Tech Documentation

'General Assistance' Archive

Students: What tech to bring to College

Posted May 20, 2020

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 […]

Microsoft Office – Installing on personal devices

Posted May 13, 2020

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 […]

Graduating Students – Account Access

Posted May 5, 2020

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 […]

Accessing Financial Edge Off Campus

Posted April 24, 2020

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 […]


Posted April 22, 2020
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 […]

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Posted April 1, 2020

Current Bryn Mawr students, faculty, and staff can access subscription databases, e-books and online journals from off campus by logging into EZProxy with their College username and password. How EZProxy Works Log into EZProxy and navigate to library resources from the library’s website or Tripod. The URLs of the pages you access will contain […]

Panopto: Get an Account

Posted March 31, 2020

Currently Panopto is configured to identify, authorize and provision accounts through Moodle, which means you will need to access it through Moodle the first time you use it in order to record or upload videos. (Viewers do not necessarily need a Panopto account or Moodle access to see videos hosted in Panopto: see Sharing Panopto […]

Adobe Creative Cloud – Accessing from personal devices

Posted March 27, 2020

THIS ACCESS IS TEMPORARY; EXPIRES 7/6/2020. 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 […]

Panopto: Get Emailed When Videos are Posted

Posted March 23, 2020
Screen shot turn on emails for course

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 […]

Software for Personally-owned Computers

Posted March 20, 2020

For a limited time during COVID-19 online learning, some lab/campus software is also available for off-campus use and personally-owned computers. The Summer and Beyond: We are looking at ways to extend and enhance access to these and other resources. We’ll post more information as it becomes available. This includes: ArcGIS ChemDraw Mathematica MatLab NVivo Stata SPSS […]

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