Websites for study

At AUT, some important websites for you to use as a student are:

  • Student Digital Workspace
  • Blackboard
  • Mahara

Student Digital Workspace

Student Digital Workspace is AUT’s online portal for accessing student information and services:

  • view the shuttle bus timetable, notices and your class timetable
  • book computer rooms
  • get access to AUT’s systems and tools, e.g. Arion, Blackboard and much more

Learning technologies - SDW

Log in to the Student Digital Workspace

How you login depends on which machine you’re using (your own or AUTs) and whether you’re using AUTs network or Wifi, or your own – help with logging into Student Digital Workspace

Help is available from the ICT Service Desk


Blackboard is the learning management system at AUT and enables you to:

  • view study guides/paper booklets, course material and lecture notes/presentations
  • submit your assignments
  • participate in online discussions and wikis

Learning technologies - Blackboard

Log in to Blackboard

Help is available from the ICT Service Desk


Mahara is an electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system:

  • create a portfolio of your work (some lecturers will ask you to do this, or you can set one up yourself)
  • connect with other students and create online communities

Learning technologies - Mahara

Access videos on skills and software that will be useful to you as a student.

Explore at your own pace. Whenever you want, you can learn more about:

These are all previews. If you log in as an AUT student, you can access everything for free. All you need is a Broadband connection and a device that connects to the internet.

How to log in:

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Type into the address bar
  3. Select “Sign in”
  4. At the bottom of the box, select: “Sign in with your organization portal”, and then enter
  5. On the next screen, enter your AUT log in details
  6. You will then be returned to the homepage

Try out a playlist (a collection of courses about a particular topic):

Study Skills for Students – overcoming procrastination, speed reading, improving your memory and much more

Thrive! – how to prioritise well-being, decision-making, creativity and productivity in a digital world