Using My Bethany Account
What is a Bethany account?
Bethany provides all student users with a number of computer and network accounts for the period of their enrollment. These include campus computer/network access and network storage account; any additional accounts required by certain courses or activities students participate in; and an electronic mail (e-mail) account.
Do I get a Bethany network account?
Yes. All students receive a campus-wide username and password for computer and network access. Using this username and password, you can gain access to the Internet and a variety of campus network resources, including network printing, shared network storage drives, and a private network storage space (the U: drive) for saving documents and course materials.
Your username allows you to log into the computer labs and the public access computers. Your desktop and individual settings are stored on your U: drive, and should be loaded whenever you log in. You can store up to 1 gigabyte of data on your network storage space.
Can I get more network storage space?
1 gigabyte should be adequate for must students. However, if you enroll in a class that requires large quantities of storage space (graphic design, for instance), we will increase your network storage limit.
I forgot my password. Can I get a new one?
To have your password reset, you will need to come in person to the IT Office (Meyer Hall 203) during business hours. You will need a picture ID (your Bethany ID, or a driver’s license) to confirm your identity. If you cannot come to the IT Office, we can send a new password to you via postal mail.
We will not reset passwords over the phone.
How do I change my password?
Do I get an e-mail account?
Yes. We provide all students with an e-mail account. Your e-mail address will usually be firstname.lastname(at)blc.edu. We suggest that you check your mail regularly, as official campus mail will be sent to that address.
You can store up to 500 megabytes of messages in your mailbox.
Can I access my e-mail from off campus?
Yes. Use your web browser to visit http://mail.blc.edu. Most web browsers will work, but you will get a certain level of extra functionality with Internet Explorer 7 or higher.
Can I keep my e-mail account after I graduate?
Yes. After graduating from Bethany, you can keep your e-mail account indefinitely.
If you want to keep your e-mail account, either e-mail IT services, call the Help Desk at 411, or visit the IT office in person at Meyer Hall 203, and we will set it up for you. If you do not e-mail or visit by the 10th day of classes in the semester following your graduation, we will assume you do not wish to keep your account, and delete it.
Can I access my documents from off campus?
Yes, if your computer is running a relatively new operating system. Contact IT services for instructions.