Setting up your BHSU Account

Step by Step Account Activation

At BHSU, you will have one main account. You access this account with your BHSU email and password (Often is your This will allow you to log into the email system, campus computers, the library system, and D2L. Following this guide will help you access your account for the first time.

***IMPORTANT*** Your account will not be active for 1-2 business days after initial acceptance at BHSU

  1. First, we will find your username and set your password. To do this, open in a web browser (EDGE, Google Chrome, Safari, FireFox, etc.)
  2. Click the "Reset Password" button to reset your password. If you are questioning what your BHSU username/email address might be, click on Forgotten User Name.

3. The next screen will ask for your last name and birth date. Please make sure you enter your birth date in the correct format MMDDYYYY (no slashes or hyphens) and then select search.

4. The next screen will prompt you to send email verification. If it shows the first letter of your email and domain(google, yahoo, etc), select continue. If you received an error on this screen, please contact the Help Desk by filling out the Request Assistance Form

5. In your alternative email account, find the email from BHSU HelpDesk with the subject: BHSU Forgotten Password Verification. If not in your main inbox, check your junk or spam folder as well. Open the email and click on the blue link labeled 'click here'.

7. The link will open a browser and thank you for confirming your security code. Click continue.

8. Change your password, making sure to not use any information that is easily known about you- (name, birthdate, etc.)
You will need to know this password for logging in both on and off campus

9. Once your password is accepted, you will see a progress bar while your password is changed. Once that bar finishes, your new password is active. 

10. Now, click on the grey arrow in the top right-hand corner to log out. 

11. Login using your BHSU email (Often, and the password you set to confirm your password is working. You will know it is working when you see two boxes and your name in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

NOTE: sometimes the password will not work immediately outside of the account portal. Give D2L, Snap, and your email time to refresh your new password.

12. Set up Duo by walking through these steps: Enrolling or Reactivating Duo


Practice logging into your BHSU Email, D2L, and MyBHSU

Click Here to walk through Logging into your BHSU Email

Click Here to walk through Logging into D2L

Click Here to walk through Logging into MyBHSU

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