SWFC Technical Training Manual

SWFC Academic Policies Manual

Online Technical Training Video

Policy Overview Video


Below are a few of the more commonly used resources from the printables webpage to help facilitate in your transition to distance learning.

Here you will find links to outside resources such as the SWFC homepage, a direct link to the Distance Education site, and other pages as well.

Search Engines






Additional quick links for the SWFC Portal System.

eCollege LOGIN

If you're a current student, please enter your User ID and Password to go to your course(s).

Trouble Logging In?

If you are having difficulty logging into your online course, please refer to the training documentation or contact the Distance Education Department for assistance. For a reminder, click here.


Summer 2014
Below you can find some important dates for the current term.

June 19, 2014
Early Access Granted

June 23, 2014
Official Start of Term

July 28, 2014
Midterm Week Starts

July 31, 2014
Early Access-Mini-Term

August 3, 2014
Midterm Week Ends

August 4, 2014
Official Mini-Term Start

August 6, 2014
Midterm Exams Close

August 22, 2014
Final Exams Open

September 1, 2014
Finals Week

Friday, September 5, 2014
Last Day of the Summer Term


Additional quick links for the Google Apps Student Email System.


Welcome to the email page for Southwest Florida College's entire student population. The articles listed below pertain to the Google Apps Student Email System implemented at the end of 2010. In addition to helpful quick links and a support email if you run into issues, there are also detailed instructions on how to access you student email account. This will be most useful when setting up your student portal account too.

Students First


New Email Account Security Measures in Place

You have spoken and we have listened!

In our efforts to provide you a more secure and robust student email system, we are pleased to bring you the ability to set your own passwords for the Google Apps platform.

For all existing users, click here to see how to change your password to the newly applied 8-character format (you may keep the provided password if that is easier to recall).

For any new Spring 2011 students, you will log in to the email system for the first time with a password of swfc, followed by the last 4-digits of your Social Security Number. At that point, Google will automatically prompt you to make the switch.

Ex: If your Social Security Number is 123-45-6789, then your initial password would be "swfc6789".

Please stay tuned for more robust features and options that may be added in the near future, and if you are looking for optional features that we do not currently offer, you may direct any questions to support@student.swfc.edu.

NOTE: Usernames were not affected. These stayed exactly the same.

Google Apps

Student E-Mail System Through Google Apps

If you are an active student at Southwest Florida College, you may log in to this system at http://mail.student.swfc.edu or https://mail.google.com/a/student.swfc.edu/ by using your first name, a period (.), then your last name (see example below):

Ex: John Denver's Username would be john.denver (you do not add the @student.swfc.edu)

Based on the above example, your new email address will be john.denver@student.swfc.edu (this is your address, not your login).

For existing email users, your password will be the first 2 letters of your last name followed by the last 4 digits of your social security number (see example below):

Ex: John Denver's social security number is 123-45-6789, his password will be de6789 (New students, starting Spring 2011, will be "swfc6789")

For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions related to the new email system please click here.

If you have any concerns or access issues with the email platform, please email support@student.swfc.edu.