Humak uses the Peppi educational system. In Peppi, you can take care of important practical matters during your studies, such as registration for implementations and the statutory academic year registration. You will also find your PSP on the student's desktop, where you can schedule your studies and monitor their progress.
On the student’s desktop, you have access to the most frequently used functions with dedicated buttons: PSP, study records, room reservations, appointment times, and the curriculum. At the top of the desktop is the Peppi menu, which contains the functions on the desktop and other advanced functions.
In the upper right corner is your own name where you can see the settings. You can also log out here if needed.
In the settings you can record your contact information, view your study entitlement, and change the interface language. The ‘Settings’ button allows you to view your personal information. If you have more than one study entitlement, choose which information and performance you want to view. If necessary, you can edit personal information, contact information, data transfer permits, share the information of a close relative, and save your own picture.
With a Personal Study Plan (PSP), you can plan and schedule your studies, monitor your progress, and talk to your PSP coach. There are different tabs for planning and scheduling your PSP, with instructions below.
At the top of the page, you will also see which curriculum you are following, which version of the PSP is on the display, a drop-down list for PSP selection, buttons to discuss the PSP with your coach. When your PSP is approved by your PSP coach, you will always receive a draft version of the PSP, which you can edit if you wish.
On the right-hand side of the page, you will see the status of your current PSP, summary information about your studies, messages about your PSP or its modules from lecturers and notes on enrollments and performance. In addition, you can print your transcript of studies if you wish by clicking on the Download transcript of studies (PDF) button.
The Inspection tab has an up-to-date PSP based on the default curriculum for your study entitlement.
Click on the question mark above the PSP structure (see the image below). You will see the symbols used in the PSP.
Please note that if a course has a failing grade, the icon “Enrollment in progress” (blinking purple) will be displayed if there is an implementation of the course for which the enrollment period is currently in progress. This is intended to provide a reference to the fact that you can complete the course via another implementation if necessary.
Commenting on the PSP
You can ask your PSP coach for comments on your PSP by clicking on the “Submit for comments” button. Fill in the fields of the form that appears, the recipient is your PSP coach, the subject, and the content of the message. Remember to sign your message. The message will go to the PSP coach’s email, but the sender of the message will not be listed.
You can ask your PSP coach to approve your PSP by clicking the “Submit for approval” button. Fill in the fields of the form that appears, the recipient is your PSP coach, the subject and the content of the message. Remember to sign your message. The message will go to the PSP coach’s email, but the sender of the message will not be listed.
Approving your PSP will create a new version of your PSP that you will no longer be able to edit. However, the approved PSP will immediately create a draft PSP, where you can further edit the PSP if necessary. You can select the PSP version from the Select PSP version drop-down list.
Use the Add an entry function to make your own entries or send questions to the PSP coach.
Please note that entries that you have not sent to the lecturer cannot be deleted. An entry that you have sent to the lecturer can be deleted by the lecturer.
The filtering options allow you to limit which studies you wish to view in your PSP.
On the Selecting Studies tab, you can include or exclude optional and free-choice studies from your PSP. Your PSP is based on the curriculum and may include all the studies offered by the curriculum, not all of which you will study. You can select your studies using the buttons shown in the image below.
When you exclude a course from your PSP, the calculation of credits on the Inspection tab is done automatically. You can later re-include the course.
You can study courses other than those listed in the curriculum and include them in your optional studies.
Comparison of courses
You use the Course Comparison tool to examine the content of your courses as a basis for your choice.
The Scheduling tab is where you plan the placement of your studies on the time axis. At the same time, you can make sure that the required number of credits will be taken during the academic year.
Scheduling your studies
Click Show all to remove the filter.
View the schedulings at different levels of detail: select Academic Years / Semesters / Periods.
If you wish, you can also include summer periods in the timeline by clicking on the Show summer periods button.
To move around the timeline: roll the mouse scroll wheel in the direction you want or use the horizontal scroll bar.
Note: If a course is not scheduled at all, the first time you complete it will create it at the correct time. On the other hand, if a scheduling has been made or created for a course, it will not be automatically updated later to reflect the actual or new completion.
This section allows you to view the structures planned for your qualification structure at degree or field of competence level.
For example, you can view the structure of the studies, common studies, general, and sectoral competences through the structuring. Please note that not all degrees may not include structure information.
On the Messages tab, you can view messages by message type by selecting View All / PSP Tasks / PSP Approvals / Flags / Contracts.
You can also reply to messages from this tab.
On the Enrollments tab, you can see all your enrollments and the courses you can enroll for in your PSP. You can check the enrollment deadlines for each semester here.
There are two categories on the page: enrollment in progress and enrollments. In the Enrollments group, you will also find the courses you have already completed. The most recent enrollments are at the end of the group. If you do not see an enrollment for a course, please contact the lecturer / PSP coach / Student Services for the course in question.
In this view there is a filtering option (see the image below). Clicking on this filter will list only those implementations that have a student group attached (usually a student has only one group, e.g. arrival group amkYm_s18_PKS) and for which the enrollment period is ongoing. This functionality will help you to better identify which implementations are specifically targeted to your group.
Click on “All” to see more teaching offers. This will display all the implementations of the courses that are included in your PSP.
On the Enrollments tab, “Groups” is displayed as one column. This indicates the groups to which the implementation is primarily directed. In addition, a separate black symbol is displayed in the icon on the left-hand side of the screen if the implementation is one that has a group of students associated with it:
You can view the group IDs in more detail in the Help section of the Online Timetable Lukkarikone.
To register for the implementation, click on the “Register” button. If the implementation includes group work, the group enrollment options will be displayed when you enroll. You can also cancel your enrollment if the teacher has not accepted your enrollment. If you have been registered for an implementation, you will not be able to cancel your registration.
If you do not find the implementation you are looking for, you can click on the “+Search studies” button:
Here you can see in which situations enrollment is possible and in which situations it is not.
On the Group Description tab, you can see the entries made by your PSP coach under the headings Description, Working Methods, and Meetings (if any). The names of the other members of the group are also displayed.
In addition to your PSP, you can also track your progress through your transcripts. You can view and filter your transcripts using different criteria. You can access your transcripts from your desktop or from the Peppi menu under Achievements > Transcripts.
By default, all the studies in the PSP will be shown, with their partial credits. The Show Components / Hide Components buttons allow you to hide and then show the components. On the right-hand side of the window, there is a question mark to indicate the meaning of the symbols on the left-hand side of the study sections.
Use the Filter list options to narrow down the courses to be displayed:
Based on time: academic year, semester and period.
By status: full PSP, completed, partially completed, failed.
When you select the courses to display by filtering, the text ‘Filtering active’ will appear on the screen.
The notes written by the teacher for the student appear here (hover over the exclamation point in the image):
Please note that if the whole course has not yet been recorded as completed, the credits recorded as completed for the implementation parts will not appear in Peppi’s own credit calculators. However, these credits will be sent to the authorities via VIRTA for progress monitoring purposes.
In the calendar you can view, among other things, teaching times and rooms, book appointments for study guidance, and check the online timetable Lukkarikone.
In Reservations you can see the reservations for teaching rooms, course and group bookings, as well as the teaching events in the teachers’ calendar. Teachers’ calendars are not up to date, as the Peppi calendar only shows teaching events and not, for example, meeting times.
Students do not have the right to book rooms.
Humak staff can open up appointment slots for students, from which students can book the time that suits them best. Meetings can be booked in the Meetings function of the Students’ Desktop.
Check the available meeting times
Booking a meeting
Checking additional information about the meeting
You can see additional information about the meeting (such as status or other additional instructions) in the Students’ Desktop calendar.
Click on the relevant booking box in the calendar to display the booking details. Please note that you can view the additional details of the booking by clicking on the Hide / Show button.
Cancellation of a meeting
On the Settings page, you can specify whether you want the execution and group reservations entered into the system to go directly to your Outlook calendar.
In the Studies section, you can register for semesters and indicate your intention to graduate.
Registration for attendance and absence for semesters is done through this function.
Please note that this function is only available when semester enrollment is in progress. Semesters in the future are displayed in grey as follows:
You can edit your registration during the registration period by clicking on the Edit button on the right-hand side. Please note that in some cases editing is not possible, in which case the button will not be visible (e.g. if all exclusion periods have already been used, you will not be able to change attendance to absence).
The Agreement bank functionality is intended for the conclusion of contracts between the student and the UAS. It can be used for contracts related to the completion of studies and RPL contracts.
Click on the “New message” button to send a new message.
Please note that you cannot create a new agreement yourself. However, you can send messages related to the contract and also add attachments. You will also be able to approve the contract (its status will change to Pending approval > Contract approved).
Study certificates and transcripts are automatically signed using the Digital and Population Data Services Agency certificate, so you can download the official certificates from Peppi yourself. The electronic signature introduced by the digital certificate is equivalent to a hand-signed signature throughout the European Union.
You can verify the authenticity of electronically signed documents at https://www.humak.fi/en/validation/.
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Last modified: February 18, 2022