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Getting Started as Student

Blackboard is where you can find information about your course.


In MYSIT, click on the blackboard tab to take you to your course information.

Once you have clicked on the Blackboard link you will be taken to your Activity Stream. Here you will find all the recent updates and upcoming events in your Blackboard courses.

On the left hand navigation panel, you will see a link labelled “Courses” (highlighted in the graphic). Click on this to view your current courses. Within each of these courses you will find your course content, assignments and learning resources.


In the “Organisations” area, you will find links for Blackboard help and Library information. The Blackboard help area is a great place to look for Blackboard specific information and tutorials, such as, how to submit assignments and how to view feedback. Visit the Library area to learn more about the library services available to you, tips and tricks for your assignments, APA referencing and more.



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  • Email
  • You have a SIT student email address, which you access on this icon. All communication
  • between you and your facilitator must be via your SIT email address.
  • You will also receive confirmation of assignment submissions and important notifications to this email address, so please ensure that you check it regularly.
  • One Drive
  • You get 1TB of free data storage on the cloud- based OneDrive. Click on the OneDrive icon to access
  • your storage area. More information about OneDrive can be found on the IT Services page.
  • Blackboard
  • This is where you will access all of your course materials, discussion boards, assignments and information on how to get started with Blackboard.
  • If you have problems logging onto Blackboard/Email please contact our IT Helpdesk - (0800 748 435). Remember to have your student ID number handy.
  • Office 365
  • This will take you to the Office 365 portal. From here you will have access to the full Microsoft Office suite. You can also download and install
  • the Office 365 suite free of charge for the duration of your study. You will need to use your SIT email to register.
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The 'My Study' tab is where you will find all the latest news, events and important notices from SIT. It will contain your study details and administrative information. This includes your library books, print credit balance, your current timetable and past results.

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In MYSIT you can find the IT Help tab. It contains a list of frequently asked questions about the IT services available to you and where you can find further assistance if required.

Browse through the topics here and refer to this page if you are unsure. You may find the answer to your problem without needing to call the Helpdesk.


When you do have technical issues you can log a job with the Helpdesk using the online form on this page or alternatively contact them via phone or email. Please ensure that you give them your student ID number, your name and a good description of your problem.


IT Services

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Open your internet browser and go to


New Students

When logging into an on-campus PC for the first time, click on the key icon. For all other first-time logins, please visit to setup your password.

Please note: When you first log in you will be prompted to change your password and set your password reset details. Please do so right away to avoid any disruptions to your system access. You cannot connect to the SIT- WIFI without changing your password from the default one.


Returning Students

Please note, your password will not have changed since the last time you were studying. If you cannot remember what it was, please use the password self-service link to reset it

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The MySIT portal is the central location for SIT students to access all the resources required when studying at Southern Institute of Technology.


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