Study tools

This site contains instructions on the most important digital tools you will need during your studies. 

The tools you will need during your studies

This page includes instructions on the main digital tools you will need during your studies. If you are starting your studies at Humak, whether as a degree student or as an Open University of Applied Sciences student, please check out Humak’s Digiavain (“digital key”). Digiavain gives you the keys to the digital tools and practices used at Humak. The aim is to familiarize you with Humak’s digital systems and services and to give you a smooth start to your studies. 

Please note that the content of Digiavain is available throughout your studies. For Bachelor’s degree students and Master’s degree path students, Digiavain is included in the 5 ECTS course “Study skills”. The Digiavain content is also useful for Master’s students, so even if it is not part of your degree studies, we recommend that you take it to help you get through your studies.

To log in to Digiavain, go to When logging in, use the self-registration course key (note: the code includes the = and ! signs, so copy the course key below in full):



Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is one of Humak’s webinar spaces. You can find instruction in Digiavain.

Google G Suite

Google G Suite is a suite of services that includes software to facilitate learning and increase community and collaboration. Humak students – including Open University of Applied Sciences pathway students – with a valid study permit have access to Google G Suite services. You can find instructions in Digiavain.


GoReact is a cloud-based video management system. GoReact is used at Humak, especially in interpreting courses.

Instructions will be updated later.

Hoodle online learning platform

Hoodle is Humak’s online learning environment, where you can find instructions for coursework, assignments, and feedback templates. Communication about the course also takes place on Hoodle. Please note that courses will only be visible in Hoodle when they start. You can find the instructions in Digiavain.

Support requests:

Humak Finna

The library’s electronic and print collections are available in the Humak online library.

Writing instructions

Click here for instructions on writing.


Libguides is a publishing platform mainly for libraries to publish and maintain a variety of guides. Libguides is an open platform, so you do not need to log in with a Humak account.

Lukkarikone online timetable

The online timetable is a view of the Humak room reservation system and is intended for publishing student timetables. 

Office 365

Humak students – including Open University of Applied Sciences students – who have a valid study permit have access to Humak email and Microsoft Office 365 services. Please note that when the study entitlement expires, the accounts will be deleted within 30 days and all data stored in the account will be deleted within 30 days. You can find instructions in Digiavain.


Opens (in Finnish) is a cloud-based event planning and execution service for event organizers, venues, and event service providers. The service is used in Cultural Management and is licensed on a production-by-production basis by a lecturer.


Padlet is a notice board for group work.

Instructions on how to use Padlet can be viewed here.

Peppi – Student desktop

Peppi is Humak’s student system. Click here for instructions on how to use Peppi. 



With the help of Spark, teachers collect course-specific student feedback at the end of each course.


Instructions coming soon.

Thinglink is an app that allows you to create interactive images, videos, and 360 media. You can find instructions on how to use it in Digiavain.


Tuudo is a mobile app that brings together the information and services students need most often from the university’s student information systems (e.g. Peppi) and beyond.


Urkund is an online anti-plagiarism service that helps you check whether your thesis or dissertation contains extracts copied from the internet. Urkund also helps to check the accuracy of references. Please note that Urkund will not be used for theses if they are written in Wihi.

Send your thesis or other written learning assignment to Urkund as an email attachment. Please note that not all written assignments related to your studies will be sent to Urkund. Teaching staff members will always tell you individually if a particular assignment should be sent to Urkund.

Urkund will compare the file sent with material on the internet and its own internal archive and sends a report to the teacher with the results of the comparison. The interpretation of the results of the report is the responsibility of the teaching staff.

Humak’s internal Urkund support address is

Student’s guide

  1. Your instructor will provide you with the address of your Urkund email inbox. The email address is in the format “”.
  2. Please send your work to the address you have received as an email attachment. The file should be in the format .doc, .docx or .pdf. The file must not be copy-protected or otherwise protected. If you have been instructed to use a course code, please put it in the email title, first in square brackets: [course code].
  3. After sending the file, you will receive a confirmation email from Urkund. The email will confirm that the file you sent has been received and will provide more detailed information about the Urkund system. You will receive an error message in your email if the file is in a format that Urkund does not accept.
  4. The email you receive from Urkund will contain a link to register the sender’s name. Click on the link and enter your name in the form. Registering your name will facilitate the evaluation process. At the very end of the email, there is a link that you can click on to opt out of having your work used in the future in Urkund’s internal database as a source for plagiarism comparisons.
  5. Urkund will compare the file with the contents of its internal database and with material found on the internet. Urkund’s internal database contains, for example, files, books, and articles previously submitted to Urkund.
  6. Urkund analyses the work within 24 hours and sends an email to the teacher with a report on the file sent. The report will indicate whether Urkund found any similarities with other sources in the file and will allow the teacher to further examine the references etc. of the work.
  7. Once a file has been submitted, it cannot be deleted from Urkund. If you want to send a new version of the file, please send it from the same email address as the original version and use the same file name. If you send a different version of the same document from a different email or with a different filename, the service will compare the files and unnecessarily report the similarity to another document.

You do not need separate login credentials for Urkund. The Urkund service is organized at Humak by the Humak library.


Virpi is a video tool for theses.


Webropol is a tool for questionnaires and reporting.

After logging in, you can find the Webropol instructions in the tool’s top bar under “Support and instructions”.



Wihi is a tool for theses-related communicating and archiving.

Wihi is a platform through which thesis-related messages are passed between the student, the thesis supervisor, and the client. The thesis topic proposal, the thesis plan, the thesis cooperation agreement, and the various stages of the thesis submission are processed in Wihi, where the thesis is also assessed.

The credits for the thesis are recorded in the PSP directly through Wihi. The thesis process in Wihi is divided into three parts (1/3, 2/3, and 3/3).

Wihi instruction

Support for Wihi:


Workseed is a tool for creating internship plans and contracts.

  • Introductory video (in Finnish) (05:48)
  • Workseed guide for intership supervisor
  • Below are videos on how to use Workseed (05:01) and how to view the English content of your internship courses in Workseed (01:25). Both videos have subtitles. You can turn subtitles on by clicking on the wheel icon (Settings) and selecting Subtitles > English. Please note that the video “How to use Workseed” is an example of an internship for the degree “Cultural Managemet (Bachelor’s)”, but you can also apply it to other degree programs.


If you have problems using Workseed, please contact the lecturer in charge of the internship course.


Zoom is one of Humak’s webinar spaces. You can find instructions in Digiavain.

Administrator of the page: Johanna Henriksson,
Last modified: January 25, 2022