Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Student Handbook

College Communications

DMACC Website

DMACC’s website offers a wide variety of information about the College’s educational offerings and services.

All official communication with students will be done through students’ DMACC email address. If you need assistance accessing your DMACC email, please contact DMACC Tech Support at 515-965-7300. Hours of operation can be found on the Information Technology Support site.

User Name, Password, & DMACC ID Number

Upon acceptance to DMACC, students are emailed and mailed their DMACC user name, DMACC ID Number and a password. It is important for students to remember this information as it provides them access to DMACC-networked computers, Banner Self Service, myDMACC and DMACC coursework via Canvas. For assistance, visit the Information Technology Support site or call 515-965-7300.

USER NAME: The User Name, usually the student’s first initial, middle initial and last name (example: djsmith) is used in conjunction with a password to log on to DMACC computers and access myDMACC. If the student has a common name, then a number is usually assigned at the end of the User Name (example: djsmith23).

PASSWORD: For new students, usernames and passwords are generated upon acceptance. For returning students, network accounts are re-created one to two business days after registering for credit classes.

DMACC ID NUMBER: DMACC issues students a randomly generated identification number called the DMACC ID Number. This number is confidential and should be protected in the same manner as a Social Security number.

NOTE: DMACC personnel will send all email correspondence to the student’s DMACC email address.

myDMACC (Single Sign-on Portal)

Use your email address and network password to access myDMACC.

Sign into myDMACC for one-click access to:

  • Your DMACC Email (webmail)
  • Banner Self Service
  • Canvas (online classes)
  • Office 365 Programs
  • And Special content tailored just for you

Online Courses

DMACC uses Canvas LMS for offering online courses. For assistance with the user name or password, see the previous section in this chapter. For information about Online and Blended courses, visit the Online Classes website. To access online courses, go to the DMACC website. Click on the myDMACC button at the top of the page and log in. Use your network user name and password to log in. Once you log in, you can click on the Canvas button which will take you into Canvas and display your course listing on the Dashboard.

Information Center

The Ankeny Campus Information Center (515-964-6200) provides general DMACC information, specific program descriptions and current course listings. Information can also be obtained at the Student Life or Student Services office at the Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West Campuses.

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards are for information or announcements relevant to the College, students and staff. Items for posting must be approved, stamped and dated by the Student Life Office in Building 5 at the Ankeny Campus, the Provost’s Office at the Urban Campus, the front office at the Boone, Carroll and West Campus, and the Information Desk at the Newton Campus. Items must not be affixed to glass or painted surfaces.

Student Publications

DMACC has three independent student publications: The Banner News on the Boone Campus; The Campus Chronicle on the Ankeny Campus; and The Urban Vibe on the Urban Campus. These student news organizations emphasize news, features, entertainment, sports, opinion, photography, graphic design, advertising and new media platforms. No experience is necessary. Training is provided. Opportunities to get involved include enrolling in Newspaper Production (JOU 125), freelancing or interning. Work-study positions also may be available. For more information, contact the faculty advisor at each campus or email bannernews@dmacc.edu, chronicle@dmacc.edu or urbanvibe@dmacc.edu.

College Closings

In the event of inclement weather, physical plant or IT system failures, or other factors that may create a need to close or delay opening one, several, or all DMACC locations, serious consideration is given to a decision to close or delay the affected college location(s) as soon as possible. Weather conditions are monitored continuously in advance of winter storms, and decisions to close or delay are made by 6:00 a.m. for day classes and 4:00 p.m. for evening classes. The college community is encouraged to use good judgment when determining to attend classes in inclement weather. If the college does not close or delay, and a student decides not to attend classes due to inclement weather, it is their responsibility to contact their appropriate instructors.

DMACC students, faculty, staff, and visitors can find DMACC closing or delay information on local radio or television stations, as well as receiving a DMACC Bear Alert call on their cell phone or landline phone, a text message on their cell phone, and an email to their DMACC email account. Closing or delay Information may also be found on the DMACC website or by calling the following phone numbers: Ankeny 515-964-6200, Boone 515-432-7203, Carroll 712-792-1755, Newton 641-791-3622, Perry VanKirk Career Academy 515-428-8100, Urban 515-244-4226, or West 515-633-2407.

Install the InformaCast application (Bear Alert) on your cellular phone.

Once you have the application on your device you will need to sign up with your DMACC email address.