As we prepare for the 2022 Spring semester, here are answers to questions we are frequently asked by both new faculty and more senior folks alike. And please note that the answers to these questions, and many more, can be … Continue reading Common Moodle Questions at the Start of the Semester
At this point in the semester, your Moodle course may packed with content which can lead to “Moodle sprawl” — an endless scroll of PDF files and links. Here are a few ways to reduce the clutter. Put Files into … Continue reading Simplifying your Moodle course
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!
Welcome, friends. We wanted to acknowledge the various ways our lives have been changed by COVID-19, and to share the ways ITS has changed in order to best meet the changing needs of our campus community. We want to acknowledge … Continue reading Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2021
The ITS team has been hard at work over the past few months checking and updating our KnowledgeBase articles. Perhaps more importantly, we’ve been looking at how folks ask questions, what sort of requests come into our staff most frequently … Continue reading KnowledgeBase refresh!
I get a regular email newsletter from the New York Times, called Smarter Living, which brings me interesting perspectives, recommendations and information for every day life. This is particularly useful now during the pandemic when were all stuck working remotely. … Continue reading Review & Recommendation: Protecting your online privacy & blocking ads