Swarthmore has a new installation of JupyterHub, a web-based, multi-user, online notebook for programming in variety of different languages including Python. A Jupyter notebook is a handy way to create documents that mix code, graphs, images, explanatory text, and equations. … Continue reading JupyterHub: Online Python Notebooks and More
What ITS services are people using? I looked at the activity on a few commonly used campus systems to see what was popular. Moodle Moodle is Swarthmore’s learning management system, used to share course content and allow students to upload … Continue reading ITS Statistics
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