How do I change my password for PCs, Blackboard, & e-mail?

There are two ways to change your password.

  1. Log onto a CWI domain computer with your current username and password.
    • Once logged on, press CTRL+ALT+DEL.
    • In the Windows Security window, click Change Password.
    • In the Change Password window, in the Old Password box, type the password you are currently using.
    • In the New Password box, type the password you would like to start using.
    • In the Confirm New Password box, type your new password again.
    • Click OK.
    • Once the message stating your password has been changed successfully has appeared, click OK.
    • Log off of the computer, and log back in with your new password.

New passwords must comply with the below complexity requirements.

  • Cannot contain the users first or last name
  • Must be at least 8 characters in length
  • Must contain at least one character from at least three of four sets of characters:
    • A through Z
    • a through z
    • 0 through 9
    • Symbols such!@#$%^&*
  • You can only change your password once within 24 hours
  • You must have 24 unique passwords before you re-use an old password.