Passwords and Accounts

 

At Grossmont College we use several computer information systems that require the use of login ID and PIN/password combinations. Please review the information below that applies to the system you wish to access.

 

  • College PIN:
    Your birthdate in 6-digit format MMDDYY (NOT MMDDYYYY).
  • User name/ID:
    Your user name/ID for the different systems will typically be the same as your WebAdvisor ID.
    EXAMPLE: Frida Kahlo's user name/ID would be frida.kahlo
    • Username/ID with Numbers:
      In cases where the student's name has been in our system before due to a prior student who had the same name, the user ID will have 5 numbers added to the last name to differentiate it from the prior student IDs.
      EXAMPLE: David Jones' user name might be david.jones12345 instead of david.jones
    • Long Names - usernames longer than 20 characters:
      Some applications require you to shorten your username to be only 20 characters long (including the dot). The guides below will note if this is needed.
      EXAMPLE:  arnold.schwarzenegger would be shortened to arnold.schwarzenegge

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WebAdvisor
 
To access your WebAdvisor account:
  1. Go to https://wa.gcccd.edu
  2. Login ID is:    firstname.lastname#####   (some IDs have 5 numbers added to the last name)
  3. The "first time" or default password is your birthdate in 6-digit format (MMDDYY, not MMDDYYYY)
 
To change/reset your WebAdvisor password:
  1. Click on the "I'm new to WebAdvisor" link in the lower right corner of the WebAdvisor page (even if you've already been using WebAdvisor in the past).
  2. Read the instructions, and then click "OK".
  3. Fill in your Last Name and one of the ID numbers and click "Submit".
  4. On the next screen, DO NOT fill in the blank, but instead click on the drop down menu on the right.
  5. Choose your email address and then click "Submit".
  6. When you submit, a temporary password will be sent to the email address you entered.
  7.  Use that temporary password to login and update your WebAdvisor password to a new one that meets the prescribed conventions.

 

Canvas
 
To access your Canvas account:
  1. Go to https://gcccd.instructure.com/login/canvas
  2. Login ID is:    firstname.lastname#####   (some IDs have 5 numbers added to the last name)
  3. The "first time" or default password is your birthdate in 8-digit format (MMDDYYYY, not MMDDYY)

 

To change/reset your Canvas password:

Click on the "Forgot Password?" link in the Canvas login window, and then follow the instructions as prompted.

 

For additional Canvas information, click here.

 

 
Campus computer

 

To log on to a campus computer:
  1. Login ID is:    firstname.lastname#####   (some IDs have 5 numbers added to the last name)
  2. The "first time" or default password is your birthdate in 6-digit format (MMDDYY, not MMDDYYYY)
 
To change/reset your password:

Call the Grossmont Technology Helpdesk at 619-644-7742 during business hours.

 

 

Email

 

To access your Grossmont College email account:
  1. Go to https://outlook.office365.com
  2. Your Grossmont College email address is:   firstname.lastname#####@students.gcccd.edu   (some email addresses have 5 numbers added to the last name)
  3. The "first time" or default password is your birthdate in 6-digit format (MMDDYY, not MMDDYYYY)

 

To change/reset your expired password:

Call the Grossmont Technology Helpdesk at 619-644-7742 during business hours.

 

To change/reset your unexpired password:
  1. Sign in to your GCCCD email through the web at https://outlook.office365.com
  2. Once signed in, you'll see a circle with your initials or an avatar in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Click on the circle and a drop-down menu will appear.
  4. Click on “View account”.
    • NOTE: If you are asked to process an “authentication” sequence at this point, select “authentication phone” only, and input your cell phone number to receive a code via text message.
  5. Click on “Password” to change your password.
  6. Make sure that your new password meets the requirements:
    • A minimum of 8 characters
      Includes uppercase and lowercase letters
      At least one digit
      Preferably a special character (!@#$%^&*-_=+).
  7. If your new password is accepted by the system, there will be NO notification response.
  8. To verify that the new password is working, sign out of Outlook and then sign back in with the new password.
  9. If for any reason you are unable to reset the password this way, please contact the Helpdesk.

 

Grossmont Wireless network

 

To access the Grossmont College network while on campus:

 

  1. Select "Grossmont Wireless" in your list of available networks
  2. If prompted with any of the following options:
    • for EAP method, select "PEAP-MSCHAPV2""
    • for Security Protocol, select "WPA2/WPA3"
    • do not use, enable, or validate a "Certificate"
    • for domain, type in "gcccd.edu" (without quotation marks)
  3. Login ID is:    firstname.lastname#####   (some IDs have 5 numbers added to the last name)
    • If your login ID is longer than 20 characters, shorten it to only 20 characters including the dot.
    • For example, if your ID looks like this: yourfirstname.lastname#####, shorten it to yourfirstname.lastna
  4. The "first time" or default password is your birthdate in 6-digit format (MMDDYY, not MMDDYYYY).

 

To change/reset your password:

 

Call the Grossmont Technology Helpdesk at 619-644-7742 during business hours.

 

 

Library database

To access the Grossmont Library databases:
 

You will be prompted to the "Grossmont-Cuyamaca Libraries" login

  • Login ID is:    firstname.lastname##### (some IDs have 5 numbers at the end)
    If your login ID is longer than 20 characters, shorten it to only 20 characters including the dot.

    EXAMPLE: yourfirstname.lastname#####, shorten it to yourfirstname.lastna
  • The "first time" or default password is your birthdate in 6-digit format (MMDDYY, not MMDDYYYY)

To change/reset your password:

Call the Grossmont Technology Helpdesk at 619-644-7742 during business hours.

WEPA Printing

Visit www.wepanow.com

  • select "Grossmont Community College District" from the dropdown
  • login using your campus email and password.

NOTE: You can also login to any WEPA print station on campus

Find out more in our WEPA self help guide here.