Library & Information Technology Services Blog

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 […]

Sign the File Clean-Up Day Pledge to win pizza lunch, Top 11 Tips for 2/1/17

Posted January 11, 2017

Looking forward to more efficient digital file management? Want a little extra motivation? Would pizza help?* Join colleagues on February 1st for the College’s first File Clean-Up Day! Sign the Pledge to record your commitment; the department with the highest participation will win a pizza lunch! Take the first step toward streamlining and securing your […]

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 […]

Give Microsoft Feedback on Office 365

Posted November 10, 2016

Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a few months, we wanted to make sure you were all aware of Microsoft’s Suggestion Box. Have a great idea for a new feature or improvement? Share your Feedback from within the Mail and Calendar apps. Just click on the question mark in the upper right corner […]

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 […]

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 […]

Office 365: Clutter learns from your behavior & sets aside lower priority messages

Posted September 19, 2016

What is Clutter? Clutter is a feature of Office 365 that reduces the amount of email landing in your inbox by moving lower-priority messages to the Clutter folder for later/less frequent review. How do Clutter and Junk filters work? Messages Office 365 believes are spam are filtered into your Junk folder. Office 365 processes any […]

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