Do you have the technology skills and information you need to succeed at Pellissippi State? Click below on each item listed in this Technology Checklist, to make sure you are tech ready!
A P number is a number the college uses to identify you and your records. It is a capital letter P followed by 8 digits.
A Pellissippi State username is generated for students when they are accepted to the college. Your username will include one or more initials, your last name and sometimes a number. This username is used to access PSCC resources.
The initial password for a student account will be the student P number with a capital P, followed by the # sign. However, before a student can login, that password must be changed. Once this is done, the PSCC username and password will allow access to many PSCC systems, including registration, course material, email, PSCC library resources, and wireless networks and workstations on campus. Helpful links to some of these systems are below.
myPellissippi is the interface to administrative records at PSCC, and facilitates access to services and information including student records, course information, registration, academic advising, financial aid, and more.
Online Course Material
Brightspace is the system used for online features of PSCC courses, including materials distributed by instructors, online quizzes and tests, assignment submissions, class discussion forums and more. Brightspace is utilized by our traditional face-to-face classes as well as online-only classes. Help is available below and inside the Brightspace system after login.
Students are automatically given a PSCC email account before their first day of class. Login to webmail requires typing the full email address, such as email@example.com and the PSCC password.
The college has an online course management system called Brightspace which is created by a company called D2L. (Sometimes you will hear people refer to the platform as "D2L")
The login for Brightspace is at elearn.pstcc.edu
If you are new to Pellissippi State and/or Brightspace, here are some getting started resources.
The company D2L also provides a student FAQ for Brightspace.
If you need additional assistance with using Brightspace, please call the HelpDesk.
Students have several options for storing their digital files and projects.
Microsoft’s cloud-based storage option, OneDrive, is included with the Office 365 subscription of each PSCC student. It provides:
1 TB free storage space for each student
Ability to access files from any supported web browser on any device on or off campus
Option to edit files using online version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote
Option to sync OneDrive files with the student’s device running Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Android or iOS
When on campus, all Pellissippi State Students have access to a networked file storage area called the H: drive. This area is storage on a server similar to your computer’s hard drive (C:). A student’s H: drive provides:
500 MB storage space
Ability to access files quickly from any PSCC computer on campus, including classroom computers, lab computers, and instructor workstations for presentations
All H: drive files are backed up routinely.
The H: drive is NOT available when using personal laptops and mobile devices connected on campus via a PSCC wireless network.
- If you are having trouble logging into myPellissippi or using features inside myPellissippi, your problem might be solved by clearing your browser cache and cookies.