Electronic Accounts for New Students
When you become a student (see below), several electronic accounts are created for your utilization. Use this FAQ to understand these accounts and how to access them.
What Electronic Accounts are made available?
All students are given an e-mail account for their personal use. While students frequently have other e-mail or web identities, all official Muskingum University electronic communication is sent to the student's Muskingum e-mail account. While having more than one electronic identity is fine, it is imperative that the student use their Muskingum identity for internal communication and that they read it often.
Through MuskieLink you can register for classes, add/drop classes, check grades, check your GPA, see an unofficial transcript, class schedules, and obtain financial aid information. It is also used for student employee payroll.
Blackboard is our online course management system which allows professors to post grades, information, and assignments. They can also hold discussions and you can turn in assignments through Blackboard.
Muskingum University authenticates and tracks all requests to print using the Equitrac system. In order to print to campus printers an account is generated for each student. All students who pay the technology fee receive a $20 credit to their Equitrac account each semester. If you would like to add funds to your print balance, you may do so at the University's Business Office.
You can check your current balance by logging into your Equitrac account here.
What are my Account Names and Passwords?
On the day after you become a "student", you may search the on-line directory to find your account name(s). Your username (the part preceeding @muskingum.edu) is the same for all electronic services as described above. Your initial password will be either:
- The first 4 letters (lower case) of your last name followed by the last 4 digits of your SSN
- The first 4 letters (lower case) of your last name followed by the last 4 digits of your Muskingum ID number
MuskieLink, Blackboard, and Equitrac accounts use the same password as your e-mail account. Changing your e-mail password will change it for all of these services.
What should I use first?
As an official University communication method, you should familiarize yourself with e-mail usage early on. The Zimbra WebMail interface is most often used by students and the link to it is in the Tools section of our web site. Please also read the E-mail FAQ, found on the left side menu of CNS web pages.