Information technology services

Online learning - Wattle

A number of online learning environments are available to students and staff to facilitate learning, communication and collaboration.

Wattle—Web Access To Teaching & Learning Environments—provides students with access to lecture notes and online resources; lecture recordings, and enables discussion via forums, messaging and web conferencing. To access Wattle, login using your ANU ID and password.

Alliance is an online collaboration and information-sharing environment for the ANU community. To access Alliance, login using your ANU ID and password.

Digital Lecture Delivery—DLD—is used to record lectures and make them available to students through Wattle.

The University maintains a digital television and radio service—ANU TV—for all students and staff.

A number of training videos have been created to make using IT and Library services at ANU easier. These can also be viewed via ANU Vision.

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Email and Office 365

ANU email addresses—in the format—are created automatically for all students and staff when they join ANU. The University will use this address to send you official correspondence.

Microsoft Office 365 is the ANU email provider. The University has upgraded Office 365 (known as Wave 15) to include a new interface, increased mailbox size to 50gb, optimised Outlook Web Application (OWA) utilising HTML 5, and mobile OWA application will be available to android and iOS users. If you would like further training regarding Office 365 or Office 2013, visit the Microsoft website (and select ‘Support’), for training videos and additional tips and information.

You can access your ANU email account from any computer connected to the Internet using the ANU Email website. To log into this website, use your ANU ID and password.

Please check your ANU email account regularly, or forward your ANU email account to an address that you check regularly.

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Printing, copy, scan

Multi-Function Devices (MFD) or HP Printers are located in all Information Commons across campus. MFDs are in all library locations and can print, copy and scan, in black-and-white or colour, in A4 and A3.

You can print to an MFD using the Follow Me and Follow Me Colour print options, or from any computer connected to the Internet using wireless printing. Your document can be released from any MFD in the Information Commons.

HP Printers are in all Information Commons computer labs and can print in black-and-white only. Students and staff are allocated a print quota twice a year to subsidise their print, copy and scanning costs. Quotas can be topped up using the Recharge system.

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There are over 1,500 computers located within the Information Commons. These computers provide students and staff with access to Internet; wireless; software, including Digital Media Suite, and are connected to a shared printing system. You can log onto any computer in the Information Commons using your ANU ID and password.

The University has upgraded all of the computers within the Information Commons to Windows 8.1. Helpful tips and links are available to assist familiarisation and navigation.

All students and staff are allocated a daily download quota of 1GB. Many Library databases and a number of educational sites can be accessed without affecting your quota. If you exhaust your download quota, visit the AskANU Consultants for assistance.

All students and staff are allocated a personal file space—Pebble—where personal files can be saved. Staff and students can access their personal files from on campus and off campus.

Within the Crawford building there are 4/6 computer labs of which you will have 24 hour access.

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Updated:  21 March 2023/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team