Digital tools and services for students
Information about e-services, systems and tools available for KI-students. Most of the services you use with your student account. If you have problems with your login, you can turn to Student-IT at the university library. You will find a link to Student-IT at the bottom of this page.
The student account is the key to all KI's e-services. All KI-students get a student account which gives you access to a range of services, such as e-mail, student computers, remote access to library resources, the learning platform Canvas and the university's wireless network.
Canvas is KI:s new learning platform, where you as a student find course information, schedule and literature list. Depending on how your teacher chooses to use the learning platform, you may also find quizzes, assignments, films, lecture materials, discussion forums and much more.
Canvas student guide will give you a walk-through of how Canvas works, so when it comes to user-related questions you can usually find the answer there.
Ladok gives you an overview of your studies. Here you can, among other things, register for your courses, see grades, print study certificates and apply for a degree.
Students at KI receive a student e-mail address when registering their student account. Be sure to forward e-mail to your private e-mail if you do not keep track of your student e-mail frequently. This way you avoid missing out on important information from KI. You can also easily read your e-mail on your phone.
When logging into your student e-mail account, your user name is your e-mail adress, that is, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your password is the same as for accessing other e-services at KI (for example Canvas).
To be able to copy, scan and print you need a student account and a KI card.
KI students have access to Microsoft Office 365 for students. You have access to several services within Office 365, which give you the opportunity for collaboration and communication with for instance other students.
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool which makes it possible to work with a group of other people online, for instance, on a project. As a team-member you can communicate directly with the other members through chat, collaborate on documents and connect other Office 365-tools. Teams is a great tool for gruop work, since you can organize your tasks by adding one or more Planner tabs to a team channel. You can then assign tasks to the different team memebers.
Zoom can be used within Canvas, but also as an online meeting tool outside of Canvas, with, for example, students from other courses, or other educational institutions.
The text to speech tool Tortalk is available for download on your own computer, as well as on all computers available to students at KI. Undergraduate and advanced level students collect their licenses via Student-IT. Doctoral students collect their licenses via software centers (for the departments connected to coordinated IT) or licens managers at departments.
Get inspired. Tortalk's pages include a blog post about a student who has studied for a medical degree with dyslexia.
Tortalk can also be used to listen to your own text e.g. for proofreading.
Affinity - a software suite consisting of three parts: Photo, Designer and Publisher (roughly equivalent to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
SPSS - statistics program
Legimus - web service for downloading specially adapted literature for those who have difficulty reading plain text (requires a certificate from the coordinator for students with disabilities)
Remote access to the University Library
When you are using a computer off campus, you must be recognized as a KI user in some other way, in order to access journals, databases and ebooks provided by the library. At the library webpage you will find tips on different ways to get remote access to the library's resources and who to turn to for support.
IT support for students
Student IT is a service available at the University Library. As a KI student you can get help with many IT-related issues connected to your studies at KI such as logging in to your student account connecting to the wireless networks, printing and more.