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Intuitive, contemporary and student-centric, the THspaces offer individual (digital) spaces for teaching, research and projects. Find out here how you can set up and adapt your spaces for exchange and collaboration thanks to the modular structure.

In a nutshell: What is THspaces?


– Internet connection
– Laptop, smartphone, or tablet
– Browser, no app needed

THspaces is a dynamic and intuitive student-centered platform with a focus on agile and communicative teaching. Students, lecturers, and staff can exchange ideas on an interdisciplinary level and get involved from anywhere in the university. THspaces thus strengthens the TH-wide community feeling, offering all members unrestricted access and flexible participation in TH life.

Range of Features

  • Subject-specific teaching and learning communities
  • Home page (timeline within the teaching and learning community)
  • Workrooms (Spaces)
  • File storage
  • Own profile page


  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Group work / student projects
  • Teaching and research projects
  • Exams
  • Consultation hours

Step by Step

Create a profile, select communities, set up a space, start communicating—working with THspaces is that easy.

Video: THspaces, Vimeo, © TH Köln

Everyone at TH Köln (students, lecturers, administrative staff, and other employees) can access THspaces via the SSO portal using their campusID. THspaces can simply be used in a web browser, no app is required.

After logging in you can edit your profile as a teacher or staff member, upload a photo, and select your communities. Students are automatically assigned to a community. Use the Spaces tab or Search to find spaces you can join. Post as you would on other social media channels.

Picture: © TH Köln, Spaces in THspaces, Screenshot Zentrum für Lehrentwicklung (ZLE)


Depending on the communities you have selected, you will receive messages on specific topics in your personal feed (Home). Here you can communicate with other members of a community.

Picture: © TH Köln, Home in THspaces, Screenshot Zentrum für Lehrentwicklung (ZLE)

Types of interaction possible:

  • Subject-specific networking
  • Chat
  • Student activities
  • Dates & events
  • Project presentations
  • Publication of calls for proposals, TH-internal job advertisements, and calls for papers

The spaces

Members of THspaces can set up their own workspaces. Thanks to the modular structure, you can use the spaces for different purposes—for example, to carry out project-oriented studies or to enrich traditional teaching with engaging and modern learning activities.

Picture: © TH Köln, Spaces of working groups in THspaces, Screenshot Zentrum für Lehrentwicklung (ZLE)

THspaces offers the following features:

  • Blogging
  • Portfolio work
  • Wikis and posts
  • Commenting on posts
  • Embedding of widgets
  • Storing files of any kind (e.g., PDFs, videos, images)
  • Linking to other spaces and external websites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Linking to platforms such as Zoom, ILIAS, or Miro

Useful Tips

ecome actively involved in shaping THspaces! THspaces thrives on your participation. If you have any suggestions or questions, please post them directly in the Feedback space (

Make digital communication easier for your students! Unlike traditional learning platforms, THspaces also allows students to exchange information with each other, so encourage your students to get together and set up a space.

Good Practices

  • Michéle Seidel

    Michéle Seidel (M.A.) is a research assistant at the Center for Academic Development at the TH Köln University of Applied Sciences with a focus on hybrid/digital teaching, social online learning environments, science communication and research.

We appreciate your feedback!

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