BC Technology Essentials
Your BC Security Credentials (Username, BC Password, PIN, LDAC, & Eagle-One card)
To use most of BC's technology services, you need to know your BC username and password. For example, your username and BC password allows access to Agora Portal and your PIN allows access to your voicemail account. Learn more about your BC security credentials and what you can access with them.
The Eagle-One Card is the official Boston College ID. Learn about your Eagle-One card, including where and how you can use it.
Your BC email account
- Learn more about email at BC.
- Learn about BC's Spam Quarantine Service, which automatically quarantines and deletes messages it identifies as spam.
Phone & Voicemail at BC
Faculty and most staff have a BC phone number with voicemail. Learn how to check your voicemail, how to make long distance calls, and more. Also learn about the security credentials you need for voicemail and making long distance calls.
Accessing the BC network (from on-campus & off-campus)
As long as you have a BC username and password you can use your computer on the BC network. Once you are connected to the BC network, you can browse the web, check your email, access department servers and Professor's folders, and much more. Learn how to connect your computer to the BC network, using a wireless connection, VPN (Virtual Private Networking), or an Ethernet cable.
Agora Portal - the BC Intranet
Agora Portal is the BC Intranet. The word "Agora" is Greek for gathering place. After you log in to http://portal.bc.edu, you can set your privacy preferences, change your password, renew library books, view your records, and much much more. Learn all about the Agora Portal.
Virus protection for your computer
As a member of the BC community you must keep your computer protected from viruses. Get your free copy of Virus Protection software and learn how to protect your computer from viruses at www.bc.edu/virus.
Store and share your files on the web
Use MyFiles@bc (Retiring December 2015) to securely store and share your files on the web. Your account is already created for you, so just sign in at www.bc.edu/myfiles. Learn more about MyFiles@bc. You can also use Google Drive to store and share documents.
Storing confidential data? Be sure to read the best practices related to data security and Google Drive.
Printing to a BC printer
After connecting to the BC network, you can print to a department printer, Library printer, or to a printer in a computer lab. Learn how to print to a BC printer.
Have a technology question or issue?
- Contact the Help Center: 617-552-HELP (4357), firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.bc.edu/gethelp.
- You can also visit the Walk-In Help Desk in O'Neill 316.