Students - Getting Started with Technology
- Activate Your College Access
Faculty may use our learning management system, Canvas, to share course materials, such as a syllabus, course policies, a calendar, grades, assignments, files, videos, notes, and other items for your class. To access the course material, log in to https://mygcsc.gulfcoast.edu/SSO. Select CANVAS
A my.gulfcoast.edu email address is created for all college credit students one business day after Enrollment Services processes the college web application. Information on locating and accessing your email is available at https://mygcsc.gulfcoast.edu/SSO.
My Student Dashboard (Lighthouse)
My Student Dashboard (Lighthouse) allows you to register for classes, view unofficial transcripts, pay your college fees, and more. For information on logging in, go to https://www.gulfcoast.edu/administration-departments/information-technology-services/students/how-to/login-lighthouse.html.
GCSC has wireless access on all campuses. Access information is available at https://www.gulfcoast.edu/administration-departments/information-technology-services/students/wireless-student.html.
- Getting Familiar with Security
Acceptable Use Statement
Students are required to abide by the Acceptable Use Statement when using college equipment. This statement is on all student computers and must be accepted before using the computer, https://www.gulfcoast.edu/administration-departments/information-technology-services/acceptable-use.html.
Avoid copyright violations by understanding the rules located at http://guides.gulfcoast.edu/copyright.
Reporting an Incident
Concerns about the misuse of college computers or data should be reported to the Technical Support desk at 913-3303 or submitted as a ticket athttps://www.gulfcoast.edu/administrative-department/information-technology-services/technical-support.html.
Important: GCSC will NEVER request username, password, or any personal information through email. Call the Technical Support desk at 850-913-3303 to report any suspicious emails.
- Computer Hardware/Software
Computer Lab Locations and Hours
When not scheduled for a class, computer labs are available on all campuses for student use. The library also has several computers and a variety of software available; for more information, see http://guides.gulfcoast.edu/computing/spaces.
Printing at GCSC is available in computer labs and the college library. Some courses have a lab fee attached that creates an account. Unused print money will expire at the end of the course. You may add more money to your account as needed at https://www.gulfcoast.edu/administration-departments/information-technology-services/printing/index.html.
For assistance, contact Technical Support at 850-913-3303 or submit a ticket for the repair by going to https://www.gulfcoast.edu/administration-departments/information-technology-services/ and clicking the link “How to Submit a Ticket.”
- Additional Technology Resources
Course Videos, Streaming
There are a wide variety of streaming course videos available to students; to see the materials available go to http://guides.gulfcoast.edu/coursevideos.
GCSC Mobile App
Download the free GCSC Mobile App to view campus maps, college calendar, and more, https://www.gulfcoast.edu/administration-departments/information-technology-services/mobile-app.html.
Gulf Coast Alert System
Sign up to receive text alerts and/or emails for safety advisories, college closures, or information on upcoming events. Go to https://www.gulfcoast.edu/campus-life/campus-safety/alert.html.
For more information on Gulf Coast State College technology resources, go to https://www.gulfcoast.edu/administration-departments/information-technology-services/.