Discuss with your department chair what computer, peripheral equipment, and access to services you may need for your classes. Some of these can be set up during your account creation, your department chair or AA may be able to grant you access to some services, and some requests may need department approval. Departments can make requests for equipment and services for new faculty through our support portal (support.swarthmore.edu). The Service Catalog requires login with a Swarthmore account.
Some common things departments request for new faculty on our support portal include:
For additional resources on purchasing a computer, you can check out our guide on buying a computer.
Once services are set up for you, such as office phones, you will receive notifications at your Swarthmore email address. Please make sure you check there for updates and further instructions. If you requested physical equipment we will coordinate how to get that equipment to you through the request process.
Keeping your account and data secure is very important. Using Duo, the Swarthmore VPN, and having up-to-date anti-virus protection are only a small part of a number of things you can do to ensure you keep your data secure. Please check our page on how to work and learn safely while remote. Please also check out our tips for better home wifi.
Logging into Moodle
Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators and learners with a single robust, secure, and integrated system to create personalized learning environments.
All courses and enrollments have been entered into Moodle, so instructors can log in and get started on their courses right away.
Zoom video conferencing with a pro license is available for all faculty. You will use this service to provide virtual class access and attend meetings. You can access Zoom via the web at swarthmore.zoom.us or download the desktop or mobile applications. For more information on Zoom please visit our Zoom Video Conferencing page.
The most commonly used software should already be loaded onto any college-issued computer you receive, but if you need additional software you can see what is available to download from our software installation page.