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- The USask Network Services ID (NSID) is a unique identifier that is three letters followed by three numbers (e.g. abc123).
- It is used as a username to access university computer and network services such as PAWS, email, computer labs and password protected web-pages.
- Your NSID is automatically created for you when you become a student at USask.
- When you are admitted to USask, you will be sent your NSID and a temporary password by mail.
- You need your NSID and password in order to register for classes.
- Change your temporary password and add an alternate email recovery option into My Profile as soon as possible.
- After you have changed your password in My Profile, open another browser tab and log into PAWS with your NSID and new password.
PAWS, your personalized access to web services at USask, is a customizable web environment used by all students, faculty, staff, alumni and other members of the university community. PAWS is where you'll access class registration, tuition and fees, scholarships and bursaries, textbooks and more.
- After you have been admitted, use PAWS to update your profile with the university, including your preferred name, email aliases and contact information.
- Your PAWS menu already includes content channels that are available to you based on your role at the the university. Learn how to add additional channels you may be interested in.
- Choose which announcements you wish to see in your feed.
- View, print or email your class schedule for courses and labs that have set times.
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- Email is the university's official means of communications. Please check it regularly for class updates and announcements.
- All USask students have an email quota of 100 GB.
- You can access your email in multiple ways:
- Access your email via PAWS
- Access your email via an email client.
- Access your email via office.com (login with NSID@usask.ca and password)
- The Microsoft Advantage program allows USask students to install and use the latest desktop versions of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac on up to five devices such as computers or laptops (in addition to five tablets and five mobile devices) for the duration of their time as a student.
- Learn how to install Microsoft Office 365 on a personal device.
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- You may need to use our VPN (Virtual Private Network) to access restricted campus resources from off-campus. Our VPN provides the same level of access from home that you would have if you were using a computer on campus.
- Learn how to connect to the USask VPN from off campus.
- USask students have access to 1TB of free personal cloud storage through OneDrive for Students offered as part of your Microsoft 365 account.
- Microsoft OneDrive keeps your files backed up, protected, synced, and accessible on all your devices. You can share files with one or more people either via email or through a link. You can also determine if you want other people to be able to edit your OneDrive files or just view them.
- Learn how to access your OneDrive - University of Saskatchewan account.
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- Cabinet was the personal file storage system used in the university prior to the implementation of OneDrive.
- Each student can still access their Cabinet account, however we strongly encourage using OneDrive instead, as it gives you access to a larger storage quota and makes sharing files and folders much easier.
- Learn how to access your personal Cabinet storage on a PC or Mac.
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- USask has selected a new Learning Management System (LMS) vendor, Canvas, to support our campus community with an improved student learning experience.
- Courses can be available one month before the start of class; however, instructors can limit access while they prepare. Contact your instructor in the event you cannot see the course at the start of your class.
- The Campus Print Accounting System, commonly referred to as CPAS, is a service that provides printing, copying and scanning services for students across campus.
- Follow these steps for using your home printer.
- Scanning documents can be done through your home printer if it includes a scanner. Please check your user manual for instructions.
- Alternatively, your phone can be used to scan documents using the OneDrive mobile app. This is a great feature while on the go.
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- As a USask student, you have access to a variety of software that you can install on your personal computer for free or at a reduced cost.
- A complete list can be found on the student technology tipspage.
Some of the software is available for use through our Virtual Computer Lab (Vlab).
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Learn how to connect to the uofs-secure Wireless Network. This network is the internal University of Saskatchewan network. It provides easy and secure network access for employees, faculty, researchers, and students.
- Zoom is a web conferencing solution that enhances productivity in the workplace by providing rich online environments for collaboration. It is available campus-wide and centrally supported. Zoom is ideal for classes and administrative meetings up to 300 participants with lots of audience participation including breaking out the session into smaller groups. Using add-ons, conferences larger than 300 and webinars can also be scheduled.
- USask faculty, staff and students are eligible for enterprise Zoom accounts.
- Zoom is available in Canvas, Outlook, the Zoom app, and the USask Zoom website.
- Log in via the Zoom Portal
- Training options include:
Access and Equity Services provides students with disabilities access to a variety of enhanced technology needed to achieve academic success.
Where can I access information on student services such as registering and withdrawing from classes, student fees and ordering transcripts?
- Visit the USask student page for a comprehensive guide to services and programs for all students at USask.
I am a new student at USask. When will I be able to access IT Services such as email, Microsoft Advantage and OneDrive?
- Once you have been accepted and confirm your acceptance through PAWS, you will become eligible to register.
- Eligible to register students receive most available services (Email, MS Advantage and OneDrive).
- After you register for classes you will have access to all services (Library services)
What textbooks do I need and how can I purchase them?
- For help with IT Services, visit our IT Support Portal where you can search the knowledge base or submit a request for assistance.