Gradescope is a service used for collecting and grading of paper homework and exams. We’ve received positive feedback from Swarthmore faculty indicating the system makes it faster and easier to grade student work. In the past, students had to use … Continue reading New Gradescope Mobile App for Students
The pandemic changes things The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to adapt how we teach. One of those adaptations was having students connect remotely to teaching sessions held over Zoom. As a College, we quickly recognized that we had quite a … Continue reading Educational Technology: What about Student Computers?
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