User Guides

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Below are a number of guides for a variety of programs across multiple platforms and programs.

Scripps Multi-Factor Authentication

Scripps College Information Technology provides multi-factor authentication (MFA) technology (also known as two-factor authentication 2FA), adding an extra layer of login protection for Scripps systems.  This helps prevent anyone from accessing your accounts even if they know your username and password.  MFA requires two or more factors to identify the individual and authenticate them for login.  One factor is your login password and the other factor will be the your Smart Phone (via the DUO Mobile App,) Token Device, or Landline.  This makes it difficult for any unauthorized person to login to an account or web service that is protected with MFA.


Below is an overview of Box@Scripps

The link below instruct you on using different functions in BOX@Scripps:

To request a group or department folder, please complete below request form:

For additional in-depth training on BOX@Scripps see these links below.

Apple OSX

The links below instruct you on using different functions of the Apple OSX operating system:

Syncing date through icloud and iphone, ipad, iTunes backup and restore

Microsoft Office



These guides will help you understand the basics of enhancing or modifying photographs and graphics. Please see online tutorials for more information:


Multimedia and Smart Classrooms

All of the classrooms on the Scripps College campus are now “smart” classrooms that have presentation/multimedia capabilities. Each classroom has a Dell or Macintosh desktop computer on the podium. Computer Classrooms also each have 24 computer student stations.

Click on a link below to view instructions for using the multimedia equipment in a classroom. This on-line documentation provides a good overview of what is available and how to use each setup. In addition, a printed copy of each guide is provided in the podium. Should you require an orientation or encounter any difficulty with the equipment, please contact the Audio/Visual department at extension 73193.

Smart Classrooms and Recital Halls

Venues with laptops available (please request laptop when making your reservation through EMS)

  • Hampton
  • Garrison Theatre
  • Balch Conference Room
  • Mary Routt Memorabilia Room
  • Vita Nova Conference Room
  • Steele 230 Conference Room

Sakai Course Management System

Sakai is the course management and collaborative learning tool at The Claremont Colleges. This system serves faculty, staff, and students of all seven Claremont Colleges and the Claremont University Consortium.

Accessing Sakai

Sakai is available from the Intranet menu, the Academic Portal, or here; the Welcome Screen where you will find information on how to log on and use Sakai. Any upcoming training opportunities will be listed under the Training link on the Sakai Welcome page.

Use your Novell network username and password to log in. If you are not sure what these are, please contact Scripps Information Technology or call extension 73406.

Once you are logged in, the courses and projects to which you have been added will be displayed across the top of the page as tabs in the Site Navigation Bar. To view tools available in a course, click that course’s tab; tools for that site will be listed down the left-hand side of the screen in the Tool Menu Bar.

Sakai User guides

The following guides will help you to get started using Sakai: