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Archive for 2016

Staff Development Day ’17: We Need Your Input!

Posted November 17, 2016

Attention staff: In preparation for the annual Staff Development Day (formerly known as the Staff In-Service Day), the SDD Planning Committee would like to ask for your input on topics you’d be interested in learning and/or teaching at this year’s event, slated for Spring Break 2017 (exact date and time TBA). Last year’s event offered […]

Drupal Editing Freeze Thursday, Nov 17 6pm-7pm

Posted November 16, 2016

Drupal sites will be unavailable for editing from 6:00pm-7pm Eastern on Thursday, November 17, as we perform security updates. brynmawr.edu pages will remain viewable by site visitors. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Laura Surtees Lecture, Classics Colloquium 11/18 4:00pm

Posted November 16, 2016

Laura Surtees, Research & Instruction Librarian and Coordinator of Carpenter Library will be giving the Classics Colloquium lecture this Friday, November 18th! Join us for “It’s a Hard Knock Life: Urbanism and City Living in Hellenistic Thessaly” in Carpenter 21 at 4:30 p.m. Come for tea before the lecture in the Quita Woodward Room at […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted November 16, 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.

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 […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted November 9, 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.

BIONIC Unavailable 11/9 5-11:30pm

Posted November 1, 2016

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Wednesday, November 9th from 5:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

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 […]

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