Information, Technology & Consulting


Interface is an ongoing series of features about information technology at Dartmouth, the people of ITS, and how we work with the college's many information systems. Learn what it's like to be a freshman barred from having a cell phone on a first-year trip. Peek inside the framework of Dartmouth's many, many sites. See how our past experiences inform what we do here.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:41pm

By Elizabeth Kelsey, editor of Interface

Before Ben Morgan joined ITS Web Services in 2012 as a user experience designer/information architect, he worked as a more traditional architect—the type who designs buildings.

There was, after all, some correlation between the two fields: “My old boss at the architectural firm used to say we have to know a little about a lot,” Ben says. “Our role was to take the electrical engineer, the mechanical engineer, the contractor, and...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:15pm

Elizabeth Kelsey, editor of Interface

Adaptive evolution. Space weather patterns. Complex systems. Dartmouth researchers carry out important work in fields including biology, physics, and computer science. In such a fast-paced intellectual environment, scientists need information technology that can keep up with their research. Dartmouth’s new high-speed research network, the Science DMZ, will now quickly transfer the large files associated with the field.

Usually, when we think of a DMZ, a demilitarized zone, we see images in our mind’s eye of neutral territory between...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:43pm

What does a collaborative learning team look like?

Ashley Kehoe, an instructional designer in ITS, gives a first-hand account as a member of the Dartmouth Vietnam Project — a student-driven experiential learning program.

Read Ashley's guest post, “Collaboration in Action,” on Inside Higher Ed's Technology and Learning column....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:48pm

By Elizabeth Kelsey, Editor of Interface

This column originally appeared in The Valley News on Sunday, October 19, 2014

When I returned to Holland after a 10-year absence, I realized how much technology complemented my connections with people.

I traveled to the Netherlands for vacation in July. I once lived there, and the trip was my first time back in 10 years.

As I boarded the plane to Amsterdam, I thought of how much I had changed...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:32pm

By Stacy Lee '17

Writing for the exchange of thought, information, and knowledge has over 6000 years of history: Various characters and texts had been carved into mud bricks and animal bones and carried onto papyrus, then paper. And with the invention of printing, a myriad of published human thought became available to everyone. Now, the eBook has joined the list and is on its way to topping paper books in usage.

EBooks—digitized reading materials that can be downloaded to computers and portable devices—eliminate certain disadvantages of paper books. EBooks may be saving...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:22pm

When you visit a Dartmouth website that requires your Dartmouth username and password, you should look for a green URL. If it's not Dartmouth green, don't proceed.

Any Dartmouth website that requests login info should have the GREEN bar. This  includes sites protected by WebAuth ( such as Banner, Canvas, Kronos, and Library Services) and Blitz Web, Calendar, and OneDrive.

We've recently added these green extended digital certificates to our websites to help you avoid being phished.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:32pm

Log in to and click the Library Resources link.

Learn more about connecting to Dartmouth resources from off campus.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:08pm

Elizabeth Kelsey

With the start of a new term, security engineer Adam Goldstein sees students attempting to download free eBooks to avoid paying for textbooks. But the texts come with a hidden cost: “These books have malware Trojans,” Goldstein says. “By downloading them, students introduce harmful software that can delete files and steal data.” In addition, Goldstein has noted a significant uptick in copyright violations online—also fairly routine for this time of the year. “We caution students not to illegally download material because they’re subjecting themselves to lawsuits...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 1:13pm

Elizabeth Kelsey

Earlier this month, the Dartmouth Outing Club wrapped up its First-year Trips prior to the start of the academic term.

The excursions, a tradition dating back to 1935, welcome new Dartmouth students by taking them on adventures in the wilderness that surrounds the College. “Trippees” choose from different journeys that include hiking, canoeing, and horseback...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:24pm
Students standing in a group

Elizabeth Kelsey

Hackers continue to outsmart computer systems. As governments, businesses, and institutions contend with identity thieves, one Dartmouth program strives to train more security-savvy professionals from a very early age.

This fall, 16 high school students from throughout the Northeast are returning to classrooms with a better awareness of Cyber Security— thanks to a program offered by Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS...

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Information, Technology & Consulting