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Login and Logout in OLAT

Login in OLAT

You can log into OLAT at any time via the access page of your organization.

  1. Select your educational institution and click on "Login" (If you do not belong to any of the institutions listed in the dropdown list, select "SWITCH edu-ID"):

  2. Enter your SWITCH edu-ID login data (e-mail and password):

  3. You are now logged in and your course list is visible:

If you do not belong to any of the universities listed, you can still login with SWITCH edu-ID. Select "SWITCH edu-ID" from the drop-down list as your institution.

If you have received access data from your continuing education course (MAS/CAS) for a VHO account, select "VHO - Virtual Home Organization" from the drop-down list.

Forgot your user name and/or password?

If you no longer have your access data (user name and / or password) at hand, please contact your local helpdesk / the IT desk of your institution.

Logout in OLAT

You can log out of OLAT at any time using the logout icon at the top right. This will take you back to the login page. If you do not log out but close the browser window or the browser, your session will continue until the session timeout is reached.


If you want to use OLAT in public places it is important to log off of OLAT; to only close your browser window is not enough. As long as your session is active another person could use your OLAT login data at that computer.


OLAT manages a session for every logged-in user. With every click (for example calling up a question in a test) the session time of the session starts again. If you do not click in OLAT within the session time, the session will expire.
The session timeout is not indicated. When the session time has expired, you have to log in again. All unsaved data will be lost. Therefore, it is recommendet to save your work regularly.

Last update: 2023-05-03