Why do I have all these different accounts and what do they do?

All students have three accounts that are automatically created soon after they enroll at the college.

my.jalc.edu is the one-stop, destination for John A Logan students.

  • Here you can see your schedule, grades, unofficial transcript and bursar bill.
  • You can register for, as well as add or drop classes.
  • You can find important information and many helpful links.
  • You can explore the college’s clubs, activities, and so much more.

You can log into MyJALC with your Volmail address and password. Log into MyJALC here: my.jalc.edu

Volmail is your student email account. This is how your instructors will communicate with you via email, so make sure that you check it regularly. Log into Volmail here. 
To learn how to forward your Volmail to another account and other helpful tips click here: Volmail Tips

Desire2Learn is used for online courses as well as for supplemental material and interaction for many traditional classes. You will need to be able to access Desire2Learn, and depending on the class you're taking, you may need to check it on a regular basis. Log into Desire2Learn (D2L) here.

JALCtext is the one account that you must set up yourself, as it is not automatically created. JALCtext is a service that sends a text to your phone in case of an emergency, or campus closure. You can also elect to receive texts pertaining to other college news or events of your choosing. All students should set up a JALCtext account. Even if you don’t have a cell phone, JALCtext can send you emails instead. To sign up for JALCtext click here.

What if I don’t remember what my Student ID is?

What if my name has changed and now nothing works?

If your accounts stop working after you have changed your name, please contact the Admissions office in Room C200 (phone (618) 985-3741, info@jalc.edu).

How come I can’t log into Desire2Learn to access my online classes?

Your Volmail, MyJALC and Desire2Learn (D2L) accounts will not create unless you register for classes first. After you register for classes your accounts will take two business days to create.

Desire2Learn (D2L), Volmail and MyJALC all use the same username and password:

Username/Email: First initial of first name; last name; last 4 digits of student ID; @volmail.jalc.edu

For Example: A student named John A Logan, with a student ID number of 99991234, would have the email/username: jlogan1234@volmail.jalc.edu

If you applied to the college after April 15th, 2016 your Volmail address and unique password were sent to your primary email address (i.e. gmail, msn, yahoo, etc.). If you didn’t receive this email, please check your junk mail folder.

If you applied to the college prior to April 15th, 2016, your initial password is an 8 digit number comprised of the 2 digits for the day of the month you were born, two digits for the month you were born, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. Example: Password: 30126789 (DDMMSSSS)

For Example: The student John A Logan, born on December 30th, with the social security number 999-99- 6789 would have the password: 30126789

Log into Volmail here

Log into Desire2Learn (D2L) here

Log into MyJALC here

Register with Password Manager/Change Your Password here

If you have been registered for two days or more, and are typing your username and password correctly, but you can’t get into Volmail, D2L or MyJALC, contact the Help Desk (Rm E109, 618-985-2828 (Ext 8388), or email here.

How do I change my Volmail/Desire2Learn password?

To change the password you use to access your Volmail, MyJALC and Desire2Learn account, you must first register with Password Manager. Once you are registered you may change your password any time you’d like. To register with Password Manager and change your password, click here.

How come I can’t log onto Weblink?

Weblink was used for registering, adding/dropping classes, viewing grades and schedules, etc prior to the college’s adoption of MyJALC. Weblink was taken off line on 3/25/15. The college now uses MyJALC for all of these functions.

To log into your MyJALC account click here: my.jalc.edu

Where can I find New Student Orientation, Perkins Information and Orientation to Financial Services?

New Student Orientation, Perkins and Orientation to Financial Services may be found in Desire to Learn > Tools menu > Self Registration after your Desire2Learn account is created.

Why can’t I connect to the college’s WiFi?

Students, faculty and staff can connect any wireless device (laptops, tablets and phones) to one of the college’s encrypted, high speed, high security wireless networks.

If you are a current JALC student, please connect to the “LoganLive! Student Wireless” network. Make sure “Connect automatically” is checked. When prompted enter either your student ID number OR your full Volmail address (including @volmail.jalc.edu), paired with your Volmail password.

If you are a faculty or staff member, please connect to the “FacultyStaffConnect” wireless network. Make sure “Connect automatically” is checked. If prompted enter your JALC username and password.

If you are neither an employee nor a student of the college, you can still connect to the college’s wifi. Please connect to the “JALCGuest” wireless network. Your JALCGuest username and password will be good for 24 hours. JALCGuest is a low speed, unencrypted network, so you should avoid transmitting any sensitive information.

Where can I keep my files?

In addition to being able to create and store Microsoft Office documents in OneDrive, you can also transfer, backup, sync and share your files with OneDrive. As a student you automatically get a full Terabyte (1024GB) of storage space.

You can access OneDrive from your Volmail account by clicking on The tile icon in the upper left hand corner and then clicking on the OneDrive tile, or you can get to your OneDrive here: onedrive.jalc.edu

You can learn more about OneDrive here

How can I get a free version of Microsoft Office?

As a John A Logan student you can install the full-featured Microsoft Office Suite on up to five computers (Windows or Mac) for FREE!

Just open your Volmail, and click on the Office 365 link in the upper left hand corner. The download page automatically detects whether you’re on a PC or a Mac.

You can also install Microsoft Office Apps on your phone or tablet for free, from your devices app store.

Office is also available for use, in the College’s open access computer labs, as well as in the library.

How do I setup Volmail on my phone?

How do I setup JALCtext on my phone?

JALCtext is a service that will send a text to your phone in case of an emergency, or campus closure. You can also elect to receive texts pertaining to other college news or events of your choosing. All students should set up a JALCtext account. Even if you don’t have a cell phone, JALCtext can send you emails instead. To sign up for JALCtext click here

How do I print documents on campus?

Students can print documents for free in C238, one of the college’s open access computer labs, and for 10 cents per page in the library.

Where are the computer labs and when are they open?

The College’s open access computer labs are located in C231A and C238.

C231A is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

C238 is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm during the fall and spring semesters, and Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm during the summer term.

Additional computers are available for use in the College's library.

Where can I get a course syllabus?

You can view, download and print syllabi for courses you are taking or those you are considering taking on the Syllabi Portal which is located here.

Where’s the Help Desk, and what can they help with?

The Help Desk is located in room E109 and is open Monday through Friday 7:45am to 4:30pm during the fall and spring semesters, and Monday through Thursday 7:45am to 4:30pm during the summer. You can get assistance with issues related to your user account, as well as help connecting to the college’s wireless network. Please look at the FAQ related to your issue before contacting the Help Desk.

You can reach the Help Desk by phone at 618-985-2828 (Ext 8388), or you may email us at any time here

Please note that the Help Desk cannot install software nor diagnose or repair your computer. Additionally, they do not make recommendations for services that do so.