Author Archives: Ian Aberle

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Single Sign-On is Here

Tonight, we enabled Single Sign-On (SSO) for my.SMU and employee.SMU. This allows you to move freely within the same browser session between my.SMU and services such as Concur,, or Canvas.  We have created a video to help demonstrate using Single Sign-On … Continue reading

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Mathematica 10 in Education and Research

SMU Physics will be hosting a “Mathematica 10 in Education and Research” seminar on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 4:00-5:00 in Heroy, Room 153. This talk illustrates capabilities in Mathematica 10 and other Wolfram technologies that are directly applicable for use in teaching … Continue reading

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Thinking of Using SMU Email for Your Marketing? Think Again.

With over 11,000 students available to you through the Outlook address book, you might think this is a great group to market your services or product. They are SMU students. You are a SMU student. You have that natural connection and why … Continue reading

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IT Training: Upcoming Training for Qualtrics, Sitecore, and

We have added additional IT Training Workshops through Winter Break, including a new course in Qualtrics. Take your skills to the next level by engaging in one of our online or instructor-led trainings. lyndaCampus Now Available  We understand not everyone can … Continue reading

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lyndaCampus Now Available

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce lyndaCampus is now available for faculty, staff, and students. The lyndaCampus provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers … Continue reading

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Issues with Outlook for Mac and El Capitan

Looks like another major application is having problems with Apple’s latest OS release, El Capitan. This time, the popular email client Microsoft Outlook for Mac is having difficulty with the OS. The problem identifies itself when the application tries to connect to … Continue reading

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Early Issues with ExamSoft and El Capitan

Update: ExamSoft announces a new version of SofTest compatible with El Capitan is available now. Update: ExamSoft announces a new version of SofTest supporting El Capitan will be available by the second week of November. El Capitan (OSX 10.11) was recently released to the … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi Assist and Managing Cellular Data

Apple recently released iOS 9 with a new feature called Wi-Fi Assist. Wi-Fi Assist allows the device to use cellular data to keep your internet connection active in areas where the Wi-Fi signal may not be very strong. Android has … Continue reading

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Phishing Exercises Coming Soon.

No. It’s not about fish doing Zumba. Twice per year, SMU conducts a simulated phishing exercise where the University sends a simulated phishing message to employees based on the types of phishing messages we have most recently received.  Last year, … Continue reading

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