Student's digital skills

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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.

Student’s Digital Skills is a compulsory course for all undergraduate students pursuing a first-cycle degree at the University of Helsinki. The University provides students with numerous digital services and tools necessary for studies. With this in mind, the course content includes information about navigating within the University’s digital learning environments, which is especially useful in the initial stage of studies.

These instructions provide the links and material needed for the completion of the course. If you have any questions concerning the course, please contact us by email at digiskills@helsinki.fi

Course completion instructions in a nutshell are available at the end of these instructions in the section “Completing the course”. Material for the course is available on these platforms:

  • Moodle – Course completion instructions, entry level tests and completion of a final exam
  • Sisu – Registration for the course.
  • Student’s Digital Skills learning material website – This is where you will find course material for independent study.

Completion of the course

Student’s Digital Skills course is completed through self-access studies and online exams. You can complete the course entirely independently on your own computer whenever you wish. The course is most beneficial when completed at the beginning of the studies.

The course completion has been divided into two parts:

  • DIGI-A Student’s Digital Skills: Orientation (2 cr)
  • DIGI-B Student’s Digital Skills: Advanced skills (1 cr)

It is recommended that the orientation part of the course be completed during the orientation period or period I. The course is available to all students, but if you are pursuing a first-cycle degree, it is a compulsory component of your general studies.

Completion instructions in a nutshell

(More detailed instructions are available in their entirety on Moodle)

First add DIGI-A to your study plan in Sisu. Next register for the DIGI-A's online course in Sisu. In course description choose Completion method 1 (Online course for self-study) and teaching:  Online course in English, DIGI-A Student’s digital skills: orientation for students of the University of Helsinki 1.7.2021–17.6.2022

After you have registered to the course, you will find a link to the Moodle course platform on the course page: https://studies.helsinki.fi/courses/cur/otm-66c9a5b3-f9fb-432a-b487-589…

The registration for DIGI-A's oneline course is available from 1 July, 2021 and the final exam on Moodle course platform is available from 1 August, 2021.

You will be able to register for DIGI-B's online course after the completed orientation course is registered for you in Sisu.

DIGI-B Student’s Digital Skills: Advanced skills (1 cr)

If you have previously completed any of the orientation courses DIGI-A, DIGI-000A, DIGI-100A, DIGI-200A, DIGI400A or AYDIGI-500A you may take the course “DIGI-B Student’s Digital Skills: Advanced Studies”.

The following section lists the degree programmes where the advanced Studies course is substituted by a course from the degree programme in question.

First add DIGI-B to your study plan in Sisu. Next register for the DIGI-B's online course in Sisu. In course description choose Completion method 1 (Online course for self-study) and teaching:  Online course in English, DIGI-B Student’s digital skills: advanced skills for students of the University of Helsinki 1.7.2021–17.6.2022

After you have registered to the course, you will find a link to the Moodle course platform on the course page: https://studies.helsinki.fi/courses/cur/otm-1b5520ff-9faa-46c3-a869-23f…

The registration for DIGI-B's oneline course is available from 1 July, 2021 and the final exam in Moodle course platform is available from 1 August, 2021.

The degree programme -specific codes for the advanced skills course

The content of the Student’s Digital Skills course varies somewhat between degree programmes,

The following degree programmes offer their own course in place of DIGI–B Student’s Digital Skills: Advanced skills (1 cr)

  • Bachelor's Programme in Mathematical Sciences: TKT500031 Computing Tools for CS Studies or MAT20016 Latex Course
  • Bachelor's Programme in Physical Sciences: MAT20016 Latex Course
  • Bachelor's Programme in Chemistry: KEK405 Chemist’s Digital Skills
  • Bachelor's Programme for Teachers of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry: MFK-418 Subject Teacher’s Digital Tools I
  • Bachelor's Programme in Computer Science: TKT500031 Computing Tools for CS Studies
  • Ba​​chelor of Science: Chemistry, mathematics and statistics and physics study tracks: MAT20016;
    Computer and data science study track: TKT500031
  • Medicine and dentistry: DIGI-300M Student's Digital Skills: Advanced Skills – Medicine (Meilahti), 1 cr
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Course substitution

The substitution of the Student’s Digital Skills course or parts thereof is possible only with equivalent studies completed at the University of Helsinki or the Open University (the ICT Driving Licence and Student's Digital Skills). However, the completed credits to be used for substitution may not be more than ten years old at the moment you graduate. Further information is available by email at digitaidot@helsinki.fi.