ITS cautions against upgrading to macOS Sierra

Apple has just released its newest macOS Sierra operating system, and made it available as an automatic download to customers running OS X El Capitan in order to encourage them to update. If you have a Swarthmore issued computer, do not allow Sierra to install. Upgrading the operating system can break certain features, including the ability to log in with your Swarthmore account. If you need your Mac operating system upgraded, in order to use a feature that is currently unavailable, contact the Help Desk in Beardsley 110. Customers who have auto downloads enabled will see macOS Sierra start to … Continue reading ITS cautions against upgrading to macOS Sierra

MATLAB Licensing

Last year we enhanced our MATLAB licensing to allow any Swarthmore community member to install MATLAB and all available toolboxes without requiring a connection to a license manager every session. This makes it easier for faculty and students to do their work from off campus as well as eliminates any problems with running out of licenses. MATLAB users do need to check in with MathWorks every so often to make sure their licenses are still valid. If you receive a message that your license will expire soon, see the instructions on our MATLAB page to update your license. Continue reading MATLAB Licensing

Two ITS staff to present at Haverford Teaching with Technology Forum

Instructional Technology Services in IITS at Haverford College invites all Swarthmore College faculty and staff to attend the Teaching with Technology Forum. The event’s theme is Multimodal Teaching, Learning, and Literacy. Two Swarthmore College staff, Andrew Ruether and Alex Savoth, are on the program to talk about recent instructional technology successes. If you are able, please join us AND meet some of your Trico colleagues.  Teaching with Technology Forum Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 Location: KINSC Hilles 109 at Haverford College Time: 2:00 PM~4:00 PM Light Refreshments will be served. Registration not required. Program Presenters: Markus Baenziger (Associate Professor of Fine Arts) “Innovative 3D technology: Laser Cutter” Christina Freeman (Visiting Assistant … Continue reading Two ITS staff to present at Haverford Teaching with Technology Forum

Spring 2016 Academic Technology Workshop Schedule Published

Swarthmore ITS is hosting a series of lunchtime workshops on Fridays from 12:30-1:30PM during the Spring 2016 semester. The workshops are open to all members of the Swarthmore community and will be focused on introducing new technologies in an approachable, hands-on way.  Events include: Introduction to Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services Social Media for Departments, Groups, and Clubs Command Line Basics Help! My Files Have Been Encrypted and Are Being Held for Ransom! Academic Poster Design and Printing For the full schedule, see Continue reading Spring 2016 Academic Technology Workshop Schedule Published