Computer & Network Services

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?

(1) E-mail

All students are given a Microsoft 365 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.

(2) MuskieLink

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.

(3) Blackboard

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.

(4) Papercut

Muskingum University authenticates and tracks all requests to print using Papercut. 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 Papercut account each semester. If you would like to add funds to your print balance, you may do so at the University's Business Office.

What is my Username and Password?

You should have received your email address and initial password when you were hired or accepted as a student.  For information on resetting your password and other Microsoft 365 tips, please go to:

Note that your username (the part of your email address BEFORE the "") and email password are also used to log into Blackboard, MuskieLink, and Papercut (printing services).


What should I use first?

As an official University communication method, you should familiarize yourself with e-mail usage early on. You should also change your password after logging into email the first time


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