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Archive for October, 2016

Re-introducing lynda.com: Learn new skills online at your own pace!

Posted October 31, 2016

“With an online platform like this, you can learn wherever and whenever you want — the learning is 100% in your control.” – Cecilia Han Truong, Student When it comes to learning new skills online, the options are plentiful, sometimes overwhelmingly so, and the search for quality tools and resources can be frustrating. Don’t spend […]

The Focused Inbox, or, “What Happened to Clutter?”

Posted October 31, 2016

Throughout the fall, Microsoft will be replacing Clutter with Focused Inbox. This optional feature improves upon Clutter by separating your inbox into two tabs—Focused and Other. Emails that matter most to you are in the Focused tab, while the rest remain easily accessible in the Other tab. You’ll receive a prompt to try the Focused […]

Tech Talk: Integrating Computational Skills Development in the Major 11/1 4-5pm

Posted October 31, 2016

Tech Talk: Integrating Computational Skills Development in the Major: Helping Students Achieve Bryn Mawr’s Digital Competencies Tuesday, November 1, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm Thomas Hall, Quita Woodward Room Join us as Elizabeth McCormack (Physics), Mark Matlin (Physics), and Doug Blank (Computer Science) demo online, interactive, computational skill-building instructional modules they’ve developed, and learn how the modules […]

Security Enhancement for College-owned Windows and macOS computers

Posted October 26, 2016

This Friday, October 28th, LITS will be applying a system-wide restriction to all Bryn Mawr College computers. This restriction will prevent changes to the software update settings LITS has set for Windows and macOS. This security enhancement will ensure all College-owned computers are automatically checking for and installing critical updates published by Microsoft and Apple. […]

Tech Talk: Integrating Computational Skills Development in the Major 11/1 4-5pm

Posted October 25, 2016

Tech Talk: Integrating Computational Skills Development in the Major: Helping Students Achieve Bryn Mawr’s Digital Competencies Tuesday, November 1, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm Thomas Hall, Quita Woodward Room Join us as Elizabeth McCormack (Physics), Mark Matlin (Physics), and Doug Blank (Computer Science) demo online, interactive, computational skill-building instructional modules they’ve developed, and learn how the modules […]

Trick or Treat? Phishing Emails in Office 365

Posted October 24, 2016

Phishing is a form of scam designed to trick you into giving out personal information such as your password, credit card information, or Social Security number. Phishing emails can be hard to spot, so it’s important to know what to look for. Keep an eye out for messages sent from an email address that doesn’t […]

Widespread Denial of Service Attack, Many External Sites Affected

Posted October 21, 2016

Throughout the day today a large number of popular services including wufoo.com and twitter.com have been unavailable due to a denial of service (DDoS) attack on a major DNS provider. For a list of affected services and additional information and updates, see http://gizmodo.com/this-is-probably-why-half-the-internet-shut-down-today-1788062835. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted October 19, 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.

Launch of the Information Security Education Program

Posted October 17, 2016

Be an InfoSec Master! (mobile-friendly version) Today marks the launch of the College’s Information Security Education Program, providing all community members with an opportunity to master competencies pertinent to the security of the College’s sensitive data and their own; broad participation in the program will exponentially reduce the College’s security risk profile. What does participation […]

Account Closures for Graduating Students

Posted October 13, 2016

As the end of the fall semester approaches, please be aware of the following information about account closures for graduating students: http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/4833 Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted October 12, 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.

Routine System Maintenance: 2017 Schedule

Posted October 11, 2016

Routine system maintenance generally occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. LITS implemented this practice in June 2015 to reduce overall system downtime, to improve the security and reliability of College systems and networks, and to maintain compliance with industry and vendor support requirements and best […]

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