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!

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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