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
Both faculty and students have been amazingly resilient during this unprecedented time. We would like to uplift faculty voices so others across campus can know about some of the innovative teaching going on in our classes. Read the interview below … Continue reading Using Jamboard for Remote Student Engagement
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
For the Spring 2020 semester, ITS has added “Google Assignments” to Moodle. Instructors can create a Google Assignment in their Moodle course and students can submit Google Docs, Sheets, and any other files directly without having to download as a … Continue reading Introducing Google Assignments in Moodle
The October 14, 2020 edition of the New Yorker has a thought provoking piece by John Seabrook called “The Next Word.” Seabrook begins the article with Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, which suggests phrases while you are typing a sentence. If you … Continue reading AI, Gmail’s Smart Compose, and the end of writers?
Some of you may have noticed a recent change within your Gmail account. There now exists integration for other Google services within your Gmail client! Just click on the Show side panel action button in the lower right portion of … Continue reading Supercharge your workflow with Gmail