Clemson University Orientation
When You First Arrive
; Find a seat at an empty desk. Plug your laptop into a power source and plug in the Ethernet cable at
your seat into your Mac. Please do NOT attempt to connect to tigernet wireless at this time.
; If this is your first time starting your Mac you will need to go through the Apple registration screens.
When asked to submit the information make sure you select that you are not currently connected to
; These instructions are provided to assist you with installing software on your Mac. However, it is
very important that youkeep pace with the instructor.They will provide additional instruction
regarding each of the following steps. If at any time you get stuck or have a question, feel free to
ask an instructor.
; Make sure the Ethernet cable is plugged into your Mac. Open Safari (looks like a compass on your
dock). The network registration page should open automatically. Select “go” and log in with your
username and password.
; Scroll down to the bottom of the Agreement Page and put in your username in the field marked
“Description”. Select next and the next page will ask you to restart your computer, DO NOT RESTART.
Unplug your Ethernet cable, count to 20, then plug the cable back into your computer. Apple Software Updates
; Open Safari and type in the link http://www.clemson.edu/ccit/mac_software.
; If necessary, click on the first available option, which is for the Mac OS X Update. The updater
package should download and launch automatically. Select continue on the updater package
screens until you get the option to install. Select install.
; The installer will ask you to restart. Select the option to restart. If you are not plugged in it will also
warn you that you are running on battery and are not plugged into a power source. This is ok
provided you have enough battery power and you should just continue the update process.
Clemson Software Package
; Open Safari and return to http://www.clemson.edu/ccit/mac_software.
; Click on the link that says “Clemson University Wireless Installer for Mac” midway down the page.
The installer package should download and launch automatically. Select continue on the installation
package screen until you get the option to install. Select install.
; The installer will begin loading some files. For the wireless setup a box will prompt you for your Mac
password followed by your Clemson username and then Clemson password. Make sure you enter
this information correctly, the Clemson password is case-sensitive for tigernet. If you do not enter
your Clemson username or password correctly the first time, the installer will prompt you to enter
them again. If several attempts are unsuccessful the installer will prompt you to reset your Clemson
password and try the installer again.
; Click on the link that says “Mac OSX Software Installer” at the top of the page. The installer package
should download and launch automatically. Select continue on the installation package screen until
you get the option to install. Select install.
; Let the installer run on its own, it may appear to stop a few times but give it several minutes and it
should continue. The installer takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete doing a full
installation. When the installer pops up “Clemson University Wireless setup is complete!” the
installer will continue to install the remainder of your software. When the installation process is
complete, you may close the installation package.
Google Apps for Education accounts includes email, Google Talk, Google Docs and Spreadsheets,
and a Calendar service for students and employees. Other services may be added in the future as
they are available and appropriate. You already have a Google account created for you.
; To log in to the Clemson Google Apps page for the first time, go to the URL http://g.clemson.edu.
; The username is the same as your Clemson username. The default password if you’ve never
logged into Google Apps before is the letters “cu” the pound sign “#” followed by the last four
digits of your social security number. So if the last four digits of your social security number are
1234, the default password for your Google Apps account is “cu#1234” without the quotation
; Once logged in, click in the top right of the page on the link marked “Settings” and select the
“Accounts” tab. Towards the bottom of this page, click on the link marked “Change Password”
and change your Google Apps password to something new.
; NOTE: Your Google Apps password is always separate from your Clemson University password.
Therefore, if you want these two passwords to be the same, you must change your Google
Apps password manually when you change your Clemson University password.
Tips & Tricks
; 2 ways to right click on a Mac
1. Hold the control (ctrl) button and click the primary button.
2. Two Finger Clicking
a. This is not enabled by default
b. Select “System Preferences” either from the dock or from clicking on the Apple logo in
the top left corner of the screen.
c. Select “Keyboard & Mouse” from the Hardware category on the System Preferences
d. Select the “Trackpad” tab and put a check in for “Clicking” and “Tap trackpad using two
fingers for secondary click”
e. Now you can right click by placing two fingers on the trackpad and clicking the main
button. Additionally, you may tap two fingers on the trackpad to right click.
; For the most part, if you click on the red circle in the upper left corner of programs, it simply
minimizes the program and does not close the program completely.
; To completely close an application, click and hold the command key (the button that looks like a ?
to the left and right of the spacebar) and hit the “Q” key. Think of this as command-quit.
Selecting Amongst Applications
a. Select “System Preferences” either from the dock or from clicking on the Apple logo in the
top left corner of the screen.
b. Select “Exposé & Spaces” from the Personal category.
c. Select the “Exposé” tab.
d. Here you can select which corner to move your curser into to enable Exposé. For example, if
you select “All Windows” from the drop down that represents the bottom left corner of the
screen, moving the curser into this corner will activate Exposé.
1. Spaces allows you to have multiple virtual desktops open at once. For example, you can
have a word document open on one desktop and an internet browser open on another.
2. In the “Exposé & Spaces” section under System Preferences select the Spaces tab.
3. Check the box that says “Enable Spaces”.
4. You can add or remove additional desktops using the + and – buttons.
5. By default, you can move amongst the active desktops by holding the “ctrl” button and the
; To find more features on the Mac, make sure you go into your System Preferences and go through
each category individually to customize your Mac how you want it.
Connecting to the Software Drive on a Mac
If you have a Mac and wish to connect to the Software Drive (R Drive) to download and install Clemson software, you must be on campus or connected via VPN.
This method will allow you to install any of the following programs: Audacity, AutoCad 2009 SketchBookPro, Blender, Browsers (Firefox and Safari), Fetch, GIMP, Kurzweil 3000, LyX, Maple (, MATLAB, McAfee VirusScan, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage), OpenOffice, POV-Ray, QuickTime, R, Scribus, Tn3270, VLC Player, VPN
There are a handful of other programs on the Software Drive available to students, but those programs require Windows. Additionally, there are programs specific to certain majors or departments, which must either be installed by a CCIT Laptop Technician or someone in the department.
1. First, go to the
Finder and click on Go >
Connect to Server as
shown to the right.
2. In the server
address prompt, type
smb://software.clemson.esmb://software.clemson.edu/software du/software then click on
the “+” button to add it to
your favorites (This will
add it to the list of your
favorite servers so that
you do not have to
remember the address in
3. Press the connect
button. You will see a
window that says
“connecting to server” for
a short time. Then, a
window will appear
asking you to enter your
username and password
to connect to the server.
Be sure that Registered
User is selected then
enter your Clemson
username and Clemson
password and click
4. It may take a minute, but a folder will open called software.clemson.edu. When this occurs, you are connected to the Software drive and have access to the above-mentioned software. You will see many programs listed that you do not have access to! You can only install the programs listed at the beginning of this guide.
In order to install any of the programs on the Software Drive, click on the program’s folder then
the Mac folder. Now, select the most recent version of the program. Before you install the
software, please read the readme.txt file in the program folder!!! This readme.txt file
contains instructions to install the program. Some programs on the Software Drive have
specials steps that you need to take in order to get them working properly so it is very
important to read the read