What is myCommNet?
Essentially, myCommNet is a portal that allows students, faculty, and staff to simultaneously sign onto multiple systems using one logon–their NetID. Through myCommNet, you will have access to Blackboard , Self-Service Banner, student email, and the library databases. MyCommNet serves as a single point of entry for all members of the community college system.
*Note 1: Click here to view downtime schedule for MyCommNet or Blackboard.
How do I sign on to myCommNet?
1. Open a web browser.
2. Go to my.commnet.edu.
3. Enter your NetID and password, click Login.
email@example.com for student
(If a faculty was first employed at another community college in Connecticut, your will use the same NetID used while you were employed. )
Do not know your NetID? Click here to find out.
The same password to log on to a campus computer at any of 12 Connecticut community colleges.
If you have never logged on to a campus computer, the initial password is combination of your first 3 letters of birth month (capitalize the first letter), & (shift+7), and last four digit of your social security number.
For example, if you are born in April and the last four digits of your social security number are 4575, then your initial password is Apr&4575 (case sensitive).
After you logon with the initial password, you will be prompted to change to a new password. The new password MUST have 8 or more characters and satisfy 3 of the 4 rules as follows:
- Upper case
- Lower case
- Special characters
- One example of a new password is Flower15 (case sensitive). Remember; do not use your name or birthday in the new password.
Click here for more information about NetID and password.
Trouble logging on? Click here for additional help information.
You have logged on to myCommNet but could not get to a Blackboard course, click here for help information under Scenario 1.
Disable pop-up blockers to ensure myCommNet function correctly.
Click here to download the printable instruction about NetID and password.
Once you are in myCommNet: you are able to access Blackboard, Student/Faculty Self-Service, and Library Databases.
a. Access Blackboard : Click Blackboard icon at upper right. Click your course name. To go to another course, click My Institution (upper right) and click the course name. To avoid timeout messages from myCommNet, once you are in your Blackboard course, click Logout in myCommNet window.
View the Video Instruction for logging on to Blackboard.
View the Video Instruction for Avoiding Timeout Messages.
*Note1: The Blackboard is off line from 2:00am to 6:00am every Friday for weekly maintenance.
b. Access Student (or Faculty) Self-Service: Click Student (or Faculty) tab. Click the link under Student (or Faculty) Self-Service.
c. Access library databases (off-campus): Click Library tab.
4. Reset Password
(1) Click here to create a new password on your own.
(2) Stop by the following offices with your Photo ID or call the following offices to have your password reset (Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-5:00 pm).
- Distance Learning, Founders Hall 131/131A, 860-343-5756
- IT Service, Wheaton Hall 304, 860-343–5711
- Record’s Office, Founders Hall 153, 860–343-5724
- Meriden Center, (203) 608-3050
For Faculty and Staff
Call MxCC IT service at 860-343-5711 or stop by Wheaton Hall 304 to have your password reset.
5. Change Password
Logon to my.commnet.edu, click Change Password (top-left).