The deployment process in brief
- Sisu was deployed in stages as of 2017, fully replacing WebOodi as the University’s student information system on 31 May 2021. Students will continue to have read-only access to WebOodi until 31 August 2021. Initially, Sisu only contains the essential features that enabled the migration from WebOodi. The system will be developed on the basis of feedback, and new features will be introduced continuously, so there is no need to worry if you cannot immediately find in Sisu all the features you are familiar with.
- Going forward, each student must have a study plan in Sisu. All study plans created in Sisu prior to autumn 2020 must also be updated or, alternatively, an entirely new primary plan must be created. For further information, please see the instructions at Study planning and supervision.
What if I have not yet created or updated a study plan?
You must have a study plan to register for studies, graduate and submit electronic applications in Sisu. Moreover, studies recorded in Sisu will not be correctly displayed in your plan if you have not first added them to it and selected a completion method. Any studies you complete will nevertheless be recorded as partially completed under My profile. In such cases, you must request the retrospective correction of the information from Student Services. Further information on partially completed studies is available on the FAQ page.
In other words, you should create a study plan as soon as possible. At a minimum, you must add to your plan the courses you wish to register for or which will be recorded as completed in the near future. If necessary, you can ask for advice on how to create and update the plan from Student Services, Sisu tutors or your PSP supervisor.
What will change with Sisu?
Thanks to Sisu, students will have a clearer path to follow from the commencement of studies to graduation, as well as smoother access to digital services. Your study plan in Sisu helps you keep up to date on your progress and portray in a visual format which studies you have completed and which studies you must still complete for your degree. You can receive feedback on your study plan, as well as ask questions from your supervisor directly via Sisu.
Compared to WebOodi, one of the main differences is that you must plan your studies before registering for teaching. In practice, you must first add a course to your study plan and then register for the course. However, the planning and timetabling of studies does not mean that the selection of studies available will be reduced. All the courses offered by the University of Helsinki can also be found in Sisu. You can also flexibly edit your study plan as your studies progress, it does not have to be completed at once.
After May 2021, the following will be done in Sisu:
- planning and timing of studies
- registration to courses
- transfer of credits based on prior learning
- assessment of studies
- registration of study modules
- application for degree diploma
- application for the extension of study right
You can learn more about the changes brought by Sisu from the video above (subtitled in English).
You can also watch the video on YouTube.