UniSA provides a lot of services and information online and all of your courses have online resources and components. This website will help you navigate the online environment, including how to:
get connected to myUniSA (your student portal)
use myUniSA to access your course materials
locate other information and services using myUniSA
navigate your course sites to submit assignments online and find readings
research assignments using the library's online tools
check your student email and communicate with staff by email.
Check out the Learning onlineresources on the Study Help website under Study Skills, watch the short videos for student tips, and explore the topics below to find out more about getting online at UniSA.
Get connected on campus
Get connected on campus using one of the computers in the computer pools and barns, or connect your own wireless device. To find out more about computers, wireless, printing and other IT services on campus, click on each image below.
Get connected to the UniSA online environment off campus via your own internet access, or other wireless connections via www.unisa.edu.au. Click on the LOGIN in the upper right corner, then on Students to access your student portal 'myUniSA'.
Need more info? Click on the images below to get help navigating myUniSA, or find out more about IT services for students.
Click here to find out how to get IT help or contact IT helpdesk on 830 25000 (current operating hours here).
Email is the main method of contact at UniSA, so check your inbox regularly to stay informed about class changes or cancellations, library reminders, assignment advice etc. Your email account can be accessed via myUniSA. Click on the image below to find out more about using your UniSA email.
Check your emails as often as possible because this is how you will be contacted for all course and university information.
Delete unwanted messages from your inbox and sent items folder to free up space for incoming mail.
Regularly empty your deleted items folder.
Save bulky email attachments to USB.
When emailing university staff (e.g. course coordinators, program directors, tutors), make sure you:
identify yourself and your course/program
write clearly and in complete sentences (do not use SMS shorthand)
proofread what you have written before sending
be respectful and courteous
keep copies of your correspondence (you might need to refer to it later).
Each course you are enrolled in has a 'learnonline' website. You can access these via your myUniSA portal (look for the the links under 'my Courses').
Each course site may look slightly different depending on how your Course Coordinator has organised the information. However, they should contain the following items:
weekly readings and resources
lecture recordings (slides and audio)
activities and quizzes
virtual classroom link
links to assignment submission pages.
Locate the 'Course Essentials' block on your course sites for key information:
If your assignment requires you to produce and submit media such as video or audio, your Course Coordinator may have set it up so that you can submit via the Helix Media Library. Check the instructions if you are not sure how to do this.
Once they have been submitted, most assignments will be examined using a tool called Turnitin which detects plagiarism. If you are enrolled in a course that permits it, you can upload your work early to receive an originality report and similarity figure (these indicate the percentage of text in your assignment that matches text found in other assignments submitted to Turnitin, as well as text found in published works like books, journal articles and webpages) and then modify and resubmit your work in light of this information. For more info on using Turnitin and interpreting these figures and reports, visit this Turnitin resource.
Extension requests are also lodged online through an Extensions link on your course sites - check the 'Course Essentials' block.
Keep a copy of your Course Outline for every course - it has all the important info you need about textbooks, readings, assignments, exams and extensions.
Make sure you know where everything is on each course site - familiarise yourself early and read ALL of the information from your lecturer/tutor.
Regularly check your Course site for any updates and announcements from your Course Coordinator and tutor.
Do all the activities on the Course site and read any information and instructions carefully.
Click here for more help with your learnonline course sites.
UniSA Library is your gateway to research. It exists to support your research and learning. In addition to having a location on each campus, the Library offers a range of online resources and support. The Library's web address is www.library.unisa.edu.au, but is also accessible via myUniSA. Check out the library homepage to search the catalogue, find out about opening hours and book study spaces on campus.
Before you start, watch this short video about using the UniSA Library website.