Information Technology Services staff are in the office throughout the regular work day at Swarthmore and usually a bit beyond. And we love to talk with and help out members of the community with technology related questions. However you can … Continue reading Getting help when YOU need it!
If you create and promote events on campus, you may be aware that there has not been a centralized way to create event registration since our … Continue reading Event Registration with Qualtrics
The project proposal submission deadline is fast approaching! The Libraries and ITS invite all current employees (including faculty, instructional staff, and staff) to submit proposals for Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and Development (SPEED) support. SPEED awards primarily consist of … Continue reading SPEED 2019 Project Proposal Deadline – April 15th
The “Who Is That?” series gives you a peek into the good folks behind (some of) the machines here on campus. We ask a variety of … Continue reading “Who Is That?” Series: Introducing Corrine Schoeb
Last year ITS developed and implemented the File Scan block in Moodle to help identify inaccessible PDF files. This year, we are working on improvements to the block that will allow instructors to automatically fix PDF files that are not … Continue reading Moodle Accessibility Improvements Coming
Swarthmore College ITS has completed preliminary work on software to check PDF files for accessibility across many campus systems. The software examines PDF files to look for readable text as well as title, language, and outline metadata which indicates how easy it is to access the contents of the file. We’ve also written a Moodle plugin to provide information to faculty on the accessibility of all the PDF files in their course. This information will be accompanied by instructions for how to get help to remediate the files. We anticipate the software will be running on our Moodle site for the Fall … Continue reading PDF Accessibility Checker Announced