2.2. Winha (WinhaWille, WinhaWiivi)


VAMK uses a student-administration system called WinhaPro and there is an interface for the students called WinhaWille, this interface can be accessed with a browser from https://secure.puv.fi/wille/ or via the quick link from the schools website http://portal.vamk.fi/.

NOTICE! Usage from outside of VAMK network will require additional authentication like timetables currently.

Student number

Each student is given a student number in Winha; this number is formed on the basis of the year when the studies have begun and a continuous number, e.g. 0501234 (the year the studies have began 2005 and the continuous number 01234). This same student number is the username for WinhaWille. WinhaWille is accessible from outside the school network and through the public Internet.

Username and password for WinhaWille

New students receive a WinhaWille-username and password at the start of their studies from their group representative. If you forget or lose your password, you can receive a new one from the student office. When retrieving a new password take some sort of identification with you. For security reasons passwords aren’t given out through e-mail or over the telephone. It is recommended you change the password given from the school immediately after the first usage. You can change your password at https://secure.puv.fi/passwd.cgi. The password changes then in every system.

A good password is at least six characters long and includes both capital letters as small letters; therefore it will be harder to break. A good password can be from a limerick or a rule (e.g. what goes up must come down = wgUmCd).


Functions in WinhaWille

Registration of attendance

The students must register in the beginning of each academic year as either present or absent, with the exception of the first year students.

In the student interface, above the functions menu, it is visible to see how many semesters the student has been absent and present. Failure to give proper notification of attendance leads to loss of study right.

Change of address

Students must update their address and contact information. Especially remember to write an e-mail address in WinhaWille to which you wish to receive information about your studies. The recommendation is to use the school´s e-mail address but other e-mail addresses are also allowed. You can also forward your e-mails from your school e-mail address to another e-mail address by using the forward file.

Unexpected changes to the academic schedules (e.g. teacher taken ill) can in the future be notified by sms or email. In case you wish to be notified also by sms, write your number in WinhaWille at Change of address at Telephone (textmessage). If you do not want to receive messages to your mobile phone, leave the field empty or remove your phone number from the field.

Group representative

You can see the name of your group representative and his/her email address from Group data.

The students personal study plan ISP

The studies shown in the ISP are divided into four sections – planned studies, enrolments, participations and completions. As a search criteria it is recommended to use one of those sections, other criteria is not necessary. Students may also search for projects (e.g. performed practical training).

From the ISP table over planned studies you can see which studies the student still has not received a grade for.

The ISP table for enrolment shows the exams and implementations that the student has enrolled to but which yet haven’t been confirmed. The student can withdraw an enrolment by clicking the courses check-box and by confirming the withdrawal by clicking the confirm-button.

The ISP table for participations shows the implementations and exams that have been confirmed for the students. If the implementations include different parts or segment exams then they are visible and the amount is shown, which is linked to the Participations-page. The grade for the segment or part is shown by choosing components.

The ISP table for completions shows, depending on choice, the grading day or the courses in order by the course-code that the student has received a grade for, or a credit transfer.

The ISP Project-page shows e.g. the practical training periods or the thesis for which the student has received a grade.

The ISP’s content and study description

This page shows the students total ISP-studies in hierarchic order. After the students name the status-code appears and the possible grade. From the ISP’s content the student can see which courses that have been performed and which courses are still missing.

By clicking the ”Print ISP”-button the ISP can be printed to a chosen printer. Always print this document when preparing for an appraisal discussion with your group representative and take it with you to the discussion.

Enrol to implementations

Enrol to implementation via Enrol – Implementation. To search for courses you can use a group-code, e.g. T-IB-1-2, R-TRB-1, R-HB-2T etc. and/or just the beginning of the group code for example R-HB% or department. The department field is the participation group of the student. The department field should always be left empty. In normal circumstances it is enough to only use the group-code as search criteria. It is also possible to use the study method as search criteria when searching for virtual studies.

Only the studies that have an active enrolment are displayed. In front of each implementation is a check-box. By checking the box the student can chose one or more implementations. The choice can be undone by unchecking the box. Finally the choices will be activated by clicking the Confirm-button.

When searching for optional studies leave the field of department empty. Type in the field Group H-VV.

Enrolment times can be found in the study guide. Enrolments must be done through WinhaWille.

Enrol to an exam

Enrol to a retake exam or an enhancement exam via Enrol - Exam. The students department can be used as search criteria.

The Student pages only show the exams which have an active enrolment time. The exam code states to which department the retake exam belongs (the three first letters) and the numbers represent the year and calendar week, e.g. IKT0548. The exam code can be verified from the Excel-table on the homepage (Study Portal > Academic Schedules > (your unit)). The language in which the exam is held also appears there.

The exams are specific and therefore the student can only enrol to the already saved studies. In front of each study is a check-box. If the program does not accept the enrolment (e.g. the student has already enrolled to the implementation) it is usually because a grade for that period has not yet been given, in this case, please contact your teacher.

Bulletin board

Information to the students will be found on the bulletin board.