Connecting at Kent State | Kent State University

Connecting at Kent State

Connecting to Wireless | Welcome to FlashLine | Kent State Email

KSUMobile App | Google Apps | Using Blackboard Learn


Kent State Wireless, Kent State’s secure, high-speed wireless network lets you connect to the Internet almost anywhere universitywide.

A student uses his laptop in Risman Plaza, Kent Campus

Wi-Fi on Your Device

Locate and select your system’s wireless icon and choose the Kent State Wireless network. Use your FlashLine username and password to log in. That’s it! Your device will now automatically connect to Kent State Wireless whenever you are in range.

If you are having trouble connecting or if you are a Linux or Chromebook user, find instructions for wireless setup at

Accessing Wireless at Other Universities

Kent State is part of the eduroam worldwide system of wireless networks. Eduroam allows you to securely access the wireless network at Kent State and at other participating academic and research institutions.

Select eduroam on your device and log in using your full Kent State email address (including the and password. When visiting a participating institution, simply select eduroam and your device will automatically connect.

Security Tip: Be aware of your network. Never use an unsecured network to do online banking or any other type of personal business.


Understanding Your FlashLine Login and Kent State ID Number

It is important to protect your FlashLine username and password and your Kent State ID number. These credentials are your digital identity at Kent State and are as important as your Social Security Number.

Your FlashLine username acts as your login for most campus resources. Your Kent State ID number is used to identify you within the university.

Never share your password with anyone. Only use your Kent State ID number for official university business.

Forgot your password? Access our online password recovery tool at

Students pose for a photo on the Kent Campus

Using the FlashLine Portal

FlashLine is Kent State’s portal that connects you to your email and other essentials you’ll need throughout the semester.

  • Access your student dashboard
  • Schedule advising appointments
  • Access your Kent State
  • ID number
  • Register for courses
  • Research major requirements
  • Access your course schedule
  • Track your GPA
  • Check your student account balances
  • Personalize your dashboard with customizable settings

To log into FlashLine, visit

Need Help Getting Started?

Your FlashLine username was provided to you in your admissions letter.

If you have not yet logged into FlashLine, find instructions, FAQs, and quick videos to help you get started at

Have an Idea to Improve FlashLine?

Did you know that feedback contributes to more than half the features in FlashLine? Use the Feedback link within the portal to share your ideas for improving FlashLIne.

Security Tip: Choose a strong, unique password for your FlashLine account. Never use the same username/password on other websites.


You can access your Kent State email account at or by selecting the email icon in FlashLine. All official university notices are sent to your Kent State email address, so check your email often!

For more information, visit

Kent State Email on Your Mobile Devices

For instructions on how to setup email on your specific mobile device, visit


Flash ALERTS is Kent State’s official emergency text notification system. Sign up to receive alerts about unscheduled university closings due to weather and other emergencies at

A student uses her laptop during class, Kent Campus

Security Tip: Always reboot lab computers before and after using them. Be sure to sign out of your email, FlashLine, and any other websites you use. Gmail and FlashLine don’t automatically log out.

Beware of Email Scams

If an email asks you to reply with personal information, it is most likely a scam, known as phishing. Never provide this information over email.

Do NOT send personally identifiable information in an email, specifically:

  • Kent State ID number
  • Passwords
  • Account or credit card numbers
  • Social Security number

Kent State will never ask you to send your password through email.

  • Only open attachments or links in emails that you are expecting.
  • Hover your cursor over the link to view the URL — make sure you recognize the website.

When in doubt, DON’T CLICK!

Visit for free online training on how to identify phishing scams.


The KSUMobile app features a variety of resources for Kent State students. Use it to find your way around campus, access your course schedule, check your grades, and keep up with campus events and news.

Samsung Galaxy and iPhone 7 display KSUMobile app

  • View your schedule
  • Check your final grades
  • View interactive campus maps and get directions
  • Find campus dining locations, hours, and payment options
  • See your student account information, such as your Kent State ID number, Bursar account balance and holds, GPA, FLASHcash, and meal plan balance
  • View your employment records
  • Search the university directory for email addresses and phone numbers
  • Access important campus phone numbers and locations
  • Get the latest Kent State news
  • Track campus buses with the live bus tracker and bus reminders
  • Buy your books
  • Contact campus safety resources

Security Tip: Always lock your phone, tablet, and computer with a passcode.


Kent State has made it possible to access a number of Google Apps using your FlashLine login. Google Apps makes it easy to collaborate with your professors and classmates by sharing documents and editing them simultaneously.

Access Google Apps

FlashLine: Select the Drive icon on the top right portion of the screen.

Desktop or Mobile: Install Google Drive on your computer, phone or tablet to sync your files while working offline.

Online: Sign in to Google Drive at

Google Apps Accessible via Your Account

  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Docs/Drive
  • Slides
  • Sheets
  • Sites
  • Forms
  • Keep
  • Plus
  • Groups
  • Contacts
  • Maps
  • YouTube
  • News
  • Translate
  • Scholar

Using Google Drive as Backup Storage

Google Drive offers unlimited free storage. Don’t risk losing your photos and other irreplaceable digital files. Save a copy of your most important collections to Google Drive. The unlimited storage provides ample space for everything!

Learn how to use Google Apps and more with free Technology Workshops.


Blackboard Learn allows you to access online course materials, grades, assignments, and tests. It also serves as a communication and collaboration tool between students and instructors.

Students study together in the Student Center, Kent Campus

Access Blackboard Learn via the Blackboard icon in FlashLine or at

Training guides and online tutorials are available at

Blackboard for Mobile

Access Blackboard on your mobile device.

  1. Download the Bb Student by Blackboard app.
  2. Choose Kent State University as your school.
  3. Sign in with your FlashLine username and password.