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Student Accounts -- Procedures


Student computer accounts can be obtained from the IT Help Desk, Room F-139.  Students must be a current student at Brazosport College, have a valid student ID and must agree to the Student Account Security Agreement. Student IDs can be obtained from the BC Library at no cost for the initial ID. For additional student account information, contact the Help Desk at (979) 230-3266 or helpdesk@brazosport.edu.

Email

All student accounts will have Exchange email boxes created. In order to access your BC email from home, you’ll need to use the web interface at https://webmail.brazosport.edu.  Click here for instructions.

Forgot your login (BCNET) password?

Password Rules

  • Minimum eight (8) characters.
  • Should use a combination of letters and numbers.
  • Passwords will expire every 60 days. You will be required to set a new password or modify your old one.
  • Passwords may not contain spaces.
  • Password expiration times may be modified by the IT department to prevent passwords from expiring during holidays or between semester breaks, including the summer.
  • Computer accounts will remain enabled for a period of up to two years from the last time they were used. After two years the student must go to the IT Help Desk with their valid BC student ID to get the account reinstated.

    IT will lock any student account found logged in on an unattended lab computer as this is a security violation. This will require the student to go to the IT Help Desk with their valid BC ID to get the account unlocked.

    Student Account Security Agreement

    The goal of the Brazosport College Information Technology is to provide various IT resources to students and employees of the college to assist them in attaining their educational and teaching goals.  As a user of these resources, it is important for you to understand your responsibilities regarding the proper use of these resources.  Failure to understand and comply with your responsibilities can result in serious consequences including dismissal from the college and prosecution under state and federal criminal and civil laws.  The IT department will vigorously pursue investigation of all suspected violations and will report any criminal acts to local law enforcement.

    Information resources are valuable assets and unauthorized use, alteration, destruction, or disclosure of these assets is a computer-related crime, punishable under Texas statutes and federal laws.  Attempting to circumvent security or administrative access controls for Information Resources is a violation of this policy.  Assisting someone else or requesting someone else to circumvent security or administrative access controls is a violation of this policy.

    All accounts and related activities are subject to monitoring by Brazosport College Information Technology personnel.  This account and its related resources are provided by Brazosport College to enhance the learning environment and should be used as such.  Unauthorized use is defined as use of a technology resource that is outside the scope of instructor defined class work.  These systems are not to be used for personal commercial purposes.  If you are unsure about whether a particular activity is allowed, please consult your instructor or the IT Help Desk.

    Violations of the Computer Security Policy will be reported to the Director of Information Technology and the appropriate division chair, director or dean.  Violations of the Computer Security Policy that may be violations of state and federal laws will be reported to the Office of the President, Brazosport College as well as appropriate law enforcement agencies.

    Usernames and passwords control access to network resources in addition to personal file shares on the BCNET domain.  This resource is to be used as a means to store class work and class related files.  Student accounts are not to be used for storing any non-course related materials.  Such materials will be deleted immediately and the incident will be reported to the Director of Information Technology. 

    The account/username owner is responsible for all actions and functions performed by their account/username.  Do not “loan” your account to anyone at any time for any reason.

    The account/username owner is responsible for managing their password according to guidelines set in this policy.  Student accounts will be granted to all students requiring use of a campus computer.

    Passwords rules are:

    ·         Minimum eight (8) characters

    ·         Students should use a combination of letters and numbers.

    ·         Passwords will expire every 60 days and the student will be required to set a new password.

    ·         Password expiration times may be modified by the IT department to prevent passwords from expiring during holidays or between-semester breaks, including the summer.

    ·        Passwords may not contain spaces.

    ·    If a student forgets his/her password, students must first:
    1. register for the password reset assistant at http://longfellow.brazosport.edu/passwordreset/register.htm;
    2. go to http://longfellow.brazosport.edu/passwordreset/resetpassword.htm to reset a password if necessary; and/or
    3. go to http://longfellow.brazosport.edu/passwordreset/updateregistration.htm to update information such as email address and security questions.

    ·    Accounts will remain enabled for a period of up to two years from the last time they were used.  After two years the student must go to the IT Help Desk with their valid BC student ID to get the account reinstated.

    ·    IT will lock any student account found logged in on an unattended lab computer as this is a security violation. This will require the student to go to the IT Help Desk with their valid BC ID to get the account unlocked.

    All student accounts will have Exchange email boxes created. Fraudulent, harassing, offensive or obscene messages or materials are not to be sent, printed, requested, displayed, or stored on Brazosport College-owned or operated technology systems. Brazosport College technology system resources should not be used in a manner that would embarrass or bring discredit to the College in the view of its constituencies. Information which invades an individual's privacy or is disparaging of an individual or business must not be published without the express consent of the person or business entity. Chain letters are not permitted; other forms of mass mailings by student account holders are not permitted, except with the prior approval of the Director of Information Technology.

    Technology system accounts that expire, along with the files in the expired accounts, will be deleted. Students who do not plan to enroll at the college again are responsible for moving their files off of the Brazosport College network. A substantial fee must be paid, in advance, to have files retrieved from tape backup. Accounts expire in accordance with the terms of the account. E-mail and messages that are older than the limit set by the system administrator will be deleted.

    By accepting the online student security agreement, you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. Furthermore, you agree to be bound by any subsequent revisions of this agreement.