Apart from Exercises and Exams, Artemis can also host the Lectures of a course.


Students can see all published lectures of a course, grouped by date, when clicking on the tab labeled Lectures.


Clicking on a lecture leads to the following page, where students can see the title, description, lecture units, and attachments.



Instructors can upload files, such as lecture slides, and partition the lecture’s content into individual lecture units. Lecture units can consist of files, text, external links, videos or livestreams (e.g., lecture recordings). To directly link the necessary knowledge to its application, regular course exercises can be added to the lecture as a unit, too. Instructors can also define learning goals so that students can keep track of the knowledge they should have after working with those lecture materials.

On the course management site, clicking on lectures-management-btn opens the following page for managing lectures.


Managing Lectures

Instructors have three options for creating a lecture.

1. Create a new lecture from scratch by clicking on create-lecture-btn. Lectures consist of a title, a description, optionally a start and end date, and the selection of automatic unit processing.


If instructors decide to process units automatically by clicking on the process-units-checkbox checkbox, additional information will be displayed and they can click on process-units-btn to process the lecture PDF into multiple units.


Once the units are processed, instructors can view how the units are split, beginning from a start page to an end page. A name is automatically generated for each lecture unit. Instructors can also customize the table entries by removing or adding new units. Additionally, they can enter keywords if they want particular slides to be removed. Slides containing one of the comma-separated keywords will be removed.


The following video shows how to split a lecture PDF into multiple units.

2. In addition to creating a new lecture from the default mode, instructors can switch to the guided lecture creation by clicking on switch-to-guided-mode-btn. This guided mode helps creating a new lecture and adding its contents through a multi-step process. The following video shows an exemplary use of the guided mode.

3. Alternatively, instructors can also import a lecture from any other course where they at least have editor access. Clicking on import-lecture-btn opens the import modal, where instructors can search for an existing lecture and import it.


Once a lecture is created, instructors can add attachments to it. An attachment is a file (e.g., document, image) with a title and an optional release date.


Lecture Units

Lectures can be divided into lecture units, which can be of the following types:

  • Text unit: A text with markup.

  • Exercise unit: An exercise from the same course.

  • Video unit: An embedded video stream or video from an external source.

  • Online unit: A link to an external website.

  • Attachment unit: A file that the student may download.

Students see all released lecture units on the lecture details page. Clicking on a unit opens its contents. Artemis shows a flag icon with a popover next to the unit if it is associated with a learning goal. Students complete lecture units automatically (e.g., when they are opened) or manually by clicking the checkbox.


Instructors can create lecture units on the lecture unit management page.


After adding lecture units, instructors may edit or delete each one with the buttons to the right of the unit. Using the arrow buttons, the order of the lecture units can be changed.


Attachment Unit

An attachment unit consists of a name, file, and optionally a description and release date. Students complete this unit once they download the file.


Exercise Unit

An exercise can be added as a unit to a lecture. For the exercise unit, Artemis uses the title, release date, etc. of the exercise itself. Students complete this unit when they participate in the exercise.


Online Unit

An online unit consists of a link to an external website, a name, and optionally a description and release date. Artemis automatically pre-fills the title and description from the website’s metadata once the URL is set. Students complete this unit once they navigate to the external website.


Text Unit

A text unit consists of a name, some rich-text content and optionally a release date. Students complete this unit as soon as they open it.


Video Unit

A video unit consists of a name, an embeddable video link, and optionally a description and release date. Artemis can convert the website link from common video sources to an embeddable URL using the arrow button. Students complete this unit when they watch the video for at least five minutes.



Instructors can create competencies, which are desired learning objectives, and link lecture units to them. See Adaptive Learning for more information.