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Community Members May Need to Log Back in to Campus Phones

July 26, 2021 - 8:41am
After the phone system upgrade this weekend, some community members may need to log back in to their campus phones. Instructions for doing so can be found here. If you need some assistance, or if you don’t remember your phone passcode, please contact the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu.

Reminder: Requesting Items for Fall 2021 Course Reserves

July 23, 2021 - 7:48am
To place a book or video on reserve, please fill out the book reserve and/or video reserve form for the library you wish your reserves to be in, located in the LITS service catalog: https://td.brynmawr.edu/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=279 Please note that you must submit a request in order for an item to go on reserve for your course. The library […]

Completed: WordPress Upgrade 7/22 7-8pm

July 23, 2021 - 7:45am
Last night, LITS performed a necessary WordPress upgrade between 7pm and 8pm. During that time, community members may have experienced a brief service interruption; the upgrade went smoothly and as planned, and WordPress is available. Please contact the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or 610.526.7440 with any questions or concerns or to report any lingering issues.

Reminder: Update Adobe Creative Cloud Software

July 22, 2021 - 12:53pm
Recently, Adobe released information about a security vulnerability in some of its software, including Acrobat and Reader. In order to patch against this vulnerability, all community members will need to update the Adobe software on their computers as soon as possible. In order to update Adobe software on your College computer, please follow the instructions on […]

Reminder: Campus Network & Services Unavailable 7/21 8pm-midnight

July 20, 2021 - 7:46am
Network connectivity will be interrupted on Wednesday, July 21 from 8:00 p.m. – midnight. Community members who are on campus will not be able to connect to external services including Office 365. Community members who are off campus will not be able to log in to campus services including Pulse Secure. Swarthmore will be taking […]

Canaday Access During Paving: week of July 19

July 19, 2021 - 12:35pm
Facilities has announced: Starting on Monday July 19, 2021, we will be repaving Canaday Drive. Entrance paths will be altered for brief periods of time. The work is expected to take place over three to five days depending on the weather. Canaday is open regular hours, but access may be limited at times.

Emergency Moodle Maintenance — Friday July 16, 11am

July 16, 2021 - 10:58am
Yesterday, Moodle released updated versions to address security vulnerabilities. Bryn Mawr’s version of Moodle is one of the affect versions, and requires emergency maintenance. Moodle will be upgraded around 11am this morning. The upgrade should last less than 10 minutes, and people who are already logged in should experience minimal disruption during that time. Please […]

Action Required: Update Adobe Creative Cloud Software

July 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
Recently, Adobe released information about a security vulnerability in some of its software, including Acrobat and Reader. In order to patch against this vulnerability, all community members will need to update the Adobe software on their computers as soon as possible. In order to update Adobe software on your College computer, please follow the instructions […]

Phone System Unavailable 7/24 8am-8pm

July 15, 2021 - 9:56am
The College’s phone and voicemail system will be unavailable on Saturday, July 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Our phone vendor will be performing a major system upgrade during this time. During this outage, it will not be possible to make or receive calls on campus, including from one campus phone to another, and […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

July 14, 2021 - 8:00am
Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. This regular maintenance window will include work on the VPN. 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.

Campus Network & Services Unavailable 7/21 8pm-midnight

July 12, 2021 - 10:15am
Network connectivity will be interrupted on Wednesday, July 21 from 8:00 p.m. – midnight. Community members who are on campus will not be able to connect to external services including Office 365. Community members who are off campus will not be able to log in to campus services including Pulse Secure. Swarthmore will be taking […]

Scheduled Moodle Maintenance — Tuesday Aug. 24, 9-11am

July 9, 2021 - 8:59am
We will be upgrading our Moodle instance to version 3.10 on Tuesday, August 24 from 9-11am. This is a minor upgrade and we do not expect any service downtime, although users may experience slow or unusual behavior during the upgrade and notice some new features and enhancements. We will provide more information about those changes […]

All Bryn Mawr College Printing Disabled 7/1/2021

July 1, 2021 - 3:21pm
Effective immediately, LITS is disabling all printing at Bryn Mawr College. Recent news of a print spooler vulnerability requires this emergency action to protect College servers from being compromised. We will share updates as we learn more. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Skype for Business to be Retired on July 31, 2021

June 30, 2021 - 10:56am
Microsoft will be retiring Skype for Business on July 31, 2021. If you have Skype for Business meetings scheduled to occur after July 31, reschedule them with either Teams or Zoom. If you regularly use Skype for Business, please switch to Teams or Zoom. For a comparison of the two, see Which Web-Conferencing Tool Should […]

Network Registration Prompt

June 29, 2021 - 10:21am
As you start using your on-campus workstations, you may encounter a prompt to register your computer. Please confirm that the URL for the website is https://netreg.brynmawr.edu/NetRegNG/ before continuing. The page and URL will look like this: For questions please reach out to the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.  

Printing Unavailable in Canaday Today 6/24

June 24, 2021 - 11:30am
Canon is replacing lab printers in Canaday today, Thursday 6/24. Printing, copying, and scanning will be unavailable on some or all machines on and off throughout the day. These services are all available in Carpenter Library, which is open until 8pm today. Thank you for your patience during this important upgrade! Contact the Help Desk […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

June 23, 2021 - 8:00am
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.

Panopto Downtime: 6/26 9pm – 1am

June 22, 2021 - 5:42pm
On Saturday, June 26, Panopto will be updating its cloud service, and these updates will require an estimated 4 hours of downtime starting at 9:00 pm EDT. During the downtime, you will not be able to access videos on your Panopto site. You will be able to record locally on your computer, but attempts to […]

Campus Network & Services Unavailable 6/24 6-9pm

June 21, 2021 - 2:05pm
Network connectivity will be interrupted on Thursday, June 24 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Community members who are on campus will not be able to connect to external services including Office 365. Community members who are off campus will not be able to log in to campus services including Pulse Secure. Swarthmore will be […]

Warning: New Phishing Attempt 6/15

June 15, 2021 - 5:58pm
Please be aware of a recent attempt to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members. Be on the lookout for a variety of unexpected and unusual-looking messages that appear to be coming from a Bryn Mawr College community member. Some of these messages mention Bitcoin, others […]

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