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What is it?

The CougarID is your login and password for Internet applications at CBC. The CougarID will let you log in to Blackboard, Library Online Resources, student email, and wireless access for laptops (available on all campuses).


How do you get one?

Your CougarID is your last name and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. Ex: Garcia1111.
Your password is your Student Identification Number with no dashes.  Ex: 111009999

The Student Identification Number

Coastal Bend College assigns you a Student ID number when you apply. It is printed on your Registration Statement when you enroll. You can also access your Student ID number through Campus Connect, found on the top right of the For more information on how to log into campus connect and what it is click here.


CougarID for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff will log in with their EMAIL user name and password.  This is set up for you as a new employee.  Please contact Erica at the Help Desk for assistance (361.354.2522).  If you are adjunct faculty, then you must ask your division chair to request a college email account for you from Computer Services.  When you are working on campus, you may also use the On Campus Access (new window) links.

Resources for Students with CougarID


All students have access to a student email account while enrolled at CBC. The email URL is  Your email is your CougarID name plus  Ex:

Library Online Resources

All students have access to Library Online Resources while enrolled at CBC. The CBC Learning Resources Center & Library purchases online article and book databases that are restricted to currently enrolled students. Access the Library Online Resources here.


For students enrolled in Internet courses, CBC provides access to Blackboard. Blackboard is the portal for your Internet-based classroom. Other faculty use it to provide class information for traditional courses, as well. Access Blackboard here.

Wireless Internet for Laptops

Students at all campuses have access to wireless Internet access on their personal laptop or notebook computers (with a wireless card). Once the laptops are properly configured, students sign in to the Internet with their CougarID.  Faculty and staff sign in with their Email login and social security number.  Read about configuring your laptop for CBC wireless here.



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