for courses. More information on how this is done in Step 3.