Library & Information Technology Services Blog

Accelerate your Communications with Skype for Business’ Instant Messaging (IM)

Posted February 19, 2018

Skype for Business’ instant message (IM) feature is a speedy way to connect with colleagues or classmates for interactive conversations. In this Spotlight, you’ll be introduced to IMs and some of the peripheral features that enhance or impact your IM experience. With IMs, you can: Chat with individuals or groups Send a file Initiate other […]

Record Meetings and Webinars with Skype for Business!

Posted February 12, 2018

Not everyone on your invite list may be able to attend your online meeting or webinar, but luckily, Skype for Business gives you the ability to record and share your meeting, including the meeting audio, video, and any content shared on-screen. Microsoft’s website offers instructions on how to record your first meeting, to use the […]

Best Practices for Facilitating Skype for Business Meetings

Posted February 5, 2018

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of setting up and facilitating online meetings, or if this is your first foray,  check out these Skype for Business best practices to help ensure your attendees are well-informed and your meetings run smoothly! Best Practices for Invitations: Depending on audience, may want to: Explicitly state no Skype or BMC […]

Spotlight: What is Multi-factor Authentication? Where and why should I use it?

Posted November 8, 2017

Have you ever had an online service encourage you to enable an additional layer of login security?  Like many of us, you probably thought “my password is good enough,” “that sounds inconvenient,” or “why would I want that?” It’s true you need strong passwords (and a good way to manage them).  But are they enough?  […]

Spotlight: Your Browser is Speaking (and You Should Listen)

Posted October 17, 2017

Community members often report that it’s hard to understand messages or icons that may appear in their browser.  They don’t know which messages are informational, and which represent real issues. Modern browsers have many subtle ways to communicate, and some of the messages they’re sending are a big deal.  Being able to decode these is […]

Spotlight: Data Security Basics

Posted October 6, 2017

Some words of wisdom before we get started:  there is no single “right way to do” data security, especially on the go.  What you choose depends on your needs and the data you mean to protect.  This post contains generalized advice on some things you could use and should think about, but it’s not a […]

Spotlight: Password Managers

Posted September 6, 2017

What’s a Password Manager? “A password manager is a software application … that helps a user store and organize passwords. Password managers usually store passwords encrypted…” –Wikipedia Why do you need one? There’s a password for everything in your life. You have a username and a password for places you shop, bank and credit card […]

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 […]

Spotlight: Privacy with Chrome

Posted August 7, 2017

Earlier this year, LITS changed the recommended campus browser to Chrome.  In our announcement, we said: “As you may know, we are often cautious about Google’s products given the large volume of information that they gather and retain about Internet users and customers of their many services.  As Chrome has matured, Google has provided us better […]

Spotting Scammy Web Addresses

Posted July 17, 2017

How can you tell if a web page is legitimate or designed to steal your sensitive data? Look at the URL below: https://brynmawr.edu.webmail-log-in.net/ Would you log in to access your email from this address? If you did, you’d be giving your password to a crafty cyber criminal. Being able to identify phony web addresses (URLs) can help […]

Simplify File Clean-Up Day with the Order of Operations Guide

Posted January 25, 2017

File Clean-Up Day is quickly approaching (Wednesday, 2/1), and you might be wondering, “What should I focus on cleaning first?” To help your efforts and avoid flawed results, we’ve created the FCUD Order of Operations Guide. This interactive guide will help you determine a customized Order of Operations based on where you store your files. […]

Copy/Paste New Skills from lynda.com to Your Brain

Posted January 18, 2017

Leading up to File Clean-Up Day on 2/1/17, spend some time learning more about a tool you probably use every single day – your File Manager application! Learn or review how to perform the basics (copy, cut, paste, move, and delete files) and more advanced actions (creating shortcuts, customizations) using Windows File Explorer and Mac […]

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