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Getting Started: Student Network Accounts and IT Information

All students have several network accounts when enrolled for a credited class at Stark State College.

  • Your mystarkstate and email accounts are created when you are accepted to the College.
  • Your Campus Network Account is created within 48 hours of enrolling.
  • Your ANGEL account is created within 48 hours of enrolling.

This help aid gives a brief overview of your different accounts, storage spaces and services available to you. It also highlights online locations where you will find additional information regarding your accounts.

ATTENTION: In March of 2011, the default password length changed to a minimum of eight characters. The change affects all NEW account passwords. Please note that returning students use the new format starting Aug 2011 for their account passwords, with the exception of existing Gmail passwords. Passwords for activated Gmail accounts will remain unchanged until the password is changed by the user.

User Name and Password

All of your accounts will use the same format for the User Name and the initial default Password.

Your User Name is the first initial of your first name, your last name, your two-digit birth month and two-digit birth day.

Example: Fredrick M. Last, born on June 15, 1992, would be flast0615

NOTE: If your User Name duplicates that of a previously-enrolled student, the birth day portion of the number will be incremented until a unique user name is assigned to your account.

Your default Password is your first, middle, last initial, period, and the first six digits of your social security number.

Example: using the above user information, and if Fred’s social security number is 123-45-6789, the password would be fml.123456

NOTE: if you did not provide a middle name or initial, use an “ x” for your middle initial.

Email Account

Upon your acceptance to the College, an email account is created for you. Your email is used as an official means of communication. You must log on and activate your email account.

Go to http://email.starkstate.net/ and click the Access Your Email Account link and log on using your User Name and default Password.

For more information on how to activate your account, logon to mystarkstate, click on the Help Desk tab, scroll to the Student Help channel, and click on the Accounts button to view the Email (Gmail) section.

mystarkstate account

mystarkstate is our Web portal that provides access to resources and information for our College community.

Go to https://my.starkstate.edu and log on using your User Name and default Password.

You may view your student record and transcript, accept your financial aid awards, register for classes, pay online, print your schedule, find your advisor and access links to support services. You may also view the latest campus news and events, as well as personalized announcements and correspondence from the Financial Aid Office.

Campus Network Account

All students are issued a Campus Network account when they enroll for a credit class. This account is used to log on to the academic network available in classrooms and labs on campus.

Go to any campus lab or classroom computer and log on using your User Name and default Password.

Home Folder

Your Campus Network account provides a Home folder for you to save your work on the network. This folder is available to you in each lab or classroom on campus whenever and wherever you log on using your Campus Network account.Profile

Your Campus Network account allows you to customize your computer desktop settings. Your changes are saved to a Profile folder and are available everywhere you log on around campus.

Shared Folder

The Shared folder is used by faculty to put files in one location for their students to access. All students have this drive available when they log on to the network in a lab or classroom. For more information on the Shared drive, log on to mystarkstate, click on the Help Desk tab and click on the Accounts Help button.

Remote Access

You may access your Home folder and the Shared folder when off campus by using Student Remote Access through the Internet. Simply log on to mystarkstate, click on the Help desk tab, scroll to the Student Help channel, click on the Accounts button and go to the Student Remote Access section.

Printing on Campus

Students are provided a certain amount of free printing in campus computer labs each semester. You may purchase additional printing credit in the form of Top Up cards at the College’s bookstore. For more information on campus printing, log on to mystarkstate, click on the Help desk tab, scroll to the Student Help channel, click on the "Accounts" button and go to the Campus Network Account section. A detailed help aid also is available in the Help for Students channel for using the Top Up card, as well as the printing policy and additional printing information.

eStarkState (E-learning) ANGEL Account

All students have an ANGEL account that follows the same format listed under the User Name and Password section above. If you are taking Web 3 classes, you will use your ANGEL account to log on and attend classes. Others may use their ANGEL account for Web-enabled classes. Log on to mystarkstate, and click on the eStarkState icon or go to https://angel.starkstate.edu/ to log on. For information on how to log on to ANGEL, log on to mystarkstate, click on the Help Desk tab, click on the Accounts button to view the Angel/eStarkState section. Additional videos for ANGEL troubleshooting are listed here.

Laptop Checkout

Laptops are available for student use on campus. Students may use the wireless hotspots in the student lounge areas, as well as the other wireless Internet access areas on campus. Students may check out a laptop at the Help Desk (B219). You must have a photo ID and your Stark State College ID card. For more information and to view our laptop checkout policy, log on to mystarkstate, click on the Help Desk tab and click on the Student Laptop Checkout button in the Help Desk Services channel.

Wireless Access

Wireless access is offered to current students and employees on our main campus. You use your Campus Network account to log on to the STARKSTATE wireless network. A button named How to Connect to the STARKSTATE Wireless Internet is located in the Help Desk Services channel.

Help Desk Services

Help Desk Services offers a wide range of computing, technical and informational services to the Stark State College campus community.

Help is available at our staffed Help Desk Services counter, by phone or email. We also provide 24/7 Online Self Help in the mystarkstate portal on the Help Desk tab. We are located in B219.

You will find videos and in-depth help aids covering:

  • Student Network accounts
  • ANGEL troubleshooting
  • online registration tools
  • online financial aid tools

We also provide short tutorials and FAQs on:

  • using common software packages
  • best computing practices
  • general campus labs questions
  • general campus services questions

ROOM at a GLANCE provides details on:

  • Room views & statistics
  • classroom schedule
  • public labs & wireless areas
  • how to use classroom equipment and software

For more information, view the detailed channels located on the Help Desk tab or call the Help Desk during open hours at 330.494.6170, EXT-4357 (HELP).