Library & Information Technology Services Blog

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

Phone Installations Begin 5/21; Phone Activation 6/11

The College’s new phone system will launch on Monday, June 11.  Your New Phone Beginning the week of May 21, and through our June 11 launch date, LITS and our wiring contractor PABEC will be installing new telephones on faculty and staff desks. The phones will be in a “test state” and not usable. On […]

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LITS News: Winter Break & Spring Semester

For LITS, breaks are often the busiest times of the year! Here’s a roundup of news, announcements and updates as we head into spring semester: Important information about major recent computer and mobile device vulnerabilities How We’re Spending our Winter Break Next week, we’re offering several workshops for staff and faculty. Topics include best practices for […]

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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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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Information security is a responsibility we all share, as our actions can significantly impact the entire College community and beyond. #NCSAM gives us a focused opportunity to build these skills alongside a larger, national movement. LITS is pleased to offer programming all month long – there’s something for everyone. InfoSec Education Program Monday, October 2: […]

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How We Spent Our Summer Vacation 2017

Highlighting Top Resources for Students Get Microsoft Office for FREE by logging in at webmail.brynmawr.edu. Click Office 365 in the top left corner and click to install Office 2016 on more than five devices! Need to learn a new tech skill? Check out Lynda.com! See the LITS Blog for more info. Did you know we […]

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Spotting Scammy Web Addresses

How can you tell if a web page is legitimate or designed to steal your sensitive data? Look at the URL below: https://brynmawr.edu.webmail-log-in.net/ Would you log in to access your email from this address? If you did, you’d be giving your password to a crafty cyber criminal. Being able to identify phony web addresses (URLs) can help […]

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Simplify File Clean-Up Day with the Order of Operations Guide

File Clean-Up Day is quickly approaching (Wednesday, 2/1), and you might be wondering, “What should I focus on cleaning first?” To help your efforts and avoid flawed results, we’ve created the FCUD Order of Operations Guide. This interactive guide will help you determine a customized Order of Operations based on where you store your files. […]

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Copy/Paste New Skills from lynda.com to Your Brain

Leading up to File Clean-Up Day on 2/1/17, spend some time learning more about a tool you probably use every single day – your File Manager application! Learn or review how to perform the basics (copy, cut, paste, move, and delete files) and more advanced actions (creating shortcuts, customizations) using Windows File Explorer and Mac […]

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Sign the File Clean-Up Day Pledge to win pizza lunch, Top 11 Tips for 2/1/17

Looking forward to more efficient digital file management? Want a little extra motivation? Would pizza help?* Join colleagues on February 1st for the College’s first File Clean-Up Day! Sign the Pledge to record your commitment; the department with the highest participation will win a pizza lunch! Take the first step toward streamlining and securing your […]

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How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Office 365: New service for email, calendar and more Back in May, we launched Office 365 for email, calendar, collaboration and more. Over the summer we’ve been reaching out with tips, making documentation (enhanced with multimedia anywhere you see the LITSVideos tag), and hosting classes (don’t worry, there are more scheduled for fall.)  Stay tuned […]

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