How to get started!

How to complete this course

The Student’s digital skills (3 sp) course is taken in two parts: Student’s digital skills: orientation (2 sp) and Student’s digital skills: advanced skills (1 sp).  The orientation part includes completing sections 1–4 of these reading materials. The advanced part of the materials is completed after the orientation part on a separate course platform in a separate competence test.

Please note that the content of the advanced part (1 credit) associated with these reading materials is not completed in all study programmes. Certain study programmes include completing separate course content described in the course catalogues for the study programmes on WebOodi (under study blocks). These study programmes are:

  • Medicine study programme
  • Dentistry study programme
  • Bachelor’s Programme in Mathematical Sciences
  • Bachelor’s Programme in Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor’s Programme in Chemistry
  • Bachelor’s Programme for Teachers of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Science

How to begin:

  • First review the introduction of the course in the course catalogue for your own study programme on WebOodi (see study blocks).
  • Next, log in to the Moodle course area of the “Student’s digital skills: orientation” part of your campus, where you will find detailed instructions for completing the course. You will find the course key (password) required for log-in in the course area introduction, below the course area name.

You can access WebOodi and Moodle easily through the My Studies page.

The campus-specific identifiers and names of the orientation part for finding the course areas in Moodle:

DIGI-000A Student’s digital skills: orientation (City Centre)
DIGI-100A Student’s digital skills: orientation (Kumpula)
DIGI-200A Student’s digital skills: orientation (Viikki)
DIGI-300A Student’s digital skills: orientation (Meilahti)
AYDIGI-500A Student’s digital skills: orientation (Open University)
DIGI-400A Studentens digitalkompetens: orientering (Svenskspråkig) – for Swedish-speaking students of all study programmes!

Instructions for taking the course

Below you can find a condensed image of how you should study the course and short instructions for taking it. For detailed instructions, see the course area for your campus!

1) First review each part’s study materials and take the entry level tests for each part in Moodle.

2) If your entry level test score is under 70%, study its content using the study materials.

3) Once you score 70% or more on the entry level test of each section, the link to the competence test will appear at the bottom of the Moodle course front page. You have completed the course once you scored a minimum of 70% of the maximum score.

If you encounter problems or would like to repeat something, you can always return to the course materials and the additional reading material also later during your studies.

Tips and instructions for reading

Welcome to the Student’s digital skills course learning material! The material has been divided into sections which you can browse either through the menu at the top or the menu on the left, which displays the currently opened sub-section. The sections and their learning goals are presented on the front page.

Please note that you do not need to read everything! If you already have a solid grasp on the contents of a section, and have received a good score on the entry-level exam, feel free to move on!

A PDF version has also been made of the learning materials. If you wish to read the materials offline, simply save the file on your device and open it later. Please note, however, that the PDF version is not updated as often as the online version, i.e. it may not be 100% up-to-date.

Additional reading material

In addition to the primary reading material, the course features an additional reading material, which contains more advanced information on useful topics which are not included in the course study goals. The topics of the additional reading material include web publishing, image editing, and information on math software.


The material contains many links, both internal to the material and links that lead to other web sites. The internal links mostly open inside the same window. The links that lead to other sites (additional reading, instruction pages etc.) open into a new tab or new window, depending on the settings of your browser.

The information behind the links is mainly supplementary, and can be useful for those looking for extra information. As such, you should not let them disturb your reading experience if you want to focus on reading the learning material from start to finish!

Info boxes

In addition to normal text paragraphs, there are info boxes scattered among the material, indicating various types of content:

Advanced information on the topic at hand can be found in blue boxes.

Important! Especially important issues are marked like this.

The material follows the adventures of UH Example Representative Raimo Keski-Vääntö. Raimo’s stories can be found in these boxes.

Some concepts are demonstrated using educational videos and video exercises. They are marked in red.