Please Note -- Outage:
Required maintenance is scheduled from 00:01 AM, Saturday, August 1 to 7:00 AM, Monday, August 10.
During this time, Blackboard courses and Blackboard organizations will not be available. In addition, home access to ROVER, LIVE, and the Online Magazines Newspapers and Journals page will be unavailable.
If you require immediate access to your Blackboard account or courses during the upgrade period, please contact network services at either NetworkServices@gov.sk.ca or 1-866-933-8333.
Check out the new, improved ROVER! It’s faster, now works on phones and tablets, and video playback is more reliable.
We hope you enjoy the enhanced features. Please contact Network Services (NetworkServices@gov.sk.ca / 1-866-933-8333) if you experience any issues.
ROVER (Recommended Online Video Education Resources) is a video streaming service for Saskatchewan teachers and students in the PreK-12 education system. It is managed and maintained by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. ROVER is a video-on-demand service that provides teachers and students with the convenience of immediate access to streamed, educational videos that support curricula. ROVER videos are housed on a server located in a school or school division network so there are no bandwidth issues, resulting in better picture quality and continuous play of videos without pauses. The videos are intended for viewing on the streaming site and not for copying or downloading.
There are approximately 1,500 videos in ROVER’s combined English and French collections that can be accessed by teachers and students to enhance learning in the classroom. All the videos found on this site have been evaluated by educational professionals and recommended to support Saskatchewan’s K-12 curricula. It remains the responsibility of educators to preview and select materials that best meet the needs of their students, school, and community. Educators should choose resources in accordance with their school division’s learning resources selection policy.
ROVER is accessible from within Saskatchewan schools or school division offices without a login. Outside of school, it is possible to access ROVER using a login through a Blackboard account. Every teacher and student in Saskatchewan is registered with a Blackboard account. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call our Sector Support Desk at 1-866-933-8333.