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TAMK Student's Handbook

Student: Practical instructions for distance learning

The student's instructions for the key tools used in distance learning have been compiled on this page. Please note that you will receive distance learning instructions for your course primarily from the course teacher

Read IT Services FAQ to find answers to our most commonly asked questions. 

1. Distance instruction and virtual lectures

Your course teacher is the first point of contact for questions about distance learning.

The video service ZOOM and Microsoft TEAMS are generally used in the delivery of real-time distance instruction and virtual lectures:



The teacher will make lecture recordings available to students in Moodle or send a link to students, for example, via email.

2. Learning environments


Moodle is a LMS (learning management system) where teachers can create course areas. Typically Moodle course area is like a course's home page that can contain materials, links, assignments and other activities. All staff members and students at Tampere universities can access TUNI Moodle. 


Microsoft Teams allows teams to attend remote meetings, share documents and collaboratively edit documents.


3. Editing and sharing documents

Besides Teams, you can share documents with email links directly through the Office 365 applications or the OneDrive cloud storage to another user or a group to be viewed or collaboratively edited.


4. Separate software

Many of the software used for teaching purposes at the University are also available for download on students’ own computers.  

5. Assignments

Your course teacher will tell you how and where to return your assignments. Students usually return their assignments through the Moodle assignment module or discussion forum.

Use the Office 365  tools for writing group assignments and for other remote working purposes.

6. Taking exams

Your course teacher will tell you more about the examination and provide you with practical instructions. Students can take exams remotely, for example, through the Moodle quiz module or 0365 Forms.

Data security and data protection 

Pay attention to data security and protection during distance learning.

Links to instructions and guides


Please contact your course teacher with more questions about distance learning. If you have technical questions, send an email to %20it-helpdesk [at] (it-helpdesk[at]tuni[dot]fi).


Published: 12.3.2020
Updated: 14.8.2023