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Archive for July, 2016

Tripod Redesign to be Completed Next Week

Posted July 29, 2016

This summer, Tripod has been redesigned for improved functionality and a fresh look and feel. Early next week, you will notice changes to the color scheme and a few new visual elements in the body of the page. No functionality will be affected. We’re pleased to announce that these will be the final changes to Tripod this summer. […]

New Office 365 Apps Appearing in Error

Posted July 29, 2016

You may have noticed that one or more of the Office 365 apps listed below has become available in your Bryn Mawr College account. This was in error and due to licensing inconsistencies and has been corrected. These apps have been disabled until LITS can undertake further research into their suitability for our campus. Yammer Skype for Business Planner Sway […]

Reminder: Voice Mailboxes for New Employees

Posted July 28, 2016

When new staff members are hired to fill existing positions, please be sure to contact the Help Desk to request that a new voice mailbox be created for the entering staff member, and that the exiting staff member’s voice mailbox is removed (unless they’re remaining at the College). This has no bearing on the phone number used or the location of […]

New & Improved InterLibrary Loan Service Goes Live 8/12!

Posted July 28, 2016

Earlier this summer, we announced a new and improved request management site for traditional InterLibrary Loan* services. ILLiad, a new request form and interface for checking the status of your ILL requests, will go live on August 12. ILLiad will allow you to request articles, books, book chapters, and other document types from outside libraries as […]

Network maintenance 8/12 6pm-2am, internet access unavailable 6-10pm

Posted July 28, 2016

The internet will be inaccessible from Bryn Mawr College on Friday, August 12th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. LITS will be replacing the College’s internet gateway router during this time. From 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., we will be upgrading wireless network equipment; wireless access will be unavailable during this time. Contact the Help […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted July 27, 2016

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.

BIONIC Unavailable 8/3 5pm-2am

Posted July 26, 2016

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Wednesday, August 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. August 4th. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

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

Posted July 25, 2016

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, […]

Update: Tripod Redesign

Posted July 19, 2016

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.  

Resolved: Canon Copiers Unavailable

Posted July 18, 2016

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; […]

Reduce distractions with Clutter in Office 365

Posted July 18, 2016

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 […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted July 13, 2016

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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