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How to Set Up Your MyCOD Email

  • Step 1

    From the College of the Desert homepage, click on "MyCOD"

    College of the Desert main webpage screen. Large red arrow pointing down towards MyCOD portal link on right hand side of page.
  • Step 2

    Click on the "MyCOD Email" direct link at the bottom of the page

    MyCOD Student Portal Webpage. Six direct links listed at the bottom of the page. Red arrow pointing towards MyCOD Email link and logo.
  • Step 3

    Enter your username with “@mycod.us” at the end. Click on “Next” to continue

    Microsoft Sign In page. Username text entry box. Red arrow pointing towards Next button.
  • Step 4

    Enter your password then click on “Sign In” to continue

    Password text entry box. Red arrow pointing towards Sign In button.
  • Step 5

    You will receive this message asking for more information. Click on “Next” to continue

    More information required message. Red arrow pointing towards Next button.
  • Step 6

    You will need to set up a minimum of two recovery methods.

    • Click on “Set it up now” for the methods you would like to choose.

      Three Authentication options listed. Red box highlighting two “Set it up now” links.
    • To set up security questions, choose five different questions and type out the answers.
      Click on “Save Answers” when complete.

      Security question set up page. Five different security questions listed. Textbox to submit answers beneath each question. Red box highlighting “Save Answers” button.
    • To set up a phone number, type out the entire phone number and select “Text Me” or “Call Me”.
      You will receive a verification code.
      Enter the verification code in the textbox below and click on “Verify” to continue.

      Phone number set up page. Red box highlighting text entry box for phone number, verification code, and verify button. Red arrow pointing towards verify button.
    • Click on “Finish” once two recovery methods have been completed.

      Authentication options listed. Green checkmarks listed next to two of the three options. Red arrow pointing towards finish button.
  • Step 7

    Click on the "Outlook" link on the left hand side of the page

    Office 365 Webpage. Seven direct links listed at the top of the page. Red arrow pointing towards Outlook link and logo.
  • Step 8

    Click on the tools icon to change your settings. Click on “View all Outlook settings” to change the language

    Outlook email webpage. Red box highlighted around settings icon. Red arrow pointing towards View all Outlook settings link.
  • Step 9

    Select your preferred language from the Drop-down menu then click on "Save"

    Settings menu page. Red box highlighted around Language and time option. Red box highlighted around Language drop down options. Red arrow pointing towards Save button.
  • Step 10

    To begin writing a new email, click on “New Message”

    Red arrow pointing to New Message button.
  • Step 11

    To email the Noncredit Programs office, type “abepd@collegeofthedesert.edu” in the “To” section. Make sure to include your name, student ID number, and your question or request. Click on “Send” button to send message.

    Red box highlighted around the To text entry. Red arrow pointing towards Send button.