Welcome to StFX - Student Guide

Environment: New student looking to setup/log into university accounts (Email, Moodle, Banner, myData)

Purpose: Guide students on when and where credentials are used and what services are offered and how they are used

Your StFX Accounts

Understanding your accounts can be confusing. At StFX you have two sets of credentials, your student ID number and pin and your StFX user name and password. These are two separate accounts and are not interchangeable.

Your Student ID Number and PIN

Your 10 digit Student ID and 6 digit PIN allow you to access Banner Self Service, where you register and view marks, where you can access student info such as class schedules.This  system is protected through portal.stfx.ca Portal requires you to log in using your StFX user name credentials below so both sets of credentials are required for access. Think of Banner and myData as houses in a gated community called the portal, your student ID number and PIN are the house keys for banner and your StFX user name and password are the keys for myData, but to get into the community you need access to the gate, which is portal.stfx.ca and this uses your StFX user name and password.

How to Access myData and Banner

Your StFX User name (WebFX ID) and password

Your StFX user name, often referred to as WebFX ID, will be in the format of x2021abc. Your user name is also your StFX email, x2021abc@stfx.ca. Your password is 12 characters long, a combination of letters and numbers in original. These credentials are used for entry into StFX technology services such as;

If you do not know your StFX password, or wish to change your password to be easily remembered, head over to our MyPassword Service.

 

Technology Recommendations

Due to COVID-19 there will not be general access computer labs on campus. It's imperative that you have your own device if you need to access StFX services and lab applications. Two most popular options for students are Windows or Mac, ultimately it comes down to personal preference. Some students like the connectivity MacBooks offer with their iPhones/iPads/iPods. While others like the familiarity of a Windows laptop. Both systems easily connect to Wi-Fi, the on-campus printers, classroom technology and more. We do not recommend Chrome books to students. While they are usable on our systems, they will not directly connect to the printers and any printing must be done via Web-Based Printing. There are also some classroom based applications that do not run as smoothly on Chrome books.

Personal Laptop Requirements

Software Downloads

 

Internet Connection

StFX offers campus wide wireless connections as well as Ethernet connection in residence rooms. If you are living in residence it's recommended to bring an Ethernet (network) cable and any dongles you may need for connection.

Wi-Fi Connections  
WebFX (recommended) Eduroam

The WebFX wireless is available all over campus and is our recommended wireless for your devices. Log in credentials are you StFX user name and password.

Connection Instructions

 

Eduroam is Wi-Fi available at many educational institutions world wide. Any where you see eduroam Wi-Fi you can connect using your StFX credentials. Often used for visitors to connect to StFX Wi-Fi. You can connect to eduroam Wi-Fi on campus but not all services such are printing are accessible through this Wi-Fi.

Connection Instructions

Gaming and Streaming Devices

If your gaming or streaming device has an Ethernet port connecting to the Ethernet network is the fastest and most reliable connection method. All residence rooms will have one active jack. Some rooms have multiple you so you may need to look around for the active one. If your device does not have an Ethernet port and will not connect to the WebFX Wi-Fi you can register your gaming or streaming device, you will need your devices MAC address to compete this form.

 

Printing

StFX has 21 Student Multifunction Printers across campus. These devices are identified with a green name tag. Student printing costs are billed monthly to your student account. Costs are $0.10 page black, and $0.24 color.

Student Printer Locations

 Setup Printing on your device

Check your printing charges

 

Living in Residence? If you are bringing your own printer ensure it can be connected via a cable. Wireless printers are not permitted on our residence Wi-Fi, they cause traffic jams and reduce the network quality for those around you.

 

Contact Us

If you need any additional help or have any questions you can reach us at any of the following sources:

Live Chat

Submit a Service Request

itservices@stfx.ca

 

 


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Article ID: 83800
Created
Thu 7/25/19 4:09 PM
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Fri 7/16/21 8:44 AM

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