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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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Upload a Video to Panopto

In addition to using Panopto to record lectures, presentations, or talks at home (Recording Your Lecture: Outside the Classroom or Off-Campus) or in classrooms that are set up for that purpose (see Recording Your Lecture: in a Classroom), faculty members and students can also upload videos created or recorded elsewhere into Panopto to share them […]

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Panopto Overview

Panopto, Bryn Mawr’s lecture capture system, enables instructors to quickly record classes or lectures and post the recordings for students to review. Not only that, but Panopto also offers features that help make the recordings more interactive as well (e.g. creating quizzes or PDFs to insert). To begin, instructors can simply log in to Panopto […]

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Using Microsoft Teams

Teams is a college-supported platform for connecting synchronously with students and other staff members. You do not need to request that a Team be created in order to use the Teams app for communication and collaboration with students and colleagues. Detailed documentation for teaching with Teams is available here: https://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/8297 Getting Started Getting Started: What is […]

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Recording Your Lecture: Outside the Classroom or Off-Campus

Bryn Mawr subscribes to a lecture capture service called Panopto, which is designed to make it easy for people to record lectures and talks and post the recordings for others to view them. Panopto can simultaneously capture audio and video of a person lecturing and a screencast of what they project overhead from the podium […]

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