Announcements

  • Mon. 2/29 @ 10am

    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.

  • Fri. 2/19 @ 10am

    Two-Step verification is a security feature for your Brown account; it will be required for undergraduates starting the week of 2/22.

    In case you missed our emails, please note that Two-Step Verification will be automatically turned on for undergraduate accounts at the following dates and times, based on class year:

  • 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 Thursday, February 18th, 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.

  • 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.

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