Log in to your RMIT desktop from anywhere, on any device, and access a range of free software for your studies.

Logging in

Log in using your RMIT ID (the letter 's' followed by your student number) and password. Forgotten your password? Reset it via RMIT ID and password.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is required when accessing myDesktop. Find out how to set up MFA.

What is myDesktop?

myDesktop is an online program that allows you to:

  • Log in to your RMIT desktop and access files saved to your network drive from any internet enabled device, so you can access your work from anywhere
  • Access free software and applications, including MYOB and AutoCAD on your device
  • Print documents direct from your device using printers on campus.

You can access myDesktop from any device (laptop, desktop, mobile, tablet) that has an internet connection. So no matter what device you’re using, your apps and files are always within easy reach – on campus or off.

Quick Guides

You may find that some keyboard keys within myDesktop do not match what is displayed on screen. For example trying to enter @ symbol which is displaying as " symbol.

The solution is to change the client workstation keyboard language/layout to English- Australia and to ensure no other layouts are available. 

To change keyboard layout on either Windows 7 OS or 10 OS, read the steps below:

Windows 7 OS:

1. Go to "control panel"

2. Select "change keyboards or other input methods"- This is located under Clock, Language and Region

3. From here, select "keyboards and languages tab, then select "change keyboards"

4. In the "Text Services and Input Languages" Select the "general" 

Ensure that "default input language" is set to “English (Australia) - US" and "installed devices" is set to “English (Australia), Keyboard - US” and select "add" if necessary.

Please note: This should be the only Installed service, or the setting may not enforce correctly.

Windows 10 OS:

1. Go to "control panel" 

2. Select "add a language" located under "clock, language and region" 

2. Ensure language and keyboard layout setting is set to “English Australia” and “US” respectively.

Please note: Remove other Languages other than English (Australia)

1. The Target Menu sits on the RMIT Desktop.

2. Click the target icon to expand the menu and hover over the icons for an explanation of the functions.

3. The Clipboard enables you to copy and paste text from your local device into your myDesktop session - and vice versa. Just copy the text from your device, select the Clipboard icon and use Ctrl +V. You're now free to paste your text within myDesktop. To paste from myDesktop, reverse the steps and use Ctrl +C in the Clipboard.

4. Got a file or document on your device or USB you want to print or work on in myDesktop? It's no problem with the Upload and Download function. Select the Upload icon to choose your file, then save it to your student drive for accessing in myDesktop. To download files you've been working on in myDesktop, use the Download icon.   

5. The Ctrl+Alt+Del function lets you control your myDesktop session just like you would using this command on your device's desktop. It allows you to sign out, lock and view the task manager for your myDesktop session.

1. Select ‘Save As’ from within the myDesktop app.

2. Choose ‘This PC’ from the list of options.

3. Click on the ‘H drive’ (the H drive is your student drive).

4. Save the file.

5. You will now be able to access this document from the ‘File Manager’ when you’re logged in to myDesktop or using an RMIT Lab computer. 

Quick Tip!

Make a ‘Savings Shortcut’ by navigating to your preferred drive and then right clicking on the ‘favourites’ option from the left side bar. Select ‘Add current location to favourites’. This then saves your drive for easy access.

Need help?

  • Find login instuctions, how to videos and answers to common myDesktop questions on ServiceNow
  • For personalised help, contact IT Connect
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.