Online tools and resources

With Open Polytechnic you can study online, where you want and when you want. And create a distance learning experience to suit your lifestyle.

For most of our courses you will access your course content online. We also provide a range of other online services, tools and resources to help you succeed in your studies.


Online learning

Online learning with us means everything you need for study is in one place. 

You will access your course content through iQualify, our online learning management system. Course content may include readings, videos, interactive media or quizzes and activities.

In iQualify you can create study notes and bookmark important information, so you can easily find it when you need to. You can also check your assignment due dates, and submit your assignments.

And if you need it, you can ask your lecture questions, or chat with them or other students through the talk channels.

Find out more about iQualify, including tips for using it and how to use it offline:

Online library

Our library has a range of databases where you can get online resources such as books, journals, magazines and articles. You can also check the subject pages to find resources relevant to your area of study.


My Open Polytechnic

My Open Polytechnic is your online student portal where you can:

  • Access your course pages.
  • Check your assessment due dates and outcomes.
  • Check your qualification and course achievements.
  • Apply for an assessment extension.
  • Apply for an academic transcript.
  • Update your account details.
  • Check for updates from us, such as scheduled online maintenance.
  • Find information such as enrolment and exam dates.
  • Find study support information.


Office 365 and 365 ProPlus

My Open Polytechnic is also where you can access Office 365 and 365 ProPlus. This gives you free online and downloadable versions of Microsoft software, including:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Outlook.

As well as the online versions, you get five licences to download copies of this software onto any Windows or Mac PC.



With Office365 ProPlus you also get OneDrive. This gives you free, unlimited online storage for your documents, photos, videos and more.


Student email account

When you enrol with us you get a free Open Polytechnic Microsoft Outlook account. This includes email, a calendar and organiser.


HP offer for Open Polytechnic students

HP offers Open Polytechnic students a special discounted rate on selected products. To receive your HP discount:

  • Go to
  • Register and login using your student email address (see information on this above)
  • Browse and add items to your cart
  • Enter the voucher code OPENPOLYTECHNIC at checkout, and follow the on-screen instructions
  • Pay for your item.

Products purchased via the HP scheme are for personal use only and not for resale. 

Disclaimer: The Open Polytechnic is not responsible for any pre or after-sales service or product support.  Contact HP if you need help with your purchase or after-sales support.

If you have any questions contact HP shopping:


Get technical help with our online services

If you need technical help with any of our online services, get in touch with our Helpdesk:

 Our Helpdesk team's hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday 8am to 9pm
  • Friday 8am to 5pm
  • weekends 1pm to 5pm.


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