Accessing Your Cascadia Network Accounts

For Students

Cascadia Student Network Account 

Your student network account gives you access to the many services Cascadia provides over the campus network including:

  • Student e-mail
  • Office365 applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Printing
  • Campus PCs
  • UW NetID (for parking permits and Library resources)
  • Student Help Desk portal (to borrow equipment or report an issue)

Getting Started

You will receive an email from Cascadia's Information Services department up to four weeks before you start your first class at Cascadia with your user name (typically in the format of firstnamemiddleinitiallastname).  The email will be sent to the email you listed when you enrolled at Cascadia.  The email will also include information on the pattern we use to determine your default password.  If you do not receive that email or need assistance with getting that information, please contact the Information Services Help Desk to get assistance by chat or via phone at 425-352-8228 during our open business hours.  We will verify your identity and assist you with getting logged into your account.

Passwords

Once you know your user name and password, you will need to use the Office 365 portal to reset your password.  The first time you log in to your email or other Office 365 tool, you will be prompted to set up your account for password resets. Please refer to Setting up Your Account for Office 365 Password Management (Accessible Word Document) for step by step instructions.

Cascadia Student Network Accounts require the use of strong passwords.  For details on the requirements to create an appropriate password for your account, please visit the Strong Passwords page and review the requirements listed.  These requirements are updated periodically so Cascadia Information Services recommends checking that page if you are having difficulties setting a new password for your account.

Availability

Cascadia Student Network Accounts are only available to students currently enrolled in classes (or starting in classes within four weeks) and students who were previously enrolled in the past five quarters.  Not all resources provided by these accounts are available to students who are not actively enrolled in class (ie UW NetID and Student Help Desk portal access).  If you have questions about access to resources, please contact the Help Desk. Additional information on Cascadia Network Accounts and how to get assistance with them can be found at the Network Account page.

Student Email Account

Office 365 allows you to log in to your email and calendar from on or off campus.  For more details on how to get logged in, review the accessible Word document shared below. Your Cascadia network account user name (with an added @student.cascadia.edu) and password should get you logged into your student email.  Student email is usually available for use 24-48 hours after you register for classes. Please refer to Accessing Your Student Email & Calendar (Accessible Word Document) for step by step instructions.

Remote Desktop (View) Access

Cascadia students have access to most of the same software from off campus (via remote virtual desktops called Views) as they do on campus computers.  Adobe software applications and SPSS cannot be accessed via the Views due to licensing limitations.  Autodesk products are also unavailable on the Views.To access the Views, simply go to desktop.cascadia.edu and select to access the View via the browser. Please refer to Accessing the Views in Your Web Browser (Accessible Word Document) for step by step instructions.

For Faculty and Staff

Cascadia Employee Network Account

 Your employee network account gives you access to the many services Cascadia provides over the campus network including:

  • Employee e-mail
  • Office365 applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Printing
  • Campus PCs
  • UW NetID (for parking permits and Library resources)
  • Employee Help Desk portal (to borrow equipment or report an issue)

Getting Started

You supervisor requests the creation of your Network Account via an Onboarding request and they are provided with your initial user name and password.  You are required to change your initial password upon first login.

Passwords

Starting June 30, 2020,  you must use the Office 365 portal to reset your password.  In order to do that, your account will need to be configured for self service password resets. The document below explains how to complete that task. Please refer to Setting up Your Account for Office 365 Password Management (Accessible Word Document) for step by step instructions.

Cascadia Employee Network Accounts require the use of strong passwords. For details on the requirements to create an appropriate password for your account, please visit the Strong Passwords page and review the requirements listed. These requirements are updated periodically so Cascadia Information Services recommends checking that page if you are having difficulties setting a new password for your account.

Availability

Cascadia Employee Network Accounts can still be active but have limited access to resources if the employee's status is marked as "inactive" in ctcLink (ie Associate Faculty or Part Time employees not offboarded but also not actively teaching/working). Not all resources provided by these accounts are available to employees in that status (ie UW NetID and access to Office 365 installations on personal devices). If you have questions about access to resources, please contact the Help Desk. Additional information on Cascadia Network Accounts and how to get assistance with them can be found at the Network Account page.

Employee Email and Calendar (O365)

Office 365 allows you to log in to your email and calendar from both on and off campus. For more details on how to get logged in, review the accessible Word document shared below. Your password is the same as what you would use on campus to log in to your workstation.

Remote Desktop (View) Access

Cascadia employees have access to most of the same software from off campus (via remote virtual desktops called Views) as they do on campus computers.Please Note: Adobe software applications cannot be accessed via the Views from off campus due to licensing limitations. To access the Views, simply go to desktop.cascadia.edu and select to access the View via the browser. Please refer to Accessing the Views in Your Web Browser (Accessible Word Document) for step by step instructions.

VPN Access

Some Cascadia employees either need direct access to their office desktops from off campus or work on campus issued laptops regularly. These employees connect to Cascadia's campus resources via VPN instead of using the Views as described above.  This access requires special permissions and approval processes so please check with Information Services' Help Desk if you need this access or need to know if you have this access.

Instructions on how to configure your personally owned device to connect to Cascadia's VPN are shared below though Cascadia Information Services does not necessarily recommend this set up and it should be utilized only in specific situations and as directed by our staff.  Campus laptops are typically configured with VPN access already but, if you find you cannot connect to VPN with your Cascadia issued device, please contact us and we will assist you in getting it properly configured.

Phone Extension

To make and receive calls on your campus extension when you are not on campus, you will need special software (Avaya oneX-Communicator or Agent, depending on the circumstances) and network configuration.  Please contact the Information Services' Help Desk if you need this access or need to know if you have this access. Please refer to Using Avaya oneX-Communicator to Make and Receive Calls Remotely (Accessible Word Document) for step by step instructions.

Voicemail Access

Campus voicemail is automatically forwarded to your email address (or departmental email address for departmental voicemail).  Additionally, you can call 425-352-8888 and provide your extension number and voicemail password at the prompt to listen to your voicemail via phone.

Zoom Video Conferencing

Cascadia employees have access to Zoom Video Conferencing licenses for hosting online meetings and classes.

To get setup using your Cascadia issued Zoom license, please log in at https://cascadia.zoom.us/. A help document to get you set up and a link to Zoom's online video tutorials can be found below.