Course implementation from teacher's view

On this page we explain some details of implementing a course: what to notice before, in the beginning, during, in the end, and after the course. If you are a new teacher or if you teach a new course, prepare well for the task and ask for support. Pedagogical experts and Learning Services in your school may help you. Discuss with other teachers at the department. The description is partly administrative, however, let students feel your own ambition into the topic!
Studying. Practical hints for the teacher

Teacher's check list in the course

On this page we explain some details of implementing a course from the viewpoint of a teacher-in-charge or a lecturer. Teacher's situation can be different based on his/her role (e.g., teacher-in-charge, lecturer, teaching assistant) or earlier teaching experience, whether the course is regular or varying, whether the course belongs to a certain programme or major. Your school or colleagues from your department may give more specific instructions and hints. There are some references to a book "Get Inspired!" which is freely available.

Additional information for teachers

Here you can find some useful links in addition to links below:

  • "Get Inspired! - A guide for successful teaching" (PDF in English, and PDF in Finnish). A very practical book written by pedagogical experts at Aalto in 2013
  • UNIPS modules. UNIPS (University Pedagogical Support in Finland) is a national project to provide online pedagogical material for university teachers
  • Academic policies and regulations at Aalto University (Into is student portal at Aalto) including Degree regulations, Examination guidelines, Code of academic integrity, etc.
Aalto University / students at A Grid / photo: Unto Rautio

Teaching periods

Teaching is divided into periods. In Periods I to IV, the last week is always an evaluation week, in which a variety methods are employed to assess learning.


Thesis advising in Aalto University

Thesis is an individual work, made by the student. Nevertheless, students have both right to receive advising and responsibility to ensure the quality of the thesis work by discussing with the thesis advisor during the process.

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Course practicalities

This article offers information on course practicalities for teachers.

People talking and working in the café in Harald Herlin Learning Center, white lamps hanging in front.

Pedagogical training - main page

Familiarise yourself with teaching, learning and educational development.

Looking at course information on MyCourses

Digital services for teaching

The Teacher Services team develops digital services for teaching and learning and provides support for their use. The team is part of the Learning Services.

Aallon uudet opiskelijat luennolla

Individual study arrangements

Each Aalto student has a right to reasonable individual study arrangements due to an impairment restricting his/her ability to study or other health condition.

Aalto-yliopisto, kuva Unto Rautio

Curriculum Design at Aalto University – Strategy and Policies

Curriculum design follows the Aalto University strategy as well as the strategic action plans of the Aalto schools. Here you can find more information about the strategy, policies and practical guidelines.


Contact information and school services for teachers

Kuvassa kaksi opiskelijaa tutkii tietokoneen ruutua pöydän molemmiin puolin.Photo: Unto Rautio

Learning Services

Aalto University Learning Services (LES) is responsible for all services which facilitate the smooth progression of studies at the university.

Service entities
Henkilöt turvallisuuskoulutuksessa / Kuvaaja Aalto-yliopisto

Support for Teaching - Learning Services at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Learning services arranges regular orientations for the new teachers.

This service is provided by:

Learning Services

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