Anywhere, Anytime at RMIT Student Computing – SAB
It’s like having your own computer lab on your laptop, tablet or smartphone whenever you’re on campus.
If you’re based in Building 80 and you require access to course software (refer “Courses that require computing facilities” below), yes, you need myDesktop.
myDesktop is a great way to work in class and on your own. You can work with your own familiar device and decide where and how you like to study. Through myDesktop, you can access course software , view and print course material, and no longer need to line up to share open access labs and their noisy space.
Some classes will require you to use a computing device, so you may use your own or share an RMIT device. Other classes may not use computers and you may choose to do your study at home, or elsewhere on campus. You can check this list of courses to see if yours uses computing facilities, or you can contact your lecturer for more information.
Refer to What if I don’t have my own computing device for more information on RMIT devices available.
Some RMIT supplied laptops are available in classrooms for students to share.
For Semester 1, 2013 the number of shared devices will be reduced to 1 laptop at each pod for shared use. This allows space for students to use their own devices in class.
Specialist labs will continue to retain 1 computer per seat.
When classes are not scheduled in these rooms, students may use them for self-directed study. Also refer below for information on Open Access Labs.
Building 80 was purpose built to deliver a wireless computing environment for College of Business students, to access everything they need for their studies through myDesktop on their own device.
If you’d rather use an open access lab, you can visit the Swanston Library or nearby labs in buildings 2 and 6. A complete list of computer labs is available on the Computing services for students web page.
RMIT has negotiated some discounted laptop deals through Dell for all students and staff of RMIT.
When you are looking for a computer, refer to the mobile device minimum requirements (PDF) document to help make an informed decision.
If you are a student disadvantaged by economic, social or geographic circumstances and facing barriers to accessing education, an RMIT Equity Scholarship can help you achieve your study ambitions.
If you haven’t already, have a go at installing myDesktop yourself on campus by following these instructions. Or, visit the IT Service Point in Building 80, Level 3 (near the escalators) for direct assistance.
If you require wireless assistance, download the DIY Guide (PDF), call the IT Service Desk on Tel. 9925 8888 or visit the IT Service Point, Building 80, Level 3.
Students will be able to print from myDesktop or any fixed RMIT laptop to any of the printers in Building 80. Just print as you normally would, and ensure the printer is set to ‘RMIT Global’. This is a global queue, so just swipe your student ID at any printer, to securely release your printing. For more information visit the Think Print web page.
Students: Go to askRMIT for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Staff: Visit the Staff SAB Blog for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The introduction of anywhere, anytime student computing aims to enable flexible computing for all students. If you feel that none of the above options will suit your needs and you have a concern about how you’ll access computing facilities in Building 80, please provide feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile student computing policy
The Mobile Student Computing Policy outlines student rights and responsibilities when using their own mobile computing device on campus.