The University of Saskatchewan community has access to IT services that support teaching, research and public service. As a member of the University user community you should use computing and information resources responsibly and guard against abuses.
The University of Saskatchewan's policies and all applicable laws and regulations govern the use of IT services. Acceptable use of University computer systems are documented in the University IT policies. Some colleges may have additions to these policies. Check with your local college/departmental IT support personnel to be sure.
E-mail Policy - This policy defines the acceptable use of electronic mail at the University of Saskatchewan. It is your responsibility to read and comply with the E-mail Policy »
Computer Use Policy - This policy defines the acceptable use of the Universities computing facilities and services. It is your responsibility to read and comply with the Computer Use Policy »
Your Network Services ID (NSID) username and password are your IT identity and your key to U of S services and resources (e.g. PAWS, WebCT, wireless network, e-mail account, etc.). Your NSID is used to access all the services listed in the Explore section of this guide. Your NSID username comes in the form of three letters followed by three numbers (e.g. abc123). More on NSID »
Once you have your NSID, MITS allows you to manage several aspects of your ICT-managed services. You can change your NSID password, set secret questions to reset your password if you forget it and manage various settings for your e-mail.
You can also view the disk quota usage for your e-mail and file storage (cabinet). More on MITS »
Instructors have access to a variety of training options such as free online courses, instructor-led courses, online tutorials and some fee-for-service courses. You can learn how to manage your courses in PAWS as well as how to use a variety of software applications. Training services will also come into the classroom to provided tailored training for your students. More on Training »
ICT Central Help Desk – The ICT Help Desk provides computing support to all U of S instructors, researchers, employees and students. They can help you with your accounts, passwords, PAWS, e-mail, wireless, Sophos, Cabinet, Homepage, access, etc. The Help Desk offices are located in Arts 70, and in the Learning Commons (Murray Library and Health Science Library). They can also be contacted by telephone and e-mail. Help information is also available online throughout the ICT website.
College IT Help Desks – A number of colleges and departments provide IT support for their instructors and employees. They can help you with most things the ICT Help Desk does. College and department IT support personnel will be more familiar with the software used in your particular colleges, and therefore will be able to help with your discipline-specific questions more directly. Many college IT websites provide information regarding IT at the U of S. Find out more about college IT help desks »
Online Learning Library – Free online tutorials for many software courses. Visit the Online Learning Library on the PD & Training Tab within PAWS.