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Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2022

Welcome, friends.  As the Fall Semester begins, we wanted to share with you the many ways ITS will support our campus community. This is a long post with a lot of information.  For organizational purposes, we have broken down the … Continue reading Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2022

ITS Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter (Break)

Friends, our winter break is quickly approaching.  With great gratitude to President Smith for the extended Winter Break, we also realize that our support is needed during times when the College is officially closed.  To that end, ITS wants to … Continue reading ITS Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter (Break)

Tired of old forum tools? Try Ed Discussion!

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!

A graphic with "Welcome" written in 21 different languages

Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2021

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

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New software for grading and online discussions coming for Fall 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

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Building Online Chemistry: Interview with Lori Sonntag

We’ve all had to adapt to changes brought on by the pandemic. I was curious how the Chemistry department was able to to handle the move to online learning, especially when dealing with larger lab classes. I asked Senior Lab … Continue reading Building Online Chemistry: Interview with Lori Sonntag