The course is divided into sections, which can be found in the above tabs. You can navigate the course area by either using the tabs at the top of the page or the menu on the left.
The course is mainly composed of text sections. There are a few videos in the course. All course materials can be found in the course area. Each section has an activity related to the course: an online chat with student colleagues (two compulsory chats on the course) or a Test Your Competence multiple-choice exam. The last section also includes a self-assessment -task. All these tasks and activities are compulsory and have to be completed and passed.
The sections also include voluntary discussion areas (comment chats) that you can choose to participate in. It is mentioned separately, if a task is voluntary.
You can explore the content in the course area before the registration. If you want to see the tasks and complete the course, you need to register and sign up for the course. If you have a Finnish bank ID, you can register as a student and sign up for the course by clicking the link on the right menu bar (or here). If you do not have a Finnish bank ID, registration requires a valid passport or an EU identity card, register via this link to registration.
The assessment of the course takes place automatically. You will get the exam results as soon as you have completed an exam. You can try the exam again if you did not pass the first time.
The course is evaluated on a scale of 1-5. All compulsory course tasks must be passed to pass the course. To pass a section exam, at least 8 points (approx 66 % of points) are required, out of a maximum score of 12 points.
You can get a maximum of 36 points from the course. The grade is formed according to the aggregate scores on the exams so that 66 % of points gets Grade 1; 75 % of points p is equivalent to Grade 2; 80 % is equivalent to Grade 3, 85 % gets Grade 4, and 90 % or higher scores get Grade 5.
Take each Test Your Competence Exam after studying the section. There are a total of 3 exams (at the end of all sections). Proceed in order, as you cannot take the next exam if the previous exam has not been passed.
There is also compulsory "discussion tasks" in the sections 1 and 5.
At the end of the course, you are required to carry out a self-assessment ("Closing" -tab). It is possible to do the self-assessment only after you have passed all the previous tasks (discussions and exams). The date when you turn in the self-assessment will be the date of completing the course. It may take a few days for the course grades to be registered.
After completing the course, you can order the transcript of record as a certificate from the "Closing" -tab.
Something to ask?
If there is something to ask from the teacher related to tasks, evaluation or if some features do not work here on this course platform, there is the speech bubble (messages) on the top right corner. Using that speech bubble you can send a message to the course teacher.
We have sought to build a course attainable for a variety of learners. We also want to provide every student with a safe learning experience. So please treat your fellow students with respect. Don't use discriminatory language (for example, in terms of gender, class, ethnicity, or age) and avoid making assumptions about others based on, say, name or gender.
Interactive sections of the course are monitored to prevent discriminatory or abusive behaviour. If you notice inappropriate behaviour, you can report it via the megaphone icon below.