Before starting the studies, you will be e-mailed a course letter, which contains the confirmation of course commencement, information on practical course arrangements and contact information. Please note! Study letters are often directed to spam, so please check your spam email as well and mark the message as not spam.

Things to do before the studies

1. Obtain JAMK username

Familiarise yourself with the guide to new network users, in particular with the Vetuma instructions on how to obtain your username. Obtain your personal username and password from the Vetuma service. The Vetuma authentication service is used with your online banking credentials. If you do not have online banking credentials, contact your contact person: avoinamk@jamk.fi.

The username for new students is formed as two letters + four digits. If you have studied at JAMK before, the username remains same (letter + four digits). You'll have access to all JAMK systems with the same username, including the library online services.

Vetuma service

2. Familirialize yourself with JAMK systems

a) Take the test to determine the entry level of your digital skills and familiarise yourself with the JAMK student’s digital skills material.

b) Sign in to Peppi, Student's Desktop. There you can see your own information and ans schedules (on calendar click Own realizations button). From the Atomi service, you can download an electronically signed transcript of records, among other things.

c) Read your JAMK e-mail (O365) for potential announcements concerning your studies. Your email address is: username@student.jamk.fi. Use this e-mail also during your studies.

3. See the info for new Open Studies' students

Watch the video to help you start your studies (7 minutes)

Orientation info material (pdf)

4. Get started!

Join the studies on schedule. Distance studies are mainly pursued in the Moodle or Optima e-learning environment (see your study letter). You can access the environment using the JAMK username. The course environment opens just before the commencement of the studies.

If the course is implemented in Moodle, log in to the e-learning environment at: https://moodle.jamk.fi

  • Instructions on Moodle
  • You can practice using the e-learning environment with the Student Moodle Orientation course in Moodle.

If the course is implemented in Optima, log in to the e-learning environment at: https://optima.jamk.fi

Log in to Moodle Log in to Optima

5. For study path students: pre-assignment and orientation week

If you are starting a study path, check out the new student's Elmo for the orientation week program. In Elmo you will also find a link to a pre-assignment that must be done before the start of studies. Course registrations are made under supervision during the orientation week / days.

New student's Elmo

Enjoy your studies!

Right to Study

The duration of studies is determined in the course information. The studies must be completed in the schedule specified at the beginning of the studies. The user name is until the end of the semester.

It is important to participate in both face-to-face and online teaching right from the start of your studies. If you have an insurmountable obstacle, contact your teacher in advance.

If your studies are not completed, you will need to register for another implementation and pay the study fee again. Your right to study can also be denied if you have unpaid study fees for JAMK Open Studies.