The following advice applies to students located onshore in Australia. If you are an offshore student, please refer to any specific advice given to you by the University.
ICT’s desktops come equipped with a range of common apps.
You can access further apps on our desktops through the Citrix Workspace app. This includes:
We provide a range of apps that can be downloaded for your personal device. Many can be downloaded and used offline.
ArcGIS is a geographic information system that lets you work with maps and geographic information.
You will need a student authorisation code provided by your course coordinator or lecturer. Contact the Service Desk to arrange a code if you have not been given one.
ArcGIS is available on Windows only.
CSD is a database used by the School of Chemistry that allows you to discover knowledge contained within over 650,000 crystal structures.
You will need to accept the CSD System Use Agreement while connected to the UniSydney network.
CSD is available on Windows and Mac OS X.
Dropbox lets you store your files in the cloud and access them from any browser or device with the Dropbox app installed. Your University Dropbox account comes with 15GB and collaboration apps like Paper and Showcase.
Signing up is an easy three-step process:
Your account is valid for the duration of your degree.
Echo360 is a video capture and streaming service primarily used to record lectures and other live events for later access. The Echo360 app gives you the flexibility and convenience of watching lectures on your own device. You can even download lecture recordings using the University wi-fi and then watch these offline when commuting.
To download Echo360 app:
If downloading the app on a tablet browser, see these instructions for iPad setup.
All students and teaching staff at the University of Sydney may download and install copies of various Microsoft products via the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching portal.
There are 140 different Microsoft products available including:
Follow the easy steps to access these products:
You can access the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription on up to five of your devices. This gives you access to the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote.
Your Office 365 software will remain activated as long as you are enrolled at the University and connect to the internet at least once every 30 days.
To get Office:
Office 365 is available on Windows and Mac OS.
OneDrive for Business is a place where you can store, sync and share your files. It lets you update and share your files from anywhere and collaborate on documents at the same time as other students.
RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management.
R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity.
To use RStudio, R must be installed.
Through the app you can access your class timetable and wayfinding campus maps that can direct you straight to your classroom. You can also book a study space, a GP or library appointment, find food outlets, and even view the Student Centre queue.
Help us to keep improving this app, click on the account button on the top left corner of the app and select ‘Give us feedback’.
Keep an eye out for new features throughout the year.
You have access to University Zoom accounts, which can be used to host online meetings from desktops, tablets and phones. Start using your Zoom account by installing it on your devices and logging in with your student email address.
An alternative to installing apps on your computer is the UniConnect Cloud portal. Through an online connection you can run specialist apps from your device both on and off campus.
Here is a list of software available through UniConnect Cloud.
You will need to download the Citrix Workspace app and have a reliable internet connection to access the apps.
Be aware that files on the “remote session” are not saved. To save files created using these apps, you'll need to save them to your device (eg. USB drive).
1. Download the Citrix Workspace app from your device’s app store.
2. Open the Citrix Workspace app and fill in the following before saving:
The Code Repository is a software repository management platform using an enterprise edition of GitHub. The Code Repository is a tool to provide a university-wide resource for code management, code review, and general collaboration at The University of Sydney.
Visit the University Code Repository for more information and details on how to access the service.