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Departing Faculty and Staff

When a faculty or staff member leaves Bryn Mawr College, access to a variety of College accounts and services changes. Please be mindful of the account access timelines as described in the documentation when moving data because LITS is unable to perform email or file restores in Office 365.

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Installing Office 2016 on Your Personal Computer

All Bryn Mawr College students, faculty and staff have the option to download and install Office 2016 for Business on up to five personal computers for free. Please note that if you want to use the software on a college-owned computer you should install it via the Software Center application that should already be installed on […]

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Accessing the Bryn Mawr College Network: FAQs for College Alumnae and Visitors

The Basics Bryn Mawr College is happy to provide some courtesy network and computer access to College Alumnae and visitors, including visiting scholars, conference guests, and vendors.  Below are some questions that are frequently asked by visitors who are interested in accessing the Bryn Mawr College network. If you have any additional questions, please contact […]

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Installing Read&Write Literacy Software

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Read&Write software is free for current community members to download and install on any College- or personally-owned computer or tablet. To install Read&Write: Windows or Mac desktop Download the installer from http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/software/. When prompted for an access or activation code, hit OK (no code is required). Android tablet 1. Visit http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/secure/RWActivate.htm to copy the serial number required in […]

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Using Clutter in Office 365

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Clutter is a feature of Office 365 that reduces distraction by helping you filter your low-priority email. This way, messages that you don’t need to see right away don’t crowd your inbox, but but they’re still readily available for review. Please note: Clutter is enabled by default – if you decide you’d rather not use it, you’ll […]

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What is OneNote?

OneNote in Office 365

You may have seen the OneNote icon on your computer at some point, and now you’ve likely seen it within the Office 365 app launcher. Unless you’ve independently explored this app, you might not know much about OneNote. So, what exactly is OneNote?   OneNote is a digital notetaking application that allows for free-form information […]

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Syncing OneDrive With Your Computer

One of the most useful features of your Bryn Mawr College OneDrive is that you can use your College credentials to easily sync all or select folders on your College- or personally-owned computer. People with a lot of data on their computer may want to be selective about what to folders to sync. See the College’s Data Handling […]

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Microsoft Office Mobile Apps

Microsoft offers mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile to maximize your Office 365 experience while you’re on the go.  You can download these apps from your device’s app store and log in using your Bryn Mawr College email address and password. For instructions on how to set up a mail & calendar sync, […]

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Using Office 365 Add-ins

Add-ins in Office 365 are third-party programs or utilities that help you automate tasks when you view or create messages. LITS has enabled two add-ins for all Bryn Mawr College accounts. Most Office 365 Add-ins will ask you to authenticate or link the Add-in to your Bryn Mawr account. The Add-ins mentioned below have been […]

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Using OneDrive

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OneDrive for Business is Office 365’s cloud storage platform, providing a place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync your work files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive for Business. You can even work on Office documents with others at the same time. This post provides […]

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