Tech Checklist: How to BE SECURE!

Posted by Cathy Hayden on Fri, Aug, 26, 2016 @ 11:08:00 AM


By Hinds CC Information Technology

Hello Hinds Family! Alexis from the IT Dept., bringing you more info from the Tech Checklist. The checklist is very beneficial in increasing your awareness of Hinds’ tech tools.

In this posting, you will learn how to BE SECURE! 


First, you need to know your HindsNet credentials. Your HindsNet credentials are extremely valuable when accessing all of Hinds’ tech services, such as My.Hinds, Canvas, Office365, WEPA, and MORE!


Your HindsNet credentials consist of your HindsNet ID and password. Your HindsNet ID is your last name initial, followed by your 7-digit ID number. Your HindsNet default password is your first and last initial, capitalized + your six-digit birthdate followed by a dollar sign.

For example, for a student named Hinds Eagle, born on July 17th, 1995 and an ID number of 1234567:

  • the username would be E1234567
  • and the default password would be HE071795$

Please note that this is your DEFAULT password. You will need to change your password using the password reset program. Go to and click ‘Password Reset’ to enroll.


To create a strong and secure password, you should consider the following:

  • a minimum of 8 characters
  • at least one capitalized letter
  • at least one number
  • at least one symbol

Do not share your password with anyone. Also, be sure to protect your username and password by logging out of applications and logging off of computers when you have completed your work.

In the event that you forget your password and you have not enrolled in the password reset program, you may call the Support Center (601.857.3344) and they can reset your password back to your HindsNet default password. If you need any additional help, log on to your My.Hinds account and check out our tutorial videos under ‘Help.’

So remember, BE SECURE!

For any additional questions, contact the Support Center at 601-857-3344, or by email at

That’s all for now. Check back next week for our posting on staying connected! For the full Tech Checklist, visit your campus’ admission office, financial aid office or dean’s office.