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This course will give you necessary practical skills for computer science studies.

You will learn the basics of using the command line and version control in a simple project. In addition, you will also learn how to make a simple static website.

Moodle
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Materiaalit

Ilmoittautuminen ja opintomaksu

The course is free of charge.

No enrollment before the course begins. You will enroll on the course through the Open University once you have studied the course material and are ready to take the exam.

  1. Study the course material and
  2. complete exercises found in the course material. Keep track of which exercises you have completed.
  3. Enroll on the course through the Open University through this link.*
  4. Continue completing the course in the Moodle online environment. Moodle space for the course opens 31.8.2020. More information on Moodle can be found on this page, under the section Completion Methods.
  5. Mark which exercises you have completed in Moodle.
  6. Take the course exam in Moodle. More information on the course exam can be found on this page, under the section Completion Methods.

*In order to enroll you will need to meet one of the following criteria:

A. You have a university of Helsinki user ID.
B. You have a user ID at a HAKA federation member institution.
C. You have Finnish personal indentity number.
D. You are able to visit the University of Helsinki Admission Services in Helsinki and verify your identity. You can find the instructions for the registration process on this page under the heading Registration without a Finnish personal identity code or online banking ID at the University’s Admissions Services.

Please note!

  • Enrollment at the Open University ends 12.12.2020.
  • If you do not have a Finnish personal identity code, please contact the University of Helsinki Admission Services in order to enroll on the course.
  • Course materials (without ECTS) are available for everyone without officially enrolling on the course.
  • Students and international students at the University of Helsinki can enrol on the course with their University of Helsinki username.
  • If you wish to have the ECTS entered in the University of Helsinki’s student records, you must enroll on the course at the Open University and finish the course in Moodle.

Open University reserves the right to make changes to the study programme.

Kuvaus

Course is recommended for all students planning on completing Computer Science courses. Compulsory course for students of Bachelor’s programme in Computer Science. You can take the course as part of Digital Education For All (DEFA) studies.

No prerequisites.

To ensure that student has required practical skills for studies in Computer Science. The goal is that student learns basics of command line, using VCS (Version control systems) in simple coding project, as well as making a simple static website.

Recommended as first Computer Science course.

Course consists of three (3) parts, each containing exercises that students complete individually:

  1. The Command Line
  2. Version Control: Git and Github
  3. HTML and CSS

Learning goals for each can be found in course material.

The course material is completely online. The material contains practical information and exercises. In addition, searching information online is required.

The assessment is based on the number of exercises completed and an online exam.

Contact information:

The course is completed online:

  1. Study the course material and
  2. complete exercises found in the course material. Keep track of which exercises you have completed.
  3. Enroll on the course through the Open University. You can find the instructions on this page, under the section Registration and fee.
  4. Continue completing the course in the Moodle online environment. Moodle space for the course opens 31.8.2020.
  5. Mark which exercises you have completed in Moodle.
  6. Take the course exam in Moodle.

Moodle

The course employs the online learning environment Moodle. The Moodle space for the course is available from 31.8.2020.

You will receive the Moodle course key through email after you have completed the Open University course enrollment. (The Moodle space is also available through the Moodle button on this page. The enrolment key is also provided in the course material).

Are you a student at the University of Helsinki or another HAKA member institution.

  • If yes, you can use your username and password to access Moodle.
  • If not, please activate your University of Helsinki user ID and use it to access Moodle. You will receive information regarding the user ID through email after your course enrollment.

Exam

You can complete the online exam either

  • halfway through the course (28.9. - 18.10.2020) or
  • at the end of the course (23.11. - 13.12.2020).

The exam is available for three (3) weeks on each occasion.

If you need some special arragements or support for the examination, contact your education specialist at least 10 days beforehand.

For special arrangements, please also send a copy of a certificate from a doctor or an equivalent expert, such as a psychologist, speech therapist or physical therapist, indicating the grounds for special arrangements to specialneeds@helsinki.fi.

Read more:
Instructions for online examinations
Arragements for students in need of special support

Course is part of Other studies in programme in Computer Science.

More about Unix-systems and command line can be learned in course Shell scripting (CSM13501).

Student’s digital skills: orientation (2 op)