Students Technology Quick Start Guide

Follow these 6 steps to get started with the technology resources at Forsyth Tech

1stepFind Student ID #

Each student at Forsyth Tech is issued a seven digit Student ID number.  Use the information below to determine where you can find your student ID number.

Degree Programs

Your seven digit student ID number is located on the top-right corner of your acceptance letter from the Admissions Department. If you cannot locate your student ID number, please contact the Admissions department at 336-734-7556 (M-Th 8:00am - 7:00pm & F 8:00am-3:00pm)

Admission Letter

Economic & Workforce Development Courses

Your seven digit student ID number is located in the top-left corner of your registration statement. If you cannot locate your student ID number, please contact the EWD Customer Service Center at 336-734-7023.

Registration Statement

 

2stepFind TechID & Password

Each student at Forsyth Tech  has a unique TechId (username) which is used to login to Blackboard, Student Email, Techlink, and many more services.

What is my TechID?

Your TechID can be determined using the following formula:
Last Name + First Initial of Your First Name
+ Day You Were Born
+ Last Two Digits of Your Student ID Number

Example:
Name: Michelle Student
Birthday: 05/23/81
Student ID: 5843229

TechID = studentm2329@forsythtech.edu

What is my initial password?

Your initial TechID password can be determined using the following formula:
First two letters of last name + Date of Birth (MMDDYY)

Example:
Name: Michelle Student
Birthday: 05/23/81

Password = St052381

3stepSetup TechID Profile & Password Reset Profile

Before you can login to your Student Email and other services, you will need to set up your TechID account profle and create a password.

button1To begin, visit the TechID Self-Service portal @ https://techid.forsythtech.edu

The TechID Self-Service portal is used to manage your TechID Account. You can perform account maintenance such as password resets, unlock account, and manage passwords.

button2Select Setup Profile.

Setup Profile

button3Enter your TechID (techid@forsythtech.edu) and password.

Sign in

button4You will be prompted to create a new password. 

Create new password

button5Setup your password reset options. You must setup a minimum of two alternate reset methods.

Setup Profile

If you ever forget your password or need to change it, please visit the TechID Self-Service portal

4stepLogin to Techlink

Using Techlink gives you access to campus information, campus events, financial information, class schedule, student email, and much more.

You will need the following before you begin:

  1. TechID (Step 2 in this guide...)
  2. TechID password (Step 3 in this guide...)

5stepLogin to Student Email/Office 365

Students at Forsyth Tech have access to student email through Office 365. It is expected that students will check their email account regularly.

Note: Login with your TechID and TechID Password.

There are multiple ways to access your student email:

 

button1Access student email through Techlink.

Student Email

OR

button2Access student email directly @ http://techmail.forsythtech.edu .

Step 6Login to My Forsyth Tech

In My Forsyth Tech you can view your finance information, access financial aid data, plan your semester & much more!