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!
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
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
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!
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