Physical learning environments

To support your studies, there are facilities for both self-study and group work on every campus. Adaptability and educational technology have been the focal points of our latest learning spaces. This way, the spaces can be used to accommodate various different learning methods and situations. Each campus has a wireless network at your disposal, so studying with your own equipment is possible everywhere.

Close-contact teaching is usually given in classrooms, auditoriums, computer class rooms, or in laboratories and other special facilities where you can put the skills you have learned into practice. Campus libraries and their printed and online materials, as well as lobby and restaurant facilities can be utilised for self-study.

Learning Spaces and Lounges

You can work in classrooms and computer rooms when there are no lessons. You must leave the room if a lesson starts. Doors to these rooms are usually open.

On the campuses, you will also have access to lounge spaces intended for students. They can be used without a reservation. In the lounges, you can do group work, study independently or just relax.

 

Virtual learning environments

At JAMK, you can take studies in all fields virtually, online. The majority of the courses are taken partially online, but there are also courses and degree programmes taken fully online. The website also contains a link to the digital skills entry level test that is aimed at all JAMK students.

Moodle and Optima

Moodle and Optima are closed web-based learning environment used at JAMK. Moodle put into service in the autumn 2020 and Optima is used in addition Moodle until the year 2022. You can have online courses in both learning environments during the transitional period. Moodle or Optima workspaces can only be used by JAMK students who have been granted access to it. There is a Moodle or Optima workspace for nearly every course. The content and tools in the workspace vary by course: on some courses, the workspace is only used as a material bank and a means of returning assignments, whereas other courses use a wide variety of interactive tools in the workspace. Material uploaded to Moodle or Optima cannot be accessed by those outside the workspace. When you finish your studies at JAMK, your network access will expire and all content you have produced in Moodle or Optima will be removed automatically.

Office 365

In Office 365, you can produce, share and save information as well as work in teams and have conversations. You can utilise the O365 tools, for example, in co-writing, process-like production and the making of presentations. The result can be saved in the O365 cloud. You can create files with network-based word processing, spreadsheet computation and presentation softwares (Word Online, Excel Online and PowerPoint Online) of the Office 365 service and with the OneNote Online application included in the Office365 package. The files that you create can be shared with others and you can assign rights to either view or edit the file. When sharing a file in the online applications, you can utilise the JAMK user directory. There you can find both students and staff based on their last name. See Microsoft office quick starts.

Teams

Microsoft Teams is an online working platform which includes also the chance of a video conference. There is Office 365 tools inside in Teams so editing a file together is easy. In Teams, you can edit files together, talk and chat. A video conference tool in Teams is commonly used to online learning, including online lectures and counselling. You can log in Teams via the page of Office 365. But you can install easy Teams desktop application or download Teams app on your mobile device.

Funet Zoom

Funet Zoom is a web conferencing system used for online lectures and guidance sessions carried out at agreed times. Sound, video and text can be used in the meeting room. Each Funet Zoom meeting room has its own address, which is given to the participants. The meeting room is only visible to the participants, although the session may be recorded. See Instructions for using Funet Zoom. Please, get to know how Funet Zoom is implemented.

Panopto

Panopto is a video recording service. You can store your videos to Panopto and share them. Panopto Recorder you can take screen capture, editing and sharing.

Open course materials

Open course materials (Finnish website) are JAMK’s public websites. The websites include study-related materials and instructions. They can be accessed by anyone. While the learning materials are used for studying in, for example, the Optima workspace, anyone can use them to learn more about the subject.

Blogs and online magazines

If your studies involve blogging – for example, during exchange studies – you can use JAMK blog service. The blogs are public websites that can be accessed by anyone. You can also produce public online magazines (Finnish website) as part of your studies. They can also be accessed by anyone.

In addition to these virtual learning environments offered by JAMK, you may also encounter other environments during your studies, such as learning environments maintained by other educational institutions or social media services.

Contact information

Physical learning environments

Järvisalo Jonna

Järvisalo Jonna

Toimitilavastaava, Facility Manager
Toimitilapalvelut, Facility Services
Hallinto, Administration
+358505664343
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Särkkä Taru

Särkkä Taru

Suunnittelija, Administrative Planner
Toimitilapalvelut, Facility Services
Hallinto, Administration
+358406315334
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Virtual learning environments

Varonen Mari

Varonen Mari

Verkkopedagogiikan suunnittelija, E-learning Designer
Koulutuksen kehittämispalvelut, Educational Development Services
Hallinto, Administration
+358407735285
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