Student Portal

Useful Contacts

Logging on for the first time?

If you are logging on to College digital or electronic resources for the first time, you’ll need to know your College email address and password. You can find this by logging into the Online Enrolment and Applications Centre at https://prospect.preston.ac.uk/, or on your learning agreement.

If you already know your College email address and password, please use the links below to find the resources you need. This page includes links to Office 365 (for Microsoft Teams and student email), Canvas, and much more.

If you have any problems logging in please contact the ICT helpdesk on 01772 225115 or email helpdesk@preston.ac.uk

The Extranet

By logging in to the Extranet you can access your College network resources offsite, from home or in the workplace. You’ll also be able to access ProPortal, your timetable, exam results and more.

To login you use your email address and your network password. If you are unable to login, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 01772 225115 or email helpdesk@preston.ac.uk.

LOGIN

Office 365 Outlook – Student Email

From here you can access your Office 365 Outlook email account. This includes your calendar, tasks and reminders.

If you are inside College, you’ll log straight in, if not, you’ll need to login using your email address, which is 1st initial + surname + ID number + @students.preston.ac.uk (e.g. jbloggs12345@students.preston.ac.uk) with your usual network password. If you are unable to login, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 01772 225115.

LOGIN

Office 365

Access Office 365 including services such as OneDrive, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint, Planner and much more. You can also download Microsoft Office for your computer or laptop from here. Microsoft Office is also available for iOS and Android – visit your device’s app store to download.

If you are inside College, you’ll automatically log straight in, if not, you’ll need to login using your College email address, which is 1st initial + surname + ID number + @students.preston.ac.uk (e.g. jbloggs12345@students.preston.ac.uk) with your usual network password. If you are unable to login, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 01772 225115.

LOGIN

Canvas

Canvas is the College’s virtual learning environment and learning management system, providing an area to access course related material, activities and other resources. Canvas mobile apps are also available for iOS and Android – visit your device’s app store to find out more.

If you are inside College, you’ll log straight in, if not, you’ll need to login using your email address, which is your 1st initial + surname + ID number + @students.preston.ac.uk (e.g. jbloggs12345@students.preston.ac.uk) with your usual network password. If you are unable to login, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 01772 225115 or email helpdesk@preston.ac.uk.

LOGIN

MyPC – Computer Booking

View the availability of Learning Zone computers, and make bookings to reserve access to them. Login using your username (1st initial + surname + ID number, e.g. jbloggs12345) and your network password. If you are unable to login, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 01772 225115 or email helpdesk@preston.ac.uk.

LOGIN

Exam Results Service

Visit our Exam Results Service to access your online exam results.

To login you use your email address and your network password. If you are unable to login, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 01772 225115 or email helpdesk@preston.ac.uk.

LOGIN

The Learning Zone – Library Resources

This area allows you to access Library resources such as our Library Catalogue where you can search for items located in the Learning Zone including a range of books and e-books. You can also access online databases, electronic journals and online newspapers. You can find guides to helping you find information on your subject area and Study Skills resources which provide support with skills such as Harvard Referencing, Research Skills, Assignment writing and Critical Analysis.

If you are inside College you’ll get direct access. If you are off-site you will need to login and some of the resources may require an additional login when accessing them. Use your College email address and network password. If you are unable to login, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 01772 225115.

LOGIN

ProPortal for Students

ProPortal gives you access to your timetable and up-to-date information on performance and attendance/punctuality.

If you are inside of College, you will be logged straight in, if not, you will be directed to the Extranet where you will need to login using your usual network login

LOGIN

ProPortal for Parents

ProPortal gives Parents direct access to up-to-date information on performance, attendance and punctuality.

Parents will need to register to use this facility, and it is not related to your child’s College network account.  To request access to this service, click the link below and then choose Submit An Account Request.

Please contact the ICT Services Helpdesk on 01772 225115 or e-mail helpdesk@preston.ac.uk if you have any problems.

LOGIN / REGISTER

The Student Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the College. It offers a range of practical information that explains what you need to do in order to succeed, together with information about the range of support at your disposal. It also outlines what the College’s expectations are of you.

To login you use your email address and your network password. If you are unable to login, please contact the ICT Helpdesk on 01772 225115 or email helpdesk@preston.ac.uk.

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Career Coach

Our Career Coach website is designed to give you the most up-to-date information on jobs and career prospects across Lancashire and the UK, providing you with insightful information to help you decide how choosing a course at Preston’s College will help you on your journey. Career Coach also includes an online CV builder which you can access and regularly update.

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Cyberbullying – Stay Safe Online

The definition of cyber-bullying is ‘when the Internet, mobile phones or any other type of digital technology are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person’. Cyber-bullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender, but it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech), ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule in forums, and posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation. READ MORE…….

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College Software Web Store

As a student at Preston’s College you are now able to download and install the full Microsoft Office suite, Sophos Anti-Virus and the Autodesk suite for home use!

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OneFile – ePortfolio

Access the College electronic portfolio system from here. OneFile is used to guide learners through their assessment criteria and allows them to record evidence. If you need to use OneFile, you should have already been issued a username and password, this will be different from your usual College login. OneFile mobile apps are also available for iOS and Android – visit your device’s app store to find out more.

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For Skills – Skills Forward

Improve your skills in maths, English and ICT with Skills Forward online assessments. Your tutor will tell you when you need to login, how to login and which assessments you need to complete.

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