Instagram disables privacy with new feature


Instagram has released a new feature that allows others to know when you are online with the app or last used it. Much like Facebook’s Messager, Instagram will show your contacts that you are “Active Now.” This means people you follow or have chatted with will be able to tell if you are actively using the app, used it this morning, or 20 minutes ago while at work. Unfortunately, this feature is enabled by default with the latest update rolling out for both Android and iOS users. Continue reading Instagram disables privacy with new feature

Lynda Birthday Bash Returns January 24th

Lynda Weinman’s birthday cake

Students, join us on January 24th to celebrate Lynda (dot-com) Weinman’s birthday!

Next Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. come by the Collaborative Commons (adjacent to Starbucks) in Fondren Library to enjoy cake,  giveaways, and find out about all of the knowledge that has to offer. Continue reading Lynda Birthday Bash Returns January 24th

Quick Tip: Change Email Notification Settings in Wiki.SMU

A recent upgrade of the Wiki.SMU system has introduced helpful new features to the platform. However, some features can get a little annoying. One of these is the daily email for “Recommended Updates” where Wiki.SMU sends you a report on recently updated articles.

Wiki.SMU Account MenuIf you’d rather not receive these messages in your inbox, they can be easily turned off within Wiki.SMU. Just go to and log in with your SMU credentials. In the top right-hand corner of the page, click on the avatar icon. This will either be your picture or a simple silhouette. In the menu that appears, click on Settings.

Once on the settings page, click on the Email link in the Your Settings section of the page. On this page, click the Edit button at the bottom of the page and then uncheck the “Subscribe to recommended updates” option, then click Submit. You can also subscribe/unsubscribe to other wiki notifications as well.

Sitecore Clinics Return January 11, 2018.

Sitecore ClinicHave a question or two about using Sitecore?

Do you need help creating a new page or editing an existing one?  Feeling stumped by widgets, forms, or something else?  Want to learn more about Sitecore in general, but don’t have time for an entire class?

Drop in at any of these Sitecore Clinics for a little one-on-one support with those questions or ones of your own. Continue reading Sitecore Clinics Return January 11, 2018.

New Year, Like-New PC! Cleaning your PC for 2018

As we all return to our work and studies in this new year, it’s always a good idea to take a step back and see if there is any way to make things easier on yourself in 2018. If your computer hasn’t been making things easy on you lately, here are a few tips on getting your system ready for the year ahead.

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Sitecore to be Upgraded Starting on January 5, 2018

UPDATE 01/08/2017: The Sitecore Update was rolled back to the previous version due to performance issues. The Web Team is working with the vendor to investigate the issue and The upgrade will be rescheduled for a later date.


On Monday, January 8, 2017, OIT will be upgrading the Sitecore Web Content System to version 8.2.5. The authoring environment will be unavailable from Friday, January 5, 2018, starting at 8 p.m. CST to Monday, January 8, 2018, at 12 p.m. CST. Continue reading Sitecore to be Upgraded Starting on January 5, 2018

OIT Winter Project Roundup 2017

Winter Projects Sample 2017As the year comes to a close, we can look back over a year of great progress for OIT and the University as a whole. Over the Winter break, OIT’s work will continue on projects to enhance systems and services geared towards the success of the campus community. In this summary, we would like to present to you some of the major projects that have been achieved this year as well as the initiatives that are still being worked on now and in the coming year. Continue reading OIT Winter Project Roundup 2017

Coming Soon: Boot Camp & SAS Installation by Appointment

IT Help Desk Appointment ScheduleHave a course this semester that requires Microsoft Excel or SAS? Students are eligible to download SAS, SAS JMP, and Mathematica free of charge under our campus agreement. Starting in Spring 2018, the IT Help Desk will provide a more convenient way for students to request help installing essential software on their personal computers. Continue reading Coming Soon: Boot Camp & SAS Installation by Appointment