Electronic Resources

All students are expected to activate and use the PLU ePass account and familiarize themselves with the systems provided for them by the university, including email, Sakai and BannerWeb. For assistance with electronic resources, students should contact the Help Desk.


Only official PLU e-mail addresses will be used for communication from the School of Nursing office and School of Nursing faculty and staff. Every student is given a PLU account upon official admission and enrollment at PLU. You can forward all your PLU messages to your preferred e-mail address if you have another e-mail account. Also, e-mail is the main vehicle used by the School of Nursing to provide students vital information about scholarships, announcements, class information, etc. and faculty as well as administrators frequently uses e-mail to communicate with students.


Sakai is used for most courses to distribute course syllabi and announcements. It may also be used for distribution of course materials, assignments, individual and group communications, group discussion, and other communication and educational activities. Additional Sakai project sites may be created by the School of Nursing office or faculty as a way to contain and distribute information to large groups of nursing students. All students are expected to access Sakai regularly.


BannerWeb is used for course registration, course schedules, unofficial transcripts, CAPP reports, and financial aid.