Library & Information Technology Services Blog

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

Announcing: Skype for Business in January 2018

LITS is pleased to announce that we will be supporting Skype for Business beginning in January. The software will be added to lab and classroom computers, and is available to all community members with their existing Office 365 accounts. Watch for learning opportunities throughout the spring semester, including: A Getting Started with Skype for Business workshop on […]

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Resolved: Trouble logging into Moodle, E-Market

Updated 1:22 p.m. This issue has been resolved. Community members are currently having problems logging into Moodle, E-Market and potentially other College systems. This is due to a certificate error. We are working quickly to resolve the problem and expect access to be restored within the hour. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or […]

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Resolved: Brief PeopleSoft Outage 12/11 6:30pm

In order to correct an issue with year-end patches, it was necessary to stop all PeopleSoft Human Capital Management services for a short period on December 11, 2017. This unscheduled outage was underway at 6:30 p.m. and lasted less than an hour. Contact the Help Desk with questions.

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Listserv Cleanup

In anticipation of an upcoming mailman server upgrade, LITS is checking with owners of inactive lists (via email).  We are asking list administrators (current community members and alums) to respond and verify that particular lists which show no recent posts are still needed.  If you receive one of there messages, please respond promptly, otherwise no […]

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Routine System Maintenance: 2018

Routine system maintenance generally occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – midnight. LITS implemented this practice in June 2015 to reduce overall system downtime, to improve the security and reliability of College systems and networks, and to maintain compliance with industry and vendor support requirements and best practices. […]

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Tech Reminders for Recording Job Talks

It’s that time of year again, when academic departments are hosting candidates and organizing job talks. Here are some reminders about how to use Tegrity if you need to record talks and share them with committee members who can’t attend in person: If at all possible, please schedule the talk in a room that is […]

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Critical Security Update for macOS High Sierra (10.13)

A major security vulnerability has been identified in macOS High Sierra (10.13) only.  College-owned machine will update automatically, but we encourage you to update sooner. To do this visit the App Store, click the Update tab, and apply the security update. LITS encourages all community members with personally-owned Macs running High Sierra (10.13) to apply […]

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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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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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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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