IT Checklist for New Students

Receive your IT Welcome Packet

Your IT Welcome Packet was sent to the email address you submitted on your application. Your IT Welcome Packet contains your Username and Temp Password for accessing school computers and technology resources.

If you have not received your IT Welcome Packet after submitting your enrollment deposit, please contact

Please review the minimum computer requirements before purchasing a new laptop

 Recommended Hardware and Software

1. Login

Login at (our single sign on page, aka OneLogin)

Enter your: 

Email Address: Located in Welcome Email

Password: Temp password in welcome email

2. Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication

Please click here to learn how to enroll into the Multi Factor Authentication for William James College: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) or Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

3. Install the OneLogin Extension

Click the Add OneLogin Extension button, the download will start. If you are using Chrome, you will be taken to the Chrome Web Store.

If you are using a different browser or need more detailed steps, please visit this article:  Using OneLogin

We strongly recommend using Multi-Factor Authentication to protect your account as well as your colleagues from potential attacks.

If you would like to know more, please see these articles:

What is Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA?

How do I sign up for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

4. Log into Email

Office 365 is the email system we use.

To login please go to page, click on Staging and chose Everything.

Then scroll down and click on the Office 365 tile.

Information about Office Training is available here: Microsoft Office Training and additional information on Microsoft Office/ Office 365 can be found at this link.


5. Log into Campus Nexus and verify your information.

Campus Nexus is your student and faculty information portal. It allows you to view/register for classes, billing information, and other course information.

Log into your Student Information Portal by clicking the icon below*.

*If you need assistance finding the icon, follow the same steps from above.

Verify your personal information is correct by access the "My Information" section, under "My Profile".

Make sure to update the SMS section, so you receive alerts from the school (announcements, closing, etc). Verify your phone is correct. Then check of "Yes" next to Enable SMS Messaging.

For more information on Campus Nexus please click here - Campus Nexus.

6. Get Your School ID

During Orientation there will be scheduled time for you to get your picture taken for your School ID.

 If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, please email to setup an alternate time.

Additional Information- Please Read

Library Resources are also accessible from the Single Sign On Page, by viewing Category: Library Resources

Free Software Available for Download

The school provides the following software FREE to students.

Further information on Software Downloads can be found here.

Software Availability Download From
Microsoft Office Free Microsoft Office Install Instructions
Anti-Virus (Sophos) Free version Installing Anti-Virus
SPSS Free for the current semester SPSS Install Instructions

Going forward you can access all of these sites through our portal Please bookmark this page to access all of our systems.

Answers to many commonly asked questions can be found on our Support site: and the Help Desk can be reached at

For further instructions on how to use Wi-Fi, Printing, Email, Canvas, and Campus Nexus navigation please see the Students section.

Canvas Learning Management System

Canvas is William James College’s Learning Management System (LMS). It is a cloud-based learning platform that provides students with a place to access course materials, including syllabi, readings, and more. All Canvas features are available through your computer’s web browser, and many features are available through the Canvas Student App, which can be downloaded through your App store.

Students will not have access to Canvas until they are enrolled in at least one academic course, so if you are a new student, you may not be able to login to Canvas until closer to your matriculation date. Once on Canvas, your upcoming semester courses will be visible to you on or before the first day of class. You will also have access to a an Orientation course which will guide you through our various technology resources, and more. If the semester start date is near and you do not see your courses listed in Canvas, please contact your program advisor or Department head.

If you are awaiting Canvas access, you can take this short Tour of Canvas, located  HERE.

Work Study Positions Available

The IT department is always looking for work study students! This is a paid position with flexible hours, if you are interested please email

Note from Career Services:

*All new students will be able to access their CareerLink accounts during the first week of classes at William James College. View this article for more information: Career Link

If you have any further questions or concerns please reach out to us at

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    Mary Polanco

    Thank you for all of the detailed instructions; it was very helpful!

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    Thank you.

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    Latisha Bright

    Thank you for providing such detailed instructions! Extremely helpful in setting up my account!

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    Very helpful forum, thank you so much. The Microsoft Office page isn't working, so I don't have access to download the software.

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