Library & Information Technology Services Blog

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

Searching in Office 365: How to find a needle in an (email) haystack

We rely on email for everything, and it’s not going away any time soon. It’s your to-do list, your primary filing system, an archive of important correspondence and reference materials, and so much more. We’ve all struggled to navigate our files, and finding that critical email from last month or last year (decade? century?) can be confounding. Give us a minute (OK, […]

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Update: Tripod Redesign

Over the summer, Tripod will be redesigned for improved functionality and a fresh look and feel. This week, you will notice changes to the home page content for all channels. No functionality will be affected. Questions? Contact Chelsea Lobdel at clobdel1@swarthmore.edu.  

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Resolved: Canon Copiers Unavailable

Update as of 3:00 p.m.: the Canon copier upgrade was successful; all copiers are now online. — Canon copiers are currently unavailable. We had expected 15-20 minutes of downtime for a 9:00 a.m. scheduled upgrade, however the vendor encountered issues and is the upgrade is still incomplete. Scanning and copying is down for most machines; […]

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Reduce distractions with Clutter in Office 365

We’ve all heard advice on how to better manage our email (here’s some we especially like). One of the most common suggestions is to reduce the amount of email landing in your inbox. But how? See that Clutter folder just below your Inbox? Maybe you turned the feature off, or maybe you’re reading this message from your Clutter folder (if so, great!)  If you’d […]

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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/ Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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Drupal editing freeze completed

Update 12:14pm 7/14: Drupal is now available for editing. Our update process is complete; no updates were necessary for our installation. Drupal sites will be unavailable for editing Wednesday, July 13 beginning at 11:30am.  Critical security updates are scheduled to be released at noon. We expect Drupal editing to be unavailable for the rest of the […]

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Update: Tripod Redesign

Over the summer, Tripod will be redesigned for improved functionality and a fresh look and feel. This week, you will notice changes to the header, search box, and typography (font). No functionality will be affected. Questions? Contact Chelsea Lobdel at clobdel1@swarthmore.edu.

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LITS Launches New Learning Opportunities for Office 365 & More!

In late May 2016, the Bryn Mawr College community began using Office 365 for email and calendar. We know this has been a big change, and we’re pleased to continue a rich program of learning opportunities that will ease your transition and help you take advantage of some of the new and exciting supported features of Office 365. […]

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Resolved: Network Outage – Gateway Building

Updated 6/30 9:45 a.m.: The fiber cable providing network service to the Gateway building has been repaired. Network access has been restored.   This afternoon just before 2pm we discovered that the fiber cable providing network service to the Gateway building had sustained damage.  At this time there is no wired or wireless network service […]

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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/ Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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Change to moodle.haverford.edu Login as of 6/1

Haverford recently upgraded their Moodle system, which has changed how Bryn Mawr users log in to Haverford’s Moodle sites. Effective June 1, all Bryn Mawr users can log into moodle.haverford.edu directly using their Bryn Mawr user credentials. (You no longer need to log in to Bryn Mawr’s Moodle site first, then click the Haverford Moodle link.) […]

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Tripod’s New Look and Improved Functionality

Have you noticed that Tripod looks a little different lately? We’re pleased to announce that this summer, the library catalog will be redesigned for improved functionality and a fresh look and feel! We expect changes to Tripod to be fully implemented by the first week in August, 2016. Last week’s updates included a new logo, footer, and changing the top level […]

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