Connect to My Accounts

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Connect is where you’ll find topics such as:

  • Check your financial aid status
  • Review and pay your bill
  • Check your credit balance
  • Review missing documents for admissions
  • Search for classes
  • Register for upcoming semesters
  • View your transcript
  • Apply for graduation

First Time Users:

  • Click on I’m new to Connect: Set up my password.
  • Click OK to get your user ID and temporary password.
  • Retrieve your user ID by entering your last name and either your social security number (SSN) or OCtech ID and click submit. Your user name will be displayed.
  • Click the down arrow in the box to choose an email address to have a temporary password sent to you.
  • Retrieve the temporary password from your email, Return to your web browser and click Log In.
  • Type in your user ID and temporary password and click submit.When prompted, change your password. Type in your user ID and temporary password, and then type in a new password. Your new password must be a minimum of 8 characters and include at least 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter and 1 number, and cannot contain any part of your user name. Confirm the new password and click submit.

NOTE: This password will be used for Connect, D2L and Microsoft Office 365.

  • Once you’ve successfully logged in to Connect, click on Self Service or Students to access menu options.

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  • Wait at least 30 minutes after your first CONNECT login for the system to sync before setting up your D2L account.

Desire2Learn (D2L) is your learning management tool.

  • Access online course content
  • Submit assignments online
  • Check your campus email
  • View campus announcements

User name:

Your user name for D2L is the same as your CONNECT user name, with the addition of @st.octech.edu

Example User name: If your CONNECT user name is “doeja”, your user name will be “doeja@st.octech.edu”


Your password is the same password that you have selected to use for CONNECT.