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Student Information System (SIS)

The Student Information System (SIS) is used to manage your course registrations. It can also be used to get information regarding your Computer User ID (CUID) and Langara provided Office 365 email account. You log into it using your nine digit Langara ID number (provided when you register at the College) as well as a PIN (password). This PIN is a separate password from the Computer User ID/email password, and is given when you register.

If you cannot log into the Student Information System, as a student you can do the following:

Computer User ID (CUID)

Your Computer User ID is used to sign into on-campus computers, printers, and myFiles (online file management). This is the first part of your Langara provided email address, and is typically your first initial, your full last name, and two numbers, e.g jsmith99. You can find your Computer User ID in the Student Information System under the Change Login Profile - Maintain Computer User ID page. This account shares a password with your Langara provided Office 365 email account, and must be created before you can use it.

You can create (and later reset) your Computer User ID password at https://idselfservice.langara.ca:

  • If you were able to find your Computer User ID you can follow the steps on that page to reset your password, or look at the related article (Activate your Computer User ID (Students)) for more in-depth steps
  • If you are an International Student you may need to remove your agent's email from your account, see Related Articles for help with this

Office 365 Email

Your Langara provided Office 365 email is where you receive important course emails and other College information. This is your similar to your Computer User ID, but has @mylangara.ca added to the end of it, e.g. jsmith99@mylangara.ca.You can find your email address in the Student Information System under the Change Login Profile - Maintain Computer User ID page with your Computer User ID.

As stated above, your email shares its password with your Computer User ID, and it is created/reset at the same time.

WiFi

The eduroam and eduroam5GHz WiFi networks are available on campus for students to connect to. They are secured networks meaning that each device will need to be set up with a certificate. In order to set up this certificate, you will need to have some form of network connection or data and then visit https://wifi.langara.ca. Once on this site, you will see device-specific instructions which you can follow to get set up. Typically this will involve downloading a file, running the file, and then logging in with your Office 365 email credentials.

Assuming you have already created your Office 365 email password, you can:

  • Install the certificates from home: visit https://wifi.langara.ca on the device you will be using on campus, and then follow the instructions on the site. Once you have done this, you should be able to connect to either of the eduroam networks on campus, assuming they do not automatically connect
  • Install the certificates on campus: as mentioned you will need to have network connection in order to install the certificate. For phones that have data you will be able to directly go to https://wifi.langara.ca and follow the steps there. For laptops and tablets you either need to connect to the Langara WiFI network temporarily or use a hotspot and then visit https://wifi.langara.ca

Please see the Related Articles section for articles with more specific instructions for each device (such as a MacBook or Android).

Brightspace

Brightspace is where you can find your course materials and content. You log into it using your Langara provided email address. Access to Brightspace is not available until the beginning of the semester, and courses will not appear until the first day of class at the earliest. If any of your classes are missing please reach out to your instructor for help.

As a general rule, if you are experiencing issues with Brightspace (apart from logging in) it is best to reach out to your instructor for help.

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Article ID: 2747
Created
Wed 12/22/21 9:47 AM
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Thu 2/24/22 11:09 AM
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