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.


WACTF is a Capture The Flag (CTF) cyber security challenge in Western Australia. A two day event where your skills will be pitted against a range of technical challenges. A cyber security CTF is a type of information security competition where players solve security challenges from categories such as digital forensics, web application exploitation, and cryptography to get flags. Each flag has a points value associated with it based on the difficulty of the challenge.

This CTF has been built by members of the Perth security community. It’s not a set of theoretical challenges, it’s built from real life examples by people who work in the security field – penetration testers, developers, forensics specialists, etc. – with considerable input from industry.

We’ve come together to put this event on to help uplift the profile of cyber security in WA – helping not only introduce new people to the field, but also to put industry and individuals together to help stop the brain drain (the exit of talent from WA) that we are seeing.

WACTF is open to individuals and teams up to four players. There are restrictions as to who can claim prizes, see the eligibility section. Registration is necessary and will be available up until the 24th of November. The game will be played onsite at the University of Western Australia where hacker juice and snacks will be provided to players. You will need to bring your laptop with wireless capability.

Hosted by WACTF

Where:  University of Western Australia, Room G17
35 Stirling Highway Crawley,
Western Australia

When:    09:00 – 18:00 WST
2nd & 3rd of December, 2017

Registration and Info

MegaLAN 2017

CASSA Presents MegaLAN 2017!

To celebrate the End of Semester 2 CASSA will be hosting a 24 Hours of gaming, gaming, tournaments, and socialising.

No Surge Protected Power Boards, No CRT Monitors.

10:00 AM on Saturday the 25th of November until 12:00 PM Sunday the 26th of November

Edith Cowan University – Mount Lawley Campus
Building 14 room 114

—–Entry Fees:—–
$10 for online purchase


$10 at the door for CASSA Members, and
$15 for non-members at the door

Lunch: FREE with Ticket

Dinner: CASSA will be organising a pizza run during the evening events, costs for pizza will be $5 a pizza which includes a can of softdrink, please contact with the event cashier’s desk with your order before 7pm on the November the 25th

Snacks: A range of snacks, soft drinks, energy drinks, tea and coffee will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Hosted by CASSA.

Purchase Tickets:

Please direct any MegaLAN queries to

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:

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

Call for CoderDoJo Mentors

The School of Science at Edith Cowan University (Joondalup Campus) is seeking volunteers to be a Mentor at ECU CoderDojo (see the Fogarty Foundation CoderDojo WA site).  This is not only a very rewarding activity, but it also looks great on your CV!


CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, worldwide movement of free coding clubs for 7-17 year-old kids (Ninjas). Each Dojo varies and Ninjas who come along can learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills by working with others and possibly even presenting work.


Who is involved?

Ninjas: Young people aged 7-17 who come along to learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills.

Champions: The coordinator for Dojo sessions. You don’t need to know how to code to be a Champion!

Mentors: Passionate people who support the Champion and assist the Ninjas. Mentors range from education or tech students, to parents, to professionals in these sectors who are looking to share their knowledge.

The Dojo will be held on Saturday’s from 9am-11:30am (exact dates to be confirmed but hopefuly starting mid-February) and will be located in our computer labs in building 18 on level 2.  All Mentors will need a current Working With Children check (WWC) and will need to complete an online Work Health and Safety induction (WHS).

If you are interested, please contact for information regarding the WWC and WHS requirements/process.


So what are you waiting for? Get ready!

Annual General Meeting 2016


CASSA Will be holding its Annual General Meeting on the 25th of November 2016. The agenda for this Annual General Meating is as follows:

  1. Confirmation of minutes
  2. The President’s Report
  3. The Treasurer’s Report; including a Statement of Accounts for the preceding financial year
  4. Reports for each individual subcommittee.
  5. The election of new officers of the association.

The four officer positions up for election are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Please direct any AGM Esquires to

CASSA End of Semester Party (25th November)

cassa_2016_eosJoin us for food, music and drinks at ECU’s Joondalup Tavern on Friday the 25th of November to celebrate and wind down after a long and hard semester!

We will have a live DJ, slushie machines, pool tables, Food and a bar tab! (which will be managed by the committee and distributed in Jugs)

Food will be nibblies and a bit of Pizza later in the night

Entry Fee: (Cash at the door) – STUDENTS ONLY

CASSA Members or Affiliates: $10
Non-Member ECU Students: $15
Extras (+1’s and the like): $15

(PRICE REDUCTION) Online reservations get five dollars off! Just click the link below or the tickets available tab above, enter your full name and student number and you will be on the list!


(You must be on the list and present your student ID at the door to recieve the reduction)

This years end of semester is going to be a tonne of fun so come on down and get rowdy!

Warcraft 3 LAN (Postponed)

Unfortunately due to unforeseen happenings, this event is being postponed to next week, Wednesday the 28th.

Hopefully this doesn’t put any of you out, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Kind regards,


For the End of the World spell, press control, alt, delete.

Whether you’re Alliance or Horde, join us for a night playing Warcraft 3!
Is Warcraft 3 best game, or best game, in the Warcraft series? Discuss in comments. Answer is best game.

Edith Cowan University Joondalup campus, room 18.208.

Thursday, 22nd of September. Now Wednsday, 28th September. 
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dinner time is at 7:30 PM, and we’ll head down to the first floor to eat.

We’re offering some pizza meal deals on the night.
If you’re not feeling like pizza, BYO food is welcome.

Please note. No food or drink can be consumed in the labs. All food and drink must be consumed on the first floor.

Facebook Event Page!

See you there!

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!

Who is Bonzibuddy

If you are new to CASSA you might ask yourself, who is this BonziBUDDY chap they keep talking about.  Do not worry my friend we will get you up to speed.  BonziBUDDY is a discontinued personal assistant for Windows XP.  Think Siri or Cortana but a big purple monkey in 1999.  BonziBUDDY or as the cool kids all him the Bonz was way ahead of his time.   Unfortunately Bonzi was unfairly marked as spyware and adware!


Not only that  Bonzi Software the makers of BonziBUDDY where sued into oblivion because  of their deceptive advertising techniques and for violating an American law called COPPA.    We look back and feel this was a huge mistake, had bonziBUDDY been made a few years later or not been a purple monkey he would have revolutionized the industry and become the first data collecting personal assistant on the iPhone.


However years later bonzziBUDY made a glorious come back as the official sponsor of WAHCKon[‘3″} and was immortalized in a medallion and t-shirt, and sticker give to those who attended the event.

For those of you who wish the experience the wonder and excitement that is bonziBUDDY  please visit the internet archive.  For those not familiar with the internet archive it is a websites who’s soul purpose is the preservation on Bonzi so future generations can understand his greatness.