Tips for PAWS Portal

Some of the many PAWS features:

  • Email - When typing a long email, keep in mind that the message might be lost if it takes too long to type. Copy the contents of the email before you send it just in case this happens. This is also true for other web- based email programs such as Hotmail and Gmail.
  • The University Learning Centre channel on the "Academics" tab, has a complete listing of their workshops. Register for these workshops with just a few simple clicks.
  • Course tools can be accessed on the "My Courses" channel on the "Academics" tab.
  • Unofficial transcripts can be viewed in the "Academics" tab.
  • Your University Library account can be found on the "Library" tab, where you can see which books you have checked out and renew them You can also see the locations and hours for each library and even ask a librarian a question through their live online "Ask a librarian..." service.
  • "My Files" channel is a place to store and access all of your assignments. By storing your schoolwork here, you can access it from any computer with an Internet connection.

Tips about your account:

Your PAWS account belongs to you and only you. You should never give out your password to anyone. If you give this password to your best friend or even your parents, you are giving them access to your private email, your marks and your pay information (if you get a job on campus).

You don't need to keep the same password that is issued to you. Change your password and change it often. Visit

To access PAWS anywhere on campus, all you have to do is type the word PAWS (+ return), at the top of the brower where you enter the URL. Save yourself a bit of typing.

Learn more about PAWS

You can access some training videos at
If you prefer to attend free workshops about PAWS, visit the Training Services website.