Are you a new USask student who is about to start classes in Prince Albert?

Visit our new students page for everything you need to know.

PA & Off-Campus Tutorial Help Centre

Anyone taking an USask Off-Campus class (administered by the Distance Education Unit) has access to free support through the PA & Off-Campus Tutorial Help Centre. You do the work. We support you in the process.

The PA & Off-Campus Tutorial Help Centre provides tools and support to help you write effective essays, reports and reviews and offers Math & Stats help.

Writing help

Simply submit a project draft and a qualified tutor will assess your work and offer advice on ways to improve your project.
Contact the tutor if you have difficulty getting started, or want advice on constructing an outline.

  • Write a project draft. Tutors do not replace writing instruction in your classes – they enhance and support it. Tutors will not write, edit or proofread assignments and will not ghostwrite essays or offer instruction in English as a second language.
  • Use the following timelines when submitting:
    • Submit your assignment by email at least 2-3 days (48-72 hours) before the due date.
    • Assignments may be submitted on weekends but return times may be slower.
  • Your assignment will be returned along with a tutor critique sheet. The critique sheet will provide comments about the following areas:
    • What are the paper's strengths?
    • Describe any weaknesses concerning the thesis or focus, voice or tone, organization, development, paragraphing etc.
    • The tutor will suggest a strategy to improve on each weakness and offer additional comments to help you with your assignment.

Send a completed submission form along with your assignment to distance.writing@usask.ca. You will receive a response from a tutor confirming receipt of your assignment.

To discuss your assignment with the tutor email with the questions concerning your project.

Math & Stats help

Math & Stats help is offered throughout the year at different times. Please watch your PAWS announcements for specific times/dates.

Study skills and support

Guides and resources

Student Learning Services (SLS) at the University of Saskatchewan provides a variety of resources including study guides, tip sheets and videos to enrich your learning experience and help you improve your academic performance.

Disability services and support

Access and Equity Services (AES)

Access and Equity Services are available for Prince Albert campus students who have a medical-based or learning disability. You are encouraged to register with the AES office as early as possible.

Library

Distance and Distributed Library Services

Learn how you can access materials from the USask library.

Advising

Academic Advisors

If you have questions about your program, you have access to onsite advisors at the Prince Albert campus as well as your college advisor at the main USask campus in Saskatoon.

Transfer classes

Common Visiting Students

Prince Albert students taking distance and off-campus classes through the University of Regina or Saskatchewan Polytechnic can take University of Saskatchewan classes for transfer credit by applying as a common visiting student.

Online course tools

PAWS and Canvas

PAWS

PAWS, your personalized access to web services at USask, is a customizable web environment used by students, faculty, staff and alumni. PAWS is where you'll access class registration, tuition and fees, scholarships and bursaries, textbooks and more.

PAWS quick tips

Canvas

You may be taking courses through Canvas, the learning management system at USask. Classes in Canvas should be available about a month before the start of class but instructors may limit access while they prepare. Course materials will remain in Canvas for up to four years after the class ends.

Instructors may record videos using Panopto for some of your classes. You can access Panopto videos from your Canvas course, or you can use your NSID to log into Panopto.

Canvas information

Grades and transcripts

Grades and transcripts can be viewed in your PAWS account.

Career Planning

Career Services

Career Services helps prepare University of Saskatchewan students and alumni for their future careers by providing resources, one-on-one guidance, networking events, employer information sessions, career fairs and job postings.