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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Created2019-07-31 12:19 CSTUpdated2022-11-30 06:53 CST
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