SAO Student Login

    Welcome to Semester 2 (Study Period 3 for OUA students), 2014, of Swinburne Astronomy Online!

    The semester runs from 1 September to 22 November, with our introductory Week 0 commencing 25 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 Blackboard, which is the online software that hosts the SAO classes, you will need your SIMS password.
    • To access your Unit(s) on Blackboard, click here.
      You should be able to see your Unit(s) under the "Swinburne My Units" area.
      Note: if you are having trouble logging on to Blackboard or cannot access your unit from Blackboard, please email blackboard@swin.edu.au (not Glen!) and explain exactly what the problem is.
    • The first time you log in to Blackboard, if you do not plan to use the Swinburne mail client, be sure to set your email forwarding. For details, click here .
    • For information about how to access the SAO course content, please follow this link. All SAO course content is available online.
    • During Week 0 please visit your Unit's website and send a test and introductory posting to the "Test Messages" and "Introductions" newsgroups respectively.
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