Sisu instructions: Potential issues with information transferred from Oodi

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By selecting a degree programme you are able to see the general content as well as the possible degree programme-specific content. You do not have to select a degree programme to see the Open University's instructions.

Certain course credits transferred from WebOodi will appear in Sisu under a personal code (e.g. HY101 shows as HY101-123456789), due to which these credits will not appear correctly or in the correct places in your study plan right away. This is due to the different data models used by the systems. However, all credits are still in the records, and you can get them to appear in your study plan using these instructions. 

The Faculty of Law has its own set of instructions, see instructions for law students here

If you are unable to get your course credits to appear using these instructions, you can ask for assistance from Sisu tutors or from Student Services. Keep in mind that immediately after 31 May, graduating students will be prioritised in the Student Services. If the matter is not urgent - due to graduation, for example - you can also come back to correct your course credit information at a later time. 

Credit does not appear in my study plan

First, on the My profile page, look at your course credit information to see whether the credit transferred from Oodi appears under study modules or courses. Then, follow the instructions below. 

Credit is displayed as a course 

If you want to add a course transferred from Oodi to your plan as an individual optional course: 

  1. Go to the Structure of studies page and open the bar “Add to the plan” on the left-hand side. 
  2. From the bar, click the course you want to add to your study plan. 
  3. Select the appropriate option from the structure (e.g. Other studies) and confirm the selection. 

If you want to add a course transferred from Oodi to a certain study module: 

  1. On the Structure of studies page, click the heading of the study module where you want the course to be added. 
  2. Enter free edit mode. See here for visual instructions on how to use free edit mode
  3. Click “Add a course you have already completed” and select a course transferred from Oodi, e.g. HY101-123456789 
  4. Next, delete the corresponding course in Sisu that was displayed in full, e.g. HY101. 
  5. Finally, following these instructions, apply to have your exception approved

Credit is displayed as a study module 

If you want to replace the study module already displayed in Sisu with a module transferred from Oodi, see the instructions for using free edit mode. 

In some exceptional cases, a course credit shown in Oodi as an individual course will technically be shown in Sisu as a study module. Credits like this transferred from Oodi can be added to your study plan by following these instructions: 

  1. On the Structure of studies page, click on the heading of the section where you want the course to be added (e.g. Other studies, Basic studies). 
  2. Enter free edit mode. See here for visual instructions on how to use free edit mode. 
  3. Click “Add a study module you gave already completed” and select the credit transferred from Oodi. 
  4. Finally, following these instructions, apply to have your exception approved

Course is displayed as completed, but some parts under it are missing

Some courses consist of multiple parts, for example, Student’s digital skills (2 credits) might consist of parts A (1 credit) and B (1 credit). 

The information regarding these components being a part of a full course has not been transferred from Oodi to Sisu. You will still see the actual course as being completed, and receive the full credits for it. In this case, missing components will not prevent you from graduating, and you do not need to ask for your information to be corrected. 

In summer 2021, a field for additional information will be added to the credits section of your transcript. Here you will see what components a course consists of. 

Total number of study credits does not match in Sisu and WebOodi

NB! Sisu’s frontpage only displays the credits of those completed courses that are in your study plan. The actual total number of credits completed can be seen on the My Profile page, on the tab Completed credits.

The total number of credits shown in Oodi and Sisu may not necessarily always match, even if the exact same completed courses are shown in both systems. This is because the credit totals are calculated with slightly different logic. Everything is in order if you can see the same completed courses in Sisu as you do in WebOodi.

For example, if a 5-credit course is attached to two study modules in Oodi, it has been transferred to Sisu as two separate units of 5 credits each, and therefore these credits are counted twice in Sisu.

In some cases, an incomplete study module might have been registered in Oodi, for example when a 25-credit module has only included courses worth 23 credits. However, the total number of credits in Oodi is counted from the completed study modules (25cr), so the total appears bigger. In Sisu, the number of credits is counted from individual courses, and therefore the total number of credits appears fewer. However, the differences of credit totals in Oodi and Sisu will disappear during graduation at the latest: the credits of study modules will be registered in the degree diploma according to Oodi’s calculation method.

The expiry date of my study right differs from the information in Oodi

The operating principles of Oodi and Sisu differ in terms of study rights. The standardisation of information is still in processing after the implementation. If the length of your study right appears deviant to you on page My Profile in Sisu, please do not hesitate to contact opiskelijarekisteri@helsinki.fi.