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'Office 365 Online' Archive

How to Save a File as a PDF

Posted October 1, 2020

Many platforms and people will prefer or even require you to submit files as PDFs. This is because the PDF, or Portable Document Format, file format was designed to ensure that fonts and formatting look the same even when viewed on different types of devices. Most software packages allow you to save or export files […]

Share Large Files in OneDrive and Link on Moodle

Posted September 9, 2020

Whether you’d like to share a film clip, an outside link, or upload a class recording, there are several ways to add/share video on Moodle. In this Tech Doc, you’ll find the most-common ways to share video on Moodle based on where the video is originally stored/hosted. The first step to sharing video stored on […]

Install the Zoom Add-In for Webmail/Outlook

Posted April 3, 2020
Screen shot of Zoom add-in in webmail

Adding the Zoom for Outlook add-in to Webmail or the Outlook desktop app enables you to schedule Zoom meetings from within those applications, just as you can with Teams and Skype for Business. If you use both Webmail and the Outlook desktop app, adding the add-in to one will also install it on the other. […]

Schedule Zoom Meetings with the Outlook/Webmail Add-In

Posted April 3, 2020

This article explains how to schedule Zoom meetings using the Zoom add-in for Outlook/Office365. Using this add-in is optional, you only need it if you want to create Zoom meetings from within your Outlook/Webmail calendar. Note that the process for adding the Zoom Outlook/Office365 add-in is different from the plug-in. We caution the use of the […]

Teaching Online with Teams

Posted March 13, 2020
Meetings button

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. […]

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: https://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/8297 Getting Started Getting Started: What is […]

Meetings and Web Conferences with Skype for Business

Posted March 11, 2020

Skype for Business will be retired on July 31, 2021. Skype for Business is a different product than consumer Skype.  It is built on a different platform and allows much larger meetings — up to 250 people.  Faculty and Staff members will automatically have call-in telephone numbers added to any scheduled Skype meetings. You can […]

Calendar in Moodle

Posted August 15, 2019
Screen shot of Moodle Calendar block

Did you know Moodle has a built-in calendar? Using the Calendar The Moodle Calendar block is always visible on your Dashboard. It may also be visible in particular courses if a Teacher in the course has added it. Orange highlights indicate dates with course-related events, such as deadlines for Moodle Assignments and Quizzes or Scheduler […]

Departing Faculty and Staff

Posted February 28, 2018

When a faculty or staff member leaves Bryn Mawr College, access to a variety of College accounts and services changes. Please be mindful of the account access timelines as described in the documentation when moving data because LITS is unable to perform email or file restores in Office 365. BIONIC BIONIC access will end on […]

SCAMALOT! Part VI

Posted June 7, 2017
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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