Talkin' Tech: What's My
Talkin' Tech page provides
CCAC Central Account
ARC Account (employees
only with Datatel Access)
In order to ensure our network’s
security, integrity and to safeguard
your CCAC data, school work, and
business matters, the College
policy requires you to change your
Network Account and Colleague passwords
every ninety (90) days.
Click on any word in
see more information on that topic!
Your Network Account
Students are provided network account to
access to CCAC network resources. They access computer
services using the
Students will use this network account to log in to College
PC's, access their
academic email account,
academic web pages, and utilize library
resources from off-campus. Students who
experience difficulties with their NetID
or password should contact the Campus
Computer Lab staff.
Employee Network Account (EmpID) login
is usually your first initial, followed by your full last
name. Exceptions are made when the username is already used
by another employee. In these cases, the login ID is
usually followed by the digit 2. Login ID's and passwords
are case sensitive, so make sure that you are typing these
correctly. You will always log on to the CCAC domain.
login and password also serves as your
password. After you log on to the network, you can open Outlook
and your inbox will automatically display, as long as Outlook
has been configured for your use. If you are using Outlook
Web Access to log onto your email from home or outside the
College, don't forget that you have to type
your Network login ID.
When you log onto the network, employees can also access both
personal and shared network drives. The F: drive
provides a limited amount of personal file storage, which is
available from any PC connected to the network. The U:
drive is accessible to users who must share files with
others in your department. Folders on the U: drive are
assigned to users based on the rights requested by the
Passwords must be changed every 90 days.
Click here for instructions on
changing your password.
Faculty may also
adopt a secondary
academic email account
for communicating with their
The web-based academic
email system is accessed at
Faculty will use their
Network login ID and password to access their
academic email box and web publishing.
will require an Employee Network account in order to log in
to College PC's or to use the Outlook Email system
can also access information from
the Datatel Colleague system via the web-based
If you don't have an ID and password for
this service, you can go to the E-Services link (found on
every CCAC web page, bottom left hand corner), access any of the menus and click on the menu item "Create or
Reset your CCAC Central Username and Password".
submit your request for a CCAC Central account, a username and
temporary password will be assigned, and you will receive
an automated email from the system confirming your
Username and temporary password. When you log in
to CCAC Central, you will enter your user name and the temporary password,
a message will be generated that your password has expired.
You will then be directed to another web page to reset your
password to one of your choosing, enter the information
Note: It will ask you
for old password, this is the temporary one that was just
Change your password
time, by clicking on "Create or Reset your CCAC Central
Username and Password" link on any of the menus. Your new password
must be 6 to 9 characters in length and include both letters
Instructions are found on our
CCAC Central webpage.
Blackboard (Distance Learning)
your NetID account gives you access to your academic
email, and the ability to log on to a college computer is
also your log in ID for Blackboard. You may not change
your password from within Blackboard.
See instructions for changing
your Network password.
FACULTY and ADMINSTRATORS
to teach an Internet or
Web-enhanced course (pending approval from Division Dean and
Department Head), supplement their traditional classroom
share information with members of their department.
Blackboard course sites are created by the
To obtain a Blackboard
account and/or course site, please fill out the request form
on the website.
reminded that your Network account and password is also
your academic email, web publishing and Blackboard password. You may not
change your password from within Blackboard.
for changing your Network password.
Service Desk at (412) 237-8700.
Datatel/ Colleague Account
If you are
required to use
Colleague (Datatel, MILO)
your job, you will be provided with a Colleague
The User ID's for Colleague are limited to 8 characters
(usually your first initial followed by the first 7 letters of
your last name).
To obtain a Datatel account, your
supervisor must email the appropriate
Colleague data owner,
who will submit the request through
the appropriate approvals.
will be assigned to the appropriate Datatel security
profile, which will determine to which screens you have
update or inquiry access.
password will expire every 90 days and you will be required to
change your password at these regular intervals.
Click here for instructions on changing
your Colleague password.
If you are an Approver in the
Purchasing system, you will set another password which is
utilized by the approval process. You will set or
change your password using the APPW screen. Create a
password that is different from your Colleague password.
If you forget your approval password, you can just return to
the APPW screen and set a new one.
ARC (Administrative Reporting Center)
If you have a Colleague account, you can also access
ARC, Administrative Reporting Center.
This is the web-based system for
retrieving statistical and budget
reports. All data found in these
reports has been extracted from the
Colleague system, using data from the
end of the former business day. Your
username will be the same as your
Colleague username. An initial password
will be provided to you by the ITS
To change your password, click on the Change Password link
located on the top right corner of the ARC menu. If you have
forgotten your password, call the Helpdesk to request that
your ARC password be reset.
Your CMS account
If you have
editing or approval responsibilities for
content on the CCAC web site, you will
have been provided with an account in
Content Management System (CMS).
Your username will usually be identical
to your Network login ID. Your password
will be generated automatically by the
CMS system and emailed to you. This
password cannot be changed. If you
forget your password, contact the
Webteam and they can send
you the password via email.
Questions? The CMS system is supported by the
or call (412) 237-3149 if you have questions or problems.
Never share your password(s)
with anybody else!!
If you give your password to someone, log in
for someone else, or make your password public, you are
compromising the security of the network, endangering your
own files and communications, and violating ITS policies.
Keep passwords private!