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Studies

This page compiles complementary services suitable for studies.

If you cannot find the service you are looking for or if any of the listed services are not suitable for the purpose of studying, please send us feedback through the form below or leave an anonymous comment on this page.

 

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    Doodle — 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. 
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    Evernote — 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.
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    Facebook — 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.
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    Flickr — Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website. 
    Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account but an account must be made in order to upload content to the website. Flickr offers three types of accounts: Free, Advertisement Free and Doublr.
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    Foodle — Foodle is a service for simple surveys or polls and for scheduling meetings. Aalto does not give support for this service.
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    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.
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    GitHub — GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects.
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    Google+ — 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.
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    MyCourses — MyCourses is a University owned service. It is a web based service focused on supporting learning and sharing information between participants.
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    Oodi — 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.
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    Prezi — 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.
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    Refworks — 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.
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    Skype — Aalto University offers this service for Aalto users.
    Skype is a communication program which can be used for playing audio and video calls via Internet access
    Skype enables also chatting, file delivery and holding audio conference with several people. Service provides both free and paid functions. For example including more people in a videoconference requires monthly payment.
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    SlideShare — SlideShare is a cloud service for slide sharing. Supported file formats are PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote and OpenOffice.
    Users can share files privately or publicly. SlideShare also provides users possibility to rate, comment, and share link to the slideshow.
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    Vimeo — Vimeo is a video-sharing website. Users can upload, view and share video content.
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    YouTube — 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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