The Department of Education is trialling with the University of Tasmania the use of Eduroam to determine what benefits DoE staff (who are also enrolled in a UTas course) and UTas students undertaking work placements at DoE locations, may gain from being connected to Eduroam.
To connect to Eduroam they will need to use their UTas username and password. DoE staff and students using their DoE username and password will not be able to connect to Eduroam as part of this trial due to duty of care requirements.
Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed to allow students, researchers and staff from participating Universities to get wireless connectivity across campuses and when visiting other participating Universities. Eduroam allows users from participating institutions to gain secure access to Wifi network access using their standard University username and password credentials as they do at their home University for Wifi access.
Connecting to Eduroam at DoE locations
Any person visiting a school site and wanting to use Eduroam will need to report to the front office of the school.
Eduroam will be a Wifi SSID advertised across all DoE Wifi access points.
If you experience issues in connecting please refer to this UTas site for information on how to connect.
DoE staff / teachers who are enrolled in a UTas course can connect to Eduroam network using their UTas username and password from a DoE location. This connects the staff’s device as if they were located at a UTas campus, and thus they have full access to UTas digital resources. Note while connected to Eduroam the DoE staff member will only have external access to DoE digital resources just as if they were at home.
UTas students currently undertaking work placement in DoE schools can connect to the eduroam Wifi network using their UTas student username and password. Note while connected to Eduroam the UTas student will only have external access to DoE digital resources just as if they were at UTas or home.