About Accounts

In order to use computing facilities and services on campus you must log in with a valid network username and password.

Getting your Network Username and Password

Network account credentials (i.e., userid and password) are created by the systems administrator when new students are registered or when new faculty and staff are hired.  You will receive your network username and password including other credentials (see below) during your initial orientation and training.

Your network username will be the same for Webmail and Moodle (not including Centra). Your username is generated from a combination of the first letter of your first name and full last name (e.g., Jane Doe -> jdoe).

Your network password will be assigned by the systems administrator.

Obtaining an Email Account

Student email accounts are created when new students are registered.  Faculty and staff email accounts are created when new personnel are hired. 

Your email address will be generated and setup as: username@oshki.ca (e.g., jdoe@oshki.ca).

For more information on email visit the e-mail service and support page.

Obtaining a Moodle Account

Moodle is the online course management system for delivering online course assignments and course activities to students.  It provides a virtual learning environment for students studying at OSHKI.

A Moodle account is created when new students are registered and when new instructors are hired. 

Your Moodle username and password will be the same as your network username and password.

For more information on Moodle visit the Moodle service and support page.

Obtaining a Centra Account

Centra (aka e-Classes) is the web conferencing system for delivering OSHKI classes and tutoring sessions over the Internet when students are off-campus in their home communities.  It provides a platform for students to communicate and interact with their instructors and classmates using an Internet-connected computer and headset.

A Centra account is created by Contact North when new students are registered and when new instructors are hired.

Your Centra username and password will be e-mailed to you by Contact North at your OSHKI email account.

For more information on Centra visit the Centra service and support page.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the username and password for accessing the computers in the computer lab?
  2. What is the username and password for accessing OSHKI laptops?
  3. I forgot my username and/or password.

What is the username and password for accessing the computers in the computer lab?

The username and password for lab computers are posted on the white board inside the computer lab.

What is the username and password for accessing OSHKI laptops?

The username and password for laptops are the same as the computer lab.

I forgot my username and/or password.

For network and e-mail:

  • Your network username is the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name (e.g., Jane Doe -> jdoe).  Your network username is case sensitive.
  • Your network password is confidential and cannot be changed. Your network password will always start with an upper case letter.
  • If you need further assistance please contact the OSHKI help desk.

For Moodle:

  • Your Moodle username is the same as your network username.
  • Your Moodle password is the same as your network password.  Your Moodle password will always start with a lower case letter.
  • If you need further assistance please contact the OSHKI help desk.

For Centra:

  • Your Centra username is a combination of the letters 'st', followed by the first two letters of your first name, followed by your full last name (e.g., Jane Doe -> stjadoe).
  • Your Centra password is assigned by Contact North. 
  • If you need further assistance please call the Contact North Technical Support line at 1-888-850-4628.

For staff:

  • If you need further assistance please contact administrative support personnel.