Accounts, Passwords & Usernames

Activating Your Pressbooks Account

  • You will receive an email containing the username and password chosen for this account, along with a link to the login page on the NSCC Pressbooks website.
  • Click on the link in the email body to activate your Pressbooks account.
  • If activation is not completed within two days, you must create the account again.

Account Active

Once the activation link is clicked, a Pressbooks page will open up that says:

  • “Your account is now active,” along with your username and password.
  • From this web page, you can choose to immediately log in or go back to the Pressbooks home page (where you can also log in by clicking on “Sign In”).
  • Alternately, you can select “Sign In” in the top-right corner of the web page to log in to your account.

Account Naming Conventions

Your NSCC email is linked to your Pressbooks account.

  • The password is unique to Pressbooks.
  • Follow the instructions below to reset or change you password.

Reset a password

If you forget your password, a new one can be generated and emailed to you. The system does not allow the retrieval of an existing password; it must be reset. See below for how.

    • Underneath the login box, click on “Lost your password?”
    • Enter your username or, if you can’t remember it, enter the email address used to create this account.
    • Click “Get New Password.”


    • You will receive an email that contains your username and a link to reset your password. If you do not receive an email within a few minutes, check the Junk or Spam folder in your email account.

Reset Password Page

  • After clicking on the link, you will be redirected to the “Reset Password” page.
  • You can accept the “strong” password provided by the system by clicking on “Reset Password” or clear this field and create your own.
  • The system will judge the strength of your password as you enter it. The criteria for a strong password include:
    • 12 characters
    • upper and lower case letters
    • numbers and symbols
  • Once your password has been reset, you can log in.

Change a Password

Passwords can be changed from the user profile page.

On the Dashboard menu navigate to:

  • Users
  • Profile
  • Look for Account Management and New Password option

Retrieve username

If you forget your username, use the Lost your password? link to retrieve it. (See Reset a password.)


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