PAWS, your personalized access to web services at the University of Saskatchewan (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.

You should have received your network services identification (NSID) and a temporary password when you applied for admission. If you forget your NSID or password, contact the ICT Service Desk at 306-966-2222 or 1-800-966-4817 (toll free in Canada).

USask Email

Check your email! The university keeps in contact with you through your USask email account, which is created automatically when you are admitted to the university.

Check your email regularly by logging into PAWS, where your email and calendar are accessible in the main menu, or set up your smartphone or other device to receive your USask email directly.

Learning Management System (LMS)

USask recently selected a new Learning Management System (LMS) vendor, Canvas, to support our campus community with an improved student learning experience consistent with our principles.  The move to Canvas will also provide faculty with improved efficiency and new features. We accelerated our selection given our recent transition to online and remote teaching for many courses up to Fall 2020.  Blackboard (Bblearn) will continue to be available for up to the next two years, after which Canvas will act as the USask LMS. Video and collaboration tools such as Panopto, WebEx, and Office 365 continue to be integrated in both Blackboard and Canvas. 


ConnectionPoint works with all Finance and Resources units as well as Colleges, departments and units across campus to ensure enhanced services and improved efficiencies in our operations. Providing a variety of administrative services allows faculty and staff to focus on other opportunities to better support the teaching and research mission of the University.

What can ConnectionPoint help you with?

  • purchasing and payments
  • workforce administration
  • data processing
  • travel and expenses
  • process effectiveness

Jira Service Desk

You may hear, submit a ticket! Wait, what?

Several units on campus deploy a piece of software called Jira Service Desk. This software helps USask business units manage their requests in a priority logged order and provides valuable information on what types of services and questions are being asked so systems can be perfected.

Units that are currently using Jira are the CGPS, ICT, ConnectionPoint among others, and more are coming online every day!

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base is an information portal for campus community providing articles and forms relevant to faculty, staff and students on campus.  The purpose of Knowledge Base is to provide a single source of information available to the campus community where the most up-to-date information is available with the most current version of forms you may need, or information regarding changes to policies, procedures and guidelines as they happen.

Articles and forms in Knowledge Base are developed by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who are identified as experts in specific areas around campus.  We work closely with these experts from various departments and units to develop content and ensure that existing content is accurate and up-to-date.  Once content is developed, it is posted to Knowledge Base and closely tracked for annual reviews and updates.  We are continually adding new content, so check back often!

If there is a topic you think should be added to Knowledge Base, or you have suggestions for improvement to existing articles, let us know!

Tips & Tricks

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