Technology Information

Classroom & Meeting Room Technology

The College is committed to providing students with technologies they can expect to encounter in the workplace or at other higher education institutions. Lecture classrooms include presentation technologies. There are over 1000 student computers on campus, including the open computing facilities in the Learning Commons and Library. 

WiFi Access

(815) 224-0318

Students may bring in personal laptops and gain access WiFi in all areas of the College. Personal computers must meet minimum security standards, including antivirus updates and operating system security patches. Assistance is available in the Learning Commons, D201.

Computer Accounts

(815) 224-0318

Students enrolled in a college credit course will receive access to

  • a computer network account with secure file storage
  • an email account
  • WebAdvisor Student Information System
  • Blackboard Learning Management System
  • Jacobs Library online resources

Online Campus Services

The campus home page is the door to services available anytime of the day or night. Students may look at updated program guides, apply to the college, search class schedules, pay tuition bills, purchase textbooks, conduct library research, check schedules of events, and participate in classes. New online services are added frequently.  Quick access to many of the services is available at


Your K-Number (located on your IVCC student ID card):

  • is your username for WebAdvisor, Blackboard and the IVCC network.
  • is the first part of your student email address. 
  • Your email address will be

Your 7-digit student ID number (the purple numbers on your IVCC student ID cards):

  • is used to identify you and 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

IVCC Student ID Number

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

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 Student Help Desk webpage at

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 WebAdvisor password reset. For other systems, you can call, email or visit the Student Help Desk for assistance. Students are required to provide their name, K-number, and 7-digit student ID number when requesting a password reset.

Accessing Online Accounts

Quick access to all accounts is provided on the IVCC 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.  Your WebAdvisor account is created the next business day upon application to IVCC. From the IVCC homepage, select WebAdvisor and click the "Set Up Your Account" link.

Students will be required to update and verify their demographic information every six months 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 next business day upon application to IVCC. The various IVCC departments and your instructors may send important information to you through your IVCC student email account. You are responsible for regularly checking your student email account. All Students are expected to check their IVCC student email accounts.

IVCC Network Account

Logging onto computers at IVCC requires an IVCC Network Account. Accounts are created the next business day after registering. Your network space, also referred to as your U: drive, is a safe space to store your coursework.


Some instructors will use an electronic classroom environment called Blackboard. Blackboard accounts are created shortly before the start of each semester.


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.

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for all information sent to them via their official IVCC student email account. A student’s failure to read communications from the college does not absolve them from complying with the content of such communications. Students may elect to redirect mail sent to their IVCC student 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 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 student email account is created for each student enrolled in a credit course at IVCC. The account will remain active up to one year after a student's last semester in a credit course at IVCC.

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 The Distance Learning site provides links to course and instructor webpages, 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.