Gradescope is a service used for collecting and grading of paper homework and exams. We’ve received positive feedback from Swarthmore faculty indicating the system makes it faster and easier to grade student work. In the past, students had to use … Continue reading New Gradescope Mobile App for Students
Duo is here and if you’re not yet using Duo to authenticate to your Swarthmore College accounts and systems, then it’s time to get on board! As our CITO, Joel Cooper, said in his email to the faculty and staff a … Continue reading Get Duo, but be prepared!
Liquid Spills on Portable Computers Spilling a liquid on your laptop can be a real problem, but accidents happen and there are a few steps you can take to minimize the damage. Most importantly, don’t try to restart the computer if it has shut down. If the computer is still running, perform a forced shutdown by pressing and holding down the power button until the computer shuts off. (Count to ten slowly while you hold down the power button). Next, the battery should be removed. If you have a Dell or almost any other brand of PC this is easy … Continue reading If You Spill Something, Say Something.
Over two days in July, Dr. Ruben Puentedura, a noted consultant and speaker on educational technology, gave four presentations at a summer mini-conference sponsored by ITS. The topics of the sessions covered areas in which Puentedura sees untapped transformative educational potential: mobile computing, data visualization, gaming, and use of web 2.0 tools in support of communities of practice. Continue reading Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s talks on academic technology