This self-guided computer orientation will walk you through getting set up with the essential technology resources at Mills.
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 use 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.
Go to the Mills Resource Portal login page and click the Launch password site link at the top of the window to go to the Password and Account Management Portal, or follow the step-by-step instructions for setting your password.
The Mills Resource Portal is the gateway to many online campus resources including your library account, email (Google Apps for Education), Canvas, and myMILLS, which includes information regarding admissions, registration, financial aid, personal and emergency contact information, student records, web check-in, enrollment, and loan verification.
You may have an applicant and a student portal profile. To switch profiles, click on the icon in the top right corner and select the appropriate profile.
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 settings.
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, 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 put 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.
To activate your Mills Zoom account for the first time:
You should now have full access to your Mills Zoom account. See Zoom Audio & Video Conferencing for more information.
In a regular academic year, Mills provides a number of computer labs for students across campus.
This fall, due to the current public health restrictions, all ITS labs will be closed.
Printing stations will be provided in centralized campus locations and available with the on-demand printing service.
Need information about something else? Consult the A to Z Technology Index to find your topic.