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Personal Computer Services, Software, and Purchasing

Dell Purchase Program

Software for College-owned computers You can obtain many packages at the click of a mouse by using Software Center on see Windows or macOS. Having trouble?  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Have another question? Please contact the Help Desk at x7440 or email for information about software on your office or college-owned computer (including grant or college-funded […]

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Obtaining ChemDraw

Current faculty, staff and students of Bryn Mawr College have the ability to obtain ChemDraw free of charge as part of a Bryn Mawr site license. This applies only to current College affiliates with a valid Bryn Mawr e-mail address. This software via download is available both for Windows and for macOS. This download should not be […]

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Obtaining and Using Mathematica

Get Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro » Tutorials » Teaching with Mathematica » Research with Mathematica » Get Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro Mathematica is installed on all Bryn Mawr public computers in libraries, and on many departmental labs and teaching machines. Faculty Create an account (New users only) Go to and click “Create Account” Fill out form using a email, and click “Create Wolfram ID” Check your […]

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Guide to Cleaning Your Inbox of Sensitive Data

Cleaning your inbox of sensitive data? Please review the following guide in full before beginning.

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Migrate a Moodle Organization Site from Moodle Archive to Current Moodle

First, log in to and click on the link under Moodle Site Request, so that LITS can make a site on the new Moodle server for you. You can give it the same name or a different one — your choice. Second, create a backup file of the old site on the Moodle Archive server, if you haven’t already […]

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Back Up a Moodle Site (with User Data)

Including enrolled user data greatly increases the size of a backup and may produce a file that must be securely stored. You only need to include enrolled user data if: You are migrating a Moodle Organization site from Moodle Archive to the current Moodle site and you need to keep user submissions, posts, comments, etc. You […]

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Copy Materials from Old Moodle Course Site into New Course Shell

You will need a backup file of the old course that does not include any student data or files. See Back Up a Moodle Site (No User Data) for instructions on making one. Log in to your new Moodle course or course shell. Go to the Administration block and click Restore. Under Import a backup file, click Choose a file … to browse […]

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Back Up a Moodle Site (No User Data)

You do not need to backup user data if you are backing an academic course site so that you can reuse course resources (readings, files, links, etc.), activities, and formatting (how blocks are set up, labels, etc.) in future courses. Adding enrolled user data (i.e., student grades, usage data, assignment submissions, etc.) greatly increases the size of a back-up, […]

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Password Expiry Email

Welcome to a special edition of SCAMALOT! In this post, we change course from our usual mission of providing tips and tricks for recognizing phishing attacks to learn how to assess automated emails you’ll encounter in your inbox. At times, you will receive automated messages from Bryn Mawr College or Bi-College software, like the password […]

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Adding Links to Specific Tegrity Videos in Moodle

Screen shot of Tegrity Campus block

Clicking on the Tegrity Campus link in a the McGraw-Hill AAIRS block within a Moodle course, takes you to a Tegrity page listing all of the recordings associated with that course, as show below.   But what if you want to direct viewers to a specific recording in that list? Every recording in Tegrity has a […]

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