SMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Saturday, June 24, 2017, starting approximately at 1 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. This effort will be continued on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, starting at 1 a.m. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off.
The original notice from SMU Buildings and Roads is below: Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on June 24 and 28
With the 9.2 upgrade of my.SMU there are several delivered pages which replaced customized pages. If you previously frequented or saved as favorites in my.SMU, pages such as the Graduate Transfer (GR/TR) App Entry, Batch Transcript, Unofficial Transcript, or the SMU Photo page, you will need to navigate to the new page in my.SMU. Continue reading Page Changes and Favorites in my.SMU
To continue our improvements to the my.SMU system, we have enabled the ability to customize your homepage within the new my.SMU.
What does this mean for you? It means that you can now create your own homepage with just the tiles you want to appear. Continue reading Customize Your Homepage in the New my.SMU
SMU ID photos are available for viewing based on an employee’s business need. Not all offices are able to view photos in my.SMU. If you previously used the SMU Photo page that was housed under the SMU Custom Programs you’ll want to make note of the new navigation as the previous page is no longer active. Below is how to find them in the new my.SMU. Continue reading my.SMU: Where are the SMU ID photos?
When students speak, we are listening!
The journey toward an improved and more powerful experience in my.SMU begins today. We have upgraded the software platform that powers my.SMU. Most of the functions you utilize within the system are unchanged in this first release. The major changes you’ll experience, however, will be evident in the user interface, meaning that the way you navigate to familiar functions has changed. This short video is available to introduce you to the new user interface, navigation, and features.
The blog post my.SMU: An Expected Journey describes the release methodology for new features.
Please see the my.SMU site on wiki.smu for the administrative documentation as it is being developed.
If you have any questions or concerns about the new my.SMU, please contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Apple’s Wordwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week, a new version of the iOS mobile operating system was announced for a fall release. iOS 11 brings several improvements and new features to iPhones and iPads, many of which have been long-desired by Apple fans. Continue reading iOS 11 Brings Improvements and Innovations to iDevices
my.SMU Transformation: What’s happening?
When students speak, we are listening! The journey toward an improved and more powerful experience in my.SMU begins on Monday, June 12, 2017. We will be upgrading the software platform that powers my.SMU, laying the groundwork which will enable transformative changes and capabilities to the entire interface. Continue reading Important Update Coming to my.SMU on Monday, June 12, 2017
Reposted from http://www.smu.edu/News/2017/cio-announcement-31may2017
DALLAS (SMU) – Michael H. Hites, Ph.D., an executive with 17 years of experience leading large-scale computing operations for university-based research and innovation, has been named Chief Information Officer at Southern Methodist University. He will begin his new duties effective July 17, 2017. Continue reading Dr. Michael H. Hites named SMU Chief Information Officer
Over the past few months, Academic Computing Services and your Academic Technology Services Directors (ATSD) have communicated with University faculty that SMU has ended its partnership with ExamSoft as of July 1, 2017. After that date, faculty will not have access to your exams, assessments, or question bank data. We would like to remind you again to retrieve any data or questions from ExamSoft before July 1, 2017. If you need help with this contact your ATSD or the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP.
Respondus LockDown Browser
As an alternative to ExamSoft, we now provide Respondus LockDown Browser for use with Canvas Quizzes to “lockdown” a student’s browser during proctored exams. LockDown browser does not require you to create special quizzes outside of Canvas. You simply select the LockDown Browser option. The Canvas quiz will prompt students that they must use LockDown Browser. If they do not have it installed they can quickly add it to their computer or device.
The specialized browser, designed exclusively for secure quizzing, is stripped of all plugins and add-ons to provide a stable and secure testing experience. If students attempt to take a “locked down” quiz through Canvas without the secure browser, they will be directed to download the application on their Windows or Apple systems, or to use the LockDown Browser on an iPad.
To read FAQs and more information about using Respondus LockDown Browser in your class, visit our services page at smu.edu/lockdown-browser or contact the IT Help Desk to set up an appointment for help getting started.
Over here, we love Lynda.com and hope you do too. We want to encourage you to continue to grow and learn professionally and we find the resources and videos on Lynda help you to do that. To foster that growth, we are randomly giving away 3 Starbucks gift cards to any faculty and staff that completes a course in Lynda between now & June 25th in our I ❤️ Lynda Contest.
To foster that growth, we are randomly giving away 3 Starbucks gift cards to any faculty or staff member that completes a course in Lynda between now & June 25th. That way, you can continue to learn with Lynda and a cup of Joe. Continue reading I ❤️ Lynda Contest: Continue to Learn with Lynda and win a cup of Joe.