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In the Timeline view you can place your courses in the academic years and periods in which you plan to complete them (courses you have already completed will appear automatically in the correct period). The top of the view shows a timeline with  a green line depicting your study right.

Start by clicking the Add courses to the timeline button found at the bottom of the page. A view opens showing all your personal study plan (HOPS) courses, divided according to study module. You can place courses on the timeline by clicking the up arrow in the course box. 

Completed studies enter the timeline according to the date they were completed, and this may modify a previously drafted timeline. For example, a course scheduled for Periods I–II may be shown under Period II only, if that was when the course ended and the last parts of the course were completed and graded. Similarly, if a course was scheduled for Period I, but completed in Period IV, the timing of the course shifts to Period IV.


Editing the timeline

To makes changes to your timeline, hover the mouse pointer over the course in question and click the three-dots option that appears. This shows the different editing changes available.

Remove from timeline deletes a course from the timeline and puts it back in the Add courses to the timeline section.

Edit timing lets you adjust the duration of the course, so if you wish, you can make courses that extend over several periods appear correctly in the timeline.

To edit the timing, do the following:

  1. Move the course to the period in which it begins.
  2. Click the Edit timing
  3. Move the course to the period in which it ends.

With the Move course function, you can get a course moved to another period.

How do I know where to place my courses in the timeline?

Three sources of information tell you in which periods a course is available:

  1. Sisu: See the course info sheet (click on the course code).
  2. Into: See the degree programme curriculum to which the course belongs.
  3. aalto.fi: Here you can search for courses according to period.

The registration periods for courses are available in the course info sheet as follows:

  1. Open the course info sheet by clicking the course code.
  2. Go to the Completion method
  3. Under the Teaching heading, choose the teaching period.
  4. Go to the Registration

You can also find the registration periods for courses on the right-hand side of the study calendar, where the selection assistant lists each course separately.


A view showing all your personal study plan (HOPS) courses, courses are represented as a boxes and those are divided according to study module. You can place courses on the timeline by clicking the up arrow in the course box.


Take the cursor to the diagonally lined area to the period where you wish to place the course. In the screenshot below, the cursor has been moved to the yellow area (period IV). The text Place here appears. Click in the area and the course will move to the period indicated.

Timeline-view of the periods and semesters. Diagonally lined area shows where the course can be placed, always check the timing of the course. In the example, the cursor has been moved to period IV, the text place here has appeared and after clicking the area the course will move to the period indicated.


You don't need to save the Timeline view since that is done automatically.

If you wish to make changes to the current placement, move the cursor to the placed course. The three dots will appear. You can either remove the course from the timeline, edit the scheduling of the course to extend over several periods, or move the course to another period.

You can put your own notes in the top right corner behind the three dots (Add your own note).Please note that your tutor can read your notes! Behind the three dots button you can also delete all the timings you have done (Remove all).

If you wish to see the summer periods, tick the box Show summer periods.


Remember also the Timing templates that your school may have made to help you with your scheduling.



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