Bin is the name of Emerson's sever - previously called Isilon. Bin gives users the ability to move media around the labs without using a physical hard drive. Students, faculty and certain departments are allotted a “slice” or section on Bin. Students have 120 GB of space while faculty and staff members have 500 GB. Additionally, certain classes like VM120 and Motion Graphics have class folders on Bin, and your professors may request that you submit work via those folders.
Bin can be accessed from anywhere on campus, even from your own computer.
You can still access the server from home, you just need to connect to Emerson's VPN first! Here are IT's instructions to do so: Emerson College VPN Instructions
Connecting from a Mac
- After logging in to the computer, make sure Finder is the active application in the top left menu of your screen. Once that is the case, use the "Go" menu and select "Connect to server" (or hit CMD+K)
- Depending on where you are on campus, there may be a list of Favorite Servers already available to you. If not, you can use one of these addresses to access the portion of Isilon you're looking for.
- Students (your personal space): smb://bin.emerson.edu/students
- Faculty/Staff (your personal space): smb://bin.emerson.edu/faculty and staff
- VM120: smb://bin.emerson.edu/courses/vm120 courses
- Motion Graphics: smb://bin.emerson.edu/courses/motion graphics courses
- Sourcebook: smb://bin.emerson.edu/courses/editing courses/sourcebook
- Edit Public: smb://bin.emerson.edu/courses/editing courses/EditPublic
- Audio Library: smb://bin.emerson.edu/VMA Audio Library
- SFX Library: smb://bin.emerson.edu/VMA SFX Library
- Workshops: smb://bin.emerson.edu/departments/visual and media arts/ppl workshops
- If you are looking for something else on Isilon, simply enter smb://bin.emerson.edu. This will bring up an interface that lets you look through the entirety of Isilon like you would a hard drive. Some of Isilon will be unavailable to you. If you believe that you should have access to something that you cannot open, contact IT.
- Once you select "Connect", you may be prompted to enter your emerson username (firstname_lastname) and password.
Connecting from a PC
- Search for "Run" under programs.
- In the Run window, enter \\bin.emerson.edu and select "OK". You may be prompted to enter your emerson username (firstname_lastname) and password.
- Authenticate, and if the option is available, designate the domain as EMERSON.
- You should see an interface that lets you look through the entirety of Isilon like you would a hard drive. Some of Isilon will be unavailable to you. If you believe that you should have access to something that you cannot open, contact IT.