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NETWORK SERVICES:  Webmail, Canvas, Computers on Campus, “H” Drive

NEW!  You will use the same password for  myNWCC, webmail, canvas,  computers on campus and your H-Drive store.

New Students:

Previous students:  

  • Your password is unchanged from your last attendance.
  • If you have EVER attended Northwest, you are a previous student.

For Password Help:

Email:

  • Each student has an email account. Your email address is your first initial of first name, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID @northwestms.edu, example: (jdoe1234@northwestms.edu).
  • Please note that Email accounts are deleted after one year of inactivity. 
  • To access your email account, go to the Northwest home page (www.northwestms.edu).
  • Look at the top right-hand side of the page and Click on the link “Webmail”. Your Username is your first initial of first name, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID,@northwestms.edu (jdoe1234@northwestms.edu).
  • Your pin/password is the same as for myNWCC.

Canvas:

  • Each student has a Canvas account.
  • Whether using Canvas for on-campus classes or online courses, the account is the same.
  • To access your Canvas account, go to the Northwest home page (www.northwestms.edu). Look at the top right-hand side of the page and Click on the link “Canvas”. You will be directed to the Canvas Login page.
  • Your Username is your first initial of your first name, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID. Your Password is the same as for myNWCC.
  • Note: You may also access Canvas directly without going through the NWCC homepage. The address is: northwestms.instructure.com.

NWCC Computers on Campus: 

  • Your Username is your first initial of first name, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID.
  • Your Password is the same as for myNWCC.

H DRIVE:  As a student of Northwest, you have a 100 MB file space available to you (“H” drive).  This file space is located on a Northwest server and is backed up daily.  The “H” drive is available on campus as well as off campus.   Please keep in mind that this drive is deleted at the end of July each year. If there is something you would like to keep, put it on a jump drive or the hard drive of your personal PC.

h-driveTo access the drive while on a NWCC computer using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, click on “File”, “Open”, and click on “Computer” and then look to the pane on the right and choose your “H” drive.

This drive is also accessible by clicking on “My Computer”.  The “H” drive will appear under the section entitled “Network Location”.

To access your “H” drive from your dorm room or off campus, go to the Northwest home page (www.northwestms.edu).  Look at the blue stripe near the top of the page and click on “Information”.  Look under “Technology Help” on the sub-menu and click on “H-Drive”.  You will get a security alert screen.  Click on “continue to this website”.  You will be directed to a login screen.  Your Username is your first initial of your first name, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID.  Your password is the same as your myNWCC password.

Should you have any questions, please email the Help Desk at helpdesk@northwestms.edu or call 662-562-3934.

Help Desk hours are M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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