Technology Checklist for New Faculty

✓ Reset the initial password for your Macalester College account

Newly hired tenure-track faculty are scheduled to receive a secure email message with their Macalester username and initial password on June 1. Nontenure-track faculty are sent a secure email message on August 1 for fall semester appointments; December 15 for spring semester appointments. | password rules | forgot username or password? | Can ITS change my Macalester username?

✓ Activate Google Apps account (email, calendar, and other resources)

Activate your Google Apps account by accepting the Google Terms of Service. Once activated, you can start using Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and other Google Apps for Education products. Sign in with your full email address: <username> | list of accounts and services | <username> |

✓ Read your email

Check your Macalester email frequently. Your departmental and campus colleagues will use Macalester email to communicate with you. Furthermore, the Provost’s office, Employment Services, ITS, and other Macalester units will also use your Macalester email account to communicate with you. |

✓ Connect your device to Macalester WiFi or eduroam

Macalester College’s wireless network uses your username and password to connect, an authentication method that provides a more secure wireless experience. Another option is to use eduroam, a free, global wifi roaming service that works here at Mac and at participating institutions. Check out the connection guides for your device.
Macalester WiFi | eduroam |

✓ Review computer hardware and software needs with AIA

Tenure-track faculty usually have start-up funds provided by the Provost’s Office with which to purchase a computer. Nontenure-track faculty should contact their AIA for assistance.
new tenure-track faculty computer  |  non-tenure-track faculty computer  |  software purchases | AIA contact info |

✓ Explore Moodle, our learning management system

Faculty at Macalester use Moodle to create online learning communities that support teaching and learning. | Moodle information |

✓ Log into 1600grand, the Macalester information portal

Macalester’s portal, 1600grand, is the gateway to Macalester resources, including current course enrollments and rosters. |

✓ Know how to get assistance with technology from ITS

Contact your Academic Technology Assistant (AIA) for assistance. The ITS Help Desk is also available and offers extended evening and weekend hours during the fall and spring terms so feel free to call, chat, or email us. An ITS Help Desk student worker is also available at the service desk in the Library.
AIA contact info | | | 651-696-6525 | search tech FAQ |