Technical Support

SSCF Help 


Single Sign-On Coordinator

Natalie Wolfe

Personal Websites
Natalie Wolfe 

Blink: Technology

Computing Support

Computing Help/Support: provided by the Social Science Computing Facility (SSCF). Email problems to SSCF Help .

Departmental Laptops: available for instructional and research use on a check-out basis. See Andrew Duhoux in Sequoyah Hall, Room 252.

Email / Network Access: available to each new faculty member upon arrival to campus which will be automatically set up when hiring paperwork is completed.

Purchasing New Computers: View Blink's information on how to buy new PCsor Apple products with UCSD negotiated prices. Be sure to follow UCSD purchasing policy. You can also email SSCF for assistance in finding and purchasing a computer.

New Computers and Laptops (including personal computers): need to be registered with SSCF in order to access the departmental network and internet. Email SSCF Help or call 858-822-2423.

Personal Websites: available to all faculty and graduate students.

  1. Contact SSCF Help to set up a user account for your personal website.
  2. Download templates and instructions for personal website.
  3. If you do not have .html editing software or an FTP client please download the free FileZilla FTP client.
  4. Open the Instructions PDF (within the templates download from step 2). Follow step by step instructions for modifying your templates for use with FileZilla. If you have .html editing software, open the templates with that software.
  5. Contact if you need assistance.

Course Support

Economics Building, Rm. 200 Lab (for Graduate Courses Only): view a complete list of software installed in the lab.

Software Support: complete a Course Information (CINFO) form to request software support for a course.

Course Web Pages: faculty are encouraged to use Ted, a Web course tool and online course management system designed to complement a classroom-based course.

Single Sign-On

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a unique userid and password that authenticates identity and access rights and allows entry to a set of campus business systems/features including At Your Service (benefits), MyFunds (financial reports), Marketplace(purchasing), and TritonLink (student & course data).

New or Re-hired Employeesself-register for an account.

Current Employees: contact the Single Sign-On Coordinator if you have access problems.

Departmental network and email access is not coordinated with Single Sign-On.

Software Acquisition

Site licenses for Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Matlab (all available for both Mac and Windows) are available fromSSCF for installation on any University-owned computer. In addition, Windows OS upgrades to the Professional or Enterprise versions (e.g. Windows 8) can be done by SSCF.

Academic Computing Services (ACS) Software Distribution distributes bulk purchases of software to the UC San Diego campus at discount prices. ACS strongly suggests that for individual, single quantity purchases, buyers consider the UC San Diego Bookstore for fully packaged products including CD and license information for immediate use.


Please see the Administrative Support page for information on desk phones, voicemail, and cell phones.

To add, change, or terminate service, please contact your Telecom Support Coordinator.