Academic Tech Fair 2010 Re-Cap

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2010 Academic Technology Fair.  For those of you who are looking for more information on some of the great topics presented this year, or for those who were unable to attend, all of our materials are now available for download: DimDim is a web-based, real-time, collaboration solution that allows for easy, cross-platform (Windows, Mac and Linux, equally) conferencing.  Only presenters who want to share their screens—not attendees—need to install anything.  If you need to present somewhere when it would be inconvenient to go in person, DimDim can help you get there “virtually.” DimDim … Continue reading Academic Tech Fair 2010 Re-Cap

Moodle Tab Added to Campus Dash

ITS has just added a Moodle tab to the Dash. Because Moodle uses your network username and password, logging in to the Dash will automatically log you in to Moodle without having to retype your password.  Soon additional services such as SwatFiles and SwatMail will be added to the tabs, allowing easy access to frequently used web sites without typing the same credentials over and over. Moodle is our new learning management system that will replace Blackboard over the course of the next two years.  For Fall 2010, we have 15 courses hosted in Moodle with about 100 users logging … Continue reading Moodle Tab Added to Campus Dash

SwatFiles Upgrade on July 31, 2010

ITS completed an upgrade to the web version of Swatfiles on Saturday, July 31st. The new version is available at and the dashboard. Existing browser bookmarks to Swatfiles continue to work without change, as does Swatfiles Drive software for those people who use that software. The new version offers several improvements, including: a better bookmarking tool on the Swatfiles menu bar thumbnail views of image files and quick previews of other documents A new “More Actions” button with convenient features like the ability to download whole folders as zip files. improved document searching easier file/folder locking and unlocking. Bookmarks … Continue reading SwatFiles Upgrade on July 31, 2010


Swarthmore ITS is pleased to announce the launch of SwatFiles, a secure web-based file storage system for faculty, staff, and students. Available at, SwatFiles allows users to access their files from any computer with an Internet connection and share files with anyone with an e-mail address. Features include: A personal folder for all faculty, staff, and students: 4GB of storage for faculty and staff, 1GB for students A public folder for sharing information with others or publishing web pages Department and committee folders can be created by contacting the Help Desk Automatic e-mail notifications when sharing files To start … Continue reading SwatFiles

Summer job opportunity: Student Web Intern

The ITS Web Projects Team is looking for a student intern to help with website development this summer. This is an opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment and learn marketable job skills. You will receive training in Ingeniux, the College’s content management system, and other web-related software such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop as needed. Work hours and schedule are negotiable. Ideally, you will be able to continue working with us next academic year as well. The Work Your work and projects will be assigned based on your skills and interests and may include: assist with developing new websites: … Continue reading Summer job opportunity: Student Web Intern

New Human Resources Website

The Human Resources Department has launched a new website. The new site includes information on employment, benefits, payroll, the Employee Handbook, and convenient links to benefit providers and forms. The website was created in Ingeniux, the College’s web content management system. Please send any suggestions or feedback about the new HR website to If you would like to add your department’s website to our project schedule, please contact Kelly Mueller, Continue reading New Human Resources Website