As a matriculated student of the Solstice MFA Program of Pine Manor College, you will receive a username and temporary password that enables you to access email and other online resources.
ACCESSING EMAIL FOR THE FIRST TIME:
Sign on to PMC email
with your username and newly reset password.
Note: It is imperative that you change your password from the temporary one received as soon as possible. To change your password at any time, please use the Self-Service Reset Password Module (SSRPM) at as outlined below.
HOW TO ENROLL IN THE SSRPM RESET YOUR PASSWORD:
To begin you must first enroll in the SSRPM. To enroll, visit and click on the Enrollment button, enter your username, temporary password and “PMC” for Domain. Then set your 5 security questions and answers. Thereafter you can reset your password (or unlock your account) by answering a couple of your security questions correctly and specifying a new password that meets PMC’s criteria. Note that all answers to security questions in the SSRPM must be at least four characters long.
- Your password must be at least 7 characters long.
- Your password must contain letters and numbers.
- Your password cannot contain your username or any part of your full name.
- You cannot reuse old passwords.
1. To reset your password, logon here
2. Click either the “Reset your password” or “Unlock your account” button.
3. Enter your username.
4. Enter your domain (PMC).
5. Click “Continue”.
6. Answer the secret questions you previously chose and answered when you enrolled.
7. Enter your new password. Your password must comply with the password complexity rules posted on the reset page.
8. Click “Reset Password”.
Note: passwords will automatically expire every six months for security reasons—it is essential that you enroll in the password reset portal to accommodate the regular password expiration. The process to unlock your account is the same as above, without the section where you enter a new password.
ACCESSING BLACKBOARD/PMC ONLINE:
Note: Firefox is the preferred browser for accessing Moodle Rooms/PMC Online
Sign on to PMC Online with your username and password. (Note: PMC Online passwords are the SAME as your email password, and will be updated automatically if you change your email password.)
* If you need assistance accessing resources at PMC Online, please contact Barbara Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Once you are logged in, the classes you are enrolled in will appear in the right side menu. Handouts and other course materials for residencies are posted, along with “General MFA Documents:” evaluation forms, academic calendar, etc.
*Please note that ONLY courses with handouts or links to readings are posted under course materials, and be sure to double check reading requirements for all CCT and ESS classes. Many of the texts required are readily available through your local library.
IT HELP REQUESTS:
Please note that all IT help requests should once again be directed to HelpDesk@PMC.edu or 617-731-7629. Phone support is available 24/7/365 and email support requests will be addressed during business hours. If the Technology Help Desk is unavailable to take your call, please leave a message with the following information: your name, the fact that you are an MFA student, your phone number, a time you can be reached 9–5, M-F Eastern Standard Time, and a short description of your question. Emails will generate a receipt and email conversations will come back to you from the Collaborative Information Technology department via HelpDesk@Lasell.edu. These emails will include questions and information regarding your request.
* Password Required
** Valid password required for initial enrollment
NOTE: Pine Manor College’s ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR COMPUTING RESOURCES is located at PMC Online under GENERAL MFA DOCUMENTS.
MFA Subject Guide: This guide is intended as a research tool to help you locate background information, books, articles, and internet/web links on a variety of topics related to creative writing and your critical thesis.
You can find a wealth of articles by searching databases such as Literary Reference Center and Academic One Search.
You can find books by searching the library catalog.
Also check out the internet resources relevant to creative writing, literary criticism etc.