University-Wide Computing Resources


Setting up your Johns Hopkins user and email account

All economics graduate students as well as faculty are assigned an account (username and password) through the JHU Enterprise Directory (JHED).

  1. Log on to the JHU portal at If you are using an on campus PC, you can find your logon ID by typing your last and first name in the search field at the top of the page. If you are off campus, email Alan Fisher or the computer liaison and we will send you your logon ID.
  2. Enter it in the “First time log in” section. Follow the prompts to authenticate and set up a password.
  3. Once you are in, click on the Messaging icon on the left toolbar. You should see a link to your email account. All faculty, staff and graduate students are provided with Microsoft Exchange Online (Office 365) accounts. For details see Microsoft Exchange Online as well.
  4. Within the portal look for the JHED icon and click on the email alias link. You will see your default email address and the preset alias ( or  If you would like to change the alias to something else you can do it here.
  5. This will complete the setup process. You can access your mail through a web client (go to or use a local email client.
  6. If you would like to use an email client, detailed instructions as well as a Q&A is available at: and


Passwords are assigned at the initial university account set up at – click on the “First Time Logon” tab. If you need to change your password at a later time please look for the “Forgot your password?” link under the “I need help section” on the right and use the “Reset my password” field to change your password. Please make sure you have read the password complexity requirements on the same page.


Blackboard Help for Instructors:

Blackboard resources at CER (Center for Educational Resources) –

Homewood Student Virtual Desktop Service – myJlab

The Homewood Student Virtual Desktop service provides access to university-wide licensed software. myJLab is accessible at

Additional information is available at:

Security @ Hopkins

Anti Virus –

Discounted Academic Software for faculty, staff, and students
Restricted access; requires JHED ID and password to sign in.