College-assigned e-mail accounts to be required for students


Starting Feb. 11, 2012, Shoreline Community College will use only

  • What is it?
    • A fully functional Gmail account assigned by the college to each student.
  • Timeline
    • Now-Jan. 14, 2013 – Inform students of coming change.
    • Jan. 14 – Students without College-assigned e-mail are notified of their new accounts.
    • Jan. 19-Feb. 10 – Students log-in to new accounts.
    • Feb. 11, 2013 – All College-communication to students transitions to addresses.
      • All student addresses in the Blackboard and Canvas learning management systems will change to assigned accounts.
      • Primary address for Blackboard Connect emergency communications will change to assigned accounts. Secondary Blackboard Connect e-mail addresses will not change.

College-assigned e-mail accounts ( ) for all official communication with students. Official communications may include messages about grades, payments, financial aid and other assistance, emergency and other notifications, the Blackboard and Canvas learning management systems and other messages as required.

Standardized e-mail accounts for all students will help assure complete communication of College messages to all students and help protect privacy as required under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
A significant number of students already have College-assigned accounts. These accounts are in compliance and students using previously assigned accounts are not affected by this change.

Students without a College-assigned account will receive an account and be notified at their current e-mail address on file with the College. These students will be required to log-in to the College-assigned account.

Starting Feb. 11, 2013, all students are required to use their Shoreline-assigned e-mail account for all college correspondence. The use of any other account in any configuration (forwarded, POP, IMAP, etc.) is not supported. Students are solely responsible for any consequences that result from lost or delayed communications resulting from the use of any e-mail account other than the College-assigned account.

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