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Archive for 2016

Updated: Turn off your devices

Posted December 22, 2016

Please make sure that you turn off not only your lamps, but also computers, printers, copiers, and other devices in your department.  Facilities often reduces temperatures in buildings over break, and the campus sometimes has power events during break, typically due to weather.  UPDATE:  We have also been told that power work may be necessary […]

Brief Voicemail Outage Today

Posted December 22, 2016

Voicemail will be unavailable briefly between 2:30 and 3 pm while resources are added to the voicemail server.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Change to Time-out Lock for College-owned Computers

Posted December 9, 2016

Yesterday we made a change to the idle time after which College-owned computers lock. It is now 30 minutes for Windows machines and 15 minutes for Macs. This security enhancement has been applied to each platform differently because a 30-minute option is not currently available for Macs. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, […]

Brain-Based Design Thinking Workshop 1/13

Posted December 8, 2016

Register now to snag one of the remaining seats for the Brain-Based Design Thinking workshop, held Jan. 13 10am-4pm. Held by instructional designer Edward O’Neill, this workshop will be most beneficial to anyone working on project design, implementation, and management. Design-thinking is a methodical approach to creative problem-solving that emphasizes listening, information visualization, ideation and […]

Join us for conversation: ePortfolios for Bryn Mawr Students 12/9 3-4:30pm

Posted December 5, 2016

ePortfolios for Bryn Mawr Students: A Conversation about Enabling Reflection on Learning & Showcasing Competencies for Key Audiences Friday, 12/9, 3:00-4:30, Carpenter B21 Part I: A lightning-round sequence of 5-minute presentations on exemplars and possibilities: Heather Curl, Lecturer in the BiCo Education Program, will present some examples of Education students’ portfolios and talk about her […]

Tech Talk: Mapping the London Cholera Epidemic

Posted December 5, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm Thomas Hall, Quita Woodward Room Learn about interactive mapping in the classroom! Melissa Pashigian from Anthropology discusses her Mellon Seed Grant project. Pashigian worked with LITS to develop interactive mapping resources and an in-class assignment on the London cholera epidemic of the 1850s. Students examine different historical maps […]

Tech Talk: Mapping the London Cholera Epidemic

Posted November 30, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm Thomas Hall, Quita Woodward Room Learn about interactive mapping in the classroom! Melissa Pashigian from Anthropology discusses her Mellon Seed Grant project. Pashigian worked with LITS to develop interactive mapping resources and an in-class assignment on the London cholera epidemic of the 1850s. Students examine different historical maps […]

A Celebration of the Ellery Yale Wood ’52 Children’s Book Collection on Monday, December 5, 2016

Posted November 28, 2016

Harry Potter, Narnia, Cinderella, Mrs. Molesworth, and many more are part of the extraordinary collection of children’s and young adult books donated earlier this year by Ellery Yale Wood, Bryn Mawr class of 1952. Please join us for an open house to see some of the highlights from the collection, and then hear reflections on the books from students who have worked with the books; from Kate Thomas and Bethany Schneider in the English Department, who played such an important role in bringing the collection here; and from noted young adult novelist Catherine Gilbert Murdock ’88.

Moodle Course Shells for Spring 2017 Available

Posted November 28, 2016

The course shells for Spring 2017 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 […]

Tech Talk: The HoloLens and Mixed Reality in the Classroom

Posted November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm Thomas Hall, Quita Woodward Room The HoloLens is a “mixed reality” device, consisting of a set of goggles and onboard computer processor that can superimpose 2-D and 3-D virtual images (aka “holograms”) onto the wearer’s view of the real world. Join us for hands-on experience with the HoloLens […]

Seen new apps in 365?

Posted November 22, 2016

You may have noticed some new apps from time to time in Office 365 — this week you might have seen Dynamics, Flow, and PowerApps.  In the past and in the future there have been other apps which appear and disappear. Office 365 is a cloud service which Microsoft refers to as “evergreen” which means […]

Tech Talk: The HoloLens and Mixed Reality in the Classroom

Posted November 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm Thomas Hall, Quita Woodward Room The HoloLens is a “mixed reality” device, consisting of a set of goggles and onboard computer processor that can superimpose 2-D and 3-D virtual images (aka “holograms”) onto the wearer’s view of the real world. Join us for hands-on experience with the HoloLens […]

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