Student Accounts

What are the different types of student accounts and their functions?

Microsoft-Active Directory (AD)

Used to:

Portal Login

Used to access the resources on the portal and provides single-logon authentication for email, Blackboard, and Banner-Web. The authentication piece talks directly to RADIUS (currently).

School Services

Access is only available after logging into the Portal. It provides access for students to be able to see their grades, register for classes, financial aid information, etc.


Student Email Account

Provides each student with email access. There is a link off the portal page or can be accessed directly at

Student Web Site

Students will use Google Sites. Simply log in to with your student account. You will be able to name your site however you like, and it will be accessible at"your_site_name" where "your_site_name" is the name you choose. Google Sites is a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) tool, which also disallows the use of HTML, CSS, and Javascript uploading.