Mobile student computing policy
Intent and objectives
For RMIT to provide students with the ability to use their own mobile computing device to access computing facilities for the purpose of research, teacher led and learner led study on campus. Computing facilities access to include educational software, internet access and the ability to print.
- To support the ICT Plan to 2015 Goal of Anywhere, Anytime Student Computing.
- To improve the student experience.
- To enable student access to specific software that is required for their course of study using their own mobile computing device.
- To enable student access to printing services using their own mobile computing device.
- To enable an environment where every space is a potential technology enabled learning space, removing the requirement for fixed infrastructure.
This policy is applicable to all students studying on campus in Australia who are able to access myDesktop.
This policy is not applicable to off-campus students or students studying on campus outside of Australia.
- RMIT enables students to use their own mobile computing device on campus to support teacher and learner led study.
- The options available to students to access a mobile computing device are outlined on the Anywhere, Anytime at RMIT Student Computing - SAB webpage.
- RMIT provides student access to course related software via a virtual desktop environment (myDesktop) or fixed computer laboratories.
- Students may be required to download and install software applications onto their personal device in order to access RMIT computing facilities/resources as directed by RMIT.
- RMIT reserves the right to monitor usage of myDesktop. In the event that a risk or threat to RMIT is identified, access to myDesktop may be restricted or withdrawn for a user or for a mobile computing device.
- RMIT will advise the minimum device requirements to access myDesktop and all associated functionality.
- Students that have mobile computing devices that do not meet the recommended minimum device requirements may be able to access myDesktop. However, the user experience for some software applications may be compromised.
- RMIT will provide technical support to optimise the student experience for student’s using their own personal mobile computing devices within the following scenarios:
- Access to RMIT software via myDesktop
- Connecting to the RMIT wireless network
- Problem diagnosis
- Students must support their own devices within the following scenarios:
- Operating System
- Local (student’s own personal) software
- Loss and theft of devices.
- Mobile computing devices may be powered via AC power outlets on campus where a device’s power source has depleted.
- RMIT will provide students with secure locker facilities on campus for the purpose of securely storing their mobile device when it is not in use. These facilities will be provided on a first in, first served basis.
- It is not possible for RMIT to provide insurance for personally owned devices. RMIT recommends that students consider insurance options for their mobile device to ensure they are covered for loss or theft of the mobile device.