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Student Access to Electronic Resources


Below are the University of Otago sites and services that a student will need to use their username and password to access.

e:Vision Student Portal

e:Vision is your online tool for applying to study, for accessing important study-related information and for viewing your personal details and updating your contact details while you study at Otago.

e:Vision is your portal to other important University of Otago online applications. Access timetable information, Blackboard, Student Webmail, PIMS, the library catalogue and more from one convenient place.

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PIMS - Personal Information Management System

PIMS is the University's Personal Information Management System (PIMS) and enables you to view your details. PIMS provides access to:

  • any available graduation details;
  • Course Planner which enables you to test papers which you might be thinking of taking against some of the rules attached to those Papers and your previous academic record. A check for timetable clashes can also be made;
  • your study timetable

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University Student Email

The web page that enables you to access your student email over the internet.

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Email Forwarding

You can use e:Vision to forward email sent to your student email address to another email address of your choice.


Blackboard provides staff and students with access to communication tools, course materials, discussion forums, online assessment and many other features to help manage their study or teaching. Not all papers use Blackboard so you may not have access to it.

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Off-campus access to University Library Online Resources

Your username and password give you access to all of the library's online e- resources.

If you have any problems email the library:

Computer Resource Room (CRR) Logins on Campus

There are a number of CRRs across the Dunedin campus with networked Macintosh and PC computers. For information about CRRs check out

Off Campus Internet Access

When accessing off campus internet sites you will be prompted for your username and password, for example within CRRs, Halls of Residence and some departmental computing facilities.


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