Tools and Work Aids VHO access for external users


Target group

VHO accounts are created exclusively for the following groups of people:

  • inter-university, Europe-wide or international project teams
  • guest lecturers from abroad who do not have a campus account
  • temporary guest access

People who have a University of Bern campus account are already able to access the University of Bern's ILIAS platform via their edu-ID.

People with a campus account at another Swiss university can also access ILIAS via their home institution's log in details.

Employees at the University of Bern can request a VHO account from SWITCHaai for the groups of people listed above. VHO accounts for the groups of people listed above are usually free. The person who made the request shall be held responsible for any misuse by external groups of people.

Order form

If possible: Requesting a University of Bern campus account

In many cases, the account manager at the relevant institute can open an external user campus account for people from outside the university (e.g. advisors/supporters). The external user campus account enables, among other things, access to the ILIAS learning platform. These accounts must be renewed by the account manager via the account management system. In this case, no VHO account is necessary.

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  1. Complete the request for a VHO account.
  2. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from iLUB when the account is opened.
  3. The login information is typically sent directly to the VHO recipient by email. Please note in the request form if you want us to send the login data to you instead.

Form: Request a single VHO-Account

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If you would like to request more accounts, please fill in the following Excel document and send it to the e-mail address shown below.  Please use the existing example as a guide.

Logging in to ILIAS

The VHO account can only be used to log into ILIAS of the University of Bern. When logging in to ILIAS, you have to select "VHO - Virtual Home Organization" as your home institution and not "University of Bern".


Access to ILIAS