Services

Babysitter Board

Are you looking for a babysitter? The Amherst College Babysitter Database connects faculty and staff to Amherst College students. Participating students' contact information and brief introductions are provided. You will also have the ability to filter results by various criteria regarding students' availabilities, age preferences, and more! 

Link to the Amherst College Babysitter Database: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/student_employment/babysitter-board

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Requirements: 

You must have an active Amherst College account to access this database.

Instructional Design

hari stephen kumar is Amherst College's instructional designer. He provides support and resources for a wide range of teaching and learning topics, including:

  • Pedagogy consultation and research
  • Designing activities, exercises, and assignments
  • Designing courses, syllabi, and projects
  • Designing curricular goals and frameworks
  • Evaluating and assessing learning experiences
  • Getting the most out of active, blended, flipped, and team-based learning
  • Integrating technologies with teaching.

hari specializes in active learner-centered teaching and fostering collaborative learning communities.

Audience: 
Faculty

LimeSurvey

LimeSurvey allows users to quickly create intuitive, powerful, online question-and-answer surveys that can work for tens to thousands of participants without much effort. The survey software itself is self-guiding for the respondents who are participating.

Amherst College is now running it’s own LimeSurvey server. Contact Academic Technology Services for details.

Audience: 
Faculty
Requirements: 

In order to create a LimeSurvey you will need to contact Academic Technology Services to have your account enable to build a survey. ATS can also provide advice and training on survey creation. 

Resources: 

Online documentation for using LimeSurvey can be found at http://manual.limesurvey.org/. Ignore those parts of the documentation dealing with installation and administration.

Training and Events Calendar

IT regularly offers various in-person trainings including information security training for new employees, Amherst website editing - Content Management System (CMS) training, workshops for faculty, multimedia trainings for students and faculty, and in conjunction with Human Resources computer training for the Amherst community.

Please visit the IT Training and Events Calendar to find out about IT events and register for in-person trainings.

 

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff

See also:

Howie is testing

Just checking something

 

ID Cards for Non-Employees

Departments may request an Amherst College ID Card for a non-employee when needed for door access for vendors for deliveries, temporary employees for door access and/or using a time clock, or for other reasons as needed.

Audience: 
Faculty
Staff
Requirements: 
Getting Started: 

Complete the IT Checklist for New Employees and Special Non-Employees form as follows:

1.  Complete the Name and Address sections with the non-employee's information.

2.  In the Person Type section select Non-employee and then from the drop-down list choose the relevant description or Other as applicable.

3.  For Position Information enter the non-employee's title as applicable such as "Food Service Vendor Delivery Person" or "Lab Equipment Technician", etc., start date of when to enable the ID card, and what Amherst department is sponsoring or overseeing this person's access.

4.  In the Email and Network Access section, put an explanation of need. See below an example of what Dining Services enters for their temporary workers and modify as necessary.
"Datatel/Colleague account with an IDO status is needed to create an account in CSGold to provide a Temporary  Agency worker with an ID for use for the Dining Services Time Clock.  No other IT services are required. Please send ID card form to (name of person completing the form)."

5. Click Submit to complete the form.

Complete the IT checklist for new employees

 

1.  Complete Name and Address sections

 

2.  In the Person Type section choose Non-employee and from the drop-down list choose the relevant description, or Other

 

3.  For Position Information complete the title, start date, and department fields. Other fields are optional.

4.  In the Email and Netowrk Access section, put an explanation of need. Here is a sample of what Liz Lucas uses for temp workers in her department. Modify this as necessary to describe the situation

 

Datatel account with an IDO status is needed to create an account in CSGold to provide the Temporary Agency worker with an ID for use in the Dining Services Time Clock

 

No other IT services are required.

 

Please send ID card form to (person completing the form).

 

5. Click the Submit button.

Additional Information: 

The Door Access service description provides detailed informatin about using ID cards for door access to buildings.

ID Cards for Non-Employees

Sometimes it is necessary to provide an Amherst ID card for non-employees for door access for vendors, gym access for special non-employees, and other reasons as needed.

Audience: 
Faculty
Staff
Others
Requirements: 

To get an ID card for a non-employee, the sponsoring department must complete the IT Checklist for New Employees and Special Non-Employees form.

Getting Started: 

Complete the IT checklist for New Employees and Special Non-Employees form as follows:

1.  Complete the non-employee's Name and Address sections.

2.  In the Person Type section choose Non-employee and from the drop-down list choose the relevant description such as Vendor, or Other as applicable.

3.  For Position Information enter the non-employee's job title such as Dining Services Temporary Agency Employee or other as applicable, the start date for the ID card use, and enter your department  which will serve as the sponsoring department.

4.  In the Email and Netowrk Access section, put an explanation of need. See below an example from Dining Services as used for their temporary workers in her department. Example explanation of need:
"Datatel account with an IDO status is needed to create an account in CSGold to provide the Temporary Agency worker with an ID for use in the Dining Services Time Clock.  No other IT services are required.  Please send ID card form to (name of person completing the form)."

5. Last you must click Submit.

Additional Information: 

Remember you must specify a name and campus mailbox where you want the non-employee's ID card sent.

See our Door Access service description for details about ID card access to buildings.

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