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
The ITS team has been hard at work over the past few months checking and updating our KnowledgeBase articles. Perhaps more importantly, we’ve been looking at how folks ask questions, what sort of requests come into our staff most frequently … Continue reading KnowledgeBase refresh!
I get a regular email newsletter from the New York Times, called Smarter Living, which brings me interesting perspectives, recommendations and information for every day life. This is particularly useful now during the pandemic when were all stuck working remotely. … Continue reading Review & Recommendation: Protecting your online privacy & blocking ads
Recently I’ve been impressed with a digital book, Best Practices in Accessible Online Design written expressly for faculty grappling with accessibility of course material for the classroom (or virtual classroom) and what that means to them. This clear, concise and … Continue reading Best Practices in Accessible Online Design