This page is a collection of system help and guidelines about Aalto University learning and Student Information systems used by teachers, students and staff.

This page is maintained by the Teacher services. See full contact information in Aalto.fi/teaching 

Support and training for teachers
General guidelines and policies
System instructions

General system information and webinars

Learning management systems

Student information system

  • Sisu
    The student information system.

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?

Learning Assessment and Online Examinations

  • 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
  • Gradescope
    Streamline grading and feedback in digital and paper-based assignments and exams.

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 via MyCourses.


  • Course feedback
    The 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 the Opit blog

MyCourses’ Calendar updates and fixes

The MyCourses’ Calendar displays not only information about the activities on your MyCourses’ pages, such as assignment deadlines, but it also shows all course events as described on Sisu. Responding to

Get machine-generated captions within seconds for your videos

Besides improved accessibility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing captions on videos increased engagement and watch time, as people tend to watch videos longer when they have captions

Need for a virtual tour or interactive media?
Aalto University is piloting the easy-to-use ThingLink service for creating virtual tours and interactive media.
Present for you from Oasis

Everything starts when we stop.

May you have calmness of mind to look at the trees, the stars, the sky and feel the ground.


Podcasting for teaching

”It takes many years to learn how to read and write but many of us listen and speak effortlessly as children. In my view, to ignore audio in learning is

More than a course: experience the ONL223 community and approach
Source: ONL website

Aalto University has participated for several years in the Open Networked Learning course sending in teachers and staff members as attendees as well as facilitators and

Anonymous assessment – why and how?

It has been shown that a student’s prior good or poor performance might affect when grading unrelated assignments. The effect is called halo effect and it is one of the unconscious

A new template in blogs.aalto.fi service

Blogs.aalto.fi is a service for all Aalto users. Anyone can create a blog related to studying, teaching or research. The blog can also be used for group work, as a learning

Importing materials from one course to another in MyCourses, new features

It is easy to import activities and materials from a MyCourses workspace to another. You can import activities, like assignments, quizzes and recourses like files and folders. Import has a couple

As easy as chalk on a blackboard – Using the Blackboard 2.0 for drawing, writing and presenting in a lecture hall

Blackboard 2.0 is a digital tool developed at Aalto’s Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis that simulates a real life blackboard with extra features that are useful

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