Next Steps for Enrolled Students

Your SAIC email account is the key to accessing Canvas and other student resources. Your instructor will communicate with you through Canvas and your email address. Check it regularly during the course.


To activate your SAIC email account, you will need to:

  • Locate your SAIC ID number in your Registration Confirmation email. If you have an SAIC student ID card you will also find it there.
  • Go to
  • Select Activate Account
  • Enter your 7-digit SAIC ID number
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your Birthdate using this exact date format: DD-MMM (e.g., 22-FEB)
  • Select Activate 

Your username is automatically assigned but you will create your own password, which must be alphanumeric and at least six characters. Record your account information for future reference. 


Visit to login to your SAIC email with the username and password from above.


NEED HELP? Contact the CRIT Help Desk at 312-345-3535 or email

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Canvas is SAIC’s online learning platform and will be the central resource for all of your course materials and communication with your instructors and peers. You will need to log in with your SAIC username and password.


Instructors will make courses viewable in Canvas in the week prior to the start of class.


Visit or download the app for Android or Apple and log in using your SAIC username and password. Complete the virtual Canvas Student Orientation to get started.


NEED HELP? Contact the Canvas Support Team at, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Zoom video conferencing will be used for your course. Download Zoom in advance of the first class.

All live sessions are scheduled in Central Time. Use World Time Buddy to compare Central Daylight Time with your current timezone.


NOTE: You can join the first class Zoom session even if you have not finished activating your SAIC email and logged into Canvas. You will receive the link for the first Zoom session in the Welcome & Next Steps email from in the days leading up to the start of class.


Digital certificates of completion will be emailed to participants within eight weeks upon successful completion of the APSI workshop.


APSI participants will earn one graduate credit for completion of the workshop. 30 CPDU credits are available. Request your official transcript online.


For most districts, a transcript will be sufficient to demonstrate professional development units. If your district requires other specific documentation, please have them contact us directly at