Getting Started with IT for Online Students

Welcome to Rice University! The following information will introduce you to Rice IT resources.

NetID and Student ID

  • NetID is your unique login credential (username) for Rice resources, usually your initials followed by a number, such as abc123
  • Rice Student ID is identified with "S" followed by 8 digits, such as S01234567

Activate Your NetID and Manage Your NetID Account

Using Duo (logging in with security)

Esther (student information system)

Install VPN Client Software (virtual private network for off campus access)

Rice Acceptable Use Policy, Digital Copyright Compliance and Computer Security

In order to use computers on the Rice Network, you must:


Google Workspace for Education

Canvas (learning management system) 

Canvas is Rice's Learning Management System for all course-related curriculum needs.

Zoom Videoconferencing

Resources for Students

Need Technical Support?

Contact your Online Program Support Technologist 

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Created:2019-07-31 13:19 CDTUpdated:2022-08-22 14:15 CDT
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