August 15, 2019

Part-Time Studies Instructor access to Outlook Webmail

IT Services will be providing PTS instructors access to the @bcit.ca web email environment on August 21, 2019. This means all PTS employees will have an email inbox in the mail.bcit.ca employee email system. The Outlook Webmail system has many features that aren’t available in myBCIT, such as a fully searchable employee directory, the ability to create your own distribution lists for workgroups, etc., and access to staff-only meeting rooms that can be booked when needed (not to be used to host classes or as workspace).

I am a PTS instructor, what will be different?

What is the difference between @bcit.ca and @my.bcit.ca email?

@bcit.ca

  • This is the main employee email system, accessed at mail.bcit.ca
  • Students do not have accounts in this system.
  • You can be found by other employees in the user directory, and can easily find and communicate with other BCIT employees.
  • For new faculty, this account will be created once payroll has processed your first contract. For returning faculty, your account will be created automatically from your existing myBCIT address.
  • This account is yours to use even if you do not have a contract for a couple of terms. However, the email will be removed if you are not issued a contract dated within one year from the end date of the last course taught.

@my.bcit.ca

  • This is the main student email system accessed at my.bcit.ca.
  • It is the official BCIT email system used to communicate with students.
  • All employees with an @bcit.ca account also have an @my.bcit.ca account.
  • Access to this system is granted when a PTS contract is issued.

Who can I contact with problems or feedback

Please contact the Technology Service desk at 604-412-7444 option 1 or techhelp@bcit.ca if you have any questions regarding this change.

Thank you,

BCIT IT Services