Free Autodesk software available for students and educators

Autodesk, maker of high-end design software, has made a large set of its products available for free to students and educators.  Available products include: 3ds Max – 3D modeling software Inventor Professional – 3D CAD software AutoCAD – 2D CAD software Maya – tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering Mudbox – 3D digital sculpting […]

Turnitin + Moodle = Elegant

Working with Moodle and Turnitin.com just got really easy here at Swarthmore. ITS recently completed a project to fully integrate the Turnitin.com service with Moodle.  Turnitin can support you with grading, grammar, plagiarism checking, and peer review services.  It is now possible to create an assignment in Moodle and have student papers automatically submitted to Turnitin.com. Turnitin can […]

Internet2 Arrives at Swarthmore

Swarthmore ITS is pleased to announce a major network connection speed upgrade to Internet2, a blazing-fast network designed for research and education that connects schools, labs, and industry partners.  Internet2 allows faculty, staff, and students at Swarthmore to easily share large data files with collaborators at other institutions.  It also provides high speed connections to […]

Moodle Workshops and Training Opportunities for Fall 2014

ITS is offering several Moodle workshops and one-on-one sessions to help get your courses ready for the Fall 2014 semester. Introduction to Moodle Workshop This hands-on workshop will cover how to set up a course in Moodle, upload a syllabus and readings, handle student enrollments, send class emails, and provide an overview of other features […]

Teaching with Technology Forum (hosted by Haverford College)

Our friends and colleagues at Haverford have invited anybody with an interest in educational technology to come to their annual Teaching with Technologies Forum. Date: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. Time: 11:00am~2:00pm Location: Stokes 102 Program 11:00-11:30 Using an iPad as a Teaching & Learning Tool Paul Farber, Writing Fellow Hiroyo Saito, Director of the Instructional Technology Services 11:30-12:00pm […]

CSS3 Gradient Patterns

I’ve been doing some work with CSS3 for our new site and ran across this gallery which shows off some of the possibilities using the CSS gradient property.  Some of these patterns are impressive. If you want to learn more about the mechanics behind this Chris Coyler has a pretty good article and Lynda has some […]

Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2014 SPEED program support

The Swarthmore College Libraries and ITS are pleased to announce the selections for this year’s Special Projects for Educational Exploration & Development (SPEED) program. Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals, from which nine were selected. Deb Bergstrand, Graphics, animation, and 3D-printed education resource (GA3DER) Michael Brown with Adam Neat, Physics pre-lab instructional videos […]