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.

An example of a transforming classroom

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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 environments used at JAMK. Moodle has been introduced in autumn 2020 and Optima will be used alongside Moodle until 2022. You may have online implementations in both environments during the transition period. Only JAMK students who have been admitted to the workspaces of learning environments can access the workspaces. Almost every course has a Moodle or Optima workspace. The contents and tools of the workspace vary from one course to another: in some courses, the workspace functions only as a material bank and as a return channel for assignments, and in other courses, the workspace works with a variety of interactive tools. Materials loaded into the learning environment are not visible to anyone outside the workspace. When you complete your studies at JAMK, your user ID will be locked and any material that you have produced for Moodle or Optima will be automatically deleted.

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 platform that also includes video conferencing. Teams has built-in Office 365 tools, making it easy to edit files together. Teams allows you to edit files together, discuss and chat. The Teams video conferencing tool is commonly used in distance learning, including online lectures and study guidance. You can log in Teams from the Office 365 website, but you can also install a convenient Teams desktop app or download Teams app to 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 save your videos to Panopto. Panopto Recorder enables saving, editing and sharing screen captures.

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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