Tech Documentation

Which Web-Conferencing Tool Should I Use?

Posted April 1, 2020

Bryn Mawr College has site licenses for three tools you can use to host online meetings: Zoom, Teams, and Skype for Business. All three allow you to schedule, host and record web meetings, in which BMC and non-BMC attendees can share audio, video, screens and a chat window. Below is a comparison of their strengths […]

Teaching with Zoom

Posted April 1, 2020

As of April 2020 — members of Bryn Mawr College can get a Pro Zoom account under the BMC site license using your BMC credentials. Before you start, you may need access to the following: To host meetings: a Zoom Pro account To join meetings: the free Zoom app (no account necessary) a laptop or […]

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
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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 […]

Using the VPN for Off-Campus Access

Posted March 18, 2020

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 […]

Group Activities and Class Interaction in Moodle

Posted March 17, 2020

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, […]

Teaching Online With Moodle

Posted March 16, 2020

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 […]

Using Panopto: A Student Guide to Uploading and Recording Videos

Posted March 13, 2020

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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