Current Status

Saskatchewan Polytechnic experienced a cybersecurity incident October 30, 2020, which disrupted our operating systems. Students are encouraged to visit the Access to Learning & Services tab for the most current list of operating platforms and services that have resumed, and all necessary instructions to access and log in to them. We are making progress resuming services in a phased, secure manner. FAQs are also regularly updated and may be the fastest way to find answers to your questions right now.

Please know that IT Services, external experts and third party suppliers are working together with departments and schools to fully resume operations and services for you. At this time, some services are not available. As we make services available, they may not be offered in quite the same manner as previously. Regularly visit us here for the most current information. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

saskpolytech.ca is now back up with limited functionality.

Online Services

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is experiencing an online service disruption affecting mySaskPolytech and services offered through mySaskPolytech and Virtual Private Network (VPN). The duration of this disruption is currently unknown.

During this interruption, Sask Polytech students, faculty and staff can access the services normally available through MySaskPolytech by using the links and instructions below. Check that your anti-virus software on your personal computing devices is up-to-date. If you do not have anti-virus software on your personal computing devices, please install it.

Helpdesk Support

If you require assistance with MFA, Brightspace, or Zoom you can contact the Helpdesk at:

Email:
9 am – 9 pm
helpdesk@saskpolytech.ca

 

Online Outlook Email & Calendar

Access your Sask Polytech email and calendar through Outlook Web Access (OWA).

http://portal.office.com

Multi-factor Authentication

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is introducing a Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) where users are required to use an authentication method, in addition to their passwords, when signing in to Sask Polytech online services. MFA is now required at Sask Polytech as an added sign-in mechanism to secure networks and services. MFA will be required for all users trying to access a service outside of the Sask Polytech network infrastructure. 

MFA set up instructions

Microsoft Office Suite

Access Word, Excel, other Microsoft applications, and OneDrive file storage.

http://portal.office.com

Note: Access is not available offline. If offline access is required, download and install on your computer.

Installing Office on your computer

Students, faculty and staff can download and install Office on personal computers if desired. Note: This is a large download. It may not be appropriate to download on limited capacity wireless data plans.

Zoom

Download and install the Zoom client to access Zoom video conferencing.

https://zoom.us/download

In order to book a Zoom meeting in Outlook Web Access, you will need to enable the Zoom Add-in for Outlook. See instructions at end of this document.

Brightspace

Access your Brightspace account through online.saskpolytech.ca

Regional College access to Brightspace:

  • If you have a Sask Polytech email account  access Brightspace at https://portal.office.com
  • If you created a Brightspace account using a different email address, continue to access Brightspace directly through the link that was provided when your account was created.

Signing In

The above links may take you to a sign in page first. Note that when signing in, enter your username in this format:

username@saskpolytech.ca (ie: doe1234@saskpolytech.ca, not Joe.Doe@saskpolytech.ca) 

To sign in, use your Saskatchewan Polytechnic email address and password.

Zoom Add-in for Outlook

In order to schedule Zoom meetings using the Outlook Web Access (OWA), you will need to enable the Zoom Add-in for Outlook.  Do this by opening accessing Email at http://portal.office.com then follow the steps below.

  1. Click on Calendar.
  2. Click on New event.
  3. Click on the Get Add-ins icon.

If you don’t see the Get Add-ins icon, click the 3 dots and see if Get Add-ins is there.

Click on Admin-managed. Find Zoom for Outlook and click Add.
Click Continue and close the following window.

Securing a Zoom Meeting

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is reminding you to secure Zoom meetings. Please refer to the institute’s instructions (01/04/2020) if you require more details on How to Secure a Zoom Meeting.

Additional Information

Zoom FAQ

How to install Zoom

Accessing Microsoft Office through O365

OneDrive for Business

How to add calendar to Zoom after MFA set up