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Learning with Technology Toolkit: USask Essentials

Getting Started

Getting Started

What is my NSID, why do I need it and where do I get one?

Before you begin your learning journey at USask, ensure that you are able to log in to your PAWS, Canvas, and Zoom accounts. For this, you will need an NSID, which is your unique username made up of three letters and three numbers (abc123). You received your NSID via email or letter when you were admitted to USask. If you are unable to locate your NSID, contact Student Central for help.

These tools will help you get started and are essential to your success at USask. Use your NSID to access:


Microsoft Office 365

Log in to PAWS to find the class registration channel, fees and tuition, the campus map, etc. Add channels like where to eat, park, print, and more. Log in to Canvas to find your course dashboard, course syllabi, group discussions, announcements, assignments, etc. Check assignment deadlines, grades, and more. Log in to Zoom to attend classes and meetings online . Have another Zoom account? Consolidate your accounts to gain access to a licensed version of Zoom. Log in to install the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 on your Windows or Mac computer, or the mobile version on your tablet and phone.
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