Appropriate Use Policy
Students are responsible for their computer accounts. Abuse of the accounts in ways that deprive others of use of computer resources or that are illegal will result in loss of computer privileges and/or prosecution. The policy has close ties with the HMC Honor Code. The policy in a nutshell:
- You’re responsible for your accounts. Don’t tell anyone your passwords.
- Don’t read other people’s files unless you have their specific permission.
- Don’t try to break into systems or gain access beyond what you’re allowed.
- Don’t harass other users.
- Don’t hog resources.
- Don’t leave a station unattended for more than 10 minutes; someone else will be allowed to use the computer at that time.
- Don’t copy commercial or otherwise copyrighted software or other digital media.
- Make backups of vitally important data.
- Don’t forge email or otherwise impersonate other users.
- Don’t create or spread viruses.
Usernames and Passwords
Incoming students receive accounts on a number of systems. Your username and temporary password on all of these systems has been set to the username and password you received in the letter earlier this summer.
Charlie (Windows 2003 file server)
Charlie is the academic Windows 2003 file server. Each user has a home directory where they can store their files. There are also shared directories for shared projects such as Clinic. Please use the file server to store your files when you are working in the CIS labs. Do NOT store your files on the desktop, in ‘My Documents,’ or the local hard drives. Please save your files in your Home directory (H: drive on the PCs or your Charlie home directory on the Macs) or on an external storage device that you maintain. If you have problems with your Charlie account please contact the Help Desk by calling (909) 607-7777 or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access your Charlie share in the PC labs press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and enter your HMC Credentials (hmc/username) and password. Your home directory will be mapped to the H: drive. Applications are located in the Start/Programs menu. To logout press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click the Logout button.
To access your Charlie share from the Macs in the lab, you will first need to authenticate using the hmcguest account. To login to Charlie use the “Connect to Server” command under the Go menu in the Finder. The address of the server is smb://charlie.ac.hmc.edu. Your Charlie home directory is located in the volume identified by your class year. To logout select “Log out” from the Apple menu.
Sakai is an open source collaboration and learning system that The Claremont Colleges are using as their course management system. It is located at http://sakai.claremont.edu/. Your username on Sakai is your regular username followed by “@hmc”. For example, jsmith@hmc. Your password is your LDAP password.
Jenzabar/CX Web portal
You can use the Jenzabar/CX Web portal to see your course schedules, grades, and GPA. The address of the Web portal is https://portal.hmc.edu. Unlike on your other accounts, your username is your student ID number. This is the number that appears on your meal card, starting with the number 4 to just before the hyphen.
The Dorm Network
Dorm rooms are prewired with one live port per student. Instructions for setting up your computer on the network can be found on the Web in our Documentation Library. If you have additional computers that you want to put on the network you will need to purchase a small hub or switch. Reports of port problems should be sent to email@example.com.
If you would like to host a network-accessible resource on your dorm computer you must first register your system by filling out and signing our Dorm Resource Policy. More information can be found at the policy page.
Our Web site has a lot of information so check there first if you have a question. The CIS Web site is at http://www.hmc.edu/about/administrativeoffices/cis.html. If you have questions or problems you can call our Help Desk at (909) 607-7777 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to visit the Help Desk in Sprague.
Computing and Information Services, August 2012