Websites and software for study

While you're studying at AUT, you'll have access to a range of websites and software you can use to get study help and tips.

ePortfolio sites​

Mahara is an electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system. It allows you to:

  • 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

Mahara website

Video lessons with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning allows you to access videos on skills and software. You can explore at your own pace and learn more about a wide range of things, including how to:

If you log in as an AUT student, you'll be able to access everything for free. All you need is a device that can connect to the internet (like a laptop, tablet, smartphone).

How to log into LinkedIn Learning

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Type into the address bar
  3. Select 'Sign in'
  4. Enter your student email address
  5. Select 'Sign in with Single Sign-On'
  6. On the next screen, enter your AUT log in details
  7. You may also be asked to log into LinkedIn. If you don't have a LinkedIn account, this is free to set up

Try out an online course

  • Study skills for students – learn how to overcome procrastination, speed read, improve your memory and much more
  • Thrive! – find out how to prioritise your wellbeing, improve your decision-making, and become more creative and productive in the digital world


Flashcards are helpful for studying because you can use them to test yourself. You can make your own flashcards or use other people's on the following website:

​Note-taking apps and reference management software for study


OneNote manages your notes and is available to AUT students through Office 365. It's particularly useful for annotating slides on a tablet with a stylus pen.


Evernote is another useful note-taking-app. It works similarly to OneNote and you can download it for fre​​​​e.​
Evernote website​


EndNote is a software that can help you store, manage and organise your references. As an AUT student, you can download it and use it free of charge.​

Contact ICT Service Desk

Phone: 0800 288 428

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Hours may vary during semester break and Summer School.


ICT Service Desk staff are at Tech Central on each campus:

City Campus: WA4
North Campus: AL125
South Campus: MA2

Log a job

Search our IT knowledge base articles for answers, or log your request or incident via the web. You can also view your existing jobs via this tool. Use your network login and password.

Log a job with ICT