Library & Information Technology Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other LITS Resources and Services

Moodle Update Monday, May 24, 6-7pm

We will be updating Moodle on Monday May 24th between 6 and 7pm. This is a minor update, and we anticipate no service downtime and minimal disruption during this period. After the update is complete, Moodle will have a new, more accessible look, but otherwise the update will be largely invisible. If you have any questions about […]

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Tripod Unavailable May 29 and 30

Tripod will be unavailable from approximately 3pm on Saturday, May 29 – 3pm on Sunday, May 30 so that our vendor can perform an essential migration to a new data center. During this time, community members will be unable to log in to their patron records, search for titles in Tripod, or request items. EZBorrow […]

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Access to VPN Web Portal (ingress.brynmawr.edu) Unavailable

Beginning this evening (Thursday, May 14th) access to the VPN web portal at ingress.brynmawr.edu will again be unavailable while we perform emergency maintenance to address an underlying server issue. Community members can still use the Pulse Secure client to access their home directories and network file shares from off-campus. LITS is working to restore functionality […]

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Statement on Confronting the Legacies of Colonialism and Racism in Special Collections

Please see the Special Collections blog announcing the release of our “Confronting the Legacies of Colonialism and Racism in Special Collections” statement. A link to the full statement as well as introductory material is available on the LITS Website. Contact Special Collections with questions: speccoll@brynmawr.edu.

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VPN Access: Fully Restored

Early this morning, LITS was able to restore full access to the VPN. Community members are now able to access their file shares by using either the Pulse Secure client or on the web via ingress.brynmawr.edu. Anyone using Pulse Secure may be prompted to upgrade the client when they next log in. Please note that […]

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Account Closures for Graduating Students

As the end of the spring 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.

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WordPress Upgrade Tonight (4/15), 7-8pm

This evening, LITS will be performing a necessary WordPress upgrade between 7pm and 8pm. During that time, community members may experience a brief service interruption. Please contact the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or 610.526.7440 with any questions or concerns or to report any lingering issues.

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BMC Libraries Summer Plans

emailed to service-updates@brynmawr.edu on 4/13/21: Dear BMC Students, Faculty, and Staff,  We are beginning to prepare the libraries for expanded summer access and for the gradual return to regular library services ahead of fall semester. I’m writing to share the schedule for this transition with key steps we anticipate in reopening of library spaces and […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/system-maintenance-policy Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

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Share Name Pronunciations in Moodle!

We’ve added NameCoach to Moodle! NameCoach has developed a suite of tools that enable people to record the pronunciation of their name and share that recording with others. Anyone can use NameCoach’s free Personal Name Badge to create name recordings they can attach to their email signatures, online biographies, etc. This new Moodle integration brings […]

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File Action Day: Spring 2021

Shreddy is back to help you start the New Year right and to remind you about data security. Is a cartoon ball of shredded paper ridiculous? Yes! But, data security is NOT ridiculous, and as a member of the BMC Community you need to be familiar with the Data Handling Policy which may be found […]

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New Phishing Attempt, April 2021

The Internal Revenue Service is warning all educational institutions of an ongoing IRS impersonation scam targeting faculty, staff, and students. The scam email displays the IRS logo and uses various subject lines with phrases like “Tax Refund Payment” or “Recalculation of your tax refund payment“. Do not click links, download files, or respond in any […]

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