Zane State College Student Network Update

Student Update – April 5, 2021

Please do not panic about late assignments. Faculty will work with you on assignments as we navigate through the rest of the semester. The Blackboard LMS platform connectivity is restored. Please keep in mind you must perform a password reset (see below) prior to accessing Blackboard.

Note: If you see a computer that is not plugged in, please do not plug it in.

Zane State User Accounts – Reset Password:

As part of our critical response efforts all Zane State College user account passwords MUST BE RESET PRIOR TO GAINING ACCESS TO ZANE STATE COLLEGE SYSTEMS, INCLUDING BLACKBOARD.

The Microsoft Password Reset Tool requires users to have alternate methods during the password reset process which include; mobile phone, landline phone or alternate email address other than your Zane State College email address. The link below will direct you to the reset website.

https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com/

All users can perform a password reset using the Microsoft Password Reset Tool.  Passwords must be a MINIMUM of 15 characters, requiring a combination of the following rules;

The password contains characters from three of the following categories:

  • Uppercase letters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
  • Lowercase letters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
  • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
  • Non-alphanumeric characters (special characters): (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;”‘<>,.?/) Currency symbols such as the Euro or British Pound aren’t counted as special characters for this policy setting.
  • Any Unicode character that’s categorized as an alphabetic character but isn’t uppercase or lowercase. This group includes Unicode characters from Asian languages.

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