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Accounts and Academic Tools

ITS manages account access and academic tools that support students during their time at Saint Louis University. 

We provide assistance with password resets, accessing your SLU account, setting up email on a personal device and general help navigating SLU's systems. We also help students navigate tools such as the mySLU portal, Banner Self-Service and Tegrity. 

General Accounts FAQ

What is my SLU Net ID and password?

Your SLU Net ID is the first part of your SLU email address before the @slu.edu. Your default password is set to Id followed by the last six digits of your Banner ID. 

For example, if your Banner ID is 000123456, then your default password is Id123456.

You must change your password before trying to access any of the systems.

How do I change my SLU Net Password?

Visit password.slu.edu and sign in with your default password. Please do not reset your password during at login at a SLU-owned computer. Make sure you create a unique password to help prevent someone from breaking into your account. Here are a few tips for creating your password and keeping it safe:

  • Never tell anyone your password.
  • Your password should be easy for you to remember without being easy for someone else to guess.
  • Never write down your password. 
  • Change your password periodically.
  • Don't choose a dictionary word as your password. Be creative.
  • Include special characters such as punctuation marks, as well as a mix  of capital and lowercase letters and numbers. A variety of characters makes it harder to guess a password.

If your password isn't working, you will need to go through our password recovery process. Contact the ITS Help Desk at 314-977-4000, helpdesk@slu.edu or help.slu.edu.

Where do I go to access my email?

Visit  outlook.office.com or access your email through the Tools tab in myslu.slu.edu.

What is my email username and password?

Your email username is the first part of your SLU email address before the @slu.edu and your SLU Net password.

mySLU Portal

myslu.slu.edu is easy to use and easy to access. All you need is internet connectivity. The mySLU portal provides access to Google Apps, People Finder, Blackboard Learn, Banner Self-Service, student records, employee records and more.

To log into mySLU, follow these steps:

  • Go to myslu.slu.edu 
  • Click on Login
  • Enter your SLU Net ID and password
  • Click Login

If it's your first time logging into mySLU from a new web browser or if it has been several months since your last verification, you will need to go through the multi-factor authentication process and type in a new code. For more information, visit our Login2 SLU web page

Once you are logged into mySLU you have access to several systems via the tabs at the top. The following tabs are typically available:

Student
  • Schedules
      • Click the drop-down list to select a semester's schedule. You must be registered for at least one class to have a semester schedule.
  • Grades
      • Click the drop-down list to select a semester's schedule. Grades will only be available after your instructors submit them.
  • Financial Aid Requirements
      • Any requirements or actions needed from the financial aid office will display in this pane.
  • Student and Personal Information
      • Quick links to all personal information, class information and other needed information is available on the left pane.
  • Department of Public Safety information
      • Quick links to update your current contact information for campus emergencies, such as campus closure due to inclement weather.
Tools
  • People Finder
      • A dynamic search engine of all individuals at SLU. As you type, results display automatically and narrow with additional criteria.
  • Banner Self-Service
      • Your window into data about you kept in the central campus information system.
  • Blackboard Learn
      • SLU's learning management system, which supports faculty and students.
  • Google Apps
      • Access to Google Drive, Chat and selected other Google services.
  • SendThisFile
      • Allows you to send and receive large files that might otherwise not be sent or received via email. It can be used to send files internally as well as to colleagues externally.
  • SLU Card eAccounts
      • An online tool from Parking and Card Services to manage Billiken Bucks and Flex Points.
  • Qualtrics Survey
      • An entirely web-based, next-generation survey tool available to all SLU faculty, staff and students.
  • SLU Groups
      • The student event site for Saint Louis University providing information about upcoming events, campus news, student organizations, jobs, internships, due dates and various other activities on or around campus.
  • Facilities Request
      • place an online work order through FM:Interact Integrated Workplace Management System.
  • ITS Service Request
      • An online service provided by ITS that allows users to request access for several systems, including guest accounts, network drives and VPN access.
  • SkillSoft
      • An online personal trainer, providing training courses, certification preparation, videos, online books, job aids and quick references.
Employee

If you're also an employee of the University, including being employed as a student worker, you will have an Employee tab in mySLU. The Employee tab contains these main blocks:

  • Time Reporting
      • Provides quick access to all recent timesheets.
  • Employee Details
      • Quick links to all employee job information, including benefits, direct deposit, pay stubs and W-2 tax forms. 
  • My Banner
      • Quick links to tools within the Banner Self-Service portal. 
  • Personal Information
      • Quick links to update your contact information for campus emergencies and any compliance requirements.

mySLU Share Portal

The mySLU Share portal allows you grant your parents, guardians or other third parties authorized access to your student information. mySLU Share is available  within myslu.slu.edu and Banner Self-Service. It can grant access to the following types of information: academic records, student accounts, financial aid, housing information and conduct records.

Learn more about mySLU Share Portal

Blackboard Learn

Saint Louis University uses Blackboard Learn for its Learning Management System. This application supports faculty and student customers on both the St. Louis and Madrid campuses and provides access to many  tools that support SLU's educational mission.

View the Blackboard Learn Browser Compatibility List to find an appropriate supported operating system and browser for your computer. Note that other applications you may use, such as Tegrity, may have different supported browsers.

The following tutorials on specific topics are available to help you get more out of your Blackboard experience.

Topic Video Additional Assistance
Blogs Video Web page
Blackboard Mobile   Web page
Customize Blackboard home tab Video Web page
Discussion board information Video Web page
Finding classmates   Web page
Frequently Asked Questions   Web page
Global navigation and my Blackboard Video Web page
Navigate the course menu   Web page
Send an email Video Web page
Social media guidelines   Web page
Student questions and answers   Web page
Student view of the grade center Video Web page
Submitting assignments Video Web page
Taking a test or a quiz Video Web page
Text editor Video Web page
Using the calendar Video Web page
Wikis: Student information   Web page
Adding an avatar Video Web page

 

Tegrity Lecture Capture

Tegrity is lecture capture software that records  content shown on a computer screen, such as a PowerPoint presentation, along with the instructor's audio. Tegrity captures, stores and indexes this content online for students to watch at their convenience.

Instructors can also allow students to create their own Tegrity recordings for a course that can be visible to the whole class or just the instructor.

If you are having problems with running a video within Tegrity, try completing the diagnostic.

What is required to create a Tegrity recording?
  • If you are recording in a Tegrity-enabled classroom, the classroom computer and the microphone have already been set up.
  • If you wish to create a recording on your own computer, you will first need to install the Tegrity Recorder. Downloads are available for Windows and Mac.
  • Your computer will also need a microphone connected in order for Tegrity to capture your audio. Any standard headset works great, or you can also use a wireless lavalier microphone or even a room microphone.
Do I need a Blackboard course in order to create Tegrity recordings?

Yes. All Tegrity recordings are associated with a course in Blackboard (or an instructor's private course that exists only in Tegrity). If the Tegrity recordings are for a Banner course, then a corresponding course already exists in Blackboard.

If the Tegrity recordings are for a department, program or organization, you can request a course site in Blackboard with which to associate the recordings. Complete the non-Banner Blackboard Course Site request form.

Training and Tutorials

Web-Based Survey Tools

The Qualtrics survey tool is entirely web-based and offers features including: 

  • Easy to use point-and-click interface
  • Ability to create and analyze anonymous surveys
  • More than 85 question types
  • Tools for basic and advanced users and surveys

Free online training sessions and webinars are available from the Qualtrics support team, as well as live support. The Qualtrics support team can be contacted directly at 800-340-9194 or support@qualtrics.com