Username & Password
Guidelines and procedures
Students, faculty and staff are required to maintain a secure, strong password for network access to services provided by the college. Your user name and password will provide you access to all computers on campus as well as allow entry to my.westshore.edu, and Canvas Learning Management Systems (LMS) web sites.
Limited-access prospective student and guest accounts are also available for eligible college affiliates and campus visitors.
Changing a password:
From off campus:
Click this link to navigate to the Password Management system
Click this link and follow the how-to video to change your password
On campus computers (registered Students, Faculty and Staff):
Press the Ctrl + Alt + Delete buttons at the same time
Select Change a password from the list
Click here and select "Forgotten Password"
Follow this how-to video to recover your forgotten password
Periodically, the WSCC network will request you to alter your password. This is a normal activity to enhance security of student and college information residing on the network.
Students and faculty/staff passwords will require changing every 120 days.
Passwords must be eight or more characters in length and contain three of the following: lower case letter, upper case letter, a special symbol, numeral. Password lockout will occur after six incorrect attempts. Passwords reuse is allowed after four password changes.
Tips to help keep your password secure:
Make it unique
Make it difficult to guess
Use three or more words
Substitute numbers for letters
Keep it private (don’t give it out to anyone)
Don’t write your password down
Examples of secure passwords:
Phrase: Thirty Four Free Trees!
Phrase: Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean
Things to avoid:
Don’t use words in the dictionary
Don’t use your username as your password
Don’t use obvious words like your pets or children’s names