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Getting Help

Getting help with your e-learning is sometimes necessary. Thankfully, most problems can be solved with a patient, careful approach. So where do you start? Well, here's the order of troubleshooting you should follow:

  1. Read any instructions given again. This solves most problems!
  2. Read the online help. Many applications have a Help menu item. It's a good place to solve a problem.
  3. Google is your friend.
  4. Ask your mum. Or a friend or class member. Don't keep it to yourself - someone has probably already solved it.
  5. Check the Guides and Help Sheets on this site.
  6. Contact your teacher.

System Test

SIDE uses a range of applications for teaching and learning, and content can consist of different file types. We design our systems to work with most computers, and try to minimise the number of plugins and programs you'll need. In fact, most of our materials should display in a standard web browser.

There are a few basic requirements, however. If you're having trouble viewing some content, take the SIDE System Test. It's designed to check your computer for compatibility with SIDE Online Learning.

It's very easy. Enter your details, then work through the prompts.

Click here to take the test.

Saba (Centra) system check

On the top-right corner of your My Schedule page in Saba (Centra), you'll see a system check link. It will help diagnose Saba (Centra) problems.

Still have a question? Contact your teacher.

  • Welcome

    SIDE is Western Australia's leading K12 distance education provider. Thousands of students across Western Australia and the wider world undertake their education with specialist teachers based in Leederville, an inner suburb of Perth. Founded in 1918, the school has become a cutting-edge e-school.

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  • Staying Safe Online at SIDE and Beyond

    At SIDE, we take cybersafety very seriously. In 2016, SIDE students undertook a series of online sessions on cybersafety presented by the Australian Government's Office of the Children's eSafetyCommissioner.

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  • Primary school website

    Looking for the SIDE Primary School website?

    http://primary.side.wa.edu.au