Our Academic Technology team just finished upgrading Swarthmore’s Moodle site to version 3.7 this summer. This update provides the college with the latest features and security updates. This version does not have major changes but does have some features that … Continue reading What’s New in Moodle for Fall 2019
This week I am attending the Open Source Conference (OSCON) and learning about all kinds of new open source software and projects. One of the popular new technologies being applied to many problems is machine learning, which is a technique … Continue reading Machine Learning, Higher Education, and Bias
As more and more Swarthmore researchers create sophisticated computer programs for simulation and analysis, it can become harder to manage the code. Getting a new computer configured with the proper environment can be difficult and the challenges are multiplied … Continue reading Accelerate your Research Using Software Containers
This year, Swarthmore College ITS and the Libraries asked the campus community to provide feedback via the MISO Survey, “a web-based quantitative survey designed to measure how faculty, students, and staff view library and computing services in higher education.” We … Continue reading How are we doing? 2019 MISO Survey Results
As we approach the end of the semester, faculty are gearing up for exams. Instead of reading through a stack of blue books or trying to keep track of a bunch of emailed documents, it may be easier to set … Continue reading Setting up an Online Exam
As we approach the end of the semester, you may want to take a look at the Swarthmore ITS Course Evaluations page to learn more about the different ways to distribute and collect feedback about your class. We have support for … Continue reading Thinking about Course Evaluations?