Spring 2017 Academic Technology Workshops Announced

The Swarthmore Academic Technology Spring 2017 Lunchtime Workshop series is now available. We have a lineup of sessions available to the entire campus community. The first half of the workshops are focused on website and online portfolio development. This is a great chance to learn how to get your content online using modern web publishing tools. The second half of the series contains maker-related technology topics such as Arduinos, quadcopters, programming Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and laser cutting. Come learn what resources are available for you to use or checkout from ITS. All the workshops are on Fridays from 12:30-1:30PM … Continue reading Spring 2017 Academic Technology Workshops Announced

New version of Chrome is causing some issues

The latest release of the Google Chrome browser (version 45+) has implemented some changes that can affect the appearance and performance of web pages.  The updates are designed to make Chrome use less memory and run faster, but have had some side effects that may cause problems. The latest version of Chrome has disabled support for many plug-ins including Java and Silverlight.  Content that worked in the past may not display any longer. Chrome will now “auto-pause Flash content that’s not central to a website.”  If you have a site with a video or other multimedia content that is not functioning, … Continue reading New version of Chrome is causing some issues

Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2014 SPEED program support

The Swarthmore College Libraries and ITS are pleased to announce the selections for this year’s Special Projects for Educational Exploration & Development (SPEED) program. Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals, from which nine were selected. Deb Bergstrand, Graphics, animation, and 3D-printed education resource (GA3DER) Michael Brown with Adam Neat, Physics pre-lab instructional videos Sibelan Forrester, Comparing translations of a Russian poem Milton Machuca, Seeing Latino Migration to the USA Thomas Morton, Digital Rome: visualizing ancient Roman urban design Josh Newby, Kathleen Howard, and Ginger Heck, Enhancing chemistry labs with digital video Lee Smithey, The Mural Mapping Project Amy Vollmer, Flipping … Continue reading Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2014 SPEED program support