This summer, ITS and The Libraries are looking for students from across disciplines for an eight-week opportunity developing and learning new technologies while contributing to faculty and staff digital projects within what we call Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and … Continue reading 2019 Student SPEED Summer Internship applications open now!
Students from Professor Jamie A. Thomas’ Spring 2017 linguistics seminar, Language and Identity in the African Experience, recently completed a semester long project creating a podcast series titled AFROLATINX PODCAST™ and an informative and media-rich companion website Language & Identity in the African Experience. AfroLatinx … Continue reading Language & Identity in the African Experience Podcast Project
Recently, we have been exploring an exciting new tool for course web projects called Scalar. Scalar works much like the popular blogging tool and publishing platform WordPress; you create pages of content through a text editor, then publish, and present those … Continue reading Scalar Web Projects and Non-linear Presentations
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
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
Website editor, that is. Our main website CMS (content management system) now has a cleaner, friendlier and more intuitive editor for entering content. Vist http://www.swarthmore.edu/web-help/working-editor if you have any questions about particular buttons. Continue reading There is a new editor in town