You must complete both parts of the Registration/Activation processes in order to enable access to university systems i.e. Blackboard, Student Hub, Student Email, etc.
New students will also benefit from viewing and completing the MyList checklist which will help to ensure that you have completed eveything you need to do. Please note that some elements of MyList are intended for on-campus students so you won't be expected to do things like "visit your local campus library".
Register fully on ICON (the University's Student Records System).
You will be sent a username (ie. your student ID number) and password by Data Management as part of online registration process for confirming your registration on your module or course. You will be asked to change the password and to log into ICON to fill in all your details and complete the registration process.
You won't be added to our IT systems and won't be able to do your account activation until you fully complete this registration process.
Top tip: have a digital photo of yourself to hand, so you can upload it into your registration, this is added to your student record and is used on your Cumbria Card (student ID).
Your University of Cumbria username and password will give you access to Blackboard, UoC email and all of our electronic resources. Although it is the same username (student ID number) as ICON, you will need to choose and register a password to activate your account. As a Distance Learner student - follow the First Log On ➡ Off campus instructions on the Passwords and Logins page.
|Password Reset||Register with the online Password Reset Service. The Password Reset Service will enable you to change your password whenever you need to.|
|Errors or problems||If you encounter any errors or problems, during the registration or activation steps, please contact the IT Servicedesk for support.|
Your Cumbria Card is your University of Cumbria student ID. You can use this to withdraw books, if you visit one of our campuses, but also use it as evidence of your student status when visiting other libraries. If you uploaded a photo during your online registration, then a Cumbria Card will be produced for you and will be held at Lancaster. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, from your student email account, asking for this to be posted out to you.
If you did not upload a photo, you can email a jpeg format headshot to email@example.com (from your student email account) and one will be produced and posted to your registered address.