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Accessibility Block in Moodle

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The Accessibility Block allows you to customize the font size and color scheme of Moodle pages to better meet your accessibility needs.   Hover your cursor over the buttons for an pop-up label of what each does. Buttons in the top row increase and decrease the font size. If you change the font settings, the […]

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Convert Documents with the Sensus Access Activity in a Moodle Course

The Sensus Access activity enables Moodle course participants to upload documents directly from the course into Sensus Access for conversion to file formats that meet their accessibility needs. (If you have a email address, you can also use Sensus Access outside of Moodle; see Convert Documents to More Accessible Formats with Sensus Access.) Before […]

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Add the Sensus Access Document Converter to a Moodle Course

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The Moodle Sensus Access Document Converter activity makes it easier for course participants to convert course documents (including files attached to forum posts and assignments) into the alternative file formats that work with their assistive technology devices. Before you begin: You must have a Teacher role in the Moodle course to add activities. Log on […]

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Printing at Bryn Mawr College (BMC)

Before you start, you may need access to the following: a laptop/desktop with internet access a College account an activated OneCard Table of Contents: Printing Overview: How it all works Adding a Print Queue Scan & Copy (Canons) Student Workers: Departmental Printer Permissions Questions?   Printing Overview: How it all works Printer Types Two categories […]

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Encrypting External Storage Drives

This article reviews how to encrypt external storage drives such as hard-drives and USB drives. Looking to encrypt an email? Check out our Encrypting Emails in Office365 tech doc.   When & Why Encryption is required if you must store files containing financial or personal information (i.e. credit card or Social Security numbers) on an external […]

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Encrypting Emails in Office365

illustration of how to use the subject line to encrypt a message

This article reviews how to encrypt emails in Office365. Looking to encrypt an external drive? Check out our Encrypting External Storage Drives tech doc.   When & Why Encryption is required if you must send emails containing financial or personal information (i.e. credit card or Social Security numbers). Why encrypt? Encryption ensures that, if the email […]

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New Students: Start Here!

Use the information and Tech Docs linked below to jump start your experience as a new Bryn Mawr College community member! Table of Contents: The Essentials: Accounts & Wireless Public Technology Email & Calendar Software & Services Remote Resources Easier Ways to Read Questions?   The Essentials: Accounts & Wireless Account Setup Two-Factor Eduroam (Wifi) […]

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Restore Recently Deleted Activities from the Moodle Recycle Bin

Moodle course settings menu, with "Recycle Bin" highlighted

As a Teacher in a Moodle course, you can restore activities (including assignments, files, and quizzes) that have been deleted from your Moodle course within the last 14 days through the Recycle Bin feature. Once in your course, click Course settings at the top right (gear icon). At the bottom of the menu, click on […]

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Collecting Audiovisual Assignments using Panopto

There are a few different methods for students to upload audio/video files to Panopto to submit a class assignment or project: Using Panopto’s Assignment Folder Giving Students Creator Access to a Panopto Course Folder Using a Moodle Assignment for Students to Link to their Panopto File Below, we will outline these different processes as well […]

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Use ABBYY Fine Reader for Complex OCR

Librarians, archivists, and academic researchers use ABBYY Fine Reader to digitize and analyze archival collections. It is installed on the computers in the Digital Media and Collaboration Lab in Carpenter Library and available when this lab is open. ABBYY Fine Reader’s advanced OCR Editor has features that make it possible to successfully OCR documents that […]

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