Topic outline

  • Getting online

    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 online resources 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.


    Handy hints

    • Check the list of computer pools on campus to find out the opening hours.  Some are open 24 hours - you need to visit Campus Security to get a pin to use with your ID card to access the rooms.
    • Get your electronic devices connected to UniSA wi-fi. If you are unable to connect contact IT helpdesk.
    • Make sure that you log off your computer once you are finished.
    • Do not leave your important belongings (including USB) behind when you are picking up your printing.
    • Make sure that you save your work on your external device, drop-box, Cloud or e-mail it to yourself. Do not save work on a university computer desktop.
    • Don't forget to collect your assignments after printing and make sure you do not accidentally collect someone else's printing.

    Click here to find out how to get IT help Click here to find out how to get IT help or contact IT helpdesk on 830 25000 (current operating hours here).

    UniSA students must follow the Guidelines for Students on Use of IT Facilities including Email and Internet.


    • Get connected off campus

      Get connected to the UniSA online environment off campus via your own internet access, or other wireless connections via  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).

      UniSA students must follow the Guidelines for Students on Use of IT Facilities including Email and Internet.

      • myUniSA

        myUniSA is your personal portal for study-related information and resources.  From myUniSA you can access a range of information, including:

        • your course sites (learnonline)
        • a range of UniSA services and support
        • your enrolment 
        • announcements and messages.

        To find out more, click on the image below:

        Access myUniSA

        • You'll need your student username and password to log in.  
        • Off campus:  go to or via the top right corner of the university's homepage (via 'Login'). 
        • On campus:  when using UniSA computers on campus, myUniSA is the first page that appears when you open the web browser. 

        Handy hints from students

        • Email

          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.

          Email image 

          Handy hints

          • 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).
          • learnonline

            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:

            • Course Outline
            • weekly readings and resources
            • lecture recordings (slides and audio)
            • discussion forums
            • activities and quizzes
            • virtual classroom link
            • links to assignment submission pages.

            Locate the 'Course Essentials' block on your course sites for key information:

            Course essentials

            Go to learnonline help to find out more about the basic structure of learnonline course websites.

            Submitting assignments online

            Most assignments are submitted online via your courses' learnonline websites. Check these simple instructions for submitting work online, and the video below for more help. 


            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 plagiarismIf 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

            Extension requests are also lodged online through an Extensions link on your course sites - check the 'Course Essentials' block.


            In some courses you will be required to develop an e-Portfolio, and in some programs such as Nursing you will be expected to maintain an e-Portfolio over the course of your studies. For instructions about accessing and using your e-Portfolio, read this e-Portfolio Help resource. If you are a student in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, read this My e-Portfolio: School of Nursing and Midwifery resource.

            Handy hints

            • 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.

            • Library



              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, 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.

              For help from a Librarian, you can Ask the Library by:

              • calling on 1300 137 659 (local call cost from fixed lines within Australia)
              • chatting online for immediate support
              • emailing any hour of the day or night and you will get a response within 1 working day.


              Visit the Library's Student Support Page for student-specific information about, and links to, the following:

              • borrowing conditions and fines/fees
              • Subject Guides and Assignment Helps
              • online self-help materials which include information about how to use the Library catalogue and databases
              • upcoming on campus training.


              Investigate the Off Campus Library Service for postal or email delivery of resources if:

              • all of your courses are external
              • you are studying remotely (living outside the metropolitan area) or at Whyalla or Mount Gambier or
              • you have difficulty visiting the Library in person.