Faculty are frequently asked for extra time on quizes, exams and written assignments. In some cases, these requests are to accommodate a disability that impacts a student’s speed in completing such work. Fortunately, it’s easy to manage extra time with … Continue reading How to allow extra time on exams, quizzes and assigments in Moodle (Moodle Accessibility – Part 1)
Your research has generated some numbers for different cases you are analyzing, different conditions of your experiments, or some other way of differentiating groups, and you want to share that information in the most informative way possible with your colleagues, … Continue reading Data Visualization Tools at Swarthmore & New Kaleidagraph!
As we prepare for the 2022 Spring semester, here are answers to questions we are frequently asked by both new faculty and more senior folks alike. And please note that the answers to these questions, and many more, can be … Continue reading Common Moodle Questions at the Start of the Semester
The Academic Technology, Support Services and Accessibility teams in ITS have started to test a new, easy to use appointment and meeting scheduling tool called Calendly (https://calendly.com). The Financial Aid office and certain members of the faculty already have implemented … Continue reading Schedule appointments with Calendly
Ed Discussion (https://edtech.org) is a relatively new addition to the set of tools provided to Swarthmore faculty for their course discussions through Moodle (https://blogs.swarthmore.edu/its/2021/08/13/new-software-for-grading-and-online-discussions-coming-for-fall-2021/). It’s an exciting tool for us, first because it enables near-real-time interactivity with its exceptionally responsive … Continue reading Tired of old forum tools? Try Ed Discussion!
As we begin a return to more traditional educational approaches, in person, in the classroom, I’ve had a number of conversations with faculty who have been feeling nervous about smoothly using their technology in the classroom. Pivoting again. Totally reasonable, … Continue reading Resilience in teaching and learning with technology