Computer Account Start-up Guide for New Students
Upon your enrollment at the university, you will be sent a letter via postal mail that will outline your computer account names and your initial password.
As a PennWest Clarion student, you are provided with a computer account known as your MyClarion/D2L username. Your username is listed on Computer Account Information letter; the general format email@example.com. You will use your MyClarion/D2L username to access computer labs, the Desire2Learn (D2L) learning management system, (e.g. access online courses, assignments, and course resources), and the MyClarion system for registration, bills, grades, etc. You are also provided with an Eagle Mail student e-mail account. Your Eagle Mail address is also listed on Computer Account Information letter; the general format is F.M.Lastname@eagle.clarion.edu. Before you can use these accounts, you must complete the initial setup steps outlined below.
Initialize Your MyClarion Account
(used for D2L, Computer Labs, MyClarion registration. bills, grades,. etc.)
1. Go to www.clarion.edu/computing
2. Select "Password Change" from the Web Services list on the right side of the page
3. Select "Change Your Password"
4. Follow the instructions on the page...
a. Enter your Username (the firstname.lastname@example.org MyClarion/D2L Username listed on the enclosed letter).
b. Enter your "Old Password" (the Initial Password listed on the enclosed letter). Note: The password is case sensitive; enter it exactly as listed on the enclosed letter.
c. Enter a New Password (any password your choice that meets the criteria noted on the web page - minimum of 8 characters long, at least one number, etc.). Confirm the password.
d. Select "Change Password".
5. After the password is successfully changed, select the "Click Here to configure your Forgotten Password Tool" option. Follow the instructions on the page...
a. Select Question 1 from the dropdown list, enter an answer
b. For Question 2, enter a question of your choice, enter an answer
c. Select "Submit"
6. Important Note: Your MyClarion/D2L password expires every 180 days (6 months). Be sure to change your password on a regular basis.
Initialize Your EagleMail Account (used for student e-mail)
1. Go to www.clarion.edu/computing
2. Select "Eagle Mail" from the Web Services list on the right side of the page
3. Select "Eagle Mail Login"
a. At the Office365 ID prompt, enter your Eagle Mail address listed on the enclosed letter (email@example.com)
b. At the password prompt, enter your Initial Password listed on the enclosed letter. Note: The password is case sensitive; enter it exactly as listed on the enclosed letter.
c. Follow the prompts and enter the requested information (assign a new password and setup at least one secondary verification for account recovery). Click Finish.
d. Set your time zone to Eastern Time. Select OK.
PennWest Clarion E-mail is considered an official means of communication. Check your university e-mail on a regular basis.
Protect your personal information and beware of password scams. PennWest Clarion will never ask you to send your password to us in an e-mail message. You should NEVER send your password or other sensitive personal information to ANYONE via e-mail.
The use of PennWest Clarion computing resource is subject to the Acceptable Use of Technology Resources Policy which may also be viewed from the Policies section of www.clarion.edu/computing