Student’s Guide to Online Learning


Service Description:

This information is intended as a guide for our students who are attending online courses or other academic activities.  Online courses will largely be handled using two main resources:  Sakai and Zoom

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Online Learning:

Sakai:  Sakai is our primary LMS (learning management system) which professors will use to conduct classroom coursework and activities online.

Web URL for Sakai:

Note:  You will need to login through CAS (Central Authentication Service) which goes through DUO for multi-factor authentication.  If you are having problems logging on, please email our Help Desk.

Click here for more How-To Guides for Students Using Sakai


Zoom:  Our primary web-conferencing and virtual classroom tool that will be used for live (synchronous) academic activities.

To attend a Zoom event, click on the link provided by your instructor – either by email or check the Sakai page for that class.

Note:  You do not need a Zoom account to participate in an online event, only if you are the host.  If you are interested in hosting a meeting, you can sign up for a free basic account.

Click here to access more information regarding Zoom, including guides and how-to videos.

Would you like to test your Zoom before your class starts, use this link:

Additional ResourcesA lot of our resources are available online.


Downloadable Software:  You can download Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices with your Pitzer account credentials.

Click here to learn more about Pitzer’s Virtual Lab


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