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This "book" contains the general information you need to get started.  Please take the time to review the information and feel free to contact Distance Learning/Student Technologies at or stop by A-212 for assistance.

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2. Finding Your Username/UserID

Why do we have usernames?

  • ·Student usernames create a uniform and simple login for all campus resources
  • ·You will be able to use the username and a password to access Moodle, your student email account, campus computers, Self-Service, the wireless network, and other resources as they become available.
  • ·NOTE:  Campus-issued usernames/passwords are not automatically used for 3rd party websites such as MyMathLab, SAM, or Aplia.

What is my username?

For most students, usernames are formed by combining

    • ·the first four letters of your first name (all lowercase)


    • ·the last five digits of your student ID
Returning students may have a different format.   Contact Distance Learning if you have questions.

What if my name has less than four letters?

  • Students whose first names have less than four letters  should use all letters of their first name and the last five  digits from their student ID. 
  • For example: Lee Jones's student ID is #0365588 making his username lee65588. 

I am a returning student, what do I need to know?

  • Usernames for students who have been away from BCC for more than two years will need to be reactivated. 
  • Please check with the Distance Learning/Student Technologies department for assistance.
What happens if I change my name?
  • Contact Student Services to initiate a name change.  Only those with the old format username (from before May 2016) will have a new username created as part of the name change process. 

 Need Assistance?

  • For more information, contact the Distance Learning/ Student Technologies department at or stop by room A-212 (second floor, building A).