Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Providing quality distance education since 1995

Student Portal and Software Downloads

Department of Education and Communities Student Portal

The Student Portal is part of the Department of Educations' ongoing digital accessibility for students, giving a personal portal experience.

The Student Portal is easy to read and may be personalised.

All the Student Portals have the same simplified address, https://portal.det.nsw.edu.au, making them easy to find.  You then sign on using your personalised User ID and Password.

Please contact us on 02 6681 0424 if you do not know your User ID or Password for the Student Portal.

CLICK HERE for DEC Student Portal

If you are using our CANVAS online learning environment you may wish to add a link to CANVAS in your Student Portal, if one does not already exist.

'How to add a link in your DEC Student Portal for CANVAS access'

 

STUDENT DOWNLOADS

The Department of Education has programs that students may download for free. 

Follow the instructions in this document: HOW TO DOWNLOAD STUDENT PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Microsoft - Office 365 is accessed online and can be accessed from any device with internet access. Go to the student portal and look for the box titled ‘Learning’. 

Adobe - Adobe Creative Cloud for student BYOD is available through the student portal.  Go to the student portal and look for the box titled ‘Learning’.  

Google – Google Apps for Education is accessed online and can be accessed from any device with internet access.  Go to the student portal and look for the box titled ‘Learning’. 

Sketch up - The best way to 3D for free - Your free 3D modeling software. Make anything you can imagine, without downloading a thing. https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing/sketchup-free