You may have noticed that your Zoom sessions no longer have the words “Closed Captions” under the CC button. Instead, you will now see “Live Transcript”. This is because Zoom now provides the ability to provide transcripts of speech as … Continue reading Live transcription now available in Zoom
When searching for information you may find it in a format that isn’t ideal. It isn’t your only choice. A variety of tools make converting documents into another format possible. As students, you may wish to convert some of your … Continue reading Tools for converting PDFs
As a result of the campus closure, which means that students do not have access to College provided computers, Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for all Swarthmore students until July 6, 2020. Follow the instructions detailed in this ITS Knowledge Base … Continue reading Adobe Creative Cloud access for remote students: EXTENDED DATE!
Reading, monitors and eye care Our move to online consumption of academic material comes with many pros and cons. Recently, I’ve been contacted about how to deal with eye strain and headaches which seem to be related to online reading. What follows are a couple of quick tips that may help: increase your screen’s refresh rate – make it as high as you can. adjust the brightness and contrast levels if reading on the web, take advantage of “reader mode” – Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari all include a reader mode. Chrome has an extension you can install … Continue reading Tips for reducing eye strain
Many of us have noticed maps of Corona Virus (COVID-19) cases put out by organizations such as Johns Hopkins University (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html), and major news organizations among others. These maps are powered by the fascinating tools of ArcGIS, produced by ESRI, … Continue reading ArcGIS Online
After President Smith announced Swarthmore’s remote stance for the rest of the semester, we have watched our community rally quickly to move to an almost-entirely remote stance. We are so appreciative of all of the folks who have worked to … Continue reading Resources For A Mostly-Remote Swarthmore