Information and Resources for Current Students

Each student is responsible for making sure that they can access all necessary resources for completing the program. This includes accessing e-Campus for course registration, accessing URI email where all communications will be sent, accessing Sakai for course materials, and accessing the intent to graduate forms. Included below is information that will help all students, including minors, professional certificate students, and graduate certificate students, in either the digital forensics or cyber security programs. In addition to the information below, make sure to also use the links on the right for access to specific information about your program as well as helpful contact information.

URI Email Address

All communication is conducted with your URI Email address. If emails are sent from Sakai, they are automatically sent to your URI Email address.

To access your URI email and instructions on how to log in, please visit the following website:

You use the same user id as your e‐Campus user id. Your initial password is your birth date and it is in the MMDDYYYY format. For example, February 4, 1976 would be 02041976.


All of the courses are taught with URI's Sakai online teaching system. To access the course web sites, one must go to

Login by using your E-Campus name as your Sakai user name and your URI email password as your password (the default password, if you haven't changed it in URI's email system, is your birthday in MMDDYYYY form). Note it is your E-Campus user name, but it is your URI email password (not necessarily your E-Campus password).

Once you've logged in to Sakai, the course tab will appear across the top and you can click this tab to access the course material. Note: The course tab and material will not be present or available for access until the start of the semester It is suggested you make sure you can log into Sakai, you will not see the course until the start of the semester.

User ID and Password Reference

User ID You chose your User ID when registering for e‐Campus e-Campus User ID e‐Campus ID or your 9‐digit URI student ID number
Password You chose your password when registered with e‐Campus Your initial password is your birth date. Use the MMDDYYYY format. For example, February 4, 1976 would be 02041976 Use your email password

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the program, all students must have access to a computer that meets the following criteria:

  • A Windows 7 or higher physical machine (a virtual machine will not be sufficient for some courses) Note: A "boot camped" Mac is acceptable, however simply running Windows in a virtual machine is not acceptable.
  • At least 100 GB of free hard drive space
  • At least 4GB of RAM, 8GB recommended
  • An optical DVD drive
  • High speed Internet connection for downloading and/or streaming. Downloading on a remote computer (e.g. a public library) and bringing files home on a USB drive or CD is sufficient, although not ideal.
  • Sound card and speakers or headphones for listening to video lectures.

In addition, it is also recommended that students obtain the following:

  • 1 512MB USB drive
  • 1 2GB USB drive
  • 1 16GB USB drive

It is not recommended that students use Macintosh computers or Netbooks for these courses, especially in the Digital Forensics courses. If this is your only option, you must set up a Microsoft Windows partition on your computer using Boot Camp. Using parallels or fusion to create a virtual world is not sufficient, as many of the procedures and software necessary for these courses will not run properly in a virtual environment. It is the students responsibility to make sure that their computer is functioning properly, meets the criteria stated, and is configured properly. If students do not follow these guidelines, it is not guaranteed that Instructors or TAs will be able to assist if a student is having trouble with an assignment. Students can contact RAM Computers at URI for student pricing on Windows 7.

Useful Links

Useful Phone Numbers

  • URI Webmail Help Desk
    (401) 874-4375
  • Sakai Help Desk
    (401) 874-4375
  • Enrollment Services and Billing
    (401) 874-9500
  • Graduate School Admissions
    (401) 874-2872
  • Graduate School
    (401) 874-2262