Library & Information Technology Services Blog

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation 2017

Posted August 31, 2017

Highlighting Top Resources for Students Get Microsoft Office for FREE by logging in at webmail.brynmawr.edu. Click Office 365 in the top left corner and click to install Office 2016 on more than five devices! Need to learn a new tech skill? Check out Lynda.com! See the LITS Blog for more info. Did you know we […]

Help with new Moodle 3.2

Posted August 14, 2017

Just a quick reminder that we upgraded to a new version of Moodle after the spring semester last year. The new version is cleaner, looks better on tablets and mobile devices, and has several interesting new features. For a quick video overviews of the new interface, see: New Features/Changes in Moodle 3.2 and What’s New […]

Sorting Files by Size and Type

Posted January 5, 2017

On February 1st, the College will host its first File Clean-Up Day. Community members will get a chance to clean up specific storage locations with the goal of streamlining/speeding up your work and working towards more efficient and secure file management. Stay tuned for more details! In preparation for File Clean-Up Day, LITS’ Spotlight Series […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Posted October 3, 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 […]

Removing Canceled Meetings in Office 365

Posted September 12, 2016

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 how Office 365 is intended to work, but it’s different from what we were used […]

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 […]

Your Virtual Bulletin Board: Pinning in Office 365

Posted August 1, 2016

Last week we gave you some advanced tips for locating email messages, and this week’s point couldn’t be simpler. Want to keep an important message handy? Pin it to the top of your inbox! Let us show you how: Pinning video (mobile-friendly version)   In this Spotlight Series, we highlight some of the most valuable and […]

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, […]