Your Announcements channel in PAWS is an important communications tool for the University as a whole, but also as a way for professors, groups, colleges, divisions and others to announce role-specific information to you. Colleges and divisions have designated individuals who are authorized to approve and/or post information using PAWS targeted announcements. To request that a PAWS announcement be sent by one of these targeted announcers, please email email@example.com.
Announcements can be sent to you in three ways:
via your Announcements channel in PAWS (default top left on your Home tab)
via text message to your cell phone or other mobile device
Targeted announcements are sent to you based on your role(s)—whether student, faculty, staff or alumni, in a specific program, taking a specific course, part of a committee or group, having special status (as an International or Aboriginal student, for example), or others.
You may choose whether or not you wish to receive text message announcements. Please note that the University of Saskatchewan provides this optional text messaging service as one of several means of communicating electronically with the campus community. As well:
The text messaging service may be unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons.
Replies to text messages are not actively monitored.
The university does not guarantee to post all requested messages via text messaging.
Although posting targeted announcements is restricted to authorized individuals, posting information on the PAWS Bulletin Board channel is open to the campus community.
The Bulletin Board channel, on everyone's Home tab, brings the campus community "nice to know" information about University-related events, opportunities and more. You can see up to eight bulletins at a time in the Bulletin Board channel in PAWS; clicking "All Bulletins" opens a separate browser window where you can see a complete list of bulletins. You can even search for and display bulletins by category. Log in to PAWS and click the "Post a bulletin" link at the bottom of the Bulletin Board channel to request permission to post bulletins.