Student Resources

Support for Online Student Success 

Gadsden State faculty members employ current technologies to provide innovative curriculum and excellent instruction. Whether you are a current or prospective student facing time demands or restrictions on your travel, online learning at Gadsden State means access to an abundance of high-quality educational opportunities. Gadsden State is committed to meeting the needs of students seeking alternative delivery options that are affordable and convenient. The following programs will assist in the Distance Learning Program:

Student Hub

Student Hub logo

The Student Hub offers technology assistance resources and student services from the TLC for Gadsden State students.


Gadsden State has an online student portal that gives students a single login to access a variety of tools for managing their student experience. myGadsdenState is a web interface that gives students direct access to their student email, the learning management system known as Blackboard Learn and OneACCS, which is the student information system. On OneACCS, students can register for classes and access academic and financial records such as grades, class schedules and financial aid information.

myGadsdenState Portal

Username: A# 
Default password: !GSCCmmddyy (mmddyy is your six digit birthdate) 
When logging in to the MyGadsdenState Portal, you will be prompted to re-enter your password and set up security questions. 

myGadsdenState Portal Help


OneACCS (Student system for course registration, tuition payments, financial aid, transcripts, and more!)

Username: A#
Password: The same as myGadsdenState

OneACCS Student Self-Service Guide

WiFi Access Information

Students who would like to use the campus WiFi must connect to GSCC-SA network.  When the login screen appears, enter your MyGadsdenState username and password.

Student Email and Microsoft365 Access Information

Student Email/Microsoft365 can be accessed through the MyGadsdenState portal.

Username: A#
Password: The same as myGadsdenState

Microsoft365 training, tutorials, cheat sheets and more

Forgot Password or Need Help?

If you have trouble logging in, submit a Help Desk ticket HERE

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Blackboard Learn is Gadsden State's Learning Management System (LMS).  A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration and delivery of educational content in a virtual format. Colleges and universities use LMSs to deliver online courses and augment on-campus courses. Instructors also use LMSs supplement their lessons and instruction that is being delivered in an on-campus classroom.

Many instructors at Gadsden State use Blackboard to enhance their courses. Contact the Gadsden State Help Desk if you're having difficulty accessing your Blackboard account.

You can also access Blackboard from your phone via the mobile apps!



Blackboard Learn is the learning management system for both on-campus and online courses. Students can access course materials at any time and from any computer with an Internet connection. Blackboard Learn allows instructors to manage all course materials online as well, including posting documents, making announcements, sending email, creating online assessments and more. Students can access course documents, send files and access grades directly. Course materials are available at any time from any location, allowing students to learn when and where they choose.

Please note: Courses do not populate in Blackboard for students prior to the first day of class each semester.

Blackboard Login Information

You can access Blackboard through your MyGadsdenState portal.  

If you have any questions, please submit a Help Desk request

Blackboard Help resources:

The Lockdown Browser allows secure test taking in Blackboard. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that the LockDown browser be used, students cannot take the test with a standard web browser. The test may also require students to have a webcam attached to their computer in order to proceed with the exam.

Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a secure browser for taking exams in Blackboard. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a Blackboard exam requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, the exam won't be accessible with a standard web browser.

Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for taking examinations in Blackboard. It should not be used in other areas of Blackboard.

Respondus Monitor™ is a companion product for LockDown Browser that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams. Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving the institution's learning management system.

Get Respondus Lockdown Browser

To download and install Respondus LockDown Browser, click here. If you have difficulty, If you have difficulty, please view the guides below or submit a IT Help Desk ticket here