Introducing Zoom for Teaching and Learning

Zoom at Smith College is a web/video conferencing tool that enables you to host one-to-one or group meetings. Starting in October 2018, Smith College faculty, staff, and students now have access to Zoom Pro accounts. The service is free to you, and doesn’t require your attendees to have an account. Zoom works across platforms and … Continued

Zoom Workshops

Below is the list of our Zoom workshops for faculty and staff. Explore the workshops we have prepared for you. For workshops that require registration, please complete the RSVP. Zoom Overview Drop-in sessions, no need to register. Location: Stoddard Hall Auditorium This is a quick (½ hour) presentation mode introduction to what Zoom is and … Continued

Sign-up for the Learning, Research & Technology Fall 2018 Workshops

Below is the list of our Fall 2018 workshops for faculty and staff. Explore the workshops we have prepared for you and register for the ones you are interested in. Note: To register for any workshop, click on its title and complete the RSVP at the bottom of that page. Poll Everywhere: Engage and Evaluate … Continued

Talking About Virtual Reality

This fall, Educational Technology Services (ETS) co-sponsored a Women in Gaming (WIG) playthrough of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a cooperative, multiplayer virtual reality game. In the game, one player (the defuser, wearing a virtual reality headset) is trapped inside a virtual room and must verbally describe a bomb that only the person wearing the … Continued

Accessibility Workshops

Below is the list of our Spring 2018 Accessibility workshops for faculty and staff. Explore the workshops we have prepared for you and register for the ones you are interested in. All the events will take place in Seelye Hall, room 201. Procuring Accessible Technology This workshop will give participants an overview of the steps … Continued

Developmental Biology Illustrated Video Series

Traditionally, when students are assigned textbook readings, they rarely achieve the pre-learning objectives needed to successfully engage in solving complex problem sets during class. In the Developmental Biology Illustrated Video series, Dr. Michael Barresi and his colleague, Dr. Scott Gilbert of Swarthmore College, generate topic-focused videos that are designed to support text readings and lecture … Continued

Podcast: What’s in a Name?

On the eve of Smith College 2017 Commencement, Margaret Bruzelius was assiduously rehearsing the pronunciation of 200 student names. To get it right, she made no assumptions. This year a new technology simplified her task. She used NameCoach, Smith’s new name pronunciation software (easy to use and available campus-wide). Listen to her story, featuring interviews with Margaret Bruzelius and Dwight Hamilton.