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e-mails for new assignments in Ilias

The online learning platform ilias is used at a number of universities including the KIT.

Oftentimes assignments for lectures are distributed to the students by uploading them into a specific folder in the illias course. At least I think it is quite annoying to regularly check for new assignments: Logging in, navigating to the course and check if something has changed.

I solved this problem by discovering the rss feed of ilias. While this feed is waaaay to glutted to use for itself, since it contains every event/change in all courses, with the right filtering it can be quite useful. What I did is probably the simplest solution, but there are certainly other ways. I just entered the feed url and the keyword I want to filter for, it has the form [COURSE NAME > ASSIGNMENT_FOLDER in this ifttt applet.