Directions for First Login Directions for First Login

Use the same username and password that has been setup for Blackboard, student email and wi-fi access. 

After intital login, you MUST enter 4 security questions and their answers.

It is highly RECOMMENDED that you change your password after initial login. 

Continue to the myGadsdenState portal home page.

From here a student can connect to Blackboard and student email along with having access to portal features such as our news feed, announcements and your personal profile page.

Account Information Account Information

What if I don't know my username?  

  • Direct your browser to Self Service Banner
  • Click Enter Secure Area
  • Enter your User ID and Pin Number
  • Click Login
  • Click on "Personal Information"
  • Click on "View Email Addresses"
  • Your myGadsdenState portal username is the first initial last name four random numbers before the @ sign in the Campus Email Address; for example 'bjohnson3486'

What if I forgot my password?

  • Your default password is your birthdate in mmddyy format. Default passwords will be 6 digits.  Example:  010113 for January 1 2013.
  • After initial login, you will setup security questions in order to reset your password if needed.


Why use the portal? Why use the portal?

Single sign-on:

  • The portal will allow you to launch other Gadsden State applications from the portal only having to sign in once.  No more juggling multiple usernames and passwords for each system.
  • Currently the portal allows you to launch Blackboard and your student email account.
  • The portal will allow you to manage your password and setup security questions that will enable you to reset your password if forgotten. 

Announcements, News, Information and our own Social Network:

  • The portal enhances communication with announcements and provides a connection to the Gadsden State News feed.
  • Create and maintain your own profile page, add and keep up with friends and join community groups.  You even have the ability to use your profile as an ePortfolio that can be set to be viewed by the public and indexed by popular search engines!