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Adobe Creative Cloud – Accessing from personal devices

THIS ACCESS IS TEMPORARY; EXPIRES 5/31/2020. Before you start, you will need access to the following: a Bryn Mawr College account a laptop or desktop computer with internet access Table of Contents: What is Creative Cloud? Step-by-Step Instructions [Students] Daily Creative Challenges [Faculty] Distance Learning Resources Questions?   What is Creative Cloud? Creative Cloud is […]

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Panopto: Get Emailed When Videos are Posted

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Panopto can notify viewers when new videos are posted to a particular course or shared folder, but it is a two-part opt-in process.  If either of these is disabled, an individual won’t get a notification email. Turn On Notifications at the Course/Folder level: If you want your students or other viewers to be able to […]

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Accessing Kanopy with BMC credentials

Visit to get started To set up your account, click on Don’t have an account yet? Get Started (in red). You will see the screen Access Kanopy through your university. On this page, click on Log In to Bryn Mawr. You will be sent to the EZProxy sign-in page, where you should sign in […]

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Software for Personally-owned Computers

For a limited time during COVID-19 online learning, some lab/campus software is also available for off-campus use and personally-owned computers. This includes: ArcGIS ChemDraw Mathematica MatLab NVivo Stata SPSS Students who need access to software for use in a class: please consult your instructor or visit your Moodle course for installation and access instructions. Community […]

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Software for College-owned computers

Most College-licensed software can be installed by via Software Center. Others software has specific installation instructions and/or licensing limitations. See below for more information on specific software packages: ChemDraw Mathematica Read&Write

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Using the VPN for Off-Campus Access

Bryn Mawr College uses a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to allow users to access their Home directory and other network drives when off campus. Connecting to the VPN simulates being connected to the on-campus network, so users can work off-campus without missing out on any important data or resources. The app used to connect to […]

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Group Activities and Class Interaction in Moodle

Asynchronous classes do not mean that students can’t engage with each other and actively participate in class! Moodle offers different solutions for asynchronous communications and collaboration, such as Forums, Messaging, and Groups. Instructors can use Groups for collaborative activities and break-out group discussions. Forums in Moodle allow faculty and students to communicate in a discussion-board format, […]

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Teaching Online With Moodle

Class size, time zones and bandwidth issues can make it challenging for an entire class to meet synchronously online (e.g., in a webinar). You can use Moodle tools to create more flexible, asynchronous learning opportunities that everyone can participate in.  Moodle also creates a common framework for posting resources and links students need to complete […]

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Using Panopto: A Student Guide to Uploading and Recording Videos

Overview Panopto, Bryn Mawr’s lecture capture system, is a great resource for students–enabling people to quickly record presentations or lectures and post the recordings for classmates to review (e.g. the ability to specifically post PowerPoint or Keynote presentations). Not only that, but Panopto also offers features that help make the recordings themselves more interactive (e.g. […]

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Teaching Online with Teams

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Installing and Setting Up Teams The first step is to obtain the Teams client. This is available to download for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android from Microsoft. If you are unable to download Teams, you can access the web version by logging in on the Microsoft Teams page. Microsoft Teams is part of Office 365. […]

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