Student’s digital skills

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Kort beskrivning

A technical platform and studying materials for taking the Student’s digital skills, a compulsory course for all degree students.

Service beskrivning

Student’s digital skills is a compulsory course (introduction 2 study credits + advanced studies 1 study credit = 3 study credits) for all degree students at the University of Helsinki, providing the new students with adequate basic ICT skills for studying at the university. The materials for the course can be found online at the University of Helsinki blog service at The materials are available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Materials for students include the actual study materials and exercises in the WordPress system as well as additional reading materials. The entry level tests for the introduction and the advanced studies and the competence test are taken in the Moodle learning environment. The self-evaluation and feedback forms for the course can be found in the eLomake system.

The materials can be utilised by anyone as is. Parties external to the university may also obtain further editing and access rights when separately agreed upon with the University of Helsinki.

More specific pedagogic information on the course can be found at

Hur tjänsten tas i bruk

Users of study materials: the materials are available without restrictions at Additional materials can be found at Päivi Heino is in charge of teaching the course that is centrally organised by the Educational Technology Services (OTE).

Clients: contact the service address


The Educational Technology Services (OTE) are responsible for providing the materials and keeping them updated. The contents of the materials are produced in cooperation with the IT Center, University of Helsinki library, OTE and the other units of OPA. Updates of contents for parties outside the University of Helsinki are agreed on separately.

The course is organised centrally by the Educational Technology Services (OTE). Päivi Heino coordinates the course at OTE. The Open University is in charge of classroom teaching in Finnish.


The user support is centralised in e-mail. If you need support in Finnish, please contact, in Swedish or in English The address is not vitally important as all the addresses provide services in all of the languages above and all users are directed to the same Efecte support group.

OTE runs the site

Sari Koski-Kotiranta
Päivi Heino
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