- What is the NSCC NetID account and why do I need one?
- How do I create my NSCC NetID account?
- Where will I need to use this NSCC NetID account?
- How do I log in with the NSCC NetID?
- What are my responsibilities?
- Why is it so important to logout when I'm done?
- How do I get my password reset if I forget it?
- Will my old NetID still work?
- How do I save files to my personal 100MB disk space?
- Can I access the files in this account when I'm at home?
- How long will this account last? What happens to the files in this account at the end of the quarter?
- How is the NSCC NetID different from the Student ID and PIN that I use now?
Q: What is the NSCC NetID account and why do I need one?What is the NSCC NetID account?
The NSCC NetID account is a login and password that students will need to access computers in classrooms and labs as well as provide 100MB of disk storage space.
The NSCC NetID will provide the following services:
- Access to networked classroom and lab computers on campus.
- Streamline access in labs: You will not need to present an ID card when using the labs.
- Provide 100MB of personal disk space for file storage which is available in any classroom or lab on campus when you login.
- Allow you can access your personal 100MB of disk space from home. With the freely available SCP tools, you can transfer files to and from your disk space.
- For students that have paid the CL fee, the NSCC NetID will also allow access to the NSCC wireless network.
Why do I need the NSCC NetID?
This change in computer access is due to a number of different factors. Washington state security standards now require network login authentication (like your NSCC NetID login and password) for computers as a level of network security. This system also allows the college to provide the same level of service with limited staffing.
Q: How do I create my NSCC NetID account?First, you need to be eligible for an account. Anyone who has registered for a class is eligible to create a NetID account. You must have already paid your tuition and fees for the account creation to work. Please allow at least 24 hours after the fee has been paid for the system to update and allow you create your new NetID.
You will need to access the NSCC NetID Account Creation web site listed below in order to set up your account. Since most computers on campus will now require that you already have the NSCC NetID in order to use them, you have a few options:
- Access the NSCC NetID Account Creation web site from your Home Computer before your first class.
- Use the Public Access Computers that do not require a NSCC NetID login. Public Access computers on our campus include the library computers that are dedicated to catalog searches, or the computer kiosk stations available near the Admission/Registration desk.
- A Wireless-enabled Laptop that is located within the NSCC wireless network.
Visit the NSCC NetID Account Creation Page
Choose 'Create NetID.'
After you read through the acceptable use policy, you will be asked to fill out an information form. Just follow the instructions to create your account.
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Q: Where will I need to use this account?
You will need to use this account on most computers in the classrooms, computer labs and select computers in the NSCC library. Visit the Lab/Classroom Account FAQ for more information.Top of page
Q: How do I log in with the NSCC NetID?When you sit at a campus computer that requires a login, there will be a login dialog box on screen. Enter the username and password that you chose when you created your account.
Once logged in, you will have access to all software on the computer, to the Internet and
to your personal 100MB disk space. Any documents or files that you want
to be able to access from home or from other computers will need to be
saved to your personal disk space on the 'i: drive'.
Read 'How do I save files to my personal 100MB disk space?' or 'Can I access the files in this account when I'm at home?'
Q: Why is it so important to logout when I'm done?It is extremely important that you follow two guidelines regarding logging out when using your NSCC NetID account:
- Always logout when you are finished using a computer.
- Never login to another computer before you have logged off of another one you were using.
These two guidelines are especially important for Windows users. If you leave your workstation logged into your account and you walk away, anyone can walk up to the computer and potentially damage your files, or conduct illegal activities on the Internet (hacking, file-sharing, spamming, etc.) while logged into your account.
Additionally, if you neglect to logout, or have more than one concurrent login session (logged in on more than one computer using your NSCC NetID login and password), the files that you have stored in your 100MB personal storage may be compromised.
Always log out from your account if you will be away from the keyboard for any period of time.Top of page
Q: How do I get my password reset if I forget it?You must come in person to the IB3303 Open Computer Lab and speak to a staff member to request that your password be reset. You must show the staff member a valid picture ID to verify your identity in order to have your password reset.
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Q: Will my old NetID still work?If you have been enrolled continously as an NSCC student, your same NetID will be available to you quarter after quarter. Your NetID login and password will remain the same as long as you have taken a class that requires the CL (Computer Lab) fee, and all tuition and fees are paid by the 10th day of the quarter.
If you are unsure if you have an old NetID account in your name, or you have an old NetID but cannot remember the password, please read the instruction for Returning Students under 'Create Your NetID'.Top of page
Q: How do I save files to my personal 100MB disk space?
Instructions for saving files to your 100MB disk space will vary depending on whether you are accessing from a Mac or Windows PC, from an on-campus computer, a wireless connection, or from off-campus. For full instructions, visit the Storage Space FAQ.Top of page
Q: Can I access the files in this account when I'm at home?Students can access files in their 100MB personal storage space from home. To access these files in your personal disk storage from home you will need to download and install an SCP (Secure Copy Program) tool. SCP provides a secure encrypted tunnel to copy your files.
Please visit the NSCC NetID Remote Access page to set up your computer.Top of page
Q: How long will this account last? What happens to the files in this account and my email address at the end of the quarter?
Your account is available for the quarter you're enrolled. At the end of the quarter access may be disabled unless you are already enrolled for the next quarter. However, availability during breaks is not guaranteed. It is strongly recommended that you back up any data in your account PRIOR to the last day of the quarter.
For example: If you first enroll in Fall quarter, your NetID account created for fall quarter should remain intact until the 11th day of Winter quarter. Starting the 11th day, if that student has not enrolled in winter quarter classes, the NetID account along with all files inside the storage space will be deleted.
Enrollment will be monitored throughout the quarter as well. So starting the 11th day of the quarter, if students drop out of their class or fail to pay their tuition and fees, their account can be terminated and files deleted.Top of page
Q: How is the NSCC NetID different from the Student ID and PIN that I use now?The NSCC NetID is used for access to campus computers in computer classrooms and labs, and to access a personal storage drive.
Your Student ID and PIN are used to access online services like grades, transcripts, registering for classes and waitlists and other campus services.Top of page
Q: What are my responsibilities?You are responsible for the following:
- Log out when done: You are responsible for logging out of your NSCC NetID. In order for the systems to work properly and keep your files secure, you must log out when done, if leaving your computer for any period of time, or before logging into another computer.
- Keeping your password safe: If you think your password has been compromised, change it right away. If you are unable to change it using the web interface, please see a staff member in the open computer lab (IB 3303) as soon as possible to reset the password.
- Back up your files: Backing up the files in your personal storage drive to CD/RW, ZIP, floppy, or some other media. NSCC makes every effort to keep the files in your personal store intact but is not responsible for any potential hardware or software failures that may result in the loss of your files. It is your responsibility to keep copies of all items stored in the personal storage drive.
- Leaving? When you are no longer enrolled, your NetID will become unavailable. Make alternate arrangements for permanent email and data storage. Transfer any data you wish to keep elsewhere before the end of the quarter. Your @northseattle.edu email address will go away, and may even be assigned to someone else.
- No copyrighted or otherwise illegal materials: You are responsible for the content of the files in your personal store. (Be aware that installing file sharing programs and then downloading MP3, or other copyrighted materials is illegal.)
- Understand the EIR Policy: Reading and adhering to the SCCD Electronic Information Resource (EIR) Policy
Applicable WA State Laws:
You should also be familiar with these State of Washington laws which would apply to your college-supported computer use when:
- Revised Code of Washington (RCW) - Laws enacted by the Washington State Legislature
- RCW 9a.52.110 - Computer trespass in the first degree.
- RCW 42.52.180 - Use of public resources for political campaigns.
- RCW 42.56.070 - Documents and indexes to be made public.
- RCW 42.52.160 - Use of persons, money, or property for private gain.
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