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Software Configurations for College Computers

Posted September 1, 2020

This article covers most of the configurations used for College computers and what software can be found on them. Last updated: September 1st, 2020 Note: This article uses collapsible sections, click on the arrows to expand/hide information.   Standard (newly imaged computers)   Windows 10 7-Zip Adobe Acrobat DC Adobe Flash Player ArtStor OIV Audacity […]

Standard Software Configurations on College Computers

Posted September 1, 2020

This article has been retired. Please see Software Configurations for College Computers for the most up-to-date information.   Questions? If you have any additional questions or problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk! Phone: 610-526-7440 Email: Location: Canaday Library 1st Floor

Microsoft Office – Installing on personal devices

Posted May 13, 2020

Before you start, you will need access to the following: a Bryn Mawr College account a personal laptop or desktop computer with internet access Table of Contents: Office365: Overview Installing Microsoft Office Questions?   Office365: Overview You can install Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices simultaneously including laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets. *Microsoft Teams […]

Software for Personally-owned Computers

Posted March 20, 2020

Remote Software All software available in campus computer labs can be accessed remotely on personal computers. To do this, you can use Labstats (app-based) or Apporto (web browser-based). How to use Labstats (app-based) How to use Apporto (browser-based) Downloadable Software Microsoft products: Office 365 Windows for Fac/Staff (Work from Home licensing) Anti-virus software: Sophos Home […]

Using Microsoft Teams

Posted March 12, 2020

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: Getting Started Getting Started: What is […]

Accessing Adobe Software (Photoshop, Acrobat, etc.)

Posted August 7, 2019

Lab Computers: Bryn Mawr College community members will be prompted to enter their Bryn Mawr username and password each time they use 2019 Adobe software. Haverford and Swarthmore community members can access Adobe software in Bryn Mawr College labs and classrooms by signing up for a free Adobe ID at and using that credential […]

Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Posted January 31, 2019

Mathematica is now available in downloadable “Desktop” and cloud-hosted “Online” versions. Both are included in Bryn Mawr’s license. Mathematica Desktop is installed on all Bryn Mawr public library computers and many departmental teaching and lab machines. To access Mathematica Online, Wolfram|Alpha Pro or install Mathematica Desktop on other machines, please follow the directions for Getting Access […]

Obtaining ChemDraw

Posted July 20, 2017

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 […]

Installing Read&Write Literacy Software

Posted July 19, 2016

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: Read&Write Chrome Extension Open Google Chrome and navigate to the Chrome Web Store. Enter “read and write” in the search box in the top left corner of the page. Locate “Read&Write for Google […]

Adobe Help and Resources

Posted July 24, 2013

Bryn Mawr College computers have access to various Adobe software packages, including Illustrator, Photoshop and Presenter. Assistance for these products and many others is available at LinkedIn Learning. Still have questions? Check out Adobe’s Help and Resources for each of these products: Adobe Acrobat Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe Presenter If you don’t see the […]

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