1. Logging into COTROnline

Before logging into COTROnline you must first activate your Network Account and set up your Network Password via COTR Portal: https://portal.cotr.bc.ca/

Click Here to set up your Network Password via the Portal

If you are a new user, or have not logged into the college for some time, please update your College of the Rockies network password by following this link: College of the Rockies Intranet – Resources for Students and Staff (cotr.bc.ca). Your username and your old password are your Student ID, for example, c1234567.

Once your network password is changed, you have access to all platforms except for AccessCOTR and EllucianGo, which require a separate password. Once you have updated your college network password, you can follow the steps below.

Note: it may take 24 hours for your college network account to be activated once you register. Courses can only be accessed once your account is active.

Once you have activated or updated your network password, you can access your courses via COTROnline. To log in to COTROnline, follow this link: https://www.cotronline.ca/.

  1.  To begin, click on the button found in the top-right of the page:


    On a mobile, the login button looks like a closed padlock:

    Shows green and white padlock icon circled in yellow.

  2. Enter your COTR Student ID, for examplec1234567, and your College Network Password. Now click the Log in option below.

    Note: your ID will always begin with a lower-case letter "c".
    Note: although your network password is the same for your web-mail, portal, and COTROnline log-ins, your username changes. You do not use the "@cotr.bc.ca" in your COTROnline username.


    Forgot your password? If you have any issues with your password, do not change your password through COTROnline. Close the browser window, open a new window and go to https://portal.cotr.bc.ca/wp-login to reset and change your password.
  3. Once you’re logged in, you will see your name appear in the user menu at the top-right of the page.


 Displays the top right of the window with a yellow arrow pointing to the username circled in yellow

Note: If you receive any error messages, please contact the IT Student Help Desk studenthelp@cotr.bc.ca,  or at 250-489-2751 (1-877-489-2687) (local 3701). If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please send an email to cotronline@cotr.bc.ca . Please include your name, Student ID, and a detailed description of your question or problem in any emails you send. The COTROnline Help Desk hours and contact information can be found at the bottom of every COTROnline page.


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