Technologies and tools

Communication and information sharing

Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons:ryan2point0Our postgraduate courses include a variety of learning tasks and assessments involving independent study and sometimes collaborative activities. You will be invited to participate in discussions around a range of topics, case scenarios and practice choices, using different online tools.

The tabs below provide you with an explanation and introduction to using the communication and information sharing tools commonly used at the School of Population Health: 

  • Your student email account ( Net ID & Login)
  • Turnitin

These will require you to use the UOA login and password you obtain when  you apply for your programme.

Your Net Id, Login and student email

All students including distance students have a new email address in the form of
CANVAS anouncements and all other communications, lecturer announcements will by default go to your university email as above.

It is very important to follow this procedure, as soon as you enroll in your courses.

If you want to have your announcements forwarded to your home/work email you also can:

1)     Go to  student email account   and log in with  your NetID and Net password

2)     Go to "Settings" option (top right)

3)     Go to the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" Tab

4)     Select "Forward a copy...." option and enter email address and choose what do with the original email copy
        after forwarding

5)     Click "Save Changes"


The University of Auckland uses a web based teaching and learning environment called CANVAS from which you will be able to access your course materials and receive updates and announcements about the courses in which you are enrolled. You will be able to introduce yourself and meet your classmates in CANVAS and you may be required to participate in additional discussions here also. It is therefore very important that you check into CANVAS regularly.

If you have never used CANVAS before, we suggest you watch this brief presentation which will show you how to login to CANVAS and how to navigate your way around its different functions.

Introduction to use CANVAS


Alternately you can access instructions on the help site:  

Canvas Help

Otherwise, get started by logging into CANVAS here . Once you have logged in you will find all the instructions you will need to begin your study and this is where you will find your course web page.

(Note: If you are using a MAC computer, you may experience problems when you try to use CANVAS with Safari so we strongly recommend you use Firefox or Google Chrome) 


Please read carefully the University of Auckland guidelines regarding academic honesty and plagiarism.

It is your responsibility to understand and comply with these guidelines. 

Electronic submission to Turnitin is required for most course assignments. You can submit Turnitin assignments directly in CANVAS assignments.

All University course outlines contain the following notice to students:

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting his or her learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the world-wide web. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against electronic source material using computerised detection mechanisms. Upon reasonable request, students may be required to provide an electronic version of their work for computerised review.'

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