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Transitioning to BA-Files Fileserver

Here are the steps you should take to disconnect from the Archive Fileserver and connect to the new BA-Files Fileserver.

Remove link to Archive
If you have the Archive Server in your Server Connection List, delete it with the following steps.

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Adding BA Master Calendar

Keep updated on BA Events by adding the Brewster Academy Calendar to your BA Google Calendar.

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Electronics Recycling – Don’t Add to the Landfill!

In the fall of 2014, Brewster formed a partnership with Metal Wave, a company who responsibly recycles electronic waste. There is a large bin outside the IT offices where anyone can dispose of electronics waste.  During the coming weeks when students and staff are clearing out of their living spaces, take the extra time to bring your electronics waste to the AC building and dispose of your junk in a responsible way. Continue reading “Electronics Recycling – Don’t Add to the Landfill!”

Technology Checklist for Returning Students

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Cooper Center AV Tutorial

Mac 101: Adding a New “Desktop” aka “Spaces”

Add one or more “Desktops”

Why would I want extra “Spaces”?  It’s an easy way to expand and organize the work that you are doing on your single screen.
Say I want have my “Stickies” open at all times- I don’t necessary want my stickies cluttering up all my view while I’m checking email, or working on a word doc.So on one “Space” I will have all my stickies open and in my second “Space” is my active applications.


  1. To see your Desktops, either press the Mission Control key on your keyboard or swipe up on your trackpad using three or four fingers.
  2. Move the pointer toward the upper-right corner of your screen. (If you keep your Dock on the right side of the screen, move the pointer toward the upper-left corner.)
    Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 1.31.49 PM
  3. To add a space, click the Add button (+). You can add up to 16 spaces/”desktops”
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  4. To leave Mission Control, swipe your trackpad again, or press the Mission Control key on keyboard. (F3)

    Moving from one space to another

    Do one of the following:

    • Press the Mission Control key on your keyboard, then click the space you want to use.
    • Press the Control key and an arrow key to scroll through the spaces.
    • Swipe left or right with three fingers on your trackpad to scroll through your spaces.

Adding Hardware Devices to the BA Network

Adding “Devices” such as:

 AppleTV Roku Android Device Wii
PS3 Kindle Smart TV  ChromeCast
XBox E-Readers Wireless Printer

Send an email to with the following information:

  1. The STA###, FAC###, STU### or FAM### of the person registering the device.
  2. The type of device: AppleTV, Kindle, Wireless Printer, etc.
  3. The device‘s hardware address.
    The hardware (or MAC) address of a network device looks like a series of 12 letters and numbers, usually with colons or dashs between them.

    For example:    01:23:45:67:9A     or        AB-CD-E1-23-45

    Some devices will have its hardware address printed on the outside of the device. Others will need to be plugged in and turned on so you can look it up in the device’s menu. Your device‘s manual should have instructions for finding the hardware address.
  4. The name of your building – dorm or residence.
  5. If you’re a student registering a gaming device we need your CLP and advisor to send an email with permission to

Mac 101: Taking Screen Shots

Taking a screenshot of a specific area of your desktop in Mac OS X

  1. Open the application, window, or other item that you’d like to take a screenshot of.
  2. On your keyboard, press Command + Shift + 4 and then release all keys.
  3. You will see that your mouse cursor has turned into crosshairs that you can move around.
  4. Drag the cursor to where you’d like to start one of the corners of the screenshot and press down and drag the mouse over the area you’d like to capture.
  5. When you’re done selecting the area simply release your mouse button. Check your desktop and you should see a new .png file that contains the screenshot you just created.


How to take a screenshot of your entire screen in Mac OS X

  1. Open the program or applications you’d like to include in the screenshot. Basically, set up your desktop as you’d like it for when you take the screenshot..
  2. On your keyboard, press Command + Shift + 3 and then release all the keys.
  3. Check your desktop and you should see a new .png file that contains the screenshot you just created.


Anderson Hall Basic Presentation Tutorial

Check out this 9 minute video that will take you through the steps of turning on the lights in Anderson Hall, connecting your computer to the system and turning on and off the podium microphone and AV system.  If you still want a hands-on, face-to-face tutorial, don’t hesitate to contact the IT office to schedule an appointment.


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