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Southeast Key FAQ

Overview Once an SE Key is assigned, how can it be used? What will a student use for an e-mail address?
What is an SE Key? Following activation, how soon will an SE Key be usable?

How will the move to SE Keys affect faculty/staff interaction with students?

What does an SE Key look like? Expiration Dates for  SE Key  
How does a student obtain an SE Key? Will a student have to activate an SE Key more than once?  

 

Overview

 

Information Technology encourages all students that make use of Southeast’s computing facilities (e-mail, Internet dialup access, open computing labs, Kent Library Reference Area, ResNet, or online courses) to activate their SE Key as soon as possible.  SE Keys may be activated by logging on to My Southeast and following the appropriate link.  SE Keys cannot be used until they are activated.

 

Please note the following:

 

  • Information Technology recommends that you activate your SE Key and begin notifying individuals of your new e-mail address immediately.

 

  • You will use a new e-mail system to send and receive e-mail using an SE Key.  Its address is http://student.semo.edu .  All mail coming into this server is scanned for viruses and processed by spam filtering software.

 

  • You must have an activated SE Key to use the printing facilities in Information Technologies open computer labs or Kent Library’s Reference Area.

 

What is an SE Key?

 

In response to a request from Student Government, a new type of student computing account will be introduced with the beginning of Southeast’s fall 2003 semester.  This personalized account is known as a Southeast Key (SE Key for short).

 

What does an SE Key look like?

 

SE Keys have the following format:

            first initial + middle initial + last name + number + “s”

·        The maximum length of an SE Key is 20 characters.

·        The number field is used to insure uniqueness.

·        If the length exceeds 20 characters, the last name is truncated as necessary.

·        The “s” suffix is used to make the SE Key recognizable as belonging to a student.

For example, John T. Smith might be assigned an SE Key of jtsmith1s.

 

How does a student obtain an SE Key?

 

An SE Key will be generated automatically for each new student the next working day after they enroll for classes.  (SE Keys have already been generated for all students enrolled in fall 2003 classes.)  Once an SE Key is generated, it will remain assigned to that particular student regardless of his/her enrollment status.

 

Once an SE Key is assigned, how can it be used?

 

An SE Key must be “activated” before it can be used for any of the following:

·        Send or receive e-mail.

  •   Print in the open computer labs or Kent Library Reference area.

·        Register a computer on the residence hall network (ResNet).

 

To activate an SE Key, students log on to My Southeast from the university’s web page or the portal, just as they do to enroll for classes.  Once logged on, a link will be available to take them to the SE Key activation page.  Here they will review the usage policies, set a password, and activate their SE Key.  They will also be able to set up a password reset capability.

 

Following activation, how soon will an SE Key be usable?

 

E-mail service and ResNet registration should be available immediately.  Lab printing should be available the next day.  (If you have an immediate need to print, the vending stripe on your University ID card can be used at both Kent Library open lab and Reference Area).

 

Expiration Dates for SE Key

 

Your Southeast Key will remain active as long  as you are a student at Southeast and registered for classes. When  a school semester ends and you have not pre-registered for classes, your SE Key will expire one week following the last date of finals. Withdrawal will cause expiration of an SE Key the next day. You may use your SE Key when registration for classes has been completed.

 

Will a student have to activate an SE Key more than once?

 

Activation is not required again as long as the student is continuously enrolled in consecutive fall and spring semesters. If a student fails to attend a fall or spring semester, his/her SE Key will need to be activated again upon enrollment.

 

What will a student use for an e-mail address?

 

The e-mail address corresponding to an SE Key of jtsmith1s would be jtsmith1s@semo.edu .

 

 

How will the move to SE Keys affect faculty/staff interaction with students?

 

·        Students will no longer need to visit the Information Technology office to request an e-mail account.

 

·        Beginning August 17, only SE Keys will appear on the Course Roster page of My Southeast.

 

·        An SE Key must be activated before the corresponding e-mail account will accept messages.  Just because an SE Key appears on the Course Roster page doesn’t mean it has been activated by the student.  If you are going to communicate with students via e-mail, encourage them to activate their SE Keys as soon as possible.

 

·        In order to log in as a user in Information Technology open computer labs, print in Information Technology’s open computer labs or Kent Library’s Reference area, students will have to provide their SE Key and password.

 

·        The e-mail system used by faculty and staff remains the same for now.  No changes are required on your part.