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Free Movie and TV streaming for ECU students.

Did you know that as an ECU student you can steam some movies and TV shows for free.

The Following services are available. You will need to sign in with your ECU credentials.

Kanopy (Access Link)

Kanopy provides access on-demand to over 600 streaming videos in a range of subject areas including feature films, documentaries and training videos. The Kanopy player will work on most PCs and requires Flash, which most computers already have installed. Videos can also be played on all iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices. Kanopy’s clip-making and playlist tool allows users to create clips of relevant sections of videos and playlists to share. Kanopy can be used for educational programming via a customised streaming website with titles streamed directly to any computer, iPad or other media device.

Informit EduTV (Access Link)

Informit EduTV is an online TV streaming resource for Australian tertiary institutions. Informit EduTV makes it easy for lecturers and students to find and instantly watch relevant television content. 10,000 programs including documentaries, drama and series complemented with study guides and articles are accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone. Informit EduTV is an invaluable contemporary resource for teaching and learning. Archive of programs from 2006 with up to 80 new programs added weekly.

Informit TVNews (Access Link)

TVNews is an index of television news and current affairs stories from the Australian free-to-air networks providing access to video content to ABC, ABC2, SBS, TEN, 9 and 7. Programs covered include 7.30, ABC News, Australian Story, Behind the News, Catalyst, Compass, Dateline, Four Corners, Inside Business, Insight, Media Watch, Message Stick and World News Australia. The database is updated daily and has 362903 records from September 2007 – present.

The Library’s guide to Streaming Video & Audio Collections may be useful for further details on how to use these services.

If you require further help with video and TV streaming services, please contact the ECU Library.

Note: CASSA has no relationship commercial or otherwise with any of these services. Nor do we have any oversight, input or control over accessibility or content selection available. This post is merely to inform students that these services are available.

100GB of free online storage for students.

If you’re an enrolled ECU student you can get 100GB of free storage on the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet), this is a high speed fiber optic network jointly owned by 38 Australian Universities and CSIRO. As a result of the university peering arrangements traffic flowing between the ECU campus’ and  AARNet is extremely fast making it the perfect place to store your data both on-campus and from home.

To start head over to CloudStor: https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/

You’ll be presented with a list of participating universities so just scroll down till you find  ‘Edith Cowan University’ and click the link. This will bring you to the Federated Login Page

Once logged in you will have the ability to create folders and upload files.

The user experience is very similar to that of DropBox. You can also share files and folders with other students by creating a sharing link, or entering their student email address. This is very useful for group assignments especially with large files such as virtual machines.

Since your data is stored on AARNet and connected directly to the university your upload and downloads speeds should be noticeably faster than to most other services. For those of us who like to sync files on our local machines to the cloud. That is also an option and is helpfully documented here.

This service is also 100% ad-free so check it out.
AARNet Cloudstor

Free Windows 10

Windows may not be free as in freedom but it can be free like beer, at least if you are student at Edith Cowan University. All Edith Cowan University students are eligible for a copy of Windows 10 Education Edition available here. .

In addition to the onthehub key all students in the School of Science can access Dream Spark here for an additional Windows 10 key along with many other useful tools from Microsoft.

Even if you already have Windows 10 home or pro Educational edition gives you all the features of enterprise for free and the bonus of no cortana. So what are you waiting for get your free Microsoft software today!