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Archive for August, 2016

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Posted August 29, 2016

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 […]

Issue with Viewing Paychecks in BIONIC

Posted August 26, 2016

At this time, Bryn Mawr College employees may need to use a browser other than Firefox to view their paycheck and perform other related self-service tasks in BIONIC. We recommend the following: Windows computers – use Chrome or Internet Explorer (Edge for Windows 10) Macs – use Safari or Chrome An issue has been identified […]

Office 365 Update: Action may be required

Posted August 24, 2016

Since our Office 365 launch in May 2016, LITS has been working with Microsoft to improve and further automate our account provisioning process, and to bring all accounts in line with licenses and policy. As of Thursday evening 8/25, all Office 365 accounts will have several defaults set. Other options will need to be set […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted August 24, 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.

LITS Recommends OWA for Mobile Email & Calendar

Posted August 23, 2016

Many of us access our email and calendar from our phones just as often as we do from our computers. Until now we’ve advised using your device’s native sync but, after additional testing and experience, we now recommend using the Outlook Web App (OWA).  The OWA is Microsoft’s first-party application for mobile email and calendar […]

Moodle & EduTech Open Office Hours 8/24 2-5pm

Posted August 23, 2016

Have a question about Moodle or educational technology you need answered before classes start? Need help uploading materials, setting up quizzes, or designing multimedia assignments? Want to learn more about the latest educational technology offerings? Educational Technology Services is hosting Moodle and Educational Technology open office hours. Drop by any time; no appointments necessary. Canaday […]

Why are you here? Removing Canceled Meetings in Office 365

Posted August 22, 2016

Ever shown up at a colleague’s office only to learn there’s no meeting? Me too! When a meeting is cancelled, all invitees receive an email notification, but the meeting is not removed from your calendar until you open that notification and click Remove From Calendar. Take a look: Canceled Meetings video (mobile-friendly version) This is […]

Always in Control: Version History in Office 365

Posted August 15, 2016

Collaborating on documents with multiple people can evoke the proverb, “too many cooks spoil the broth.” One person might mistakenly overwrite a critical section of the document and save, while another might be obliviously working on an outdated version of the file. It can be a recipe for disaster! Good news — utilizing OneDrive (Office […]

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

Posted August 11, 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 August 10, 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.

Brief Drupal editing freeze Wed 8/10 6:00pm-6:30pm

Posted August 9, 2016

Drupal sites will be unavailable for editing from 6:00pm-6:30pm Eastern, as we perform security updates. Brynmawr.edu pages will remain viewable by site visitors. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.  

Keeping on task using Tasks in Office 365

Posted August 8, 2016

We all have different ways of keeping track of what we have to get done. If you like to keep a visual reference of all the things on your list, the Tasks app might be right for you. Accessible from the Office 365 app launcher, the Tasks app allows you to create & maintain a […]

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