Learn from Home
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is committed to ensuring the most students possible are able to graduate or complete their term despite the current provincial state of emergency and restrictions on campus access. Beginning Monday March 23, almost all Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs will be offered online or remotely to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
In a few cases, the hands-on nature of the program is not suited to an alternate delivery mode and the program will be suspended until campus access can be re-established.
If you have specific questions please contact your program head or instructor.
Thank you to our students for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time. Thank you for our faculty and staff for your tireless efforts to create plans for online delivery.
You will require access to a computer and the internet to learn from home.
Start learning from home
Here are some things you should do to be able to learn from home:
Home Computer Guidelines
We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer for the best user experience. Majority of components of the Sask Polytech environment are web browser based and can therefore be accessed on mobile web browsers.
- PC/MAC - Ensure you have adequate free space on your local device 10GB or more and adequate memory 4GB or more.
- Phones/Tablets - 3 years old or newer
- Windows 10, Windows 8
- Mac - OS X Yosemite or higher
- iOS (iPhone/iPad) - Current within the two most recent versions
- Android - Current with the last four major versions
Home Internet Access Guidelines
- Minimum recommendation: 5 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up
- Optimal recommendation: 10 Mbps down, 5 Mbps up or greater
- If your internet is unstable, you may need to hotspot off your mobile device. Visit your cell phone provider's website for instructions.
To access your email, go to mySaskPolytech.ca and click on the Email icon.
myWorkspace provides a virtual Windows desktop and software to complete assignments, print and email. To access myWorkspace:
You can access Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint through a web browser. Log in to mySaskPolytech.ca and click on myOffice 365 icon and select the application you want to use.
Please note that the web apps for Office do not support advanced functionality.
To install the full Office apps on your home computer:
Accessing Your Files
To access OneDrive, go to mySaskPolytech.ca, click on myOffice365 and click OneDrive.
Although many components of learn from home are accessible from your mobile phone, for the best user experience it is recommended that you use a laptop or desktop computer.
It may be difficult to view and manage content on your device's small screen and some applications will not perform as well.
The application myDesktop is no longer available. Students will use myWorkspace to access Sask Polytech software and resources. Login to mySaskPolytech and click on the myWorkspace icon. Read detailed instructions on how to access myWorkspace.
Having a computer with internet access is essential for accessing Sask Polytech resources and course content. Students that do not have access to a computer should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find an appropriate solution.
Access to reliable internet is important for accessing mySaskpolytech and other learn from home components. You may need to use your mobile phone's hotspot for a stronger internet connection.
Access your hotspot through your device's settings. Fees may apply, visit your cell phone provider's website for more information on using Hotspot, data usage and charges.
You can dial into a Zoom class meeting using the 1-800 number listed in the class meeting details or download the Zoom app on your mobile phone. The app is available in your device's app store.
For regular updates and information, please visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus
If you need further assistance, please contact the Helpdesk with a detailed message explaining the problem you are having.
Please note: you may experience longer than usual Helpdesk wait times due to a higher than usual volume. We appreciate your patience and will provide assistance as soon as possible.
The health of our students is important to us. Counselling and other services are available to help you during this challenging time.