Technology and Electronic Resources

Click here to download a printable version of the Student Technology Guide.

 

New Student Credentials

Effective, 07/15/19, student accounts are created when the student is accepted to CGTC. The user name, CGTC student email address, student ID number, and instructions for how to reset the default password will be sent to each new student at the personal email address that was provided on the new student application. The email will come from info@centralgatech.edu and the subject will be CGTC Student Account Setup.

 

Single Sign On

CGTC uses a Single Sign On (SSO) process, powered by Okta, for students to access technology resources including Banner Self Service, Blackboard, Office 365, and other resources. To use Single Sign On, you must set up multi-factor authentication (MFA). It is recommended that you set up multiple MFA options in case you lose access to your original MFA source. To initially set up your SSO MFA, click here.

The College has provided the step-by-step guide below to help you through the process.
PDF CGTC Single Sign On Guide

 

IT Security

Learn more about data protection, malware, and phishing.

 

BannerWeb

BannerWeb is used to check the status of financial aid, sign up for classes, drop classes, check final grades, update mailing addresses and phone numbers, and more.

Using BannerWeb

  • Click BannerWeb and click Enter BannerWeb
  • Type your full student email address and password
  • Click the Sign In button

 

Blackboard

Information about Blackboard and online class account information is found on the Online Classes section of the website. For help with Blackboard, contact your instructor first. New students will have access to Blackboard within 12 hours of signing up for a Blackboard class; existing students will have access to Blackboard as soon as they sign up for a Blackboard class. Students will not see their classes in Blackboard until the first day of class

Using Blackboard

  • Click Blackboard
  • Click/Select the “Blackboard Login Here” logo
  • A login page will open
  • Type your full student email address and password

 

CGTC Mobile App

Access the Student Portal and BannerWeb, sign up for classes, view your student account balance and make a payment, view your schedule, see important notifications, access campus maps and contact information, and more.

Using the CGTC mobile app

  • Install the mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (search for CGTC Mobile)
  • Search for the Sign In button in the menu
  • Type your full student email address and Password
  • Click the Sign In button

 

Degree Works

See a list of classes that you must take for your major, check your progress towards graduation, read notes from your advisor, email your advisor, view academic standing and GPA, and more. Your advisor can also arrange the classes that you need into future semester blocks so that you can plan your schedule and graduate on time. To view your plan (when available), click the Plans tab.

Using Degree Works

  • Click BannerWeb and click Enter BannerWeb
  • Type your full student email address and Password
  • Click the Sign In button
  • Once you are logged into BannerWeb, click Student Services, then click Degree Works

PDF DegreeWorks FAQ and Help Guide
 

J Drive/OneDrive (Storage space for students)

Students may save their classwork, important documents, and other education-related files to their J Drive and/or OneDrive. The J Drive (and files saved to the J Drive) can be accessed from computers in a classroom, computer lab, the Library, and the Academic Success Center. OneDrive (and files saved to OneDrive) can be accessed at any time from any computer (either at CGTC or off-campus) with internet connectivity. Students are provided 500 MB of storage space; once the storage space has been used, students must delete files from the J Drive and/or OneDrive before additional files may be saved. Files stored on these CGTC-provided resources must adhere to CGTC’s Acceptable Computer and Internet Use policy as outlined in the CGTC Catalog. Files that do not adhere to this policy, including personal files such as photos, songs, videos, illegal content, and anything that is not CGTC-related, may be deleted without notice.

J Drive

  • Login to a CGTC computer with your CGTC student user name (the part of your student email address before the @ sign) and password (if you do not know your password, you will need to reset your password in the Student Portal)
  • Double-click the Computer icon on the computer desktop
  • Double-click on your J Drive in the Network Location section

OneDrive

  • Go to portal.office.com and click Sign in
  • In the first box, enter your FULL student email address (including @student.centralgatech.edu)
  • If you do not know your password, you will need to reset your password in the Student Portal
  • Click OneDrive in the Apps section

 

Office 365/Office 2016

CGTC students have free access to several Microsoft products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Using Office 365

  • Go to portal.office.com
  • In the first box, enter your FULL student email address (including @student.centralgatech.edu)
  • If you do not know your password, you will need to reset your password in the Student Portal

To download Office 365 to your computer, click Install Office apps at the top right corner of the screen, then either select the default version of Office or click Other install options to customize the installation.

 

Student Email

Check email frequently to stay up to date on student activities, important dates and deadlines, career fairs, and more.

Using student email

To access your student email using your mobile device, download the Microsoft Outlook app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Login to the app using your full CGTC student email address and the same password that you have set for your student email account (initially, your password is set to your date of birth in MMDDYY format). Please note that this information is provided as a courtesy to students; CGTC does not provide technical support for student-owned devices or the Microsoft app.

 

Student Portal

Use the Student Portal to view your class schedule, email your instructor and advisor, access important forms and class files, apply for graduation, and more.

Using the Student Portal

  • Click Student Portal
  • Type your full student email address and Password
  • Click the Login button

 

Using computers on campus

Computers are available for students to use in the Library, Academic Success Center, and computer labs.

Using computers on campus

  • User name: Your CGTC student user name (the part of your student email address before the @ sign)
  • Password: If you do not know your password, you will need to reset your password in the Student Portal

 


 

Frequently asked questions