Computer/Network


Your Computer/Network account provides you access to your computer as well as many other services including iMenu, Helpdesk, Powerschool/Powerteacher etc.


Check this video out for more information: OCSB Network Accounts


Staff

  • Staff logins are e plus employee ID, e.g. e98765.

  • At first login, passwords will be Welcome2FL where F is the employee's first initial and L is the employee's last initial, e.g. for John Smith:  Welcome2JS; passwords are case sensitive, which means the W is uppercase and the initials are also uppercase.

  • You are required to change this password at the earliest opportunity, and you can do so using either of the following methods:

  • Use the Staff Password Change Tool found on the Staff Portal under Password Utilities on the left.

  • While logged into a board computer with your network account, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Change a Password. This must be done while connected to the OCSB Network and will not work from home.

  • When you change your password, the following criteria must be met:

  • Be a minimum of six characters;

  • Contain at least one number (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0);

  • Contain at least one lowercase letter (e.g. a, b, c, etc.);

  • Contain at least one uppercase letter (e.g. A, B, C, etc.);

  • Example of a good password - L3Tt3r.

  • After 10 failed attempts at logging in, you will be locked out for 15 minutes; even if you then enter the correct password, you will be unsuccessful you must wait 15 minutes before trying again.

  • Computer/network accounts are automatically created based on your employment with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. If you are unable to log in using the following information, please phone the Help Desk at 613-224-4455 ex.4357 (HELP)


Students

For school staff, please be advised that student accounts are automatically created based on registration at one of our schools.


  • Student logins are s plus the PowerSchool pupil #,  e.g. s987987

  • New student accounts will not have a password, and one will need to be set by a teacher using the Student Password Change Tool found on the Staff Portal under Password Utilities on the left. This tool is also used by teachers to reset student passwords if they are forgotten. Please do not set student passwords to Welcome2FL as it can be easily guessed by other students.

  • The following criteria must be met when setting a student password:

  • Be a minimum of six characters

  • Contain at least one number (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0)

  • Contain at least one lowercase letter (e.g. a, b, c, etc.)

  • Contain at least one uppercase letter (e.g. A, B, C, etc.).

  • Student network passwords are synchronized with their Google passwords.


Note:  for grade 4-12 students who, for particular reasons, cannot have this complexity associated with their login, schools have the ability in PowerSchool, to flag the student such that the password complexity is waived. We would prefer that you change the password; it does not have to remain 1.  As we move to more systems that allow students and teachers to create and store content online, we want to ensure as much privacy and security as possible.


To waive the complexity, school administration staff must perform the following steps in PowerSchool: on the Other School Information screen, tick the field titled Waive Password Complexity Rules for Student and Save, then the password complexity will be removed from the student and their password will be set to "1". Passwords will not expire during the school year.