|When you are admitted to the FIRST
YEARS certificate, you receive a Personal IDentification number, your PID.
You use this to create an identifier - the "onyen," i.e. the Only
Name You'll Ever Need at UNC. The onyen is used
to log on to Sakai (at http://sakai.unc.edu)
and to access all the services available to you as an officially-enrolled
You will be creating your onyen with your PID at http://onyen.unc.edu. As a security measure, UNC will be emailing you a reminder, every 3 months, to change your password.
The UNC email address you will be assigned is a combination of your onyen + @ + the UNC email system address, namely email@example.com. This is the email address that Sakai uses, and is the address where you will receive all official UNC notices/emails.
The mailing utility that you will be using during your stay in FIRST YEARS is the Exchange/Outlook WebApp utility, accessed at https://outlook.unc.edu/owa. It is the HIPPA-compliant utility that all School of Medicine students, faculty and staff must use for all official UNC email.
Whether using Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser,
you will get all the usual Outlook features. We suggest bookmarking https://outlook.unc.edu/owa
in your browser, for this will be a frequent "stop" for you while in the
program. For more information, click here.
Important video link: You will need to set Messages to automatically send to the UNC email addresses.Whether sending messages within Sakai or via the UNC email system, you will find the features similar to those you use with your usual email utility, i.e. composing messages, adding attachments, etc. Note: Using the options under "TO," you can send to all or selected participants.
For more information about communicating in Sakai, see:
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