Digital Learning Platforms (OPIT)

This wiki page provides you with information and guidelines about the Learning and Student Information systems used at Aalto University. This page is a collection of system help and guidelines for teachers, students and staff.

This page is maintained by the Digital Learning Environments team, Teacher services.

If you want to contact us, head to this page: https://www.aalto.fi/en/service-entities/teacher-services 

NOW: Sisu´s effect on MyCourses

Support and training for teachers
  • Hybrid teaching in Aalto University
    What is hybrid teaching? Who is it for? What to consider when planning a hybrid session? Get started using our guidance material for hybrid teaching.
General guidelines and policies
System instructions

General system information and webinars

Learning management systems

Student information system

  • Sisu
    The student information system.
  • Oodi -> replaced by Sisu from August 2021

Collaborative whiteboard

  • Flinga
    Flinga whiteboard for collaborative knowledge building and Flinga Wall for collecting and voting ideas.
  • Presemo
    A tool for instant feedback during a lecture or online session.

Video and online meeting/collaboration

Is it Panopto Zoom or Teams?

  • Panopto
    Video service for all Aalto users. Record, store and share your videos and other media files with Panopto.
  • Zoom
    For online lecturing, meetings, seminars
  • Teams
    For Teams to share content, chat and talk
  • List of Lecture capture spaces
    List of spaces that have microphones and cameras installed in the space. These spaces can be used also for hybrid teaching. 
  • Microsoft Office 365
    Teams, Word, Exel, Powerpoint for all Aalto users
  • Adobe Connect (Funet)
  • IRC
    Interactive Internet text messaging (chat)

Online Examination

  • EXAM
    The EXAM system in use at Aalto University is a modern electronic examination software developed and used by a consortium of Finnish Universities.
  • Using MyCourses for examination
    Electronic examinations can be done also in MyCourses.
  • Rethinking exams- rules and legislation 03/2021 webinar-slides

Originality Check

  • Turnitin
     The tool for teachers and students to check the similarity of submitted text compared to text in the comparison database. Turnitin is also available to students during their theses writing process. The tool is available in MyCourses.


  • Course feedback
    Course feedback system collects course feedback.
  • Presemo
    A tool for instant feedback during a lecture or online session.
  • MyCourses
    MyCourses tools to get feedback during a course.


  • MoveON
    The platform to manage international mobility and partnership processes.

Time management and planning

  • Asio
    Space reservations (booking.aalto.fi) and University course planning and scheduling system for Learning Services (LES).
  • Vihta
    The time-booking system for the staff of LES.

Other systems

  • eAge / Nintex
    Electronic services (Sähköinen asiointi).
  • Opi Analyzer
    The reporting tool directed towards the specialist staff of Study- and Student Services.
  • AIMO

Latest posts in Opit blog

Making groups and group assignments work in MyCourses

Using small groups and group assignments in online teaching is a great way to achieve good learning outcomes, reduce dropout and improve retention. To get the group assignments work in MyCourses

Caption your videos automatically with Panopto

Did you know that every video uploaded into Panopto (whether it was created with Panopto or not) is machine-transcribed using ASR (automatic speech recognition technology) and thus making your videos

Examples to make final grading easier in MyCourses


Watch the webinar recording

Are you wondering how to construct and design your own grading strategy for upcoming courses? The

See your Zoom participants and chat while sharing presentation

Have you ever said the phrase “I cannot see your raised hands or the chat while I share my presentation” while teaching in Zoom and using PowerPoint simultaneously?


Guidelines and recommendations for hybrid classroom teaching available

Do you wish to provide a choice for the students to join your teaching either on-site or online? Give them an opportunity to have campus experience or the flexibility of remote

Record Panopto videos with any computer using Panopto Capture

Did you know that Panopto Capture allows everyone at Aalto to easily record audio, video, and screens or applications directly within their browser instead of downloading the desktop application.

Luentojen tallentamisen periaatteet in action

Syksyllä 2020 julkaistiin Aalto-yliopiston periaatteet luentojen tallentamisesta (linkki periaatteisiin), mitä nämä periaatteet sitten oikeastaan tarkoittavat opettajalle tai opiskelijalle?

Periaatteet koskevat yliopiston tiloissa tai verkossa toteutettavien

With a little help from a friend

Some surveys conducted during the pandemic have highlighted the decreased social support of university students in Finland. For example, Sarasjärvi & Vuolanto (2021), who studied the well-being of 1064 university students

Anonymous grading in Turnitin

Did you know that you can grade Turnitin assignments anonymously? It’s easy to use, and by using it, you practically eliminate any personal bias that may occur during subjective grading of

MyCourses grade calculations

Do you need to calculate course or category grades according to a certain criteria in MyCourses and cannot find a suitable calculation method in grade settings? MyCourses has the possibility to

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