Instructions for students

You are warmly welcome to my courses!

Here are some guidelines to make it easier for you to study and progress in self-study courses.

Logging in to the course platform

Once you have paid for a course, you are immediately logged in to the platform and can start studying by clicking on the first lesson to open (except for pre-sale courses where the content is available when the course opens).

Later, you can login to the platform by clicking on the Login link at the top of the page. Log in using either your email address or the username that was automatically generated when you purchased the course. Your username has been sent to your email with a link to set and change your password. You will therefore need to set your own password in order to log in.

You can find your own courses on the My Courses page of the course platform.

Next, a bit about studying. At the end of this article I’ll give you instructions on the most common problems – please read them carefully to get your course videos up and running!

Studying in an online course


The course consists of lessons in which you learn through lecture videos. The content of the lectures has also been added to the lesson pages in text format. This allows you to return to the topics via the text rather than having to search for a particular point in the video when you want to check something.

After the videos and texts, at the end of each lesson, you will find links to further information on the topics covered in the lesson. You do not need to follow these links to complete the course, they are just for additional info.

At the end of most lessons there is a short quiz to test your learning.

Questions about the lesson topics?

At the end of each lesson there is a discussion section where you can ask questions and discuss the lesson topics with other students. I am there also and will answer any questions raised in the lessons.

You can write comments and questions in the ‘Leave a reply’ box – just ignore the box title. You can also reply to other people’s comments and questions, or post a completely new question or comment.

How to progress through the course

You must complete the lessons in order. You can work through the course at your own pace. You can watch lecture videos, read texts, and take quizzes as often as you like.

Course feedback

In the last lesson there is a satisfaction survey where you can also make suggestions for improvements to the course. Thank you in advance!

Course certificate

Once you have completed all the lessons, you will get a course certificate. You can save and share the certificate on social media (hashtag #HealthyBreedingCourse) or print it out from My courses page.

Access to the course

You will have permanent access to the course.

Please note that these online courses and their content are the property of my company (Katariina Mäki Oy, business ID 3318910-2). The online courses and their content are protected by copyright and may not be copied, stored, distributed, displayed, transmitted or used for any purpose other than my own personal use.

Most common problems

Username and password

If you have forgotten your password, you can use the ‘Forgot your password?’ function on the login page. This will also allow you to change your password even if you have not forgotten it. Password can be changed also on My account page.

If you are not receiving a password or other system messages in your email, please check that you have used the same email address that you used when purchasing the course. Also check your spam folder. If you find a message there, mark it as non-spam. That way, the emails will go straight to your inbox.

Can’t see the content of your online course?

If the course platform prompts you to go back and complete the previous lesson, you have probably forgotten to mark the lesson as completed. You can do this by clicking on the button at the end of the lesson.

If this is not the case, please check that your browser has been updated and restart it. If that doesn’t help, do the same for your device and make sure it’s updated to the latest version.

If your course progress or achievements are displayed incorrectly, clearing your cache will often help. You can find instructions for clearing your cache by googling. Different browsers have different instructions, so make sure that the instructions apply to the browser you are using.

For any other problems, please contact me.

Contact me

If you have any questions or feedback about the course, the course platform, or the online store, or would like to give me feedback, please feel free to email me at katariina (at)

Questions related to the topics covered in the lessons (breeding and genetics) will be answered in the lesson discussion boards on the course platform.

Have fun studying!