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!
Sorry for the clickbait. I know these are always never the most fun things you could be doing. I mean, unless you find this stuff to be scintillating. I’m not judging! Why would I yuck your yum? But being safer … Continue reading Ten Ridiculously Fun Resources You Can Use to #BeCyberSmart this October and Beyond
Swarthmore faculty now have full access to use Gradescope to collect and grade homework and exams. Gradescope can be used with paper, online, or programming assessments and is designed to make it reduce the time and effort needed for instructors … Continue reading Collect and Grade Assignments with Gradescope
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
Welcome, friends. We wanted to acknowledge the various ways our lives have been changed by COVID-19, and to share the ways ITS has changed in order to best meet the changing needs of our campus community. We want to acknowledge … Continue reading Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2021
Beginning in Fall 2021, ITS will be providing two new services for faculty that will enable more effective online class discussions and easier grading of paper homework and exams. Ed Discussion Forums Ed (edstem.org) is an online discussion forum that … Continue reading New software for grading and online discussions coming for Fall 2021