Personal Study Plan in Oodi

The PSP in Oodi is a tool used through WebOodi to create your PSP on the web (more information on WebOodi can be found here). You can check with the PSP in Oodi which courses are requirements for your degree, as well as the courses you may attend. With the tool, you can also enrol for your study plan’s courses whose enrolment period is ongoing in WebOodi.

Note that the PSP function is shown in WebOodi’s menu only if your institution and faculty have prepared Oodi for the usage of the tool. It is recommended that you get informed about your institution’s customs regarding the PSP: the PSP in Oodi is not a system you could operate without being familiar with your institution’s and faculty’s instructions regarding the PSP. It is important to read the instructions, as the PSP often requires meetings, discussions and similar tasks, and as many institutions have combined the making of the PSP with another study module. In addition, it is important that you find out in advance when you are expected to send your PSP for approval. We also recommend that you read these through these instructions once more before you get to work.

How to begin using the PSP tool

You will find your own PSP page by logging on to WebOodi with your user account and clicking the PSP link on the left, under My Studies.

On the next page, similar to the picture below, you will see the the information of your degree (or degrees, if you have the right to take several degrees). Begin creating your PSP by choosing from the drop-down menu and saving the year you are planned to graduate, and by pressing the “Create new PSP” button on the right side of your degree’s name. Next, you will want to choose a suitable degree structure template.

After you have named your PSP and chosen the necessary fields of specialisation, additional subjects etc., you are ready to start editing your own electronic study plan.

Moving along tabs

The most central functions for creating your PSP are located on the tabs shown in the picture below. Next, the usage of each tab will be introduced in more detail.

You can edit different things with the following tabs:

  • Structure of the PSP shows the courses added to your PSP, and you may also set a timetable for your courses and add course-specific comments.
  • On Schedule, you may specify which year and in which period you will take the courses added to your study plan.
  • On Substitution of courses, you may substitute some of the courses in your PSP with another course, an existing study performance or with free text. Such substitutive courses are e.g., courses taken at the Open University or some other alternative course performances.
  • On the Other completed courses tab you will find study performances you have not yet placed in your PSP. On the same tab, you can add these courses to the sections of your study plan, where it is permitted.
  • On the last tab, Advisors’ comments, you will see your PSP advisors’ possible comments regarding your PSP.

Structure of the PSP

The courses you have performed and planned are organised on this tab according to study modules. You can print each PSP view by clicking the link Printing the PSP. The same link is found on every tab. You can also create a PDF or HTML version of the view.

By clicking the identification number on the left side of the study module’s name, you will see additional information on the course and get to enrol for the course, if possible. When a course’s enrolment period is ongoing,  you will see a small teacher icon after the study module’s name. By clicking the icon, you will get to the enrolment for the course. By clicking the paper sheet icon on the right side of the course’s name, the course’s goal and feedback view will open, in which you can write your goals and self evaluation for your performed courses. The paper sheet icon will turn yellow after you have added a comment. If you want, you can allow your advisor to see these comments. A green checkmark in front of the course means that your course has been registered as completed. The course registrations are updated in the same moment that are registered in Oodi.

By pressing the  button Add, you can add suggested or alternative courses to your study plan. When it is permitted to freely add courses under a study module, the link Add courses to XXX is shown after the module. You will then get to a view where you can freely search for study modules with different search criteria.

The columns on the right side of the Structure of the PSP view show the default extent of each course in study credits, as well as the credits and note you have received and the performance date, if you have already completed the course. With the link Schedule you can set a timetable for a course added to your study plan.

If you wish to edit your degree structure, e.g., change your field of expertise or the year of the degree requirements, you can do it by clicking the link Edit the degree structure at the top corner of the view.

Scheduling your courses

On this tab, you can set a time schedule for your courses added to your PSP. In practice, on this page, you should set the year and period when you are going to take each course (information on lectures and other instruction can be found by clicking the course ID or in your own study guide). In the picture below are shown a few examples of scheduled courses. Note that you can put a check mark in several places, if the courses continue for more than one period.

Choose an academic year and period in each column until you have set a timetable for each of your courses. When you are done, press the button Save to save your time schedule. After saving your timetable, you will see how many study credits you have planned to perform in each period and during the academic year in total.

Substituting courses

On this tab, you can substitute a course marked as requirement for your degree with another course or study performance. You can also set a course in your PSP as being performed in some alternative manner. Such substitutive courses are e.g. courses at the Open University or otherwise alternatively performed. The picture below shows an example view on the tab “Substitution of courses”.

Remember to always get an approval for substitution from your institution! It is therefore recommended that you first negotiate substituting courses with your PSP advisor in order to ensure that everything goes according to plan.

Other completed courses

The tab “Other completed courses” shows the courses you already have successfully completed and that have been registered in your study performance register in WebOodi, but which have not been added to your PSP. You can add the completed courses to your PSP on this page by pressing the button Add to the PSP on the right side of the menu. The picture below shows an example view of an example student’s view with completed courses.

Note that this view shows only course performances registered in WebOodi. When creating your PSP, bear in mind that it takes some time for a course performance to be registered after the course has been completed.

Own goals and self evaluation

You can reflect topics regarding your personal study profile by clicking the link Objectives of the PSP in the upper corner. You will then see two boxes: My objectives and Self-assessment. Each text box can fit several pages of text. You can choose whether you want your advisors to see the comments or not. You can also print the text by clicking Print.

Handing the PSP in for review

When your PSP is ready, you can send it to your own advisor by clicking the link Submit for approval in the upper corner. However, before doing this, you should change the status of your PSP to primary instead of draft by clicking the link Set as primary.

After you have have clicked the link Submit for approval, choose your advisor from the opening drop-down menu. After this, you will need to read and accept the terms of agreement regarding sending your PSP for approval. Then press the button Send for approval to send your PSP to be reviewed and approved. You can cancel your sending with the button Cancel submission as long as your PSP advisor has not opened the PSP you have sent.

When your PSP is reviewed, you cannot edit it before your advisor has sent it back to you along with his or her comments. After this, you can perform the changes your advisor has possibly suggested. When your PSP is approved, you will receive an e-mail notification and you may proceed according to the instructions of your institution.