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Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu :: Completing your studies at Open UAS

Oulu UAS Open University Student’s Guide 2019–2020

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Completing your studies at Open UAS

User account

You will receive a personal user ID once you start your studies. Oulu UAS’s access rights require you to change your password as soon as you receive it. If your user account does not work, please contact the helpdesk at / +358 20 611 0205.

You can access all the UAS' online systems with the same user account: login to computers, student intranet Oiva, e-mail and Moodle.

Students' intranet Oiva

Oiva is a daily tool which allows you to keep up-to-date on current issues and take advantage of various tools and services in your studies. If the language in Oiva is in Finnish, you can change it to English in the top right corner by clicking the Menu.


Moodle is one of Oulu UAS’ e-learning environments. Moodle requires you to log in with your student ID. 

In Moodle, each e-learning course has its own space. Depending on the preferred signing in method of your teacher, you can either assign yourself to the work space of your choice or the teacher will add you to the work space. If teacher uses self-registration, you might need the enrollment key. You will receive this enrollment key from your teacher.

Open UAS current topics will be informed in Moodle. You will have the Open UAS course space automatically in your Moodle.

E-mail & OneDrive

The format of your e-mail address is Your e-mails are located in a Microsoft Office 365 cloud service. Login to the service on your browser. With the links in the toolbar, you can access the other MS cloud services, such as your OneDrive. You must read your Oulu UAS e-mail regularly. Teachers use e-mails to inform the students. If you primarily use some other e-mail address, you can forward your study e-mails to that address. Check out further instructions regarding the use of e-mail and Microsoft Office 365 cloud service.


Exam practices vary from different campuses. The teacher will inform the students of the exam practices at the beginning of the course. Oulu UAS has an electronic exam (Exam) in use. You will find more information here.


Theory classes do not have obligatory attendance. However, at language studies, seminars and exercises attendance is usually obligatory. For more information, please ask the lecturer of the course.

Grading methods and grades

The assessment regulations of Oulu University of Applied Sciences are applied to grading the completed courses. The assessment is either numeric on a scale of 0 to 5 or verbal on a scale of fail or pass. Students taking Open University studies must complete the study attainments required for a course by the end of the semester following the end of the course.

As a student of the Open University of Applied Sciences, you can raise a grade of a failed course without an extra fee. You can raise a grade of an approved course once. If you wish to raise your grade, you must do so during the next term following the end of the course at the latest.

Teachers mark the grades within three weeks of evaluation/deadline. You can view your grades in Oiva or ask about them from the Open UAS contact person.

The extent of the studies

Your studies are measured with credits (cr). The credits describe the workload, which is demanded from students to complete the course. One credit corresponds approximately to 27 hours of work.

Transcripts of records and other certificates

Upon request, the Open UAS contact person can write an attendance certificate and other official statements of studies, for example, to the TE services. 

After completing all of your studies at the Open UAS, you can request the certificate by e-mailing You can also order a digitally signed transcript of records via Peppi. You can find instructions here. Digitally signed documents are available immediately and you can print or forward them as electronic attachments. Documents ordered via Peppi are official documents which are valid to prove your studies to authorities. Please note that the study fee must be paid before receiving the certificate.