Getting setup at UniMelb
The University has a wide range of digital tools, information and services to help you study remotely. The Student IT team is here to help with IT support to get you set up and connected, ready for online study.
Get connected with a VPN
Away from campus, access to some University services may require the use of our Virtual Private Network (VPN). This will allow you to securely access anything you may need, as if you were right here on campus. Click the applicable button below to get connected.
VPN for students currently in China (FortiClient)
Google Scholar is not compatible with the FortiClient VPN. Alternative search options include the library’s Discovery and Library Guides to find academic databases for your discipline or topic area.
VPN for all other students (Cisco)
If you need to use Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) fileshares or Dimefox/Nutmeg, please ensure you are connected to the VPN before attempting access. Please contact us if you require any help connecting to FEIT services.
Using Canvas LMS
Find all your content for your subjects on Canvas LMS. If you are new to using Canvas, there’s a series of online guides to support you through key tasks, such as using TurnItIn to submit assignments, downloading lecture recordings, and accessing Canvas support channels for further help.
Using software remotely
A wide variety of software is available for use from anywhere using myUniApps. The list includes Matlab, Minitab, NVIVO, RStudio, SAS, SPSS, Microsoft Project and Visio.
You can connect directly through your browser or download Citrix Workspace to access myUniApps, depending on your preference. To get started, click below.
There is also a range of software that is available for installation on your personal device. This includes Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, AspenONE, SketchUp Pro, Stata and SPSS. For more information, click below.
Watching lectures online
Lectures are recorded and put online in the Canvas LMS, under your subject's Lecture Capture tab. Echo360, used by most lecturers, is also available for direct access (below), and for download on iPhone/iPad and Android.
Attending tutorials and workshops online
Most subjects will deliver at least some tutorials/workshops online. Zoom is the University's official web conferencing tool, and is integrated into Canvas if your subject uses it. To join your class, click on the Zoom link in your subject's Canvas sidebar.
To download Zoom for your computer or mobile phone, click below. Further information can also be found on the Software for Students page.
View the University's page about student privacy using Zoom.
Some subjects deliver class content or collaborate within classes through Microsoft Teams. To download Microsoft Teams for your computer or mobile phone, click below. Further information can also be found on the Software for Students page.
Connecting to Wi-Fi
Wireless network (Wi-Fi) access is provided to students across all University buildings and grounds. Learn more about setting up your devices with UniWireless below.
Printing and scanning
Student Print allows easy printing, photocopying and scanning from on-campus libraries. Easily submit a job or manage your credit from the Print Portal, or use a library computer to submit a print job.