Students Technology Quick Start Guide

Modified on: Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 7:57 AM

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

In this guide:

Find Student ID #
Find TechID & Password
Setup TechID Profile
Login to Techlink
Login to Student Email & Office 365
Login to MyForsythTech

1. Find 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)

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.

2. Find 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


Name: Michelle Student

Birthday: 05/23/81

Student ID: 5843229

TechID =

What is my initial password?

Your initial TechID password can be determined using the following formula:
Capital first letter of last name + Lowercase second letter of last name + Date of Birth (MMDDYY)

Name: Michelle Student
Birthday: 05/23/81

Password = St052381

3. Setup 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.

1. To begin, visit the TechID Self-Service portal @ . 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.

Setup Profile

2. Select Setup Profile.

3. Enter your full Forsyth Tech address (found in Step 2 above).

4. You will be re-directed to the Forsyth Tech login page. Enter your TechID & Password. (found in Step 2 above)

5. You will be prompted to create a new password. 

Password Requirements: 

  • Minimum 8 characters
  • Must contain an Uppercase letter
  • Must contain a number OR special character
  • Cannot contain username, SSN, First name, or Last name
  • Cannot use previous 6 passwords

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

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

4. Login 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:
  • TechID (Step 2 in this guide...) 
  • TechID password (Step 3 in this guide...)

Visit Techlink

5. Login 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:

1. Access student email through Techlink.


2. Access student email directly @

6. Login to MyForsythTech

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

8. TechAlerts

TechAlerts will notify you in the event of campus closings, emergency situation, campus events, or important reminders. Faculty, staff, and curriculum students will be automatically enrolled in the TechAlert system. Please visit your profile to verify your mobile phone number and email address is correct.

  1. Visit
  2. Select the My Account tab, if not already selected.
  3. Within the Mobile Phones or Email sections, select the Add button to enter additional contact methods to your profile.
  4. Select the Edit button (pen and paper icon) to make changes to any contact information already in the system.
  5. Select the red X next to any contact information that should no longer be listed in the alerts system.

Optional TechAlerts

You may opt into the following lists to receive important notifications such as payment reminders or ITS system outage alerts:

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