SAO Student Login

    Welcome to Semester 2 (Study Period 3 for OUA students) 2019, of Swinburne Astronomy Online!

    The semester will run from 2 Sept. to 23 Nov., with our introductory Week 0 commencing 26 August.

    • The University uses Swinburne Identity Management System (SIMS), which allows you to synchronise passwords across commonly used applications. All new SAO students will need to log on to the Current Students portal to set and synchronise your SIMS password. (Re-enrolling students will be able to use their previous SIMS password.)

    • To access Canvas, which is the online software that hosts the SAO classes, you will need your SIMS password.
    • To access your Unit(s) on Canvas, click here.
      You should be able to see your Unit(s) in your "Dashboard" area.
      Note: if you are having trouble logging on to Canvas or cannot access your unit from Canvas, please check
      IT Help - here or email (not Glen!) and explain exactly what the problem is.
    • The first time you log in to Canvas, if you do not plan to use the Swinburne mail client, be sure to set your email forwarding. For details, see the section "Forward email ..." in: here.
    • During Week 0 please visit your Unit's website and send a test and introductory posting to the "Test Messages" and "Introductions" Discussion groups respectively.
    • Please note that apart from the first email sent pre-Week 0, all subsequent program-related mailouts will be directed to your Swinburne email account. (Please refer to set your email forwarding above).

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