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Archive for 2015

LITS Welcomes New Community Members!

Posted August 25, 2015

Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) is delighted to participate in a wide variety of events designed to orient new community members to Bryn Mawr! Check back for details as they become available. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 At 2:00 p.m. Educational Technologists will meet with new faculty to demonstrate classroom technologies and Moodle, and to […]

Spam Subscription Requests to Email Lists

Posted August 24, 2015

Over the last couple of days, listervs have received an unusually high volume of spam subscription requests. Because all of the requests are coming from different addresses, LITS is not able to block them en masse. List administrators should continue to “Discard” and “Permanently Ban” the requests from within the Mailman interface. Contact the Help Desk with questions, […]

Guest Network Name Changing 8/21

Posted August 18, 2015

On Friday morning, August 21st, LITS will be changing the name of the guest wireless network (as is our practice three times a year). You will not need to register again or obtain a new PIN, but you will need to connect your computers and devices to BrynMawrGuest-Fall2015. If you are a Bryn Mawr (or Haverford […]

Reminder: Bring your OneCard to check out library materials!

Posted August 18, 2015

As the new academic year approaches, we wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that a valid TriCo ID (like your OneCard) or yellow Bryn Mawr borrowing card is required whenever you’re checking out library materials. Having your card with you ensures that all materials are checked out properly and to the correct account. […]

FY15 Annual Report & Quarterly Project Portfolio Reports Now Available

Posted August 12, 2015

LITS is pleased to announce that we’ve recently published our Annual Report highlighting the organization’s contributions and partnerships during fiscal year 2015. Additionally, we are beginning a practice this year of posting lists of completed and current projects at the start of each quarter. LITS project reports provide summary information about a small selection of […]

Reminder: Fall 2015 Reserves

Posted August 12, 2015

A reminder for all faculty as the fall 2015 semester approaches: To place a book or video on reserve in Canaday Library, please fill out the book reserve and/or video reserve webform(s). For Canaday book reserves: https://brynmawr.wufoo.com/forms/w7r9p1/ For Canaday video reserves: https://brynmawr.wufoo.com/forms/w7s1x7/ Carpenter and Collier use one form each for both their book and video reserves. To […]

Windows 10

Posted August 5, 2015

Some of you may be aware that Microsoft launched the newest version of Windows known as Windows 10 in late July.  Your home computer may even have been prompted to upgrade.  We wanted to answer a few common questions: Will we be going to Windows 10? Yes, we plan to move to 10. When? While […]

iTunes U No Longer Supported, Removed from Moodle

Posted August 5, 2015

Apple has announced that it will no longer support iTunes U as of September 1st, 2015 . All links to iTunes U will be removed from Moodle courses to avoid any confusion. If you need access to any of the materials that were available through iTunes U please contact the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or […]

lynda.com is here!

Posted July 22, 2015

lynda.com is now available for all current Bryn Mawr College faculty, staff and students! What is lynda.com? lynda.com is a leading online learning tool that offers thousands of high-quality video courses in software, business, and creative skills for helping Bryn Mawr community members achieve personal and professional goals and meet just-in time training needs. Lynda.com’s […]

Farewell, Atomic Learning. Greetings, lynda.com!

Posted July 21, 2015

Throughout the day tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22nd, LITS will be replacing the current online learning & technology tutorial service, Atomic Learning, with lynda.com. Lynda.com offers thousands of high-quality video courses in software, business, and creative skills for helping Bryn Mawr community members achieve personal and professional goals and meet just-in-time training needs. All current Bryn […]

Critical Microsoft Update — All Windows Devices

Posted July 21, 2015

Yesterday, Microsoft released a critical update for all Windows machines, especially desktops and laptops.  They have classed this as a high-impact issue and chose to release it outside their usual update schedule. Per Microsoft TechNet: “The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage […]

Learning about the Improved Communications Center (Webmail)

Posted July 9, 2015

Two types of educational opportunities will be offered to assist Bryn Mawr staff and faculty in the transition to the upgraded Communications Center (Webmail): Preview Sessions: Scheduled prior to the upgrade, the Preview Session will consist of a brief overview of the updated interface and the new and improved features of Zimbra 8.6 to help […]

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