Student Email

To log in to your student email account, go to portal.microsoftonline.com.

For a visual walkthrough of this process, view this article.

For instructions on how to change your Office 365 Email Password, click here.


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Student Email Information

Current students and Alumni less than 2 years out of school

Company/Developer: Microsoft

Version: Office 365

Username: blackboardusername@ncstudents.niagaracollege.ca

Password: Unique Password

Web Client: https://portal.microsoftonline.com

Alumni Email Information

Have not been enrolled for more than 2 years

Company/Developer: Microsoft

Version: Office 365

Username: blackboardusername@ncalumni.niagaracollege.ca

Password: Unique Password

Web Client: https://portal.microsoftonline.com

Accessing Email

Niagara College Student Email Accounts are available for all full and part-time students. Your Niagara College Student Email account is used for the college to send you various pieces of information regarding college events and reminders.

The Niagara College Student Email is available from the web by visiting portal.microsoftonline.com.

Your Niagara College Student Email account is your Blackboard username followed by: @ncstudents.niagaracollege.ca

When accessing your email for the first time:

Enter your default password.  This password is your year of birth in YYYY format followed by your month of birth in Mmm format (note the first letter of the month is capitalized so if you were born in March your month code would be Mar) and then the date of your birth in dd format.

For example, if you were born on March 28th in 1991 your password will look like this : 1991Mar28.

After you enter this password you will be prompted to change your password. We at the help desk recommend you use the same password for your email as with Blackboard in order to simplify the system.

Email Phishing

This is an attempt to obtain your information, to compromise your account and gain access to unauthorized information.

Niagara College INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES will NEVER ask for this information in an email.

DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY EMAIL-GENERATED REQUESTS FOR THIS INFORMATION AND DO NOT PROVIDE ANY ACCOUNT-RELATED INFORMATION.

What is Phishing?

In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by email and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Even when using server authentication, it may require tremendous skill to detect that the website is fake. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to fool users, and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies

Accessing Email on Mobile Devices

You can access Office 365 email on a variety of mobile devices. Learn how to set up your device using the tool below:

*If you have more than one option for your device, make sure to choose: “Set Up POP or IMAP E-Mail…”

For more information about setting up email on your mobile device, check out our Mobile Devices self-help article.

Forwarding Emails

Don’t want to use the student email? Want to forward the mail somewhere else? Try redirecting. Unlike forwarding, messages that are redirected will appear to come from the original sender. When you reply to a message that has been redirected, the reply will be sent to the original sender.

To redirect your mail, follow these steps:

Mac Compatibility

See these instructions: Setting up your Mac for Office 365.

How-to/Tutorials

Want to learn more? See Office 365: A tour for users.