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Encrypting a College-Owned Computer (macOS)

Important: We strongly recommend installing Code42 (CrashPlan) before encrypting your computer. Backing up your computer makes data recovery possible should anything go wrong. Any work you try to do on your computer while completing the steps below might not be saved. Follow these steps to encrypt your College-owned computer: Make sure you are connected to […]

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Encrypting a College-Owned Computer (Windows 10)

Important: We strongly recommend installing Code42 (CrashPlan) before encrypting your computer. Backing up your computer makes data recovery possible should anything go wrong. Set aside 30 minutes of relatively uninterrupted time to encrypt your computer. Any work you try to do on your computer while completing the steps below might not be saved. Follow these […]

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We Video: Access After You Graduate/Leave BMC

Our site license extends to current Bryn Mawr faculty, staff, and students (including Haverford and Swathmore students enrolled in Bryn Mawr courses). After you graduate or leave the college, your account will be converted to a free Personal WeVideo account. All projects you created and media you uploaded to your college WeVideo account will transfer […]

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Using Code42 for Desktop Backup

Bryn Mawr’s Code42 Desktop Backup service provides faculty and staff with unlimited cloud storage for securely backing up files on multiple devices. To install Code42, visit Software Center from your College-owned windows or Mac computer. Here are some articles that will help you make the most of this great service. Still have questions? Contact the […]

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Microsoft Office in Public Computer Labs

When opening a Microsoft Office product (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) on a public computer (located in the labs of Canaday, Carpenter, and Collier), you will be prompted for your Bryn Mawr College email address and password to activate the product. Microsoft Office will only prompt you for your credentials the first time you open a […]

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Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Mathematica is now available in downloadable “Desktop” and cloud-hosted “Online” versions. Both are included in Bryn Mawr’s license. Mathematica Desktop is installed on all Bryn Mawr public library computers and many departmental teaching and lab machines. To access Mathematica Online, Wolfram|Alpha Pro or install Mathematica Desktop on other machines, please follow the directions for Getting Access […]

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WeVideo: Finishing and Sharing Videos

When you have finished editing your project you need to “finish,” or export it as a video, in order to share it. Go to your Dashboard, find the project and click Edit. Click the Finish tab. Give the finished video a title. Select a resolution. Keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the larger […]

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WeVideo: Video-Editing Basics

Screen shot of WeVideo interface with media library, timeline tracks and preview window called out.

This is a basic overview of WeVideo’s video-editing interface. For more detailed video walkthroughs of the interface, software features, and different editing techniques, see the WeVideo Academy. The WeVideo Project Interface Find your project in the WeVideo Projects tab, and double-click on it to begin editing. Like most video-editing software, WeVideo has a media library, where […]

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WeVideo: Creating a New Project

Log in to your WeVideo account and click on the Projects tab. Click on the blue-and-white “+” icon in the bottom right and choose Create new project. Give your project a Title and a short Description. Choose a Project type. Project types determine who can edit your project: Personal — Only you can edit the video. Collaborative — Multiple people can share media and collaboratively edit the same video. […]

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WeVideo: Creating Your Account

WeVideo is an online, subscription-based cloud-based video-editing platform. Bryn Mawr College has an institutional subscription that allows current Bryn Mawr students, faculty and staff to have accounts. Haverford and Swarthmore students enrolled in Bryn Mawr courses are also eligible for accounts while enrolled at Bryn Mawr.     If you are a Bryn Mawr College student, faculty, or staff member or a Swarthmore student enrolled in a Bryn Mawr course:  Go to https://www.wevideo.com.  Click the Log in with Office 365 button.   Log […]

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