Getting started with the tools

A guide for Victorian Government School access to the tools

To enter the Challenge, students will need a School email address. See DEPT recommendations
Schools who use either Google Apps for Education and or Microsoft 0365 will also have a school email address.

Existing student email accounts can be used. It is important to use a school email account to ensure that the students are supported and supervised throughout the Challenge. It is important that students use a school email address to access the tools and communities associated with their App or program.

For some of the Challenge tools, a Microsoft O365 account is also required.

All Victorian Government teachers have automatically been set up to access the tools in the Challenge. Schools have the option to provision the Microsoft O365 service for their students. This provides all students with:

  1. A school email address,
  2. An eduPass account that allows:
    •   access to the Department’s Microsoft O365 environment
    •   up to 5 Copies per student of Microsoft Office for home and school use, as part of the DET’s agreement with Microsoft.

Principals can ask their school technical support officer to provision the service (requires password) on behalf of the school.

More about Microsoft Office 365 support resources can be found at:  http://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/?R8SMRC

This quick guide provides instructions about how to access Touch Develop and Visual Studio, and download the Unity software, as part of the Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge.

 

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Touch Develop 

www.touchdevelop.com
Before you begin, please note:

 

  • You require a Department provided username and password to access Touch Develop.
  • Teachers and school staff use their Department (eduMail) username and password to access Touch Develop today.
  • Students need to be provided with a Department (eduPass) identity, and have access to Office 365 or Google Apps for education to access Touch Develop.
  •  Schools that are not using the Department Office 365 or Google Apps services can use an online tool to sign-up so students can access Touch Develop. See your specialist technician for further information.

** Signing up for the Department’s Office 365 also provides students with access to download five copies of Microsoft office, and access online storage at no cost (saving your school community $90 per student in software costs).

** Once your students have access to the Department’s Office 365 or Google apps services, follow the steps below to access Touch Develop.

To access Touch Develop
1.     Go to http://www.touchdevelop.com

 

2.     Click Sign in (top-right)

pic3Figure 1 Touch Develop homepage
3.      Select Office 365 from the sign-in providers list

 

Students whose school is part of the DET Google Apps trial can login with their eduPass account by choosing Google from the sign-in providers list

pic4Figure 2 Sign-in service providers

4.      For staff, enter your Department username in full.

 

For example: 01234567@education.vic.gov.au

For students, enter your eduPass username in full.

For example: abcd1@schools.vic.edu.au

Then click the Password field and allow the page to redirect you to the eduPass logon page.

If you have selected Google as the sign-in provider list, enter your eduPass username in full and click Next.

For example: abcd1@schools.vic.edu.au

Note: Using Google as your sign-in provider will only work if your school is part of the DET Google Apps trial and your school eduPass username is enabled for Google Apps. Your school specialist technician can assist with enabling your account for Google Apps.

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Figure 3 Office 365 sign-in page

Pic6Figure 4 Google Apps sign-in page

5.      For staff, enter your Department username in simple and Password, and click Log in

 

Example simple Department username: 01234567

For students, enter your eduPass username in simple and Password, and click Log in

For simple eduPass username: abcd1

 

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Figure 5 eduPass sign-in page

6.     If this is your first login to Touch Develop, click the Create new account button. Otherwise, you will be landed on the Touch Develop main page. Pic8

 

Figure 6 Touch Develop first-time login page

VS1Visual Studio

http://www.edustar.vic.edu.au/visualstudio

 

Before you begin please note:

 

** School staff Department accounts are already enabled for Office 365 and can be used to access Touch Develop

** Schools that are not part of DET Office 365 trial programs can sign up so students can be enabled for Office 365, and can access Touch Develop

 To access Visual Studio
1.      Go to http://www.edustar.vic.edu.au/visualstudio

 

2.      For staff, enter your Department username and Password, and click Log in.
Example Department username: 01234567

For students, enter your eduPass username in simple and Password, and click Log in.
Example eduPass username: abcd1

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Figure 7 eduPass sign-in page

3.     If this is your first login in Visual Studio, verify your full name, country/region and your e-mail address, and click Continue Pic10

 

Figure 8 Visual Studio first-time login page

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Unity

www.edustar.vic.edu.au/unity
Before you begin

 

Please note:

  • The Unity software can be downloaded from the eduSTAR Catalogue which is accessible by using your Department (staff) / eduPass (student) ID.
  • Students must have an active eduPass usernameentity to download from the eduSTAR Catalogue. See your specialist technician for assistance in getting an eduPass usernameentity enabled.
  •  Alternatively, download the Unity software from the Unity website (https://unity3d.com/)
 To download Unity from the eduSTAR Catalogue
1.      Go to http://www.edustar.vic.edu.au/unity

 

2.      For staff, enter your Department username and Password, and click Log in.

Example Department username: 01234567

For students, enter your eduPass username in full and Password, and click Log in.

Example eduPass username: abcd1

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Figure 9 eduPass sign-in page

3.      Click Download

 

 

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Figure 10 eduSTAR Catalogue software page for Unity

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