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Access to UCSD Business Systems

Most employees will need two UCSD accounts - Active Directory and Single Sign On - in order to access UC and campus systems. 

  • Active Directory (AD) :  for  email, the campus wireless network, Virtual Private Network (VPN), and TritonEd.  This is set up by the department once you have completed employment forms and have been entered into payroll.
  • Business Systems (sometimes referred to as Single Sign-On) : for business tools such as the link family, MyServices, and other central applications.

In addition, both accounts utilize two step authentication for additional security.

UCSD E-Mail & Active Directory

A UCSD/Active Directory account will be set-up for all employees and visiting scholars. Your departmental DSA will arrange for your email account to be set-up upon your arrival. All University communication will be done via your email account. Please be mindful of space limits on your account and heed messages that your mailbox is full by emptying out unnecessary emails.


Active Directory accounts at UC San Diego are set-up for all employees by the department and required to access the following systems:

  • Computer profiles


Password Change

Information about how to change your password.


Single Sign-On - SSO

Upon hiring and setting up of your UCSD email, please self-register at the link below. If you are unsure whether you have SSO access, you can self-register online. You'll need to provide:

  • Your UCSD e-mail address
  • Your employee ID number (found on your paystub or UCSD ID card)
  • The last 4 digits of your SSN
  • Your birthdate

To get access: SSO Self-Registration
Instructions to reset your password.

If your account is locked, please contact your department's DSA, Shanley Miller, at

Two-Step Registration

Learning Management Systems - Canvas & TritonEd

TritonEd and Canvas are UC San Diego's Learning Management Systems where instructors can provide course information, materials, quizzes, assignments, and grades from one secure location. Communication is seamless through course announcements and online discussion forums. As of Fall 2020, all courses will be run on the Canvas LMS.

TritonEd sites are automatically created by EdTech Services for all standard courses according to the schedule of classes. Instructors will receive a notification via email when the course is ready. During the transition period, instructors can request that their course be created using Canvas.

  • How to access: Faculty/Lecturers/Non-student Tutors/Teaching Assistants log-in using their active directory credentials, which is the username and password used to log into e-mail. Two-step authentication is required.
    • Faculty/Lecturers: To access the individual course page on TritonEd, you must be listed as the instructor of record on the schedule of classes. If you do not see your name listed on the schedule, please contact Undergraduate Coordinator Jillian Tracy for assistance.
    • Teaching Assistants/Non-student Tutors: The instructor of record must provision access to the course page on TritonEd.
  • Online resources to help use TritonEd and Canvas.
  • Support: For more information, contact EdTech Support, (858) 822-3315.



When logging into canvas make sure that both you and your students are logging into UCSD’s Canvas portal and not the general Canvas portal. Students won’t be able to access and upload documents if not logged into the UCSD Canvas Specific Portal.

Electronic Grades -eGrades (Faculty & Lecturers)

eGrades is a secure web-based application that allows instructors to submit or change final grades for the students in their courses. 

Deadline: Grades are due by 11:59 pm the Tuesday following finals week.




See the Instructional Resources page for further details on grades, incompletes, and grade submissions.

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