Links & Reference Guides

2 Factor Authentication

All students, faculty and staff are required to use 2-factor authentication for 1600grand and Google accounts. It’s easier than you think for someone to steal your password, 2-factor authentication can help keep cybercriminals out, even if they have your password. Securely log into an account with 2 things: 1) something you know (your password) and 2) something you have (your phone).

  • Duo Mobile: 1600grand, VPN and other systems use Duo Mobile for 2nd factor authentication. Check out our Duo Mobile Setup Guide to get started.
  • Google 2-Step Verification: New students, faculty and staff must enroll in Google 2-Step Verification before the grace period expires, otherwise your account will be locked. Follow the ENROLL prompt the first time you log into your Google account or get started with 2-Step Verification.

1600grand | Macalester’s portal, 1600grand, is the gateway to many Macalester resources, such as applying for housing, registering for classes, reviewing your vacation balance, or today’s Café Mac menu. Requires Duo Mobile for 2-factor authentication.

Argos | Argos is the main Macalester reporting tool. The Argos Web Viewer is accessible on any web browser.  Argos Information

Banner | Banner is the Macalester Enterprise Resource Planning software from Ellucian. It supports these business operations: Student Information, Financial Management, Financial Aid, Employment Services. Banner Admin Information (gdoc)

Cable TV

Cable TV is available in residence hall lounges, residential houses and apartment common areas, the Campus Center common areas and the Leonard Center Fitness Center.  Campus Channel Lineup


An e-signature or electronic signature is a legal way to get consent or approval on electronic documents or forms. It can replace a handwritten signature in virtually any process.  Creating and Using Electronic Signatures (gdoc)

Google Groups | Create a group of individuals to add to a group forum or mailing list. Use Google Groups to manage member access to other Google resources (for example, Google Sites, Google Drive files and folders and Shared drives, Google Calendar, etc.). To create a new group, fill out and submit the Google Group request form.

Google Workspace | Macalester uses Google Workspace to provide the community with email, calendaring, and file collaboration. Google 2-Step Verification is required for all students, faculty and staff Google accounts.


A list of resources to support remote classroom instruction. MacDigital

MacPass | The MacPass is your multi-use campus ID card.

Moodle | Learning Management System Moodle Information

Moodle Groups Online collaborative space.

Poster Printing

Downloading a poster template, design guidelines, and instructions on how to get a poster printed for scholarship and learning. | Poster Printing Information

Print Services

Printing is available for students at no cost. Additional print services are available. | Print Services Information

Self-Service Password Manager

Most account logins use single sign on. Need to reset a forgotten password? Checkout the Self Service Password Manager information.

Shared/Network Drives

Most department have a department folder under admin or academic (G drive). Individuals may have a personal folder (H drive) on the Macalester shared drives. | Shared Drives Information

Technology Checklists

Each technology checklist will students, faculty and staff make the most out of the Macalester’s technology resources. | Student Techlist | Graduate/Senior Techlist | New Faculty Techlist | Departing Faculty Techlist | New Employee Techlist | Exiting Employee Techlist

Voice Services

Voice services include college landlines, voice mail and voice conferencing. | Voice Services Information