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BIONIC Unavailable 2/24 8am-noon

February 23, 2018 - 8:00am
PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Saturday, February 24th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

Save the Date! Staff Development Day: 3/14, 12-3 PM in Dalton Hall

February 21, 2018 - 1:30pm
All College staff are warmly invited to attend the 5th Annual Staff Development Day on Wednesday, March 14th from 12 – 3 PM in Dalton Hall, co-sponsored by LITS and the Staff Association. This annual event focuses on staff’s professional and personal development, offering an afternoon of enriching and illuminating 20- and 40-minute classes taught […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

February 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/system-maintenance-policy Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.  

Additional Protection from Phishing Attempts in Office 365

February 19, 2018 - 1:05pm
LITS is implementing some newly available anti-Phishing features in Office 365. Beginning this week, all messages marked by Office 365 as phishing attempts will be sent directly to community members’ Junk folders. We believe that fewer phishing messages reaching inboxes will reduce the likelihood of a community member compromising their College credentials by responding to […]

Warning: New Phishing Attempts

February 19, 2018 - 12:22pm
Please be aware of recent attempts to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members. Be on the lookout for messages that warn you that your account has been compromised and needs to be updated. In some cases, a follow-up message with greater urgency has been sent as […]

2/20 Tech Talk: Using Google Earth as a Research Tool: Digital Survey, Mapping, and Visibility

February 19, 2018 - 10:02am
Conduct a survey from your desk! Andrea Samz-Pustol, a graduate student in the Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology department, discusses how to conduct a digital survey of an archaeological site using Google Earth, a free and user friendly program. Using her research on land transport of stone for ancient Greek colonies in Sicily, she will […]

Accelerate your Communications with Skype for Business’ Instant Messaging (IM)

February 19, 2018 - 8:21am
Skype for Business’ instant message (IM) feature is a speedy way to connect with colleagues or classmates for interactive conversations. In this Spotlight, you’ll be introduced to IMs and some of the peripheral features that enhance or impact your IM experience. With IMs, you can: Chat with individuals or groups Send a file Initiate other […]

BIONIC Unavailable 2/24 8am-noon

February 16, 2018 - 9:30am
PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Saturday, February 24th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

Help Make Bryn Mawr’s Makerspace! 2/22 4pm

February 14, 2018 - 9:26am
Bryn Mawr College is planning to open a makerspace in the fall of 2018 in the newly renovated Park Science Building. Join us Thursday, February 22 at 4pm in Park 243 to discover and discuss the many transformative ways the space could impact teaching, learning, and research at Bryn Mawr! No previous experience or knowledge […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

February 14, 2018 - 9:00am
Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Beginning February 15th we are adding Mailman (mailing lists) to our routine system maintenance schedule. See the LITS Blog for more information. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/system-maintenance-policy Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

2/20 Tech Talk: Using Google Earth as a Research Tool: Digital Survey, Mapping, and Visibility

February 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Conduct a survey from your desk! Andrea Samz-Pustol, a graduate student in the Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology department, discusses how to conduct a digital survey of an archaeological site using Google Earth, a free and user friendly program. Using her research on land transport of stone for ancient Greek colonies in Sicily, she will […]

Record Meetings and Webinars with Skype for Business!

February 12, 2018 - 8:31am
Not everyone on your invite list may be able to attend your online meeting or webinar, but luckily, Skype for Business gives you the ability to record and share your meeting, including the meeting audio, video, and any content shared on-screen. Microsoft’s website offers instructions on how to record your first meeting, to use the […]

Survey Goes Live This Week: Give LITS Your Feedback!

February 12, 2018 - 8:00am
Later this week, a random sample of students and all staff and faculty will receive an email from Katie Surkin (LITS Manager of Public Service Desks) requesting their participation in a survey for Library & Information Technology Services. The MISO Survey is a national survey that was created at Bryn Mawr, and one in which […]

Access to Haverford College Library Collections

February 8, 2018 - 3:03pm
As you may know, the Haverford College library is undergoing a major renovation. Our Haverford colleagues expect to be finished moving books from the library stacks to their temporary storage location by this weekend. Requested books may be delayed as they complete this work. We will return to a two-day turnaround by next week, and […]

Mailman (Mailing Lists): Unavailable 2/15 6pm-midnight

February 8, 2018 - 1:47pm
Mailman listservs (mailing lists) will be unavailable on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. LITS will be upgrading Mailman during this time; this work will be occurring during our regularly scheduled system maintenance window. While any bookmarks you may have for list archives or administration will still work, please be aware that the […]

Login issues for some individuals to some systems

February 6, 2018 - 10:19am
We’ve identified an issue that affects the ability for some individuals to login to some systems. Applicants, alums, former employees, and others who have access to limited systems, but not to campus computers and network drives cannot currently access the following systems: Bionic Fischer (to change passwords — this is an update to previously posted […]

BIONIC Available: Action Required

February 5, 2018 - 9:00am
PeopleSoft has been successfully upgraded and BIONIC services are now unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. Please restart your computer and clear your browser histories entirely before logging into BIONIC or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). You will need to do this in each browser you use to access these services. Once logged in, you may notice a difference […]

Best Practices for Facilitating Skype for Business Meetings

February 5, 2018 - 8:33am
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of setting up and facilitating online meetings, or if this is your first foray,  check out these Skype for Business best practices to help ensure your attendees are well-informed and your meetings run smoothly! Best Practices for Invitations: Depending on audience, may want to: Explicitly state no Skype or BMC […]

BIONIC Unavailable Weekend of 2/2: Action Required

February 1, 2018 - 8:00am
PeopleSoft will be unavailable from Friday, February 2nd at 5:00 p.m. until the morning of Monday, February 5th. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. After this downtime, you will need to restart your computer and clear your browser histories entirely before logging into BIONIC or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). You […]

ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan): Intermittent Downtime 2/4

January 31, 2018 - 9:36am
ILLiad for Interlibrary Loan may be be intermittently unavailable on Sunday, February 4th. Our vendor will be making changes in conjunction with the College’s PeopleSoft upagrade during this time. ILLiad will be working normally again beginning Monday morning. Contact bmcill@brynmawr.edu with questions.

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