Duo is here and if you’re not yet using Duo to authenticate to your Swarthmore College accounts and systems, then it’s time to get on board! As our CITO, Joel Cooper, said in his email to the faculty and staff a … Continue reading Get Duo, but be prepared!
This summer, Moodle introduced a new home page that separates courses into In progress, Future, and Past tabs. As soon as a course end date passes, it moves from the In progress tab to the Past tab. This helps keep your home … Continue reading Disappearing Moodle Courses
Most faculty at Swarthmore use Moodle to share files and an increasing number are taking advantage of activities such as electronic submission of assignments, pre-lecture quizzes, and course evaluations. Students are definitely using Moodle frequently. More than 1500 unique people have … Continue reading Doing More with Moodle
Course Listing Your list of courses is now separated into In progress (current), Future, and Past based on the start and end dates of the courses. Click on the appropriate tab to see your courses. Fall courses start on September 4, … Continue reading What you need to know about the Moodle Update for Fall 2017
ITS will be updating to Moodle version 3.3 on Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 7-10AM. The new version of Moodle has both aesthetic and functional improvements. The most noticeable change will be the updated theme, which will be more modern and … Continue reading Moodle Updates for Fall 2017
Swarthmore College ITS has completed preliminary work on software to check PDF files for accessibility across many campus systems. The software examines PDF files to look for readable text as well as title, language, and outline metadata which indicates how easy it is to access the contents of the file. We’ve also written a Moodle plugin to provide information to faculty on the accessibility of all the PDF files in their course. This information will be accompanied by instructions for how to get help to remediate the files. We anticipate the software will be running on our Moodle site for the Fall … Continue reading PDF Accessibility Checker Announced