Getting Started with Your 美高梅集团app下载ios Account

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Welcome to 美高梅集团app下载ios! Before starting classes you will need to access your 美高梅集团app下载ios Account and become familiar with 美高梅集团app下载ios Online systems.

Your 美高梅集团app下载ios Account gives you access to log onto Password Manager, the 美高梅集团app下载iosNet Portal, 美高梅集团app下载ios Email, Blackboard, ARIES, 美高梅集团app下载ios computers, and 美高梅集团app下载ios printers. The same username and password are used to log in to all 美高梅集团app下载ios Account systems.

Once you become a student the account creation process is initiated. This process takes 24 hours to complete. Credentials are sent through Adobe Sign to the email you provided 美高梅集团app下载ios. This email will contain your 美高梅集团app下载ios ID#, Username, 美高梅集团app下载ios Email, and Password. This email will come from with the subject line "美高梅集团app下载ios Account Login Information-IMPORTANT!". If you do not receive an email 24 hours after becoming a student, or need your password reset, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 413-755-4016 or come to building 27, room 143 for assistance.

Check the email you provided 美高梅集团app下载ios to get your credentials.

Please Note: If you did not provide 美高梅集团app下载ios an email address or your email has changed, you MUST contact the Registrar's Office to update your information. The Help Desk cannot change or add information to your student record.

Password Manager is used to manage your password. You must first enroll in Password Manager before you can use the features. When enrolling you will be asked to create two security questions, add a non-美高梅集团app下载ios email, and add your cell phone. This is used to verify your identity. Once enrolled, pick the tab at the top to change your password.

Password Rules

  • Passwords cannot contain your username or full name that exceeds two consecutive characters.
  • Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters.
  • Passwords must contain 3 of the 4 following categories:
    • One upper case letter
    • One lower case letter
    • A number
    • A special character (example, !, #, $)
  • You cannot reuse the last 10 passwords.

美高梅集团app下载ios provides students with a Gmail account. This is should be used to communicate with offices and faculty. If you have a personal Gmail account, please log out before accessing the 美高梅集团app下载ios Email account.

Check your 美高梅集团app下载ios Email regularly for important communications.

  1. Navigate to the Gmail Login.
  2. Sign out of other open Gmail accounts before you continue. Google security has changed with our new Single Sign on (SSO). To sign into two Gmail accounts you need to be in different browsers or in a private browser.
  3. Enter your full 美高梅集团app下载ios Email address (including "") into the "Email or phone" field.
  4. Click the "Next" button.
    Gmail Sign in Screenshot
  5. If the 美高梅集团app下载ios Account sign-in appears, enter your 美高梅集团app下载ios Account Username and Password (not your 美高梅集团app下载ios Email address). You are directed to your email.
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ARIES is used to manage your education records and provides access to:

  • Financial Aid
  • Billing and Make a Payment
  • Academic Advising
  • Course Registration and searches for courses
  • Degree Evaluation (what requirements completed and what your still need to fulfill)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Academic Advising
  • Grades
  • Tax Information (1098T)
  • Your Contact Information

To update your contact information:

  1. Navigate to ARIES.
  2. Click the User Options icon in the left sidebar. Options appear.
    User Profile Icon
  3. Click "User Profile". The User Profile page appears.
    User Profile screenshot
  4. Click "+ Add New Email". A window appears.
    add new email button
  5. Enter your personal email in the "Email Address" field. Do not enter your 美高梅集团app下载ios Gmail address or an email address that might expire.
  6. Click "Add Email". A success message appears reading "Successfully Updated User Profile". Your personal email is added to your 美高梅集团app下载ios Account.
    Enter Email Window
  7. Update address if missing or incorrect.
  8. Add a personal phone number if missing or incorrect.

Blackboard is the application used to participate in class remotely. Content such as submitting class assignments, completing timed online tests/quizzes, as well as communicating through discussion boards can be found in Blackboard. Faculty post syllabi and other course documents to Blackboard.

Please note, courses in Blackboard may not be available until your first day of class.

Make sure to access your Blackboard classes within the first few days of the semester for attendance verification.

Logging In

To log in to Blackboard, click the "美高梅集团app下载ios Account Login" button. If prompted, enter your 美高梅集团app下载ios Account credentials.

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For more help using Blackboard please contact the 美高梅集团app下载ios Blackboard support team using the contact information below.

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Online Learning Orientation

美高梅集团app下载ios offers a Zoom instructor-led Online Learning Orientation at the beginning of each semester. Attending one of the orientation sessions is optional, but highly recommended for students new to taking online courses or using the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). Please see the Blackboard Student Orientation page for more details.

Blackboard Orientation Course

You are automatically enrolled in a free orientation course each semester about how to use Blackboard. This course can be found in your course list as COL-001.

The Blackboard Orientation Course contains information regarding Online Learning including Tips for Online Success, Netiquette, Blackboard navigation, Blackboard tools like email, assignments, discussion boards, tests and exams, how to get Blackboard support, technical requirements for your computer or device and many other topics.


For more help using Blackboard please contact the 美高梅集团app下载ios Blackboard support team using the contact information below.

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All of the 美高梅集团app下载ios Account systems below can be accessed with your 美高梅集团app下载ios Account username and password. You will need to access and use all of these systems while at 美高梅集团app下载ios.

美高梅集团app下载iosNet Portal

The 美高梅集团app下载iosNet portal will give you access to many resources from one central location. 美高梅集团app下载ios Offices will post documents, resources, and information meant only for current students, faculty, and staff. Think of it as the home page on the internal network.


At the top of (this website), there is a convenient drop-down shortcut called eTools that links to the systems above as well as other key areas that you will need to access. The 美高梅集团app下载iosNet portal will provide the same access and more.

eTools menu screenshot


Students are able to print to a secure print queue from any computer lab or personal device while on campus. You can then go to any of the print release stations located on campus, swipe your Ramcard, and select the documents that you want to print. You can go to to add funds to your print budget. Your 美高梅集团app下载ios credentials can also be used to log into the print release stations. For more information about printing please see the 美高梅集团app下载iosNet Portal Printing page (美高梅集团app下载ios Account log-in required).