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Thayer School Computing Resources
Hello from your friendly Thayer Computing Services Team (TSCS)! We’re here to provide you with resources like access to software, classroom technologies, troubleshooting help, and any other computing support you might need at Thayer.
If you need to contact TSCS, please feel free to:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 603-646-0855
- Or visit our User Support office at MacLean 126 (here's a map)
Here are some essentials to get you started:
Dartmouth now offers two email services, Microsoft O365 (outlook.dartmouth.edu) and GMail in Dartmouth's Google instance (gmail.dartmouth.edu). By default, new accounts are currently set to use O365 email. Thayer students and undergraduates also have gmail enabled and can start using gmail following the instructions here. Dartmouth still uses O365 for all shared calendaring, so we strongly recommend that Thayer Students following the instructions here too so they can use O365 for calendaring with their labs and other staff.
If you use gmail, we recommend using the gmail web client and the gmail app on your phone.
If you are Thayer staff and want to use Dartmouth gmail but are not provisioned to have a Dartmouth gmail inbox, please contact us. IT&C is (over time) handling provisioning undergraduate students to have Dartmouth gmail, and all Thayer graduate students should already have Dartmouth gmail.
If you use O365, we have instructions to help you set up O365 email on your phone for iOS and Android devices. If you want to use O365 with a mail client application like Outlook, we can help you out, but if you like DIY, there are instructions here: Dartmouth Email Service Overview
Manage your Dartmouth password
DartDM is where you can go to change your password or set up email forwarding.
Managed Software Center & Software Center
If you have a Thayer-owned computer for your personal use, we'll provide you with an easy tool for installing Thayer-licensed software, like SolidWorks or MATLAB, and commonly used open source applications, like GIMP or VLC Media Player.
Mac users can find these packages in the Managed Software Center application, and Windows users can find them in the Software Center application.
(Unlimited!) Cloud-based file storage
We strongly encourage you to store all of your data remotely, with the options listed below. Having important data stored locally on your computer is like putting all your eggs in one pretty fragile basket. Our cloud storage options are not only more secure, but they also mean your data is backed up. Computers fail and sometimes even get run over by trucks (this actually happened!), and when they do, you'll wish you had everything in Kite.
Thayer's Google instance (formerly known as kite) has expanded campus-wide and is now called google.dartmouth.edu. It provides unlimited data storage for all Thayer faculty, staff, and students. To log on, go to google.dartmouth.edu or just log into a Google service using your Dartmouth email address. You can use the Google Drive File Stream app to sync folders on your local computer.
ThayerFS and Jumbo
We also provide Thayer students and faculty with free (but limited) storage space on some of our Thayer servers. There are a number of different ways to connect to the ThayerFS or Jumbo servers, depending on what operating system you're on. See our Thayer Shares Connecting article for instructions.
We have (aging) Lenovo and Apple laptops to loan you if you're in a pinch. We can also loan peripherals like chargers, keyboards, video cables, external DVD readers, all manner of adapters, etc.
What software does Thayer provide for me?
Can I access ThayerFS, Jumbo, Virtual Lab software etc. from home?
How do I connect to the VPN?
Can I reserve a Thayer room for a meeting or study group?
Yes, you can use Dartmouth's Virtual EMS to reserve a room. Go to https://ems.dartmouth.edu/, click Log in in the top left corner of the menu bar, then new options should appear in the menu bar, including a Reservations option.
How do I use the plotters (large format printers)?
How do I record a lecture?
Ack, how do I get past the Human Resources homepage to the actual Employee Self-Service tool?