Teaching at a new institution, in an unfamiliar department, or even a new course can raise questions for new and experienced instructors alike. At the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), we see ourselves as a connection point. If you can’t find the answer you need on these pages or even if it does not seem like an issue about teaching and learning, we are happy to point you to the right person/resource, so do not hesitate to reach out to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Single Sign-On Identification (SSO ID) is an important component to accessing all the technology systems at UMSL. As its name denotes, it allows you to log in to nearly every networked system on campus—from printers and Wi-Fi to Canvas, the campus learning management system. If you are unsure what your SSO ID is, you can search for it on MyView. You can also reset your password in the same location if needed. If your paperwork is still working its way through HR, your SSO ID might still be in process.
If you haven't received your SSO ID and password yet: Reach out to your department chair or administrative professional. Once the request has been submitted, you should have access to some systems like the wireless network and Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), but the request will still need to be processed through the Human Resources office to get access to all of UMSL's systems.
As soon as you have your SSO ID, be sure to complete your FERPA training. You will not be able to access your Canvas course(s) or MyView roster until you have completed this training. It can take 24-48 hours after completion before your Canvas course or MyView rosters become visible. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Miguel (email@example.com) or Danielle Faucett (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Registrar’s Office.
Now that you've signed your contract, your account creation will be underway. This graphic outlines the process and various offices that handle the account creation and access to systems you'll need this semester. Please note that it can often take a few days for the account creation process to complete.
We offer workarounds below and advice on what you can do while you wait for the account to be readied.We also offer some advice about what you can do in the meantime while our systems get connected to your account. Click on the step below to access advice and time-saving links.
Test your UMSL login at https://umsystem.instructure.com/.
Not sure what your SSO ID is? Here are a few problem solving steps.
FERPA Training (SSO ID required)
Note: You will not be able to access your courses in Canvas or MyView until you complete this training.
Note that while we will give a basic overview of all the different systems utilized here at UMSL for teaching, we do not have time during orientation to do a deep or individualized dive into how to use each of these systems. Since each new faculty joins us with different levels of knowledge, we encourage you to customize your training for your needs and learning preference using the options listed below.
There are many options to fit your needs and knowledge level.
Note: If you do not yet have access to your Canvas course due to processing times for SSO ID, FERPA Training, etc., reach out to your department chair and ask them to post your syllabus or at a minimum a short introductory and reassuring note for students and Publish the course on your behalf.