Announcements

  • Thu. 12/19 @ 8am

    If you get a new computer over the break, remember that you'll be able to download Microsoft Office for free in 2014 through Brown - no need to buy a copy. In early January, look for more information in Morning Mail and on this site.

  • Mon. 12/16 @ 11am

    Is your mobile phone number in MyAccount? Not only is a mobile phone number important for emergency notifications, but it can also be used to reset a forgotten password for your Brown username by following the Forgot Password link on most Brown login pages.

  • Fri. 12/13 @ 9am

    Please join us for an Academic Technology Showcase Luncheon with Michael Satlow, December 13, 2013 at 12PM in 201 CIT (ETC). Professor Michael Satlow will be sharing his class on the Talmud and his use of Concept Mapping software. Lunch will be served.

  • Fri. 12/6 @ 4pm

    Google Calendar invites sent to Google Groups will now automatically update as people are added to or removed from the group. In other words, if someone is added to the group, they will automatically be added to the event; anyone removed from the group will no longer see the event.  Please note that group membership does not automatically update if more than 200 people are on the event's guest list.

  • Thu. 12/5 @ 11am

    Excited about your new tablet? Top tips to keep it safe and secure are: use some type of screen or passcode lock, run the latest version of the operating system and be mindful of your privacy and Cloud options.

    Get the details from Chad Tilbury, who prepared this article that appeared in the December 2013 issue of OUCH! newsletter. More details about this author and the newsletter appear at the end of this article.

  • Tue. 11/19 @ 8am


    On Thursday, November 21, Brown's Shibboleth login screens are getting a new look. Though you may not know it by name, you have probably used Shibboleth to log in to many access-restricted Brown websites and services such as Canvas and Workday.

    The new look brings our login screens in line with the University's web branding initiative that started with the homepage in 2010. Logging in still works the same, the only thing that changes is the visual design of the login and error screens.

  • Mon. 11/18 @ 11am

    If you are having trouble connecting your device (computer, smartphone, etc.) to Brown-Secure wireless or would like to report a coverage issue, please stop by one of our upcoming clinics:

  • Mon. 11/4 @ 2pm

    Google updated its look recently, changing the top menu bar. We've gotten a lot of questions about how to find some apps and features. Here's where to look:

    Finding Apps
    Previously, you could access Google's apps (such as Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Drive) on the black bar across the top. Now, click the grid icon near the top right of the page and a menu of apps will appear.

  • Wed. 10/30 @ 2pm

    Since its release last week, CIS has evaluated the use of the Apple Mavericks operating system for compatibility with Brown’s computing environment. We’ve made changes to our wireless network to enable Cloudpath functionality, and VPN works well. 

  • Wed. 10/30 @ 2pm

    On Thursday 10/31, the new version of Google Hangouts will be enabled for Brown accounts. If you were having issues connecting to a Google Hangout on an iPhone / iPad or initiating a Hangout from Google+, this update should resolve your issues. As previously, in order to access some features such as multi-person video chat, you must create a Google+ profile.

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