For more information, contact the Information Technology Help Desk at (502) 597-7000, helpdesk@kysu.edu, or via http://kysu.edu/helpdesk or http://kysu.edu/IT.

Email

Student Email

Student accounts provide access to student email and on-site access to the computer labs.

  • Username: Your username will be [First Name].[Last Name], such as John.Doe@kysu.edu
  • Password: Your initial password will be Ksu[Your KSU Student ID Number], with the KSU Student ID number typed without hyphens. Passwords are case sensitive. An example of a password with a KSU Student ID of 987654 would be: Ksu987654
  • Your e-mail address will be: [First Name].[Last Name]@kysu.edu, such as john.doe@kysu.edu. Use this to log into email or Office 365.

Password Guidelines

After you initially log in, students will be required to change their passwords. Below are the password guidelines for the university:

  • Passwords must be at least 8 characters in length.
  • Passwords must contain at least one of the following:
    • Upper-case alphabet character (eg. A, C, Q, etc.) or
    • Special character (eg. *, %, !, etc.) or
    • Numeric character (eg. 1, 2, 4, etc.).
  • Must not have any part of your name in it.
  • Cannot match the last 3 passwords.
  • Example of a password: KSUisGR8

Password Help

  • Forgot your password.
  • Change your password.

Go to KSU Reset. Enroll now, reset your password at any time.


Blackboard

Blackboard


  • Blackboard URL
    : http://blackboard.kysu.edu
  • Username: [First Name].[Last Name], such as John.Doe
  • Password: Your password will be your  Birthdate in 6-digit form (mmddyy)

If you do not know your Student ID number, contact the One-Stop Shop in the Academic Services Building at (502) 597-5884. For Blackboard Assistance call (502) 597-7023 or visit the office in the Academic Services Building.


Wired

What is my PIN number?

  • New Students: Your “User ID” is your Student ID number.
    • If you apply over the Internet, you will create your own pin during the Admission process.
    • If you did not apply via the Internet, you will need to contact the One-Stop Shop in the Academic Services Building for your pin at (502) 597-5884.
    • If you forget your PIN, contact the One-Stop Shop in the Academic Services Building at (502) 597-5884.
  • Continuing Students: Your “User ID” is your Student ID number.
    • Your initial PIN is your birth date in the format of mmddyy. For example, a birth date of February 3, 1991 would be entered as 020391
    • If you cannot log in with your PIN, contact the One-Stop Shop at (502) 597-5884.

It is extremely important that you change all PINs or passwords after the first login.


InternetInternet Connection – How to Connect

Residence Hall

You will need:

  • A KSU username and password.
  • A computer or laptop with operating system of Windows (7 or higher) or Mac OSX.
  • Confirm that your PC has the proper hardware.
    • Ethernet card 10/100 (type) or for a Laptop –PCMIA 10/100 (type).
  • Ethernet cable-15-25 ft, Ethernet cable type CAT-RJ45, Male to Male (end connection).

If using wireless, connect to KSU_Public and login with your KSU username and password under the Network Login section.

WifiWiFi

Connecting your computer, phone or tablet:

  • Select KSU_Public under your wireless network connection.
  • Once connected, open your web browser (I.e., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.).
  • If no wireless network connections are listed, make sure that your Wi-Fi is enabled.
  • Your web browser will show a welcome to the network page. Click Please click here connect to the network.
  • Network Login: Register your device for 1 year. This option has more bandwidth. RECOMMENDED
    • Enter your KSU username (e.g. john.doe) and password.
    • Click Login.
    • After logging in, your device will begin the registration to the network. When completed, you will be successfully connected to the network.
  • Guest Login: Register your device for 24 hours. This option has restricted bandwidth.
    • Under the Register as a Guest section, click Register.
    • Complete the form with, First Name, Last Name and E-mail address.
    • Click “I agree to the Acceptable Use Policy.”
    • Click Complete Registration.
    • After logging in, your device will begin the registration to the network. When completed, you will be successfully connected to the network.
  • To see how many devices you have registered or to remove devices that you have registered:
    • Go to Register.
    • Complete the form with, First Name, Last Name and E-mail address.
    • Click “I agree to the Acceptable Use Policy.”
    • Click Complete Registration.
    • After logging in, your device will begin the registration to the network. When completed, you will be successfully connected to the network.

OfficeOffice365

Office 365 is an online set of products including desktop applications (Microsoft Office suite), OneDrive and email.

This guide will assist you in setting up Office 365 on your device of choice.

  • Note: You will need to remove the current KSU email account on your phone first and then follow the below steps to add a new one.

Set up KSU email on your…

AndroidConfigure your Mobile Device – Your mobile device will not have email until it is reconfigured.

Office365WindowsPhone

Office365AndroidDevice

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