An Overview of all Campus Computer Systems & Passwords
for Faculty and Staff

Every Dickinson employee has an account on each of the following systems.  Your assigned username for each system is the same - it is your email name.
The systems are:

 

Active Directory, Gateway Portal and Net Files

Uses:  Access to ADMIN file servers or the Network.  In the Library or labs, used  to log onto computers, utilize printing resources, and to access the files stored in your network folder. You also use this password for the Gateway Portal, Library databases and for emails.
Rules:
Length: at least 8 characters, Expiration:  Every 180 days, Spaces not allowed, At least (8) characters in length. The new password must have at least (1) number, (1) special character (*&^$#!) and (1) capital letter. If you use a MAC in any of your classes, your password must not be longer than (10) characters in length. Cannot reuse a previous password.
How to Change:
If your password has already expired: Contact the Help Desk (see information below under Problems).
If you want to change your password before the expiration date (available on campus computers only):
PC: Hold down CNTL , ALT & Delete Keys and a dialog box will appear. Click on the Change Password button and type in your new password twice. You can also change it in Outook Web Access, details here.
Mac: Go Connect to Server then in Server Address type files, then click on Connect.
1.  Click the Change Password button (left corner).
2.  Enter new and old passwords where prompted.
Problems?:
Call x1000 (245-1000) or email helpdesk@dickinson.edu from your Dickinson account.  You may need to have your account unlocked or a new password set.  Librarians can unlock this password at the Library. Unlock your account 24/7 by clicking here.

Banner Self Serve

Uses:
Access course schedules, grades, benefits, and time sheets online. You can also access this within the Gateway.
Rules:
Expiration: None.
How to Change:
This PIN number can not be changed.
Problems?:
Call x1000 (245-1000) or email helpdesk@dickinson.edu from your Dickinson account. 
(Use the procedure below only if you trying to access this outside of the Gateway) If you have forgotten your PIN number, go to the Banner web page and click Forgot PIN?   Type in your username, click on Email My PIN. It will be emailed to your Dickinson email address.

Moodle

Uses: 
Some professors and administrators use an online system to place course materials or instructions online.
Rules:
To access this system use the Gateway. You will find an icon on top right hand side of the portal window.

Problems?:
Call x1000 (245-1000) the LIS Help Desk (lower level of the library) with ID or email helpdesk@dickinson.edu from your Dickinson account. 
(Use the procedure below only if you trying to access this outside of the Gateway)

Quotas

Click here for quota details on the various servers on campus.