Help and Support
Get started by going to doane.edu/myaccount and click on the “Activate My Gmail Account” link. Enter your User ID when prompted and click the “Activate My Account” button.
Note: Should you decide to change your password, you will need to use the “Reset my password” link then reactivate your account using the “Activate My Gmail Account” link to sync it up and access your account.
Students needing Accessibility Accommodations: For information about Doane’s Accessibility Policies, please visit http://doane.edu/disability-services.
Doane User ID:
Your key to most university resources is your User ID. It consists of two parts: your user name and a password. Your user name will be formatted as firstname.lastname (e.g. thomas.doane)
Your password will be formatted as DcMMDDYYYY – You will replace the MMDDYYYY with your 8 digit date of birth. (Ex. If you were born on February 29, 1997 then your password would be Dc02291997)
Remember to treat this information like you would your most prized possession! This User ID allows access to systems containing YOUR information and it should be kept confidential!
Systems that use your User ID include: Doane email, Netfiles, WebAdvisor, Lab machines and Blackboard.
On your mobile device: Connect to the “Doane” wireless network then open your browser (Safari, Google, etc) and go to doane.edu — register your device and then you’ll be good to go!
On your PC or Mac: Go to Wi-Fi networks, choose “Doane” wireless network, then open your browser and go to doane.edu — register your device and you’ll be online!
Doane University provides each student one wired port in their dorm room in addition to their wireless access. This network is known as ResNet.
We do have certain restrictions on how you can use our network outlined in the Appropriate Use Policy accessible online at doane.edu/faq/acceptable-use-policy.
Blackboard ( Learning Management System ):
Go to bb2.doane.edu — Log in using your Doane User ID.
Minimum Computer Requirements:
|Operating System||Windows: 7, 8, 10
Mac OSX: 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12
|iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Chrome OS|
|Processor||1 GHz Processor||1 GHz Processor|
|Memory||4GB of RAM||2GB of RAM|
|Monitor||1024 x 768 Resolution||n/a|
|Hard Drive Space||5GB of free space||n/a|
|Home Internet Speed||DSL — 12Mbps
Cable — 20Mbps
|DSL — 12Mbps
Cable — 20Mbps
|Internet Browser||IE8, IE9, IE10, Safari 5+, or Chrome||Android, Safari 6+, Chrome 35+|
|Java||Installation required||Some features not available in Mobile versions|
|Flash Player||Installation required||Some features not available in Mobile versions|
|Camera/Microphone||For some classes these items are required. Please check with your instructor before the beginning of class! If you need to purchase these and they are not built in – we recommend 1st tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, Apple, etc|
|For Blackboard Access||Go to bb2.doane.edu in a supported browser||Need to Download Application through the App Store or Google Play|
All computers should have an antivirus program to help protect against pieces of software that can hijack your information. Doane uses Microsoft Security Essentials or Microsoft Defender to protect our machines. These programs come standard on most Windows machines, but can be downloaded for free at: http://microsoft.com/en-us/safety/pc-security/microsoft-security-essentials.aspx.
We also recommend Malwarebytes available at: http://malwarebytes.com
We also recommend protecting yourself with Doane’s e2Campus safety alerts at: http://www.doane.edu/campus-alerts
The Doane Helpdesk is available to you free of charge! If you need help with your device, your internet connection, or even your game system — all you have to do is ask!
Walk In: Our hours match the Library’s, so if they’re open, so are we!
Who wants to pay full price for anything these days?! You’re part of our Doane family, so use our discounts!
For Apple products: log on to http://apple.com/us_edu_488898/shop
Discounts vary between 8 to 10 percent, depending on the product purchased.
For Dell products: log on to http://dell.com/doane or call 866-257-4711
(Member ID: US5485900) Discounts vary between 4 to 12 percent, depending on the product purchased.
For Microsoft products: log on to http://ultimatesteal.com. Discounts vary between 10 and 60% depending on product purchased.