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Guide to Cleaning-Up the S: Drive (Network Storage Directory)

Please review the following in full before beginning to clean up your S: Drive, also known as Network Storage Directory on Macs. If you have any questions about cleaning-up your S: drive, contact the Help Desk ( or x7440). If you haven’t already, please review the Top 11 Tips for Cleaning-Up Your Files: […]

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Guide to Cleaning Your Inbox of Sensitive Data

Cleaning your inbox of sensitive data? Please review the following guide in full before beginning.

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Top 11 Tips for Cleaning-Up Your Files

Please review the following tips before beginning to clean up your files. If you have any questions about cleaning up your files, contact the Help Desk ( or x7440). See bottom of this post for printable version. Set small goals. Saying that you’re going to clean your entire house is a stress-inducing, ambiguous objective, but […]

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Captioning in Panopto

Panopto is the College’s primary lecture capture and streaming audio/video hosting platform. There are several ways to add captions to recordings hosted in Panopto, and you can add multiple files in different languages to provide translated subtitles as well as same-language captions. Once captions are added, viewers will be able to turn them on during […]

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Captioning in Zoom

Caption/Live Transcript menu in Zoom

Zoom supports both CART captioning (in which a trained professional attends the meeting and types captions in real time) and ASR (computer-generated) captioning. Turn On CART Captioning Prefer video? See Zoom’s video tutorial. Prerequisites:  These instructions assume you have booked a CART captioning service for the meeting or webinar in advance. Shortly before the event […]

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Captioning involves converting the audio content of a live event or a recording into text that is displayed and synchronized with visual content, either at the bottom of the screen (closed captions) or in a separate window or display. Captioning enables hearing-impaired viewers to fully experience audiovisual content, can assist all viewers with comprehension, and […]

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Computer Model Selections

If you are looking for guidance in purchasing a personal computer to bring to College with you, see  What to Bring to College: Technology Edition. This listing is for selecting or purchasing College computers (including with Grant and Research Funds).  It is updated each spring (last updated March, 2021).  Please note that all newly purchased […]

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Encrypting a College-Owned Computer (macOS)

Before you start, you will need access to the following: a stable internet connection an eligible college-provided Mac Want to encrypt an email? See Using Email Encryption in Office 365. Table of Contents: FileVault Encryption — What and Why Encrypting your Mac Questions?   FileVault Encryption — What and Why Not all devices are eligible […]

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Using Registration to Secure Zoom Meetings

Screen shot Zoom Meeting settings

Zoom recommends turning on registration for all publicly or widely advertised meetings to help prevent Zoom-bombing. When registration is on, Zoom creates a “registration link” that you can publicize instead of the direct meeting link. For other steps you can take to secure meetings, see Security and Zoom. Note: Advertising through Bryn Mawr College’s Daily […]

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Calendly for Scheduling Appointments


Table of Contents: What is Calendly? Account Types & Setup Integrations and Settings Questions?   What is Calendly? Calendly is an online calendar system that integrates with your personal calendar and other web conferencing tools to allow people to schedule appointment times with you on days/times that you set as available. Although LITS does not […]

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