Technology Information

COMPUTER ACCOUNTS

Your K-Number (on the bottom of the ID):
  • is your username for WebAdvisor, Blackboard and the network;

  • is the first part of your student email address.  Your email address will be knumber@students.ivcc.edu;

  • will never be used to identify you. It is to be used only as the username to log into the various computerized college systems.

Your student ID number (the purple numbers on the new student ID cards):

  • is used to identify you instead of using the social security number;
  • should be protected in the same manner as your social security number or credit card;
  • may also be used as a default password for campus accounts. (Be sure you change this default password after your initial login to keep your information secure.)

Please note: All students are responsible for checking their IVCC email. All electronic college correspondence will only be sent to the IVCC email. For information on accessing this account, go to the Learning Commons.

IVCC Student ID Number

The number printed on your ID will permit you access to the online resources available through the library. The Student ID number contains your student number. Your 7-digit number is also printed on your schedule.
 

Account Passwords

You are strongly encouraged to change your password as soon as you log into each system. For your security, passwords should contain both numbers and letters, both uppercase and lowercase. More information about account passwords is linked from the MyIVCC page at http://www.ivcc.edu/myivcc.
 

Password Resets

The only remedy for a forgotten password is a reset. WebAdvisor has a password reset option, and this is the only way to have your password reset. For other systems, you can call, email or visit the Learning Commons for assistance. Students are required to provide their name, username, and student ID number when requesting a password reset.
 
Blackboard also has a password reset option. Be advised that while IVCC employees will not email password information to non-IVCC email accounts, the automated password reset options of Blackboard and WebAdvisor will send passwords to those accounts designated by the student.
 

Accessing Online Accounts

Quick access to all accounts is provided on the College home page.  
 

IVCC WebAdvisor Account

Through your WebAdvisor Account, you can access your student records, such as final grades, class schedules, etc. You can also view current course schedules and register for classes online through WebAdvisor. A WebAdvisor account is created for all students upon registration for an initial class at IVCC. From the MyIVCC page, access WebAdvisor and the click the “I’m new to WebAdvisor link.”
 
Students will be required to update and verify their demographic information every 180 days on WebAdvisor. This will be required before a student can access registration and other information on WebAdvisor.
 

IVCC Email Account

Your email account is created the Tuesday or Thursday following the date you register for classes. The College and your instructors may send important information to you through your IVCC email account. You are responsible for regularly checking this account.
 
All Students are expected to check their IVCC email accounts.
 
 

IVCC Network Account

Logging onto computers at IVCC requires an IVCC Network Account. Accounts are created at registration. Past accounts and all documents stored in the provided network storage space are deleted at the end of summer. Your network space, also referred to as your U: drive, is a safe space to store your school work.
 
Blackboard
Some instructors will use an electronic classroom environment called Blackboard. Blackboard accounts are created shortly before the start of each semester.
 

STUDENT EMAIL COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES

Email is considered an official means of communication and the College expects students to access their IVCC email account to read their mail on a regular basis. Email sent by the college may be time-sensitive and may require student action.
 
These guidelines ensure the provision of an email account to facilitate access to information. Students without access to the Internet at home may use the computers in the Computer Resource Center, Jacobs Library or at other locations on campus.
 

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for all information sent to them via their official IVCC email account. A student’s failure to read communications from the college does not absolve them from complying with the content of such communications.
 
Student may elect to redirect mail sent to their IVCC email account to another email address, but do so at their own risk. Email lost as a result of forwarding is not the responsibility of the College.
 

Communications Sent Via Email

Students can expect that information deemed to be important to a student’s success at IVCC will be sent via email.
 
The following list provides examples of the types of information a student will receive only via email. This is not intended to be a complete listing.
· Reminders of important dates such as deadlines to pay tuition, opening of registration, etc.
· Information about commencements and convocations
· Financial aid award notifications
· Library overdue notices
· New student information about academic support services
· Notices about student workshops
· Student employment opportunity announcements
· Communications from professors regarding course requirements
· Policy notices
 
Inappropriate Use of Campus Email
It is the intent of the College to avoid overuse of email. Campus employees will not send the following types of information to students.
· Information unrelated to College business
· Solicitations
· Messages containing confidential information, such as course grades, and other personal information that is readily available to the student through WebAdvisor.
· Email that violates the Acceptable Use Guidelines
 

Educational Uses of Email

Individual professors should communicate expectations regarding the use of email in their course syllabus.
 

Assignment of Email Accounts

To assure that all students have access to this important form of communication, an official IVCC email account is created for each student enrolled in a credit course at IVCC. Accounts are created each Tuesday and Thursday morning throughout the year and daily near the start of each semester. The account will remain active as long as the student is actively enrolled in IVCC credit courses.
 
The College provides one-on-one assistance and workshops to help students become proficient in the use of their email accounts.
 

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES: 

ONLINE AND BLENDED COURSES AND TELECOURSES

Information about distance learning courses is available online at http://www.ivcc.edu/DL. The Distance Learning site provides links to course and instructor web pages, information specific to online learners and telecourse students, and orientation dates.

 
All online students are required to enroll in CSP-0002. Sessions are offered both on-campus and online. The on-campus session is approximately 90 minutes. Students should complete the orientation by the first day of their online class. Students neglecting this requirement will be dropped from their online course(s). Once this requirement has been fulfilled, it does not need to be repeated.
 
Student in blended courses are encouraged to participate in CSP-0002. These students will meet with instructors in the classroom with less frequency than regular classes, because about half of the course is completed online.