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Students: What tech to bring to College

The intended audience for this article is new and returning students. Faculty and staff should consult the LITS Help Desk for advice. Note: You can find more about what tech services the College offers at our Students: Technology Services tech doc (pending). Table of Contents: Personal Laptops Mobile Devices Other Essentials & Accesories What NOT to bring […]

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Microsoft Office – Installing on personal devices

Before you start, you will need access to the following: a Bryn Mawr College account a personal laptop or desktop computer with internet access Table of Contents: Office365: Overview Installing Microsoft Office Questions?   Office365: Overview You can install Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices simultaneously including laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets. *Microsoft Teams […]

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Graduating Students – Account Access

When a student graduates, access to a variety of College accounts and online services changes. Please be mindful of the following timelines when moving data and setting up post-graduation accounts. Office 365: Email and OneDrive Ninety (90) days after you graduate, you will lose access to your college Office 365, email and OneDrive account. If […]

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Accessing Financial Edge Off Campus

Community members working off-campus on a College-provided computer can access Financial Edge. The following instructions will show you how to set that up. Before you start, the are two steps you must complete to be able to set up and use Financial Edge: Set up the College’s VPN (Click here for VPN instructions.) Set up […]

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Captioning

Captioning Decision tree

Captioning Decision-tree What is captioning? Captioning refers to audio content that is converted to text and synchronized with video. There are two methods of captioning: Automatic speech recognition (ASR): Also known as machine-generated captions, ASR captions can be produced quickly yet are typically only 75% accurate. Human-generated captions: Meet Section 508 compliance guidelines for accuracy […]

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Adjusting Moodle Activity Settings for Individual Students

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The Moodle Assignment, Lesson and Quiz activities have User Overrides options that allow you to change settings for specific students or groups in order to provide accommodations, extensions, or make-up opportunities: You can override the open (start) and close (due, cutoff) dates for all three types of activities. For Lessons and Quizzes, you can also […]

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Security and Zoom

As the most popular web-conferencing solution on the market (some industry analyses estimate it has almost double the market share of competitors like Go To Meeting), Zoom has become a target for online trolling attacks. Zoom is also facing several investigations and lawsuits about the transparency and security of its practices for sharing data with […]

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Advanced Features in Zoom

In this documentation you will learn how to use: Breakout rooms Polling Remote Control Feature Co-hosts Table of Contents: Breakout rooms Polling Remote Control Feature Co-hosts   Breakout rooms: Zoom allows you to split your students/meeting participants into separate breakout rooms for small group projects and discussions. Breakout rooms are enabled by default for Bryn […]

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Install the Zoom Add-In for Webmail/Outlook

Screen shot of Zoom add-in in webmail

Adding the Zoom for Outlook add-in to Webmail or the Outlook desktop app enables you to schedule Zoom meetings from within those applications, just as you can with Teams and Skype for Business. If you use both Webmail and the Outlook desktop app, adding the add-in to one will also install it on the other. […]

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Scheduling and Hosting Zoom Meetings with the Outlook/Webmail Add-In

This article explains how to create and host Zoom meetings using the Outlook/webmail add-in. Note that using this plug-in is optional, you only need it if you want to create Zoom meetings from within your Outlook/webmail calendar. If you don’t use the calendar or plan to post meeting links elsewhere, see Teaching with Zoom for info […]

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