USING TECHNOLOGY ON CAMPUS
Welcome to computing at Smith! Below are a few things to know as you arrive on campus:
CONNECTING TO THE SMITH WIRELESS NETWORK
Guest Access: Select the Connect2Smith network on your computer or mobile device. When prompted for a password enter: sophiasmith
Eduroam: provides the highest level of functionality and security for Smith students, faculty and staff.
- Open a browser then enter http://connect2.smith.edu in the address bar.
- Click Start then Smith College to get to a login prompt.
- Login with your Smith username and password.
(do not include @smith.edu).
- Download the wizard and complete your connection.
Registered Devices: is a secure wireless network that supports gaming systems, printers, Roku, Apple TV and devices that will not connect to eduroam.
- You must obtain the MAC address of your device. Check google on how to get your device MAC address.
- Using a computer or device that is already connected, go to http://register.smith.edu in our browser.
- Log in with your Smith network username and password.
- Follow the screen fields and enter the required Mac address which consists of 12 characters.
- After you receive the Device was successfully created, select RegisteredDevices from your wireless connections.
- When prompted for an access key enter: juliachild
For more instructions visit: http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/smith_network.html
THE SMITH PORTAL
Log on to portal.smith.edu with your network username and password to access the following systems and resources:
- Smith Mail Smith Mail is an official communication channel of the College, so you are expected to read all messages sent to your email account by Smith faculty and staff.
- Moodle Many instructors use the Moodle course management system to post syllabi, assignments, and readings.
- BannerWeb Click on the My Info tab or the My Student Info tab to access a variety of Personal Info, Smith Resources, Academic and other Account/Financial Info.
- Lynda.com Every Smith student, faculty and staff receives unlimited access to Lynda.com, an extensive on-line library of over 2,000 courses on a variety of software & technology topics.
DON’T LET YOUR EMAIL GET COMPROMISED OR HACKED
Phishing emails are increasingly common types of spam messages. These emails are “spoofed” from family, friends, colleagues, banks and more. They appear to be legit from people you know, however they trick you into clicking on links or opening attached documents. These compromised email messages are sent for the purpose of stealing your personal information.
What can you do?
- Never respond to emails requesting personal information.
- Banks and reputable companies don’t ask their customers for account details, they already have it.
- If you are unsure or question the email, check the actual website from another browsing tab.
- Pause on the link or document (Don’t click) and view the URL either in the pop-up or the lower left corner of your window. Check the web address. You are looking for similarities in the email address and the company name. You are looking for https:// as this would be a secure site. If you are unsure don’t click.
What to do if you responded to a phishing scam?
We strongly suggest you follow these steps outlined on our Tara site. Visit: http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/viruses/phishing.html
Questions? For software instructions and tips on a variety of technology topics, click any of the links on the left side of this page and explore our TARA (Technology And Resource Adviser) web site. For other technology questions please call the IT Service Center at 413-585-4487 or send us email at email@example.com.