In spring 2021, 31 May to be exact, the University of Helsinki replaced WebOodi with the new Sisu academic administration system. As a student, you can use Sisu to plan your studies, sign up for courses and, when the time comes, submit your request for graduation. Read more below!
The goal is that 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.
You can do the following in 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.
To begin with, your study plan may seem slightly odd, and some course information has been transferred from Oodi to Sisu with different codes. For this reason, they may not automatically be shown in the right place in your plan – instead, they might be in the ‘Add to the plan’ sidebar. Use the free edit mode to move the courses into their correct places. Check out the instructions on getting started with using Sisu as well as solutions to potential issues with information transferred from Oodi.
Sisu brings along changes to many things, and getting used to these changes may take a while. The video below explains what the change is about in a couple of minutes!
You can check out a video from an orientation event for students held on 25 February 2021.
You can also see a recording from an info session for students from 11 November 2020. The video is subtitled in English.
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Starting 31 May, you will plan your studies, register for courses, and when the time comes, submit your request for graduation in Sisu. In the spring, Sisu will only contain the essential features of WebOodi, and new features will be introduced as the development continues.
Sisu is already in use, but some features may become available with a delay. Additionally, credits from the fourth period’s study units, for instance, may be added to your study plan throughout the summer – there is thus no need to be alarmed if it takes a while before you get your grades.
After the summer, Sisu tutoring continues at the beginning of the academic year. Exact times for the tutoring will be announced closer to the date on the University’s website, for instance.
Oodi can be used in read-only mode until 31 August. This means that you will be able to log in and view your information and credits until the end of August. After this, WebOodi will go entirely out of use. Please note that the information in WebOodi has not been updated after 16 May.
At Sisu orientation sessions targeted at students, you will have the chance to familiarise yourself with completing a study plan and registering for teaching, in addition to which you will gain an overview of Sisu’s features. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the sessions. If you need help in drawing up your study plan, please attend a digital clinic in the first instance.
In cooperation with Sisu specialists, student advisors will organise Sisu clinics online where you can get assistance with technical questions related to Sisu. Some of the clinics are dedicated specifically to drawing up a study plan. During these clinics, you will have the chance to get personal guidance. See the Guidance Corner site for the schedule and the registration form for digital clinics.
Sisu tutors will support students with getting started with Sisu. They will be given a comprehensive orientation to Sisu and will answer their fellow students’ questions in events including the digital clinics and separately arranged Zoom sessions on 16 August–10 September 2021.
Please contact email@example.com if you need help with technical issues concerning Sisu or if you wish to give feedback about the system. Check first if your question has already been answered in the FAQ.
Unfortunately, Sisu is not yet fully accessible. If you need any help due to a visual impairment, for instance, please contact the University’s accessibility liaison (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information on individual arrangements is available here.
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