Student Computer Account
Your accessECC ID and password now serves as your Student Computer Account, which you can use to log in to any student or lab computer on campus. By logging on to a computer using your Student Computer Account, you will be granted 500MB of network storage, which can be accessed on or off campus.
To Use Your Student Computer Account
Simply log on to any Windows or Mac computer in any classroom or lab using your accessECC ID and password. This process is:
- If the computer is off, power it on.
- When you see the “Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to begin” screen, press the Ctrl, Alt, and Del keys simultaneously to get to the log on screen. (Note: skip this step if you are on a Mac).
On the log on screen, next to “User Name” type in your accessECC username (ex. JDoe1234). Usernames are not case sensitive.
- Under “Password” enter your accessECC password. Your password is case sensitive.
Note: If you cannot remember your accessECC username or password, you will need to reset your accessECC password or enable your accessECC account. Get instructions.
- Hit ok to log in. If you receive an error, make sure the “Log on to:” box is set to ACADEMIC, then type your password and try again.
If you still cannot log on, please see the “How do I enable/reset my password” section below.
- Important: Remember to log off when you are finished using the computer!
To Access Your Network Storage from a Classroom or Lab Computer
When you are logged onto a Windows or Mac computer in a classroom or lab, you will have access to a total of 500MB of personal network storage. To access this storage:
On a Windows Machine
- Files saved to your My Documents, Desktop, or U: drive are saved to the network.
- Note: Certain older applications cannot see the My Documents folder when it is on the network. If the application you are using does not show the My Documents folder, you can save to the U: drive instead.
On a Mac
- On your desktop you will have two folders mounted, which you should see on the desktop. The folder that is named your AccessECC username is your My Documents, and the folder called Desktop is your desktop.
- These folders are also available under Go -> Computer.
To Access Your Network Storage From Home
See the file access instructions on how to connect to your network storage from home.
How Do I Enable/Reset My Password?
Your Student Computer Account’s username and password are synced to your accessECC username and password. When you enable your accessECC account on accessecc.elgin.edu, your Student Computer Account is automatically enabled as well. Likewise, when you change your accessECC password, your Student Computer Account’s password is automatically synced to match it.
To enable or reset your Student Computer Account’s password, change your password on accessecc. Get instructions»
What if I can’t get to AccessECC to change my password because I can’t even log on to the computer?!
If you are unable to get to accessECC to reset your password because you cannot log on to the classroom computer, you can log on using the ‘help’ service account to gain access to the accessECC account maintenance page. To log on as ‘help’, use the following instructions:
- At the “Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to begin” screen, hit the “ctrl”, “alt”, and “del” keys simultaneously.
- At the log on screen, next to “User name:”, type: help/
- Leave the “Password:” section blank, and hit Ok.
- This will log you on to a special windows session that will take you directly to the AccessECC Account Maintenance. Get instructions on how to reset your password.
- When you have set your password, log off by either closing the browser window or hitting the “Log off” button in the lower right.
- When you return to the “Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to begin” screen, hit ctrl-alt-del and attempt to log in with your accessECC username & the password that you just set.
Note: it may take up to 60 seconds for your Student Computer Account to have its password reset from the time it is changed at the accessECC.