Last year ITS developed and implemented the File Scan block in Moodle to help identify inaccessible PDF files. This year, we are working on improvements to the block that will allow instructors to automatically fix PDF files that are not … Continue reading Moodle Accessibility Improvements Coming
More faculty are using the Moodle gradebook to keep track of assignments, exams, and other assessments. Moodle is very configurable and can be adapted to almost any grading format. The user interface isn’t always intuitive, so here are four tips … Continue reading 4 Moodle Gradebook Tips
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?
An increasing number of Swarthmore faculty are using online grading for assignments and exams. Since students create most of their work digitally, it makes sense to submit an assignment electronically and avoid the need to print a hard copy. ITS … Continue reading How to Grade Online Assignments and Exams
This summer, Nick Anderson ’20 worked with Professor of Physics Michael Brown to perform complex computer simulations of magnetic fields as part of their fusion energy research project. Because of the types of calculations and level of detail involved, running … Continue reading Advancing Physics Research with Supercomputers
GitHub, the company that provides web hosting for version control software, offers several services and programs of interest to students. The GitHub Student Developer Pack provides students free access or credits for a variety of online services including GitHub (unlimited private repositories), … Continue reading GitHub Opportunities for Students