Online Services and Messaging

Barton students have multiple electronic venues available to support their educational experience. Find links to login to these venues below.

My Barton Portal

Sign On and access Barton County Campus E-companion and hybrid courses, manage your Cougar E-mail, and view your PAWS account using a convenient dashboard. Your portal user name is your Student ID and your password is your PAWS password. Currently, for all 100% online e-courses, please continue to log in at BARTonline.


Students can log into their accounts which provides 24/7 web access to their own student information such as: class schedules, grades, academic progress, and current financial aid. You can enroll online for most classes, make payments, or view an unofficial transcript and your financial account. An authorization form for student records is also provided.

Cougar E-mail 

Your My Barton Portal and your password is now the PAWS password. Through this e-mail account, students receive important and time sensitive information about financial aid, advisement, enrollment, and billing, as well as communication from instructors.

You may view your email address and your Barton ID by logging into your PAWS account.

  • In PAWS, select Personal Information/View Email Addresses - to view your email address.

  • Also in PAWS/Personal Information/View Email Addresses, you may verify your Barton ID.  Your Barton ID is the grouping of numbers before your name in the upper right part of the screen.  (there are lots of other ways to see your Barton ID. This is just one way.)

*Please remember to check for emails from Barton in the "spam" folder of your Gmail account. If you find emails from Barton in your "spam" folder, please mark as "not spam," to ensure that you receive important and timely information from us.

BARTonline Courses  

Educational opportunities as well as access to online course components for all 100% online courses, hybrid courses, and most face-to-face courses.

Cougar Text Messaging and Alert System 

Information Services is upgrading the current text messaging system. Text messaging allows subscribers to receive alerts concerning campus emergencies and closings through email or text messaging. Additional notifications can include departmental announcements, allowing internal users a method to communicate with distinct audiences in a quick and effective manner.

Please read the linked instructions before proceeding to the registration page.

If you currently receive messages and updates from Barton, you will need to re-register and create a profile at

If you would like to begin receiving communications and notifications, please sign up at to create an account.

For internal users, training will be provided to instruct users how departmental messages are sent. Information on training will be sent soon.