How to use Deakin wi-fi and other digital essentials in T3, 2022
Trimester 3 (T3) is nearly here! Before classes start, it’s crucial that you have your digital workspace set up and operating properly. This will make your study easier, more streamlined, convenient and secure.
Here’s how to have everything sorted from the start – and where to get help if you need it.
Activate your Deakin IT account
If you haven’t already, get started by activating your Deakin University IT account.
When you activate your account, you’ll be given a Deakin username, which starts with ‘S’ for student, followed by a number – for example, S00001234. You’ll also be asked to create a password and encouraged to set up Multi-Factor Authentication (see below) straight away.
Your email address takes on your generic username – for example, [email protected] Your Deakin username and password will also give you access to wi-fi and systems like StudentConnect.
Already have a Deakin account, but can’t log in? Get help.
Stay secure online with Multi-Factor Authentication
All Deakin student accounts must have Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) applied to them within 30 days of activation.
MFA protects your account from unauthorised access by verifying your identity via the DUO mobile app when you log in to Deakin applications.
Using an extra layer of security in addition to a username and password helps to protect your accounts, and it’s quick and easy to get started!
Take the hassle out of passwords with LastPass
Do you have TOO MANY PASSWORDS?! No problem – just set up a LastPass account. This secure password manager remembers your passwords so you don’t have to.
Even better, Deakin students have access to LastPass Premium, which allows you to sync your passwords across all of your devices so you always have them with you.
Get connected with Deakin wi-fi
If you’re coming to campus, make sure you connect to Deakin’s wi-fi on your first visit. Our network is called eduroam. If you’ve previously connected to eduroam but are having problems, you may need to ‘forget’ eduroam and reconnect.
Remember that you can use eduroam to securely jump online – for free – at hundreds of other educational institutions across the globe.
Install Microsoft Office and other free software
Prepare to study with Microsoft Office 365 (O365) – a suite that offers Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and more. It’s a single set-up and it’s free for all Deakin students!
You can find, download and install other software for your computer via the Deakin Software Library.
As a Deakin student, you can also access specialty software in the Cloud, on any device, from wherever you are via Apps and Desktops Anywhere (ADA).
Prepare to print
To use the on-campus printers at Deakin, you need to install some software called ‘PaperCut Mobility Client’ on your device. Head to Deakin’s Software Library, search for ‘Printing’, follow the prompts and install the software to get up and running.
Need some help?
- Check out more detailed information and resources on how to set up your digital essentials.
- Visit the IT Help portal for self-help resources or to report a problem. You can also book an appointment for personalised assistance.