Getting Started With Campus Computing
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Welcome to Mines! Here's what new students, faculty, and staff need to know about computer accounts and other IT resources on campus.
Note: Our system for assigning new usernames and setting up passwords will change the first week of March 2015. EKeys will no longer be required. You will be able to choose your own username and password thorough a new, self-service, online system. Details will appear here in the next few days. However, the information below is correct until the change occurs. If in doubt, submit a request for help through the Mines Help Center "Helpdesk" at http://helpdesk.mines.edu.
NEW STUDENT, FACULTY, AND STAFF COMPUTING INFORMATION
Whether you are student, faculty, or staff, you will likely use these Mines computer accounts as part of your job or course work. While you will have one Mines username for all your accounts, passwords may differ on these different systems.
- Trailhead Campus Portal Account
One-stop access to crucial administrative and academic resources like class schedules, add/drop, grades, bills, address change, vacation and sick leave (for employees), email, Blackboard, and more at http://trailhead.mines.edu.
- MultiPass Account
Unix, Linux, Lon Capa, and VPN systems (among others) are accessed with MultiPass credentials.
- ADIT (Microsoft Windows) Account
Windows lab work stations, classroom podiums, and office PCs all around campus use this system.
- Email Account
Students: Instructions to set up your MyMail account will follow after your Trailhead, MultiPass, and ADIT accounts are set up. Faculty and staff: Your ADIT credentials are used to access your Exchange email account.
» If you haven't yet done so, activate your Trailhead, MultiPass, and ADIT accounts now using your EKey.
MORE INFOMATION AND HELP
- Connect your computer or phone to the campus network.
- CCIT offers a wide variety of self-help resources. Or ask us specific questions via Mines Help Center "Helpdesk."
- New students should look here for more resources and answers to frequently asked questions.
- Create a personal website that we will host for you at no charge.
- Use the computers in Mines computer labs.
SIGN UP FOR MINES EMERGENCY ALERT
Mines Emergency Alert (MEA) is an emergency-notification system that sends text and voice messages to the Mines community in the event of a declared emergency. To subscribe to MEA alerts, log in to your Trailhead account and navigate to Self-Service > Personal Information > Mines Emergency Alert System.
LEARN ABOUT COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY
The Office of Information Security and Privacy works with the Mines community to increase the security of our information infrastructure, including the data network and connected hosts.
Mines offers a large number of information resources for the campus community. Events of general interest to the campus community are listed in the Mines Calendar. Campus news is available in the Mines Newsroom or via RSS feed. There's even a Mines Mobile app to bring useful news, events, sports and other information to your phone or tablet.