electronic tools

If you need additional help with any of these steps, please contact the Tech Service Desk at 217/353-3333 or visit the Service Desk website to access information and/or report an issue. Note: online resources should be activated in the order listed below.

The ParklandOne sign on is your entry point to all the online resources, email, and records that you will need as a student at Parkland. Please use ParklandOne Password Station to create a secure password of your choosing.

  1. Click here to log in to ParklandOne Password Station 
  2. Enter your username. If you are not sure what it is, click on the link that says, “What is my ParklandOne username?” The username lookup will ask for your Parkland ID number and birth date.  If you are not sure what your Parkland ID number is, click on the link that says, “Can’t find your number?”
  3. Please go to How to enroll in ParklandOne for screen shots and detailed information.

Returning Students:
If you have not attended Parkland classes for 2 years or more, your access to most Parkland systems will not be available until at least one business day AFTER reapplying. If you enrolled in ParklandOne in the past, in order to get your ParklandOne password to sync, you must sign in with your username on one.parkland.edu and update your password by selecting either Forgot Password or Change Password.

Okta Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

To ensure the security of your account, Parkland College has implemented multifactor authentication (MFA) technology through a product called Okta. In order to ensure access to Parkland systems, please set up and configure your factors (methods to receive an authorization code) before proceeding to other resources listed below.

  1. Navigate to go.parkland.edu/mfa and click Register.
  2. Enter your ParklandOne username and password.
  3. Proceed with selecting a security image and setting up your factors.

For Okta MFA related help articles and instruction, please click visit Knowledge Base.

Self-Service for Students

Self-Service allows a student to register for classes, see their class schedule, check financial aid, pay tuition and see grades. Self-Service can be reached directly at selfserv.parkland.edu/student.

Parkland Student Email Account

You will use your student email account to keep in contact with your instructors, to receive information from Admissions and Financial Aid, and to receive important campus wide announcements. It can be reached directly at https://go.parkland.edu/email or click on the email icon towards the top of Connect. Log in with your ParklandOne username and password.

Cobra Learning

Cobra Learning is Parkland’s web-based learning space used for both online and face-to-face courses. Course material won't be available until one day before the class is due to start. Access Cobra Learning at cobra.parkland.edu and use your ParklandOne credentials to log in. After logging in to Cobra, please review the Learning Support Resources widget located in the right column of the homepage.  Of note is the Cobra Connection orientation resource that will assist students with navigating the Cobra system. Additionally, beneath the widget is a 24/7 Cobra Support widget in which you can get real-time assistance with your technical Cobra questions.


Connect is the online resource to access Parkland student information. Connect also has links to all of our other online systems, including Cobra Learning, Self Service and Student Email as well as most commonly used applications. 

  1. Visit connect.parkland.edu
  2. Your Parkland One login may be needed to access certain content.


Microsoft Office 365 Applications

For access to Microsoft 365 applications, please click on go.parkland.edu. You may click on the name of the app for access to the web based version or you can install Microsoft Office suite by clicking on the "Install Office" button located towards the top right of the screen.