Everybody loves a freebie.
Well, how about a free laptop? Well, you can’t take it home exactly, but you can totally use it on campus.
Did you know that as a Griffith student you can borrow a laptop for free from the Library service desk?
Simply come visit the friendly staff at the library service desk with your photo ID, and we’ll loan you a laptop for three whole hours.
You could smash some study inside the library or at your favourite study nook on campus, take some notes using the laptop at your lecture or tutorial, or even jump on social media (for educational reasons, of course).
All laptops have the basic student software installed and are connected to the University’s wireless network.
Now, be aware we don’t have an endless supply of laptops. Get in early during the busy periods to avoid disappointment. It’s first come, first served!
Laptops are available for loan during library services opening hours (not to be confused with library building opening hours).
So, if you’re sitting around thinking ‘gee, I wish I could do more study while I’m here on campus, if only I had a laptop…’ you know what to do!
But we’re the library, so of course we’re going to suggest you get a bit of study in! Plus, start studying early and your week 12 self will so thank you for it, we promise.
To help you study, you’ll find an array of common use computer labs across all campuses. Super keen? We even have dedicated 24-hour computer labs.
And don’t forget that Griffith students are welcome to use resources at any campus–enrolled at South Bank but want to study at Logan? No problems!
Find out all computer lab locations (including which ones are 24 hours) here. You can even check in advance how many computers are free in the lab you’re intending to go to.
All computers in common use computer labs will have standard software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and various internet browsers.
In addition, they will often have many of the course related software you require. Software may vary between locations, and you can check out the full list of available software on computers here.
Sometimes you require specialised software or hardware for your course that isn’t provided on common use computers. In these instances, your School may provide access to this through School-based computer labs (for further info about these facilities, contact your school).
Check out our student computing page for more information on using our computers.
While you are killing time on your smartphone, taking notes in a lecture, or studying in the library–don’t forget to tap into Griffith’s Wi Fi for students and staff.
You will notice a few wireless networks available at Griffith University. We recommend you use the Griffith University network which is available across all campuses for use on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
It simply prompts you to log in with your sNumber (e.g. s1234567) and myGriffith password. You can find operating system-specific instructions and guidance on getting connected to Griffith’s wireless network here.
Now, if you are a keen student and want to get some study done on your laptop off-campus, you can also use the Eduroam network.
Eduroam provides Griffith students and staff with access to wireless networks at participating institutions, including various universities, hospitals and professional institutions.
The only tricky part is that the login details for Eduroam are a tad different to Griffith’s Wi Fi. Simply log on with your sNumber@griffith.edu.au (e.g. email@example.com) as your username and your regular Griffith Portal password, and you’ll be set!
As a student, you are provided with unlimited free internet downloads during off-peak hours and 50GB study allowance per month during peak hours–you can check out the specifics here.
Don’t forget though, your use of the Internet must be for appropriate and legitimate purposes associated with your study in accordance with the Griffith University Information Technology Code of Practice.
Technology seems to move faster than Drogon can fly. We mean, do iPhone 3s even exist anymore?
And, as a student, technology is important: you need a computer to do your assignments on, and a phone to download the Griffith App on. Heck, as a millennial, technology is important: you need a way to keep up-to-date with social media and memes.
So, if the festive period was kind to you, and you may now be sporting a shiny new smartphone or laptop, you’re probably pretty chuffed.
While you’re enjoying the new features, take the time to appreciate how your device totally isn’t encrypted by a deadly virus. We mean, it’s the small things we often forget to be grateful for, right?
In order to keep your device cyber safe, and, you know, not encrypted by a deadly virus, you should follow the below tips:
- Configure your devices with a strong pin number or password.
- Ensure your devices are up-to-date with the latest versions of installed applications and operating system software.
- Enable features on your phone which let you remotely track where the device is should it be stolen or lost. In some cases, this also extends to being able to remotely wipe the device of data.
- Be careful with public Wi-Fi networks; these can often be setup without strong security controls. If you have to use public Wi-Fi, avoid sensitive data such as banking etc.
For further information, visit our cybersecurity webpage.
You did it! Those years of hard work, study, red-bull/coffee fuelled nights working on assignments and those awful 8 am lectures are now over. You’ve graduated! Now what? Well, you’re probably busy celebrating! But once that’s calmed down, you may wonder what happens to your Griffith access once you’ve spread your wings.
Let us give you the lowdown.
Griffith computers and WiFi
Your access to our computers and WiFi is based upon what’s called your ‘affiliation’. From the day you graduate, you’ll no longer be affiliated as a student, and therefore will not have an active student account. This means you’ll no longer be able to log on to our computers or use our WiFi.
Just like your access to our computers, you’ll lose access to your H Drive following graduation, so make sure you save a copy of anything important beforehand! Content will remain on your H Drive however, so if you’re planning to come back to do some post-grad study, no need to worry about your H Drive being wiped! Conversely, if you have not heeded our advice of being organised and forgot to grab something important off your H Drive, you can log a webform to request the contents of your H Drive to be emailed to you.
Student mail and Google Drive
You retain access to your Student Gmail and Google Drive after you graduate*. Don’t get caught out though – we still require you to update your password every six months (IT security is important, guys!). If you forget to do this you won’t be able to log in, however it’s an easy fix – visit our Passwords webpage to reset your password.
Learning@Griffith and myGriffith
You’ll retain access to myGriffith for life, so you can log back in at any time to access your academic transcript or grades. Remember: you’ll need to regularly update your password (see above. Note: your password is synced via single sign-on so you won’t have to change it for each platform – you only need to change it once each time). Your Learning@Griffith access however will be shut off upon graduation.
You can continue to have access to your PebblePad work after you graduate, however you will need to create an ‘Alumni’ account. It’s important you do this before your Griffith account is deactivated. Follow the keeping my PebblePad account after Graduation instructions to set up an ‘Alumni’ account.
Once you graduate, you will no longer have access to electronic library resources as these are only licenced for current students. Don’t fret though! You can easily join our libraries for free as an Alumni borrower which will allow you to borrow from the physical collection. You can gain access a range of electronic databases and resources by joining your local public library, State Library of Queensland or the National Library of Australia where eligible.
*This may change in the future depending on changes in Griffith service agreements
Learning@Griffith is the University’s online learning and teaching environment, from which you can access your lecture notes, course readings, lecture recordings, and so much more.
As a diligent student, you’re probably way too familiar with Learning@Griffith – constantly logging on to check your learning content, stay up to date (and ahead!) on readings, revising lectures. Yep, you spend way more time on Learning@Griffing than Facebook and Reddit, right?
However there are a few nifty features available that you might not know about:
You may notice a new little Support? tab pop up in the top right-hand corner of your page. This is your link to the Learning@Griffith Support Centre.
Have you ever been on Learning@Griffith and confused, needed help, or just a bit more information? Wish you could get that with the click of a button? Well, now you can!
Clicking on the Support Centre icon will open the Support Centre pop-up box which includes:
- Direct links to Ask Us questions – simply select the category of information you’re after, and see the relevant Ask Us results.
- A search function, so you can search our self-help resources for the information you’re after.
- Links to further support. Either phone us directly, or email from the Support Centre directly to support analyst (this is handy if you need to attach any content).
The Support Centre is a contextual help item. This means that the support centre will take into account which page you are on in order to provide you with the most relevant support resources.
Did you know you can personalise your Learning@Griffith page?
Sick of the standard colour palette? Change the theme to your favourite colours instead (though – sorry Henry Ford – there’s no black)! To do so simply click the Personalise Page option at the top of the Learning@Griffith home page.
You can also alter the location of modules on your homepage. Want your Important Links front and centre? Mouse over the top left of the module, and you’ll see a move icon appear which will allow you to drag and drop the module wherever you’d like it.
In fact, you can even add modules! Want a dictionary, calculator or note pad? Click the Add Module option at the top left of the homepage, and browse all our addable modules!
Save your mobile data for a time when you’ll actually need it – like whenever you’re not at Griffith. Use our free WiFi instead! If you’re a griffith student or staff member, you can connect your laptop, tablet or smart phone to the Griffith University wireless network.
You’ll notice a few wireless networks available at Griffith University. We recommend you use the Griffith University network, which is available across all campuses.
It simply prompts you to log in with your sNumber (e.g. s1234567) and Griffith Portal password. You can find operating system-specific instructions and guidance on getting connected to Griffith’s wireless network here.
Now, if you’re a keen student and want to try and get some study done on your laptop off-campus, you can also use the Eduroam network. Eduroam provides Griffith students and staff with access to wireless networks at participating institutions, including various Universities, hospitals, and professional institutions.
The only tricky part is that the login details for Eduroam are a tad different to Griffith’s WiFi. Simply log on with a username of sNumber@griffith.edu.au (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and your regular Griffith Portal password, and you’ll be set!
For further information and instructions, visit the Getting Connected page.
When you connect to Griffith’s wireless service, you will be logged in and out of Internet access automatically as part of the Griffith Single Sign-on feature. All Internet traffic is monitored and logged to your student account.
Your use of the Internet must be for appropriate and legitimate purposes associated with your study in accordance with the Griffith University Information Technology Code of Practice.
As a student, you’re provided with unlimited free internet during off-peak hours, and 50GB of internet during peak hours – you can check out the specifics here.
Access My Internet Account to monitor your internet usage.