Computer Commons

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Windows (Active Directory) User name will be your MEID, and your password will be your MEID password. If you do not know your MEID and/or password please follow the instructions posted on the login screen of all campus computers.

Go to:

Click on: First Visit? Discover your MEID and set your password and challenge questions.

* Note: If you do not have a social security number, or are registered without your social security number, you must contact Computer Commons staff at: 623-935-8150.

Type: in your browser line

At the login page enter:

  1. Your MEID and MEID Password
  2. Click the " I accept ...create my account" button
  3. Your email address is

From the Estrella Mountain home page Click on Students tab Click on icon. Click the Login tab and follow the link for 'Forgot your MEID?' or 'Forgot your password?'.

In most areas of the campus, we have 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless coverage (Bluetooth devices will not work). In order to use the device with our network, you must first register your device with us. Select EMC_Public from the list of available networks on your device. You will be prompted for Username (use your MEID) and password (use your MEID login password)

Most programs use File and Print from the Main Menu. Also, you can right click on the screen you want to print and click Print. In the Computer Commons, computer pods are defaulted to printers A, B, and C. When you choose print in the printer name field, it tells you which printer will be printing your document.

Instructions for contacting your instructor are on the Welcome announcement when you first log into Canvas or in the Syllabus. Students have an official email account in Canvas provided through GoogleApps which is . Email can be accessed from the home page by clicking Web-Email icon.

When you register for classes at EMCC you get a credit of $5 which means you can print 50 pages. When you have $0 balance, you will need to go to Cashiers and pay for printing at a cost of 10 cents per page. Take your receipt to the Computer Commons desk and a technician will add the dollar amount to your account.

Most often Canvas assignments are submitted in the assignments page or from modules. Please read the Assignment Information at the top of the page, to make sure you fully understand the requirements for completing the assignment. At the Comments area, enter your assignment title and include your full name. At the File to Attach textbox, click the Browse button; choose File then a dialog box will open, allowing for the selection of the file you need to send from your storage drive. After the file is selected, additional files can be added by clicking Add Another File. After all the files are added, click the Submit button. You will then receive a message stating that the file has been successfully submitted. By clicking Tools, then My Grades you should see the assignment submitted.

When one or more files must be compressed before sending through Canvas, follow these steps: Right click on the blank area on your desktop, select new, then select folder. Name your folder. Next, select and drag your files into the folder. It is important to verify that all files required to complete the assignments are saved within this folder and that all documents are labeled correctly. Remember that once you submit your file you cannot return to add another file. Now, right click on the folder then select Send to and then select Compressed (zipped) folder. A zipped folder will be saved in the same location.