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Gmail is the official email of Olds College. Every Olds College student and employee has an Olds College email account. You can access your email from anywhere you have an internet connection.

If you are accessing your Olds College email account for the first time, you will need to follow the instructions below to set up your password.


How to set up your password

Off Campus

Change your password

  • The username will be your Student ID number, with all the zeroes (e.g 000123456)

  • The default password is PWMMDDYY, where MMDDYY is your birthdate (e.g. PW012090 for January 20, 1990)

  • Click login

  • You will now setup your security questions to allow you to access your account if you ever forget your password or get locked out. Questions 1 and 2 choose from the drop down menu, Question 3 please create your own.

  • Select submit

  • Choose a new password, it must be a minimum of 8 characters long

Please note that if you fail putting in the password three times it will lock you out of the system for 30 minutes.


On campus

  • Go to any of the Olds College campus computers

  • Turn it on and hit the enter button to access the login screen

  • Username: will be your Student ID number, with all the zeroes (e.g 000123456)

  • Default password: is PWMMDDYY, where MMDDYY is your birthdate (e.g. PW012090 for January 20, 1990)

  • Hit enter or the little arrow beside the password box to login

  • It will now ask you to change your password, hit okay

  • Choose a new password, it must be a minimum of 8 characters long

  • Hit enter after confirming the new password to change your password

  • After logging in a security question form will pop up, asking you to fill out security questions for future management. Questions 1 and 2 choose from the drop down menu, Question 3 please create your own.

  • Hit submit

Please make sure you do complete and remember the security questions and answers as this will allow you to reset a forgotten password or unlock your account if you get locked out.

  

The password that you have just created is the same password that you will use to log into your Olds College email account, to log into the computers on campus, to access Olds College WiFi, and to log into your Moodle account.


How to Access Gmail

  1. Open your Internet browser

  2. Go to the Olds College home page and click on the “sign in” button or access through your browser at www.gmail.com.

  3. Type your username - it's your Olds College email address.
    Student Email: firstname.lastname@oldscollege.ca (jane.doe@oldscollege.ca)
    Staff Email: firstinitiallastname@oldscollege.ca (jdoe@oldscollege.ca)

  4. Type your password - it's the same as the password you use for the Olds College network (computer login).

  5. Click "Sign In"

How to add email to iOS or Android devices

As Olds College hosts all emails through Google, we highly recommend installing the Gmail app on your device.

Add Olds College email to Gmail app:

  1. On your phone or tablet, open Gmail .

  2. For first time login: click Sign in along the bottom, or: In the top right, tap your profile picture.

  3. Tap Add another account.

  4. Choose Google.

  5. Enter your Olds College email address, i.e firstname.lastname@oldscollege.ca

  6. Enter your password

  7. Authenticate with your 2-factor authentication. If you have not setup your 2-factor authentication you will be required to do so at this stage.

Non Gmail email apps

For iOS device:

  1. Go to settings (gears) and scroll down to Mail, Contacts, Calendars

  2. Add account. Select Google.

  3. This will take you to the standard Google sign-in screen
  4. Enter your Email address and password. i.e. firstname.lastname@oldscollege.ca

  5. Authenticate with your 2-factor authentication. If you have not setup your 2-factor authentication you will be required to do so at this stage.

For Android device:

  1. Go to Apps and select the Email app.

  2. Press menu (3 horizontal bars), select Manage Accounts then the + sign icon at the top of the screen.

  3. Select Google Sign-in
  4. This will take you to the standard Google sign-in screen
  5. Enter your Email address and password. i.e. firstname.lastname@oldscollege.ca

  6. Authenticate with your 2-factor authentication. If you have not setup your 2-factor authentication you will be required to do so at this stage.