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Setting and changing passwords

You will need to be connected to the SAIT network through wireless or directly with a cable to a network port in order to print.

Changing your computer login password

Please note: Changing the password used to login to SAIT computers will also change the password used to connect to SAIT wireless and SAIT email.

  1. Log in to a SAIT computer
  2. When you can see the Windows desktop, press CTRL + ALT + DEL
  3. Click the option Change Password
  4. Type your old password in the first box. Type your new password in the other two boxes
  5. Click the Confirm Arrow →
  6. Your computer account password, SAIT wireless password and SAIT email password are now updated
Changing your mySAIT and Brightspace (D2L) account password

Please note: Changing your mySAIT password will also change your Brightspace (D2L) password.

  1. Go to mySAIT
  2. On the mySAIT tab, click on Change your mySAIT.ca password/PIN
  3. Select Change PIN
  4. Enter your current password in the Enter old PIN box, and your new password in the Enter New PIN and Re-enter New PIN boxes. Click Change PIN
  5. Your mySAIT and Brightspace (D2L) passwords are now updated

If you have issues logging into mySAIT and Brightspace (D2L) or have forgotten the password:

  1. Click on the Forgot Password link under the Login button
  2. Enter your SAIT staff ID number with leading zeros (for example 000123456) and click the Forgot PIN? button
  3. Answer the security question and click on Submit
  4. Enter the new password in the New PIN and Re-enter new PIN boxes. Click on the Reset PIN
  5. Your mySAIT and Brightspace (D2L) passwords are now updated.
Compuer login and/or SAIT email reset issues or forgotten password
  1. Go to login.microsoftonline.com
  2. Click on the Can't Access your Account link under the login field
  3. Click on the Work Account link
  4. Enter your SAIT email address and the text in captcha image. Click on the Next button
  5. Answer the Security question or phone number configured in your account
  6. On the next page, if you received a text or call with a verification code, enter it in the box. Click Next
  7. Enter your new password in the two boxes. Click Finish
  8. Your SAIT email password, computer account password and SAIT wireless password is now updated

Email, wireless and VPN access

Email

As a SAIT faculty member, you can access your SAIT email address through the Microsoft Office portal from any internet browser, as well as you have the ability to download the Microsoft Office app for any smartphone (iOS and Android).

Connecting to email through Office 365
  1. Open a web browser and go to www.sait.ca or use login.microsoft.com
  2. On the top right-hand corner of the webpage, hover your mouse over the login button, then click on the email option that appears in the drop-down menu
  3. On the new page, click use another account option if there is another email that is not your email address. If not, enter your SAIT email address on the right side of the page — for staff, your email is your first and last name followed by @sait.ca
  4. Enter your SAIT computer login password
  5. Click the sign in button
  6. Click on your SAIT email address on the right-hand side, enter your password if applicable
  7. To access your email, click on the Mail app
Connecting to email from an Apple device

You can also access your SAIT email address through the Microsoft Office portal from any internet browser, as well as you have the ability to download the Microsoft Office app for any smartphone (iOS and Android).

Connecting to your SAIT email from an Apple device:

  1. Download the Microsoft Office app from the App Store
  2. Enter your SAIT staff email address in the format firstname.lastname@edu.sait.ca and select Add Account
  3. Enter your SAIT computer login password. By default, this is your birthdate in the format YYMMDD
  4. Select Sign In, Select Skip if the Add Another Account screen appears
  5. You will now be able to access your SAIT email through your Apple device
Connecting to email from an Android device

You can also access your SAIT email address through the Microsoft Office portal from any internet browser, as well as you have the ability to download the Microsoft Office app for any smartphone (iOS and Android).

Connecting to your SAIT email from an Android device:

  1. It is recommended that you download the Microsoft Office app from the Google Play Store
  2. Open the Outlook app on your device
  3. Select Get Started
  4. Enter your SAIT staff email address in the format firstname.lastname@edu.sait.ca
  5. Enter your SAIT computer login password. By default, this is your birthday in the format YYMMDD
  6. Select Sign In, Select Skip if the Add Another Account screen appears
  7. You will now be able to access your SAIT email through your Android device

Wi-fi

SAIT provides wireless connectivity to staff on campus.

Connecting to wi-fi anywhere on campus

To set up access to a wireless connection on SAIT's network, follow the steps below. Please note, this can only be done on-campus.

  1. Ensure your wireless adapter is turned on
  2. Click the wi-fi icon
  3. Select sait-secure from the list of available wi-fi networks
  4. Select connect automatically
  5. Use your staff ID without for your username
  6. Use your current network password
  7. If you see a message that says Continue connecting? select the connect button
  8. Once connected, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreement
  9. Once you are connected, you will see a message stating that you have successfully connected to sait-secure
Connecting to wi-fi from an Apple device
  1. Open the Settings menu, and select wi-fi
  2. Choose the network listed as sait-secure
  3. Use your staff ID for your username
  4. Enter your SAIT login password. If you are a student, this is by default, your birthdate YYMMDD.
  5. Click Join
  6. Select Trust if a digital experience screen appears. The certificate should say auth4.is.sait.ca.
Connecting to Wi-Fi from an Android device
  1. Open the Settings menu, and select wi-fi
  2. Choose the network listed as sait-secure
  3. Set EAP Method to PEAP.
  4. Set Phase 2 Authentication to MSCHAPV2.
  5. Leave the CA Certificate blank.
  6. Use your staff ID for your username.
  7. Enter your SAIT login password. If you are a student, this is by default, your birthdate YYMMDD.
  8. Tap Connect
Requesting guest access

To request wi-fi access for a guest coming or visiting SAIT, you will need to submit a HEAT Ticket or email the Helpline and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Username
  • Organization
  • Account expiration
  • Remarks (optional)
  • SAIT sponsor

The IT support team will get back to you with a username and password that can be used by your guests.

Eduroam wireless

The Eduroam wireless network service provides staff with free-roaming wireless access at participating institutions and is developed for the 'internal research and education community.

Accessing Eduroam from a Windows laptop

This network service provides staff with free-roaming wireless access at participating institutions.

  1. Select the Start button on the bottom left of your screen
  2. Select Settings from the left of the Start Menu (on Windows 7 click on Control Panel located on the right side of the Start Menu)
  3. Click on the Network & Internet button, then click on Wi-FI (for Windows 7 click on Network & Internet then click on Network and Sharing Centre)
  4. Click on the Show Available Networks link (for Windows 7 click on Connect to a Network under the Change your Networking settings)
  5. Click on the Eduroam SSID in the list that appears on the right side of your screen and click Connect
  6. Enter your username:
    1. Use ACDM\ followed by your computer username and @sait.ca
  7. Enter your SAIT computer login password, this is by default your birthdate in the format YYMMDD
  8. Click Connect
Accessing Eduroam from an Apple device

For instructions on how to connect to Eduroam from an Apple device:

  1. Go to your devices Settings menu and select Wi-Fi or Wireless
  2. Select the SSID called: eduroam
  3. Enter your username:
    1. Use ACDM\ followed by your computer username and @sait.ca
  4. Enter your SAIT computer login password, this is by default your birthdate in the format YYMMDD
  5. Select Join
  6. Select Trust if a digital certificate screen appears. The certificate should say auth4.is.sait.ca
Accessing Eduroam from an Android device

For instructions on how to connect to Eduroam from an Android device:

  1. Go to Settings and select Wi-Fi or Wireless
  2. Select the SSID called: eduroam
  3. Set the EAP Method to PEAP
  4. Leave the CA Certificate blank
  5. Under the Identity section, enter your username:
    1. Use ACDM\ followed by your computer username and @sait.ca
  6. Enter your SAIT computer login password, this is by default your birthdate in the format YYMMDD
  7. Click Connect

VPN

Installing VPN

It is highly recommended that you use Internet Explorer (IE) to install the VPN. Other web browsers may not install the application properly. Please make sure you have the most current version of Java installed before proceeding with the steps below.

  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to vpn.sait.ca
  2. Click on the link based on the type of user you are: Staff ACDM or Staff ADMN
  3. In the next screen, enter your username as follows
    1. Either enter ACDM\ or ADMN\ followed by your computer username (acdm\jdoe)
  4. Enter your password
  5. Click login to begin the installation. Once the installation is done, the application will automatically connect to the SAIT network. An icon in the shape of a lock will appear on the right side of the taskbar
  6. When you wish to disconnect from VPN, click on the lock icon on the taskbar and select Disconnect
Connecting to VPN

To connect to the SAIT network remotely using VPN, do the following:

  1. Start the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  2. Press the Start button and type anyconnect and click on Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  3. A small application window opens. Click the drop-down box and select Staff_ACDM, then click Connect
  4. Enter your username — acdm\jdoe
  5. Enter your computer login password
  6. Click OK once you are connected to VPN, an icon in the shape of a lock will appear on the right side of the taskbar
  7. When you wish to disconnect from VPN, click on the icon on the taskbar and select Disconnect

Apps

SAITALERT app

SAITALERT is a free smartphone app that informs SAIT students to help keep them safe on and around campus, including details on emergency procedures, working alone, a virtual safe walk and emergency notifications.

Download today:

Printing services

You will need to be connected to the SAIT network through wireless or directly with a cable to a network port in order to print.

Connect to a printer
  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard
  2. Type \\ followed by the name of the server address (where the printer resides), as per the list below — \\vprn161.acdm.ds.sait.ca
  3. Hit Enter
  4. Right-click on the printer you want to connect to and select the Connect option or double-click the printer
  5. Wait for the drivers to be installed
  6. You are now connected to this printer and you will see it in the list of printers available on your computer

Print Server Addresses

Senator Burns Building: \\vprn2845.acdm.ds.sait.ca

Stan Grad Centre MB and MC classrooms: \\vprn161.acdm.ds.sait.ca

NJ Burns building wing classrooms: \\vprn161.acdm.ds.sait.ca

NK Burns building wing classrooms: \\vprn2424.acdm.ds.sait.ca

Crandell building G classrooms: \\vprn161.acdm.ds.sait.ca

Stan Grad Centre MD classrooms: \\prn251.acdm.ds.sait.ca

Johnson-Cobb Energy Centre KA classrooms: \\vprn2845.acdm.ds.sait.ca and \\vprn161.acdm.ds.sait.ca

Aldred Centre CA, CB classrooms: \\vprn2845.acdm.ds.sait.ca and \\prn2424.acdm.ds.sait.ca

Library: \\vprn2845.acdm.ds.sait.ca

XDocs

XDocs is on campus for all of your printing needs, including binding, posters and more.

Contact XDocs

G112, E.H. Crandell Building
xdocs@sait.ca
403.284.8443

Software information

Office 365

All staff have access to Microsoft Office 365 and these programs are run on a web browser.

If you wish to install Office 365 onto your computer, follow the provided step-by-step instructions below.

Installing Office 365 
  1. Go to login.microsoftonline.com
  2. On a new page, click Use Another Account option if there is another email listed that is not your email address. If not, enter your SAIT email address on the right-hand side of the page 
  3. Your username:
    1. For staff, your email is your first and last name followed by @sait.ca
  4. Enter your SAIT computer login password, this is by default your birthdate in the format YYMMDD
  5. Click the Sign In button
  6. On the welcome page, you will see a list of apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and many others
  7. Click on the app you want to use or click the Install Office Apps button on the right-hand side of the screen

Brightspace (D2L)

Brightspace (D2L) is a learning management system that enables instructors to produce effective learning materials and assessments. It is used to deliver blended courses, which combine face-to-face and online learning, or fully online courses.

Instructors can use these systems to monitor and manage learner progress and communicate with learners in the classroom or at a distance.

Log in

Access and supportive resources

You can either log in through the button above directly, or you can access Brightspace (D2L) through mySAIT:

  • Log in to mySAIT
  • Select myFaculty
  • Your username is your staff ID (the same 9-digit ID number you use for mySAIT)
  • Your password is the same password you use for mySAIT

Additional support and resources:

For more information regarding the use of these tools in your school, please contact your academic chair or curriculum coordinator.

Supported browsers

You are able to access and use Brightspace (D2L) from either a desktop computer, tablet or mobile device:

  • Desktop — the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari
  • Tablet or mobile device — Current version of iOS with the latest version of Chrome or Safari or Android 5.0 + OS with the latest version of Chrome

Contact Educational Technology Services

Educational Technology Services (ETS) provides technical support, administrative support and 1:1 coaching and training for Brightspace (D2L), Respondus Lockdown Browser and Blackboard Collaborate.

403.210.4250
(toll-free) 1.888.910.4250
ets.sait.ca

Hours of operation

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Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
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