Websites and software for study

This page describes 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, such as 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).

Logging in to 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 in to LinkedIn, if you do not have a LinkedIn account, this is free to set up.

Try out an online course

  • Study Skills for Students - overcoming procrastination, speed reading, improving your memory, and much more.
  • Thrive! - how to prioritise wellbeing, decision-making, creativity, and productivity 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 any of the following websites:

​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

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