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
It can be awkward addressing a someone in your class when you don’t know how to properly say their name. In cooperation with the Dean’s Office, ITS has developed a system to allow students and professors to make an audio … Continue reading Avoiding awkwardness: student name pronunciations now available!
ITS has been working hard to get ready for the Spring 2021 Semester. Here are a few updates that can make your life easier. Class Calendars Faculty and students can import their class meeting times into their Google Calendar. This … Continue reading Get ready for Spring 2021!
ITS will continue the Zoom co-host program this spring. Co-hosts can help with chat monitoring, synchronous meeting management (e.g. spotlighting video feeds for your class) and live Zoom troubleshooting. Please fill out this form if you would like to work with a student moderator. We’ll do our best to accommodate … Continue reading Live Zoom Support Provided by Student Employees
We have all come to appreciate the ability to consume documents in different ways in recent months. When a document is made accessible, it means we provide readers with multiple ways of interacting with it. We can listen, we can … Continue reading How to be friendly to everyone’s reading style
Did you know that you can add your J-Term class sessions to your Google Calendar automatically? ITS built a tool to search for and download iCal files for the current semester. Here’s how to download and import your course’s iCal file. Head over to the course search tool at https://swarthmore.github.io/course2ics-parser/ Begin searching for your course’s name. Click on your course to download its iCal file. It will be downloaded as an .ics file. Head over to https://calendar.google.com/ and log in. Click on the ⚙ (cog) icon in the main app bar , then click settings. Click on Import & Export … Continue reading Importing your J-Term 2021 Course into your Calendar