New User Orientation to CLASSE Computing
Welcome to CLASSE! The information below is covered in our
and is available at
-- please let us know if you can't find something.
Submit a request:
Don't be afraid to submit service requests!
For help with Cornell services, contact IT@Cornell:
Wi-fi access -- provided by Cornell, not CLASSE
If you are visiting from an
, log in with your home institution credentials.
Otherwise, use your Cornell NetID (not CLASSE account).
CLASSE computer account
Your CLASSE account is different from your Cornell account. Your CLASSE account is for CLASSE computers, internal lab webpages, and other CLASSE services.
In most cases, the usernames are the same, but
you must use different passwords
Activate account / reset password:
CLASSE managed desktops
Leave your computers on all the time
so they can receive automatic updates, typically early Tuesday morning. Updates may trigger an automatic reboot, so save your work Monday evening.
Administrative access is restricted. Please submit a service request if you have a specific software need -- we will be happy to discuss options with you.
Your first login to Windows:
Use Vivaldi for web browsing.
Cornell email and calendaring:
Getting started with Linux
Introduction to Linux:
Central storage for files
Put your files on our networked file storage (a.k.a. samba or central storage):
Most files on central storage are backed up nightly.
Ask your supervisor for the appropriate location.
Files stored on your local system (or personal laptop) are not backed up!
On Linux systems, most files are created on central storage by default.
If you lose a file, or want to verify which areas are backed up, please submit a
We have about 25 active printers to choose from.
Check your printer selection before printing!
From a Cornell or home network, first connect to the
Policies and Guidelines
Other computing policies:
Think before you click!
We see fraudulent emails every day, and they can be quite sophisticated, even appearing to come from someone you know. Make sure you are on a Cornell website before typing in your Cornell password. When in doubt:
Or, forward the suspicious email to us at
for further advice.
If you accidentally clicked on a bad link or attachment, contact us immediately at
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