• Thu. 4/30 @ 9am

    We're so excited you're coming to Brown in the fall! These are some technology questions we've heard from incoming students.

    If you have a question that's not addressed here, please get in touch with the IT Service Center. We're looking forward to meeting you and helping you with technology during your time at Brown. 

  • Mon. 4/27 @ 11am

    To learn more about what’s new in Canvas, share best practices, and discuss Canvas issues join us at the Canvas User Group on Wednesday, April 29th at 11am in the ETC (CIT room 201, 115 Waterman Street). RSVP today!

  • Wed. 4/22 @ 2pm

    Have you heard about the awesome new TV service that CIS and Residential Life launched in 2015, provided by Philo?

    What's different? We have way more channels than before, you can DVR your favorite shows, and you can watch anywhere on campus on your computer, phone, or tablet - no need for an ethernet cable (or even a television). Check out these links for more.

  • Mon. 4/13 @ 12pm

    The Teaching and Technology Institute at Brown University is a program for faculty and selected graduate students who want to experiment with integrating technology with their teaching and course design. The Institute provides an environment in which faculty can focus on incorporating technology into a specific course. 

    We are accepting applications now for the Summer Institute 2015,  a 4-day program for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate student instructors.

  • Mon. 4/13 @ 9am

    If your MATLAB software is warning you that it's going to expire soon, don't worry: Brown's annual MATLAB license renewal is in progress.

    Later this month, we will post instructions for re-activating your MATLAB TAH (Total Academic Headcount) license. We'll share this by Morning Mail, on our Twitter account (@ITatBrown), and on this site (

  • Wed. 4/8 @ 11am

    About a year ago, CIS began a large effort to improve wireless on campus, focusing on residence halls and large classrooms. 

    Some of the buildings we recently completed include Pembroke, Young Orchard 4 and 10, Rockefeller Library, and the John Carter Brown Library.

    Want to keep track of our progress and plans? Visit

  • Fri. 4/3 @ 10am

    Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 is available for all students, faculty, and staff for installation on personal computers?

    Microsoft Office 365 allows you to download and run Microsoft Office on up to 5 personal computers or devices while you are affiliated with Brown. To get started, visit

  • Wed. 4/1 @ 3pm

    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

  • Tue. 3/31 @ 11am

    On the morning of Wednesday 4/1*, we will be replacing the wireless certificate for the Brown network. When this happens, your computers, phones, and tablets may disconnect from wifi.

  • Thu. 3/26 @ 11am

    FRS is a legacy financial system that has been replaced with Workday Financials. The FRS application will be retired by the end of May, 2015. When this happens, FRS, Web Ledgers, and Web Requisitions (Web Reqs) will no longer be available. Legacy financial data from this application will be available through the Cognos reporting tool.