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Portal@UCC FAQs - General

  1. What is portal@UCC?
  2. What is Single Sign On?
  3. How do I access portal@UCC?
  4. Can I access portal@UCC from home?
  5. I can’t access portal@UCC from my place of work
  6. Can I use portal@UCC on all browsers?
  7. How do I print information from portal@UCC?
  8. Do I need to Log out of portal@UCC?
  9. Still having problems?

Portal@UCC FAQs - Password

  1. What is my portal@UCC username and password?
  2. What happens if I forget my password?
  3. I forgot my password and it says to enter my 'secondary email address', what is this?
  4. Can I change my portal@UCC Password?
  5. My logon does not work, what do I do?
  6. Portal@UCC Password Rules

Portal@UCC FAQs - Student Services

  1. What can I access when I log into portal@UCC?
  2. How do I access Blackboard?
  3. How do I access Umail?
  4. How do I access MyStudentAdmin?
  5. How do I access my Library Account?
  6. How do I access my Print Account?
  7. How do I customise my favourites?

 

Portal@UCC FAQs - General

1 What is portal@UCC?

portal@UCC is the student information portal tailored to the needs of UCC students. This allows you to access information and the services you need for the coming academic year. The single portal sign-on will provide the required access to appropriate services for you.

You will also see RSS feeds which show UCC upcoming events and UCC News. Students may personalise links to their favourite websites. There is more on this later in the FAQ.

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2 What is Single Sign On?

Single sign-on means that, once you have logged into the Portal@UCC, you do not have to identify yourself again when you want to access your student administration details or your student email account. You are automatically logged into these single sign-on applications when you log into the Portal@ UCC  

Single Sign On Services:

  • Email (Umail)
  • Calendar
  • MyStudentAdmin
  • Print Account

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3 How do I access Portal@UCC?

To log on you will need your:

  • Username: Student Number
  • Password: Portal Password

Access the portal logon page using the button below.

Portal @ UCC logo

If you are new to UCC your portal password will be posted out to you with your registration information.

Note: Your portal@UCC password is case sensitive.

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4 Can I access portal@UCC from home?

Yes, you can access portal@UCC from anywhere you have internet access.

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5 I can’t access portal@ucc from my place of work?

For security and other reasons, some work places block access to particular features of the internet known as ports. portal@UCC uses a number of these ports. If you cannot access portal@ucc from your work place it is most likely that access to port number 8443 is blocked by your employer. We cannot, at this time, do anything in UCC to avoid this. The only solution is to ask your local systems administration to allow you access this port.

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6 Can I access Portal@UCC on all browsers?

The following browsers have been tested and work with the Student Portal:

Internet Explorer 7 /8 /9 / Safari / iOS 4.3 or higher

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7 How do I print information from Portal@UCC?

Printing from the Portal@UCC is the same as printing from any Internet Browser; go to themenu at the top right and select the print icon. You may need to reduce the margins in Page Setup before you print or you may find that some of the letters at the edge of the page will be cut off.

Print from Portal

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8 Do I need to Log out of the Portal@UCC?

Yes. It is very important that you log off from the Portal@UCC and from any of the services you accessed within the portal e.g. Student Email. Check that ALL your browser windows are closed before you leave the PC.

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9 What is my Portal@UCC username and password?

Username: Student Number

Password: portal@UCC Pasword

If you are new to UCC this year your portal password would have been posted out to you with your registration information.

Note: Your new portal@UCC Password will be case sensitive

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Portal@UCC FAQs - Password

1 What are my Username and Password for porta@UCC?

Your username is your student number

Your portal@UCC password will be sent to you by the Registrars Office. 

Note: Your new portal@UCC Password will be case sensitive

2 What happens if I forget my Portal@UCC password? 

  • Go to the portal@UCC login page
  • Click on the [Forgot Password?] button on the Login page.
  • You will be requested to enter your student number and your secondary email address.  
  • When you enter these, click on the [Next] button.  

The system will then validate the student number and secondary email address you provided and, if valid, a new portal@UCC password will be sent to your ‘secondary’ email address.

Security issue:  Ensure that you do not divulge your login details, including secondary email address, to others. Treat these details as securely as your online banking credentials.

If you do not know your secondary email address contact sit@ucc.ie

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3 I forgot my Portal@UCC Password and it says to enter my ‘secondary email address’, what is this?

Your Secondary email address is the email which you must enter in your MyStudentAdmin - this is where a new portal@UCC password will be sent if you forget your current one.

Click on the link to watch a demo on checking/changing your Secondary Email Address:  

Demo: Adding/Changing your Secondary Email Address in Portal (1,333kB) 

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4 Can I change my Portal@UCC password?

Yes, you may. To change your current Portal@UCC password you must first log in to the Portal.
When your individual portal page is displayed, you will see a ‘Change Password’ link near in the top right hand corner.

Click on this link and a Change Password entry box is displayed showing your student number.

Key in your ‘current’ portal@UCC password, your ‘new’ portal@UCC password, and confirm your ‘new’ portal@UCC password following the portal@UCC password rules as displayed

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5 My logon does not work, what do I do?

Step 1: Use the forgot Password facility. See above for information

Step 2: Contact the Student IT Helpdesk or email sit@ucc.ie

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6 Portal@UCC Password Rules

New portal@UCC Passwords must be at least seven characters/numbers long containing at least three of the following four types

  • uppercase characters (A - Z)
  • lowercase characters (a – z)
  • numbers (0 -9)
  • special characters (*/+    etc. ) 

Examples:   Refg89*Y    def8BrRT

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Portal@UCC FAQs - Student Services

1 What can I access when I log into Portal@UCC?

You can access the following IT services along with a few extras:

  • MyStudentAdmin
  • Blackboard
  • Student Email
  • Calendar
  • Print Account
  • Library Account
  • Favourites

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2 How do I access Blackboard?

When you log into Portal you will see the Blackboard Icon.

Click on this for access to your Blackboard account

For more information see the Blackboard FAQ below.

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3 How do I access Umail?

Umail is single sign on – Click on the Email icon and you will be brought straight to your Umail inbox.

Your UCC Umail calendar will work in the same way as your Umail.

For more information see the Umail FAQ

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4 How do I access MyStudentAdmin?

My StudentAdmin is also single sign on: Click on MyStudentAdmin – You will have access to your student registration details, exam results, exam timetables and biographical details.
For more information see the MyStudentAdmin FAQ

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5 How do I access my Library Account?

  • Login to portal@UCC
  • Click on the Library icon
  • Follow the instructions on the BooleWeb page to access your library account

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6 How do I access my Print Account?

Print Account is a single sign on service. Click on the Print Account icon:

You may view your print account balance and top up your print account here by clicking the Print Account option and clicking Next.

 

PrintAccount
For more information see the

 

7 How do I customise my favourites?

 When you click on Personalize you will be taken to the screen below

 

 Customise Favourites

 

Click on:

Add/Edit Favourites

You can now add your favourite websites for easy access: 

AddorEditDFavourites  

These will now appear on your portal@UCC home page

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