8 Surprising Things Swarthmore ITS Offers

ITS offers a wide range of services, some of which you might not know about.  The following eight services are available to the campus community.  To learn more, get in touch with your Academic Technologist. 1. Free 3D Printing and Laser Cutting Last week, ITS announced free 3D printing for the campus community.  We have three 3D printers and a laser cutter in our new MakerSpace in Beardsley Hall. 2. Chromebooks Any member of the campus community can check out a Chromebook from Media Services for a short term loan. 3. Supercomputering Anyone at Swarthmore can access supercomputers through a partnership with the … Continue reading 8 Surprising Things Swarthmore ITS Offers

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New Tools for Easier Course Evaluations

Last year, ITS purchased EvaluationKIT, a course evaluation software system.  Designed from the start for higher education course evaluations, EvaluationKIT makes it easier to design, distribute, and generate reports for course evaluations.  It is possible to: Keep track of response rates and email automatic reminders Restrict … Continue reading New Tools for Easier Course Evaluations

SPEED Project Wrap Up for Summer 2017

At the end of July, ITS and Library staff and student workers completed another set of Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and Development (SPEED). David Molina Cavazos ’20 worked with Assistant Dean Liz Derickson and Associate Director of Client Services Erin Massey, to create firststeps.swarthmore.edu, a site that Swarthmore students and faculty advisors can use to explore majors.  Each page contains data collected from alumni to provide guidance on what students do after graduation, sample career paths, and student narratives.  The Dean’s Office is using First Steps to assist with course advising this year. Kate Collins ’18  collaborated with Math Professor Elizabeth Drellich to … Continue reading SPEED Project Wrap Up for Summer 2017