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Northwest Missouri State University


User Accounts

Network

Every student, faculty and staff member at Northwest Missouri State University are given their own unique Northwest computing identity in the form of a username and password to be able to access Northwest provided services.

Every faculty and staff member has a network file storage account created for them on the campus network. Faculty and staff are given 600 megabytes of personal storage.

Every student has personal file storage space in their SkyDrive within their Outlook Live account. Student SkyDrives have at least 7 Gig of free storage space. See the Windows Live SkyDrive help center for assistance with using the SkyDrive.

Usernames for new faculty and staff can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office in the Administration Building, AD 125, 660.562.1127. Students who are pre-registered will typically obtain usernames and passwords during their orientation. However, students can also obtain their usernames and passwords from the Personal Information section of their CatPAWS account or in person at the Administrative Programming office in the Administration Building, AD 107, or at the Client Computing office in Owens Library, OL 122B.

See the Changing Passwords page for assistance with changing network passwords.

Students, faculty and staff who are having trouble logging into their account with their password should contact the Information Technology-Client Computing Help Desk at 660.562.1634.

Email Account

Every new student, faculty or staff member at Northwest Missouri State University has an email account created for them.

Student email accounts are housed on Outlook Live and have 10 Gig of storage space. Students access their email account using their Northwest email address and their Northwest network password. For more information on the Outlook Live accounts, see the FAQ on the student email page.

Faculty/staff are given 300 megabytes of email storage on Northwest's local Microsoft Exchange Server. Faculty and staff can access their email account using either Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Outlook Web Access with their network username and password.

Students, faculty and staff who are having trouble logging into their account with their password should contact the Information Technology-Client Computing Help Desk at 660.562.1634.

CatPAWS Account

Every student, faculty and staff member at Northwest Missouri State University has a Cat Personal Access to Web Services (CatPAWS) account. CatPAWS is a web-based program that will allow students to enroll in classes, drop classes, view their Northwest transcript and institutional bill. CatPAWS also allows faculty to enter grades and view class lists. All faculty, staff and students employed on campus can see their pay stubs and tax information within CatPAWS. To log onto your CatPAWS account, you must use your 919# number as your username and a PIN. For more information on logging into CatPAWS for the first time, see the First Time Access to Northwest Accounts page.

Students, faculty and staff who are having trouble logging into their account with their password should contact the Information Technology-Client Computing Help Desk at 660.562.1634.

Northwest Online Account

Most students, particularly students taking online courses, and faculty will have a Northwest Online account created for them through the Center for Information Technology in Education (CITE) office. Students, faculty and staff who are having trouble logging into their account with their password should contact the CITE office at 660.562.1532. The CITE office is located on the second floor of Owens Library (OL246).

Banner Account

Internet Native Banner is an administrative system which is part of Northwest's Enterprise Resource Planning software. All administrative staff have an account in Banner to perform their job duties. Banner username and access privileges are given by Northwest's DataBase Administrator (DBA). Passwords can be changed by contacting the Information Technology-Client Computing Help Desk at 660.562.1634 or Girija Chavala DBA at 660.562.1133.

Cascade Server Account

Hannon Hill Cascade Server uses single-sign-on technology which means once you have been granted access to use Cascade, your Northwest network username and password can be used to log in.

For technical assistance with user access or permissions, contact Crystal Ward at 660.562.1033. If you have forgotten your password, follow the instructions above for resetting your Northwest network password.