Live@edu Email FAQs
We are pleased to announce that all WSC students are provided a free, feature‐rich, web accessible e‐mail account sponsored by Microsoft and WSC. The new system is built on Microsoft’s Live@edu collaborative system. Although WSC is still responsible for creating each account and connecting it to the campus from a collaboration perspective, students will now have access to a powerful, flexible system with plenty of disk space and many additional features. WSC students are expected to use their Live@edu e‐mail account in order to ensure you receive information from your teachers and advisors, as well as all other communication regarding student bills, registration, student life, etc.
What is Live@edu?Live@edu is Microsoft’s new and e‐mail, collaboration and communication system. The system includes a powerful anti‐spam utility that will help protect our students as they communicate with faculty, staff and other students at WSC, and with friends and family.
Why is WSC moving to Live@edu?
The “old” E‐mail system (wsc.nodak.edu Squirrel Mail) currently made available to WSC students is limited and does not include many of the features we have been asked by students to provide. Live@edu (my.willistonstate.edu) provides those features. It includes more space, resources, and a reliable anti‐spam and spyware feature.
*The new system offers each student 10 GB of disk space as a starter. With the introduction of
almost 25 GB of SkyDrive space provided.
*Our students will finally have the resources to support their college work, team projects and
personal contacts all in one internet accessible system.
*Microsoft’s SkyDrive and Spaces utility is a powerful tool designed to make it easy for students
to setup workgroups and to share documents & photos online, and work in various groups that
they may design and control.
*Live@edu brings high availability and connectivity with Macs, mobile devices and various
For a complete list of features please visit http://my.liveatedu.com
When does this begin?
Live@edu begins now! It is up and running. Student accounts are created automatically after students are registered. New students receive information regarding their account as a part of their welcome letter; returning students will receive various communications, including postcards, e‐mail messages to their current wsc.nodak.edu account. Also flyers will be set up all over campus.
Returning students will receive instructions on switching from using WSC’s old email system and moving to the new Live@edu system. The format of student email addresses will change to end with @my.willistonstate.edu. Students are expected to log into their e‐mail accounts and move all e‐mail they wish to save from their “old” account to their Live@edu account . Accounts on the “old” system will be deleted in June 1, 2011. Please be sure to get your emails moved before then.
Important Dates to Know:
• Now – new @my.willistonstate.edu email accounts available
• June 1 – old email accounts will be shutdown
How do students login to Live@edu?All students on the Live@edu system will be using a new email address format. The new format has a new domain name: @my.willistonstate.edu. The username portion of the email address will stay the same firstname.lastname (sometimes middle initial).
Password: wscJS### where JS are your initials capitalized, first and last name, and ### is the last 3 digits of your Student ID#.
First time logging into Live@edu
Students are encouraged to login as soon as possible and provide basic information necessary to complete their enrollment process for their Live@edu account. Students should visit www.outlook.com and login using their new email address:
i.e. email@example.com , password i.e. wscJS123
Login: firstname.lastname@example.org (sometimes a middle initial or number too)
Password: wscJS### where JS are your initials capitalized, first and last name, and ### is the last 3 digits of your Student ID#
This unique value is generated by Information Technology. If students have forgotten the formula used, please contact the IT Help Desk for a reminder.
Account Options and Settings
Manage the options in your account Use the Options page to change the settings for your Outlook Live account. Change your password and your personal information. Click here for more information.
You can use a variety of e-mail programs to access your email account. Click here for more information.
Setup on your Mobile Device
If you have previously received a welcome letter with your e‐mail address, please be aware that your new WSC e‐mail address is now @my.willistonstate.edu (not @wsc.nodak.edu.edu)
Existing/Returning studentsStudents registered for classes for the Summer or Fall 2011 semester who already have an existing e‐mail account will be provided with a new Live@edu e‐mail account. You should log in and move your e‐mail to your Live@edu account as soon as possible.
Forwarding Messages to Another Account
If you have previously configured email forwarding from your “old” WSC account to another account, forwarding will stop when the account is shut off in June 1, 2011.
If you wish to configure forwarding in your new Live@edu account, add the address to forward to into your Contacts and then create a rule that forwards all messages to that address
Non‐registered and Withdrawn studentsIf you are a current student who is not registered for classes for Summer or Fall 2011 semester or a withdrawn student, you will not be provided a Live@edu account at this time. You will have access to your “old” WSC email account until all student accounts in the “old” system are deleted in June.
Faculty and staffFaculty/staff email accounts will not be affected by this transition.
Need Help? Reset Password?
• Send e-mail to WSChelpdesk@willistonstate.edu