Aalto Cloud Info


Complete list of services

Aalto Blogs

Aalto Blogs is a blog platform for Aalto students and personnel. Any Internet user can read and comment on the blogs published on Aalto Blogs platform without a requirement of registration.

Aalto Exchange (Outlook)

Aalto Exchange provides e-mail and calendar service for Aalto University's account users. The calendar can be used as a personal or a shared calendar and enables the user to send invites to meetings. The email and calendar may also be connected to the user’s smartphone provided that the smartphones operating system supports it.

Aalto Wiki

Aalto Wiki is a tool for studies, research, teaching and administration.There are two types of wiki work spaces available: personal wiki pages and collaboration wiki pages. Both wiki spaces can be configured to allow or restrict users. Aalto employees can create both personal and collaboration wiki pages as Aalto Wiki’s primary purpose are to support Aalto university courses and personnel. Aalto students can create personal wiki pages. Anonymous userscan view and comment on non-restricted conten

Aalto-yliopiston AlumniNET

AlumniNET is a networking portal provided by Aalto University to former Aalto University students.


Academia.edu is an online platform where users can share research papers, track research around specific topics and monitor the impact of research.

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect (AC) is a browser-based video conferencing platform primarily for personal use. In addition to video conferences, AC is suitable for saving and sending webcasts. For instance, meeting recordings may be shared via AC after a meeting. Video conferences can also be saved for further use. AC is officially used and supported by Aalto University. The service is free to use for all Aalto students and personnel. Please find more information at https://inside.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?


Alltop is a news aggregation service. Users can choose from their area of interest and the service collects news and blogs from numerous different sources into list.


Blogger is a blog platform provided by Google. Users with a Google account are able to create their own blogs at the platform. Writing a blog can be a good way to receive publicity to ones thoughts, hobbies and interests.


Box is an online file sharing and synchronizing service. The service enables synchronizing files and folders between different devices. It also provides the possibility to share files with other users.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a free service for creators of creative work. Via the service a licensor can choose between six different copyright licenses enabling the licensor to share and let other people use his work. The user can modify the copyright terms of his work from “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved”. On its website, Creative Commons offers links to licensed content that can be used for free and legally under the terms of Creative Commons’ copyright licenses. Creative Commons is a


DeviantART is a community service where users can upload, view and discuss user created artwork. Art forms include traditional forms such as paintings, sculptures and literature as well as digital forms such as computer graphics, film and Flash.


Doodle is a paid service used for timetabling meetings. Some calendar reservations can still be made free of charge, after that service offers monthly paid version. 


Dropbox is a file sharing service that automatically synchronizes files from users’ computers and other devices for file backup, access and sharing. In addition to sharing files Dropbox can be used simply for saving files.


Evernote enables user to make and save notes, files and images and synchronize them to multiple devices. Notes can be written notes or voice recordings. The service has a search function that covers also handwritten notes and text in pictures. There is both a basic, free-of-charge version and a premium version available.


Facebook is a social networking website where users can post comments, share photographs and links to news or orther interesting content on the Web, play games, chat live, and even stream live video. Users must register and create a profile account before using the service. After registration users can communicate with friends, share pictures and join groups. Service can be used for informing purposes.


Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website. 


Foodle is a service for simple surveys or polls and for scheduling meetings. Aalto does not give support for this service.

Funet FileSender

Funet FileSender is a browser-based application that allows authenticated users to share large files up to several gigabytes to other users. Free to use for all HAKA users / users of FUNET network. Non-HAKA users may share files with a help of an upload voucher from a HAKA user. The service is not suitable for sending confidential files without encryption.


GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects.


Gmail is a browser based e-mail service provided by Google. The service enables the user to communicate by e-mail. The user is required to create a Google account that can be used with all Google services. Gmail also has a chat and video call function.


Google+ is a social network provided by Google. The service enables creating a profile and joining user managed groups known as Circles. Users can also for example notify about events and invite other users to join. Video calls are also made possible via the Google Hangouts service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service that generates detailed statistics about a website's traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales. Google Analytics can provide the user with reports at regular intervals. Service is put into operation by signing up to a Google account and setting a tracking code to the website.

Google Docs

Google Docs 

Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud file storage service provided by Google. The service enables synchronizing files, folders and Google Documents between different devices. Google Drive also provides the possibility to share files with other users.

Google Sites

Google Sites is a wiki- and web page-creation tool. The service may be used for information sharing and collaboration e.g. in team projects, clubs and school projects. A user may designate owners, viewers and collaborators for the site. The content of site can be private, public or public only for a certain group.


“iCloud” is Apple's cloud synchronizing service. It works between several platforms such as iOS, OS X, Windows. Service allows user to store data on remote computer servers.


LinkedIn is a social media platform intended for professional networking. LinkedIn can be used for searching recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners. On LinkedIn users can create their online CV, connect with other users, follow companies and organizations as well as join groups of their interest. Users are able to endorse and recommend each other. Companies and organizations can publish news and recruiting announcements on the site. LinkedIn offers both a free-of-char


Mendeley is a reference manager and an academic social network. Users can search research data and collaborate online with other users.  

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service. The service used to go by the name of Microsoft SkyDrive The user can upload, store, share and synchronize documents and photos between different devices through the cloud. Editing Microsoft Office documents is also possible through the OneDrive applications or on the browser.


MyCourses is a University owned service. It is a web based service focused on supporting learning and sharing information between participants.


Oodi is a University owned service. Purpose of the Oodi is to support teaching and studying in University. Enrollments into courses, study register administration and personal study plans are made via Oodi. Teachers can use Oodi for observing teaching, editing course information, founding new teaching groups, and sending emails to participating students etc.


Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.


RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool. Refworks helps users to easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. The user may use the information to create a paper with in-text citations and a bibliography (or footnotes and endnotes). RefWorks also simplifies the process of documenting sources in the paper. The database of references is stored on the RefWorks server.


ResearchGate is an online social media platform for researchers. At ResearchGate one can create a personal profile and connect and collaborate with other researchers. Users are able to share their publications, create groups and discuss their work with other users. Users can also create blogs.

Second Life

Second Life is an online virtual world. Users can create an avatar with which they can explore the world and interact with other users. Second Life has also been applied to education in the form of online campuses and lectures.


Aalto University offers this service for Aalto users.


SlideShare is a cloud service for slide sharing. Supported file formats are PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote and OpenOffice.


SpiderOak is an online file storage and backup service. Users can share, sync, access and store data. SpiderOak claims to use a client side encryption key creation, which means that even the service provider cannot access the stored data.


Spotify is a music streaming service. It requires client software. Spotify is available for most mobile platforms. Spotify also enables buying DRM-free MP3 files.


TinEye is a reverse image search engine. The user can enter an image into the engine and the service finds where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions or higher resolution versions of the image exist.


Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service. It enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters, pictures, videos and links to other web-pages. Tweets can be read without registration but to send your own material registration is required.


Vimeo is a video-sharing website. Users can upload, view and share video content.


WebEx is an online tool for a real-time web-meetings and training sessions.


Webropol is an online analysis and survey tool. The software enables sending of electronic questionnaires and conducting both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data.


Yammer, Inc. is a freemium  social networking service for organizations. Access to a Yammer network is based on user email address, only users who have @aalto,fi address can join to Aalto yammer.


Youtube is a video-sharing service provided by Google. The service enables the sharing of video material publicly or privately through a link. Watching videos does not require registration, but in order to upload or comment videos a Google account is needed.

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