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28 October 2022

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.

Tick iconActivate 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.

Tick iconStay 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!

Tick iconTake 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.

Tick iconGet 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.

Tick iconInstall 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).

Tick iconPrepare 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.

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