Recently I’ve been impressed with a digital book, Best Practices in Accessible Online Design written expressly for faculty grappling with accessibility of course material for the classroom (or virtual classroom) and what that means to them. This clear, concise and … Continue reading Best Practices in Accessible Online Design
ITS has been working hard to get ready for the Spring 2021 Semester. Here are a few updates that can make your life easier. Class Calendars Faculty and students can import their class meeting times into their Google Calendar. This … Continue reading Get ready for Spring 2021!
Did you know that you can add your J-Term class sessions to your Google Calendar automatically? ITS built a tool to search for and download iCal files for the current semester. Here’s how to download and import your course’s iCal file. Head over to the course search tool at https://swarthmore.github.io/course2ics-parser/ Begin searching for your course’s name. Click on your course to download its iCal file. It will be downloaded as an .ics file. Head over to https://calendar.google.com/ and log in. Click on the ⚙ (cog) icon in the main app bar , then click settings. Click on Import & Export … Continue reading Importing your J-Term 2021 Course into your Calendar
Last week, Apple announced three new macOS-based hardware products and released a new version of the macOS operating system—macOS 11.0 Big Sur. The three new hardware products (the MacBook Air, the low-end MacBook Pro 13-inch, and the new Mac mini) … Continue reading macOS 11.0 Big Sur and New Apple Products
One major challenge of teaching during a pandemic is handling remote exams. There are a number of issues that arise, such as dealing with students in multiple time zones, technical glitches, academic integrity, and grading. We’ve compiled some resources that … Continue reading Exams in a Pandemic: Tips for Professors
Welcome to Fall, 2020! ITS has been hard at work this summer to make your start to the year as safe and easy as possible. While many of our service operations have changed due to COVID-19, we remain committed to … Continue reading Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2020