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Getting set up for study: Home

A guide to help you get started at Ara Institute of Canterbury

Welcome! Haere mai! Tālofa!

Welcome to the Get set up for study Subject Guide.  The downloadable Get Set Up For Study PDF will help you to:

  • log in to the Ara network on a campus computer or your own device for the first time.
  • log in to Moodle, where your tutor will put your course information
  • log in to Student email and forward your Student Email to your preferred email address
  • Install Office 365 for free
  • access your One Drive for 1 TB of storage.
  • Credit your printing account online.

If you have any questions contact the library or access AskLive our instant messaging service. You can chat with the library by entering your question in the box below that says “Type here to chat …”

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My Ara gives you quick access to important links you will need to access regularly during your studies. If prompted use your student email address which is your e.g. and your network password to log in.


download image a printable PDF to get set up for study to access My Ara app, Moodle, Student email, OneDrive, and get Office 365 for free.

Download button a printable PDF to access student portal for your exam and assignment results or to update your  personal details.