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Release or Cancel Print Job in Library without Card

We have provided basic instructions regarding how to securely print to the Kenison Library Xerox copier using Brewster’s new “Papercut” service. However, there are times when you may want to manually cancel a job, authorize it for release (without using your “prox” card) or just see the history or even environmental impact of your printing. Continue reading “Release or Cancel Print Job in Library without Card”

Troubleshooting Web-Based Apps like Rosetta Stone & Aplia

Clearing  cookies and cache has been known to help load site content from Rosetta Stone and Aplia

There are times when a website will not load correctly, web images do not appear as they should  or a site just stops working.  A quick fix is to do a clean up in your web browser.

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Secure Printing via PaperCut

The same type of “Proximity” card and reader used to get into our buildings is now being used to securely release teacher generated print jobs on the Kennison Library Xerox printer/copier using software called “PaperCut”.

When a teacher prints to the Kennison Xerox, the print job will wait to print until you “release” it by touching your “prox” card to the reader located on top of the Xerox copier. Continue reading “Secure Printing via PaperCut”

Sharing any File with Google Drive

By now you probably know that Google Drive (drive.google.com or in your /Applications folder) is the place where all of your Google files live. However, did you know that you can share any kind of file of ANY SIZE using Google Drive?

Here’s how you do it! (Instructions included for BOTH the web interface AND the Application) Continue reading “Sharing any File with Google Drive”

Using BA’s Fileserver with your Classes

Often faculty members have three types of folders on the BA Fileserver available to their classes.

  1. A main class folder that may or may not contain files for use.
  2. A “drop box” within that class folder primarily for student submissions.
  3. One or a number of class specific “read-only” folders where students can get class materials from.

Continue reading “Using BA’s Fileserver with your Classes”

Brewster’s File Server “BA-Files”

Sharing files using Brewster’s High Speed File Server!

(bafiles.brewsternet.org)

Here at Brewster you will often be required to share or upload/download all sorts of different files with your teachers, students or colleagues. No matter the type of file from documents to movies and other such project files, the fastest and safest way to share those files is by utilizing Brewster’s high-speed file sharing server (bafiles.brewsternet.org). Not only is this service many times faster than Google Drive, it’s also backed up regularly by IT Staff. That said it IS NOT a collaborative service like Google Drive/Docs. It is recommended that you do not edit files that live directly on the file server. Continue reading “Brewster’s File Server “BA-Files””

Google Classroom – New Features

If you haven’t already figured it out on your own, over the summer, Google made some enhancements to Google Classroom.  Here is what you can now do… Continue reading “Google Classroom – New Features”

Google Drive – The Application!

If you’ve used Google docs, sheets or presentations you’ve undoubtedly used the web part of Google Drive (drive.google.com)! This is the place where all of your Google files live. However, Google Drive has a desktop application that you may want to become familiar with.

Continue reading “Google Drive – The Application!”

BA Fiber Network Upgrades

In May 2014 the campus was connected with 20 year-old 0.1 Gbit fiber.  Today our 10Gbit fiber backbone provides 100 times the bandwidth and the 1Gbit fiber that connects our outlying buildings is 10 times the bandwidth of what we had 15 months ago. Continue reading “BA Fiber Network Upgrades”

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