3G proof with OLAT tool

Dear students,

The winter semester is right ahead – and we are committed to return to a comprehensive face-to-face teaching. Presenting a 3G proof (geimpft – getestet – genesen) is key to achieve this goal. As already announced in our last circular mailing, the required checks are supported by a new module called "Covid Certificate" in OpenOlat; our central learning platform here at CAU. This new module is completed and now available.

The module enables you to store 3G certificates in your personal profile at OpenOlat. Furthermore, it complies with data protection regulations and presents your certificate in a uniform manner. This service simplifies 3G checks for courses and helps to significantly shorten required admission times.

Below we sum up the key facts and outline the essential steps to quickly set-up your Covid certificate in your OpenOlat profile. On the CAU-Corona website you will also find a video explaining the process in simple words. Further to this, our FAQs will allow you to read up on the topic.

This is how the 3G certificate works with OpenOlat

Being a registered student at CAU, you automatically can access our central learning platform OpenOlat. Once logged into the system, you can enter and display the 3G proof in your individual profile, a respective section called "Covid certificate" offers the service. Please follow this link to OpenOlat to complete the steps.

There are various options to upload and file a verified 3G certificate:

  1. Automatic deposit by scan/upload
    This method will be the easiest and fastest way to file your 3G proof. You simply scan the QR code, which comes with your certificate, or upload a screenshot of the QR code/vaccination/gene certificate or PCR/antigen test in OpenOlat. The system checks the digital signature integrated in the QR code. If the 3G proof is valid, the Olat Covid certificate is displayed in green and the entry is complete.
  2. Manual entry of the data
    Entering the proof manually is another option. In this case, you are using an input mask to complete the required information to set up your 3G certificate. After entering the information in OpenOlat, the certificate is still unverified and thus displayed in orange. To complete the process, you need to 3G verify your certificate at a validation station.
  3. Input via the validation station
    If you only can proof one of the 3Gs on a hard copy and this document doesn´t come with a QR code or if you are facing problems while automatically scanning the QR code, you can attend to one of the validation stations. 

Using the validation station

In case you 3G proof comes in paper form only or you encounter problems while automatically scanning/uploading the QR code/certificate, our team at the validation station assists to verify your manual entries. 

  • Location: Examination tent (Neufeldstraße 10).
  • Opening hours:
  • 12.10.2021 until 28.10.2021: daily from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Exceptions on Wednesday, 13.10.2021 and Friday, 15.10.2021: from 15:00 - 18:00 each day

To avoid long queues at the validation station, please try the automatic QR code-based filing of your certificate in OpenOlat first. An additional verification of your certificate at the validation station is then no longer needed. 

Support in case of error messages

If, contrary to expectations, you encounter problems with the automatic filing of your 3G certificate, please send an e-mail with a short description of the problem to: corona@uni-kiel.de.

3G evidence in courses on-site

Once you have successfully filed your 3G certificate in OpenOlat, you can access your certificate directly at https://lms.uni-kiel.de/covid any time. You present this to the control staff when entering the lecturing hall, seminar room, lab or any other location accommodates courses. Please have a photo ID ready in addition to your certificate.

The control staff cannot draw any conclusions about the type of 3G proof (vaccinated, recovered, tested) from your certificate in OpenOlat.

The 3Gs allow us returning to on-site teaching. Yet, checking the certificates of all students attending lectures and courses presenting the university with a major logistical challenge.

We are putting our best foot forward to allow a hassle free access to on site lectures; however, please bear with us, when facing the one or the other challenge. Introducing the Olat Covid certificate will hopefully contribute to simplify and speed up the process – so that eventually you and your lecturers can focus on what for so long has only been possible in a very limited or digital way: face-to-face interaction in lecture halls, seminar rooms and laboratories.

Yours sincerely,

Claudia Ricarda Meyer,