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Academic Technology

Academic Technology supports the use of technology in teaching, learning, and research. The staff (in ITS and the Language Resource Center) supports a huge range of resources and activities, including learning spaces, academic software, high-performance computing, web and mobile development, Moodle, the Language and Media Centers, and support for the creation and use of digital media. Below you will find some of our most popular requested services. After clicking on a service you'll see a brief description and links with more information about the service.

Visit our Help Topic KnowledgeBase for more information about the services that we provide.



Moodle is our institution wide learning management system (LMS). All courses offered at Swarthmore College automatically receive a Moodle course shell. Please contact your Academic Technologist if you have problems setting up your course page.


Qualtrics is a full-featured online survey tool that can be used to create and distribute online surveys.


Zoom is Swarthmore's campus-wide web-conferencing  tool.All Swarthmore faculty, staff, and students have a Basic Zoom Account for video web-conferencing. Contact your Academic Technologist to set up a Pro Zoom Account for unlimited meeting minutes.


Panopto is our cloud based video streaming and lecture capture system that makes it easy to stream, record, and share videos. It is fully integrated with Moodle.


GitHub Enterprise is a collaborative tool for managing, reviewing, and sharing code. At it's core, GitHub is a repository for files and projects that are being managed with Git, a command-line version control system.

High Performance Computing

Swarthmore ITS provides access to high performance computing systems for computationally intensive projects. There are several different types of systems that are available for faculty, staff, and students. 


Support for Digital Projects

Since 2012, Donna Jo Napoli has worked to develop an interactive solution to obstacles in early sign learning through the development of an e-book project, a process integrated into her course: Supporting Literacy Among Deaf Children. Watch as she talks more about the course and their process.

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Active Learning Classrooms

Active Learning is a more student centered approach to teaching where students are more involved in collaborative and/or group activities. Learn more about our Active Learning Classrooms on campus and how you can get involved. 

Read More About Active Learning

MakerSpace Profiles

Watch our video series profiling Swarthmore MakerSpace student technicians and faculty chronicling their work and the variety of unique projects constructed in the digital fabrication lab and wood shop. 

View the video series playlist
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