The winds of change will blow again in August, as the university community will be moving to a new, joint information system! Sisu is an information system for teaching, studies and administration that will be launched for the whole university community in August. Personal Study Plans (PSP), course enrolments, study credits, degree certificates and electronic services will all be in Sisu. Sisu will replace the following systems: NettiOpsu, Opiskelijan työpöytä, POP, ROCK, Oprek ja HOPS. The changeover will have an effect in the community’s everyday functions – a great deal of information will be transferred from the old systems into the new one, so this will cause a maintenance break in the electronic services in the summer.
The teaching schedules for the city centre and Kauppi campuses for 2019–2020 are already in Sisu, and the first-year students on these campuses are already using Sisu to plan their studies. All students will get to log on to Sisu during this spring.
The deployment of Sisu in a nutshell
The launch of Sisu and the resulting change in study information systems will be significant from the students’ perspective particularly in these two areas:
- Maintenance break: The university information systems will be completely closed from 18 June to 4 August. Hervanta systems POP, HOPS and Kaiku will be closed and removed from use after the maintenance break. In the city centre, Nettiopsu, OTP, Tenttis, Kurssipalaute and Harri are closed. All students’ information will be transferred into the new systems from 22 June to 6 July.
- Graduation: If you wish to graduate this spring, you must submit your diploma applications by 27 May. It’s not possible to graduate in the spring term after 17 June. Diplomas won’t be granted in July. Information on graduation deadlines in the autumn will be updated here on the Intranet.
The schedule for the deployment process
In February, the university provides Sisu training for student associations.
In March, all students are should be able create PSP according to next academic year’s curriculum. The curriculum of the whole university is in Sisu. The university organises Sisu-infos for students and training for tutors about the changeover.
In April, the teaching schedules for the whole university are in Sisu. Theses must be submitted in April at the latest if you wish to graduate in the spring term.
In May, registration for the next academic year opens. Diploma applications must be submitted by 27 May if you wish to graduate in the spring term.
In June, the maintenance break and student register migration take place. The systems are completely closed from 18 June to 4 August. Hervanta systems POP, HOPS and Kaiku will be closed and removed from use after the maintenance break. In the city centre, Nettiopsu, OTP, Tenttis, Kurssipalaute and Harri are closed. The transferral of student information takes place from 22 June to 6 July. Continuing students can’t register as present during the maintenance break. Registration for the next academic year opens for continuing students on 13 July.
In August, Sisu is deployed! Sisu opens for students on 5 August. Students will be able to make PSP and enrol for courses. They also get access to a study calendar and electronic services. Study credits are registered in Sisu. Enrolment for first-period courses is open from 5 to 19 August. To enrol, you need to be registered as present. The registration for the academic year closes on 3 September.
The launch of SISU will coincide with the launch of the new Intranet widgets that will develop the Intranet’s usability and introduce new functionalities to help plan your studies. These include Sisu notifications that will conveniently connect SISU and Intranet.
All student information has been migrated to Sisu from old systems and the format of student numbers changed slightly during this transfer as there was some overlap in the student numbers of old registers. Read more about the change in student numbers on Intra.
First diploma applications for the academic year 2020–2021 can be submitted from 5 August onwards in SISU. This requires a PSP that is in 20–21 curriculum. The study administration processes the applications within three weeks.
Sisu-guides and Sisu pop-up spots will help people take Sisu into use on all campuses in August and September.
You can ask for more information about the deployment and the coming changes from opintotietojärjestelmät.firstname.lastname@example.org. Details about the deployment process are updated on the Intranet.
In the student union, questions related to Sisu can be asked from the Specialist in Educational Affairs Tiia Virtanen (email@example.com, +358 40 713 0077) and the Specialist in Communications Saana Hytönen (firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 361 2454).