Box is Trinity’s cloud storage platform – it enables our users to save documents to the cloud, which will allow those documents to be accessible from almost any device, once logged into your Box account.
Box has two primary tools which you can install on a home device to allow better access to your content. Campus devices have these installed already.
Box Tools – Box Tools is an application which will allow you to open content stored in Box on your local machine using that device’s native applications. The installer is located at the following link; select the Box Tools download for your appropriate Operating System: https://www.box.com/resources/downloads
Multi-factor authentication (commonly referred to as MFA) is an additional security measure to protect your Trinity account. It is required for all staff/faculty and recommended for students. When MFA is set up, you will log into your Trinity account as usual, but will be prompted for an additional means of authentication such as a text message, phone call, or push notification to verify the sign-in. (When on-campus, you will generally not receive the additional MFA prompt.)
Once you have set up MFA, if you receive a prompt to approve your sign-in while you are not actively logging into a Trinity resource, DO NOT APPROVE IT, and immediately contact the IT Helpdesk via phone (708-239-4858).
All staff, faculty, and students are eligible to install and use the Microsoft Office suite on up to 5 personal computers while actively employed or enrolled at Trinity. To learn how to install Microsoft Office on your device, choose the appropriate instructions for your operating system below:
For Chromebooks: Unfortunately, Microsoft has not created Office desktop apps for Chromebooks, and the Windows, Mac, or Android versions cannot be installed. As a workaround, users may access web versions of the Office apps through Box.
Students are provided with $17.50 of printing funds each semester at no additional charge to them. Prints cost $0.05 per black and white page, and $0.25 per color page. After the $17.50 has been depleted, students may add more money to their account, or wait until the start of the next semester, when the funds are replenished.
Staff/faculty print jobs are charged to their department budget. You may also have the printer nearest to your office added to your computer for a direct print option. Reach out to the IT Helpdesk to add a printer.
The Student Portal is an essential tool for students at Trinity – on the portal, you can access billing statements, course schedules and locations, student life forms, and more. The Student Portal can be accessed at https://portal.trnty.edu/estudent, where you’ll log in with your Trinity credentials.
All staff, faculty, and students are licensed for Microsoft Teams through their Trinity account. Teams is an instant messaging and video conferencing platform that can be used for holding virtual meetings and class sessions.
Staff and faculty are able to remotely access their office desktop computers from home through Trinity’s VPN, from either a Mac or Windows PC. Please note that connecting to your office desktop is a three-step process: (1) you must first connect to your home wi-fi, (2) then connect to the GlobalProtect VPN Client, and (3) then connect to your remote desktop connection. These steps are outlined in the instructions linked above.