Announcements

  • Mon. 7/20 @ 1pm

    In today’s world, a password alone is not enough.

    Two-Step verification for Brown accounts is available for all students, staff, and faculty (including unpaid medical faculty). This feature, which uses a product called Duo, will protect your Brown account even if someone is able to access or guess your password. It combines something you know (your password) with something you have (a phone or code).

  • Wed. 2/3 @ 2pm

    Google Spreadsheets offer plenty of built-in functions like SUM and AVERAGE. But did you know you can also create your own functions?

    This tip may seem a bit technical, but with minimal ability to write or copy / paste code (or a friend who knows how to do it), it can save you a lot of time on a project! 

  • Wed. 2/3 @ 1pm

    The following list includes technology-related trainings offered by various campus groups.

    As always, we recommend following the links to confirm the time and date in case anything changes. If we missed something, tweet us @ITatBrown or email cis@brown.edu. We will continue to update this list as new events are scheduled.

  • Mon. 2/1 @ 9am

    Do you use Brown’s Virtual Private Network (VPN)? We're making a change that might affect you.

    Starting Monday, February 8th, you will sign into VPN using Brown’s single sign on, which is also used in other services like Workday, Canvas, and Self-Service Banner.

    We are making this change for security reasons. You may not even notice the change in appearance, and you will continue to use the same username and password to log in. However, certain methods of connecting to VPN will stop working or will require changes to your settings.

  • Tue. 1/12 @ 9am

    The following list includes technology-related trainings offered by various campus groups.

    As always, we recommend following the links to confirm the time and date in case anything changes. If we missed something, tweet us @ITatBrown or email cis@brown.edu. We will continue to update this list as new events are scheduled.

  • Mon. 12/21 @ 3pm

    Looking for some last-minute gifts?

    We asked CIS staff about their tech gift picks this year. Here's what we heard:

  • Fri. 12/11 @ 1pm

    The IT Service Center has modified hours around Winter Break and before the start of the semester.

    We wish you a wonderful break!

    Winter break hours:

    • December 21st - 23rd: Monday - Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm, Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm  
    • December 24th - January 3rd: Closed
    • January 4th - 15th: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6pm, Closed Saturday and Sunday

    Regular hours:

  • Thu. 12/10 @ 5pm

    When you add a file to Google Drive, it's either converted to Google's format or kept in its native format.

    If you collaborate extensively with others, and like the real-time collaboration features in Google Drive, will probably prefer to convert to Google's format.

    On the other hand, if you are trying to back up or share a heavily formatted Word document and don't intend to edit it in your Drive, you may prefer not to convert to Google's format.

    Either way, here's how to change your setting:

  • Tue. 12/8 @ 4pm

    Our vendor for Two-Step Verification (Duo) updated their service, changing the appearance of Brown's Two-Step login prompt.

    The new prompt is shown in the image below. The functionality has not changed, just the design. If you checked Remember me for 30 days, you will not see this new prompt until your 30 days expire.

  • Thu. 12/3 @ 12pm

    Qualtrics is awarding three research grants to students and/or faculty as part of their MRweek free online conference. The deadline to apply is December 15th. 

    Qualtrics is a survey tool used at Brown. Here are some details about the grants from their website:

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