Library & Information Technology Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other LITS Resources and Services

11/28 Tech Talk: Passw0rd SeCur1ty M@de EaSy

Often times, our passwords are the only line of defense between our most sensitive data and unrelenting cyber scoundrels with malicious intent. Reinforce your cyber armor by attending this Tech Talk! This will be a judgement-free hour of sharing and learning as we discuss the importance of and methods for creating strong, unique, and memorable […]

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Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference CFPs

Submit your proposal by 2/15/18! The seventh annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference will be held Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College. These conferences are a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning. Our definition of blended […]

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Adobe Creative Cloud on College-owned Computers: Update Your License

If you have Adobe Creative Cloud installed on your College-owned computer, you may have noticed a message upon launching the software warning that it will expire at the end of November. Please update your license via Software Center at your earliest convenience. macOS: under the Serials and Activation section of Software Center, look for “Re-Activate […]

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Moodle Course Shells for Spring 2018 Available

The course shells for Spring 2018 are now available on Moodle. By default, students can view the Moodle site for a course as soon as they register for that course in Bionic. For Faculty: If you have course information (e.g., previous year’s syllabus, a reading list, answers to frequently asked questions, etc.) you wish to share with students who have pre-registered, […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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Resolved: Problems with Mail in Office 365

Updated 11/9 at 1:00 p.m. Microsoft reports that they have resolved this issue. If you continue to experience problems, please contact the Help Desk. — Some community members have noticed intermittent issues with viewing the body of some or all email messages in Office 365, as well as other mail features not working as expected. […]

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Spotlight: What is Multi-factor Authentication? Where and why should I use it?

Have you ever had an online service encourage you to enable an additional layer of login security?  Like many of us, you probably thought “my password is good enough,” “that sounds inconvenient,” or “why would I want that?” It’s true you need strong passwords (and a good way to manage them).  But are they enough?  […]

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BIONIC Unavailable 11/8 5-11:30pm

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Wednesday, November 8th from 5:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

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11/7 Tech Talk: Augmented Reality App Development

Educational Technology Services’ augmented reality/virtual reality interns Nadine Adnane ’20 (Computer Science & Pre-Med, summer 2017), My Nguyen ’20 (Computer Science, summer 2017) and Emmeline Douglas-Mann ’18 (Physics, fall 2017) will describe the process of conceptualizing, coding, and presenting an app for the Microsoft HoloLens while developing their digital competencies. Summer interns will discuss lessons learned and provide a demonstration of their augmented […]

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Outlook app replaces OWA for iOS and Android

The Outlook app has replaced the Outlook Web App (OWA) for iOS and Android. OWA will be removed from the App Store and Google Play in the coming months. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, http://lits.brynmawr.edu.  

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Call for Proposals for LITS Digital Bryn Mawr Seed Grant Funding

We invite Bryn Mawr faculty, staff, and graduate students to apply for seed grants to support digital teaching, learning, or research activities—broadly construed. Digital Bryn Mawr seed grants are intended to advance engagement with digital technologies, regardless of an individual’s prior experience or expertise.

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Changes to Windows Updates

On October 26th, LITS will be making a change to the way software and operating system updates run on College-owned Windows computers: Community members will not be able to disable Windows updates on College-owned computers, but will have the option to defer updates for a maximium of 30 days Feature Updates (significant updates that happen twice […]

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