This self-guided computer orientation will walk you through getting set up with the essential technology resources at Mills.
Your password unlocks a variety of resources at Mills including your email account, campus computers, the Mills Resource Portal, and the Mills-Wireless WiFi network.
To get started, you'll use the Mills Password and Account Management Portal— the central location for managing your login credentials— to create your password and set your security questions. In the future, if you forget your password, you'll used this service to reset your password.
Note: To complete this step you will need to have the information from the two emails sent to your personal, non-Mills email account. If you didn't receive those messages, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 510.430.2005.
The Mills Resource Portal is the gateway to many online campus resources including your library account, email (Google Apps for Education), Blackboard, and myMILLS, which includes information regarding admissions, registration, financial aid, personal and emergency contact information, student records, web check-in, enrollment, and loan verification.
If you want to set a profile image, change how the portal looks, or ever want to change your two-factor authentication photo, you can access those settings by going to the account icon at the top-right, and clicking on My Profile.
The main portal screen shows your apps by default. You'll already have a number of apps there, but you can find others using the Search tool. You also have direct access to network files via the My Files icon at the bottom of the screen.
In the event of a campus emergency, the Mills can notify you via text and/or voice message to your cell phone. Participation is voluntary.
To register your number:
If you want to opt-out of the program later, you can return to this page and click Opt Out.
You can access your email in a number of ways, including from the Mills Resource Portal. This task will walk you through that process.
Your Mills email can also be accessed directly via the Google login page at http://email.mills.edu/.
Google Drive is an online storage space where you can safely and reliably save files you create while at Mills. Your Google Drive storage space is reserved just for you and provides convenient access to your files from any device.
Google Drive can be accessed from any of the services in Google Apps for Education (for example, Gmail, Docs, or Sheets). To get to Google Drive from your email:
Keep in mind that when you're working in a student lab on a Mills-owned PC or Mac, it's possible to files onto the local desktop, however, these files are erased at least once a week. Be sure to save everything you want to keep to Google Drive or to a personal storage device.
Need information about something else? Consult the A to Z Technology Index to find your topic.