Category Archives: Mobile

Lynda.com, in 3D

We recently heard from one of the nearly 700 of you who are already using lynda.swarthmore.edu to help you learn on your own schedule.  Brady White ’15 has been using Lynda.com videos to help learn how to use SolidWorks 2014, a program that allows you to design objects to be printed on a 3D printer.

Brady reports that the selectable table of contents, the 10-second-rewind button, and the ease of following along with the video are his favorite parts of using the software.

Lynda.com is a great resource for doing your work better and also for learning things outside of work.  We’ve heard of other folks brushing up on their typography knowledge, learning photography, composing mashups in DJ software, and building Android apps.

So what are you waiting for?  It’s easy to use on any computer, and you can take it with you on iOS and Android apps, available here.

How will you Lynda?  Share your story!

Haverford hosts “Tablets in Teaching Forum”

Our I.T. friends at Haverford College graciously welcomed all Swarthmore faculty and staff to attend their “Tablets in Teaching Forum.” A series of Haverford professors were joined by an Apple engineer to showcase a variety of classroom practices enabled by the use of tablets.

Paper-free Grading and Stylus-driven Electronic Blackboards: Transitioning to an Android Tablet
Casey Londergan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Haverford College

iPads, Panopto, and Styli – Better Living Through Cooperation
Mark Schofield, Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry, Haverford College

iPads in the Classroom
Ken Koltun-Fromm, Professor of Religion, Haverford College

Transforming Education with the iPad
Mike Wolk, Systems Engineer, Apple

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Mobile Dash Now Available!

Mobile IconThe Web Team and ITS are happy to announce the launch of the Mobile Dash. To see it in action, simply visit The Dash while using your mobile device.

In order to provide a streamlined solution for those of you visiting the Mobile Dash, we’ve decided to display only a portion of the content that is available on the full Dash (Hours, Menu, Transportation, Search, Events, and Entertainment). Visitors are invited to use the Feedback link at the bottom of the Mobile Dash, in order to help us enhance its functionality.

For those who wish to continue using the The Dash as it appears in a traditional browser, there is a link at the bottom of the screen marked Full Dash.

New Feature

Visitors on smart phones will notice that they can now dial Public Safety from the Mobile Dash by tapping the button marked Emergency Dial (once this has been selected your phone will prompt you with a confirmation message verifying your intent to place the call).

Add the Mobile Dash as a Shortcut on Your Device

Adding a Shortcut on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

  • Visit the Dash on your device.
  • At the bottom of the screen, press the third button from the left.
  • Select “Add to Home Screen”.
  • Select the Add button at the top right corner of the screen.

Adding a Shortcut on Android Devices

  • Press and hold your finger on an open space on your phone’s home screen.
  • Select Shortcuts from the menu.
  • Select Bookmark.
  • Type the Dash’s URL: https://dash.swarthmore.edu/