Instagram disables privacy with new feature

Instagram

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 Lynda.com has to offer. Continue reading Lynda Birthday Bash Returns January 24th

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.

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.

Sitecore

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

2017 OIT Classroom Summary Report Now Available

2017 OIT Classroom Summery Report Cover
Our 2017 edition of the OIT Classroom Summary Report is now available to the SMU community. In this edition, we discuss the recent classroom updates, new features in the high-tech prototype classrooms, classroom automation, plus emergency assistance and training for the classrooms.

To access the report, click the link below.

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Authenticating to Box@SMU is required before viewing or downloading the report.
This report is confidential and not intended for distribution outside the University.

OIT Technology News: 2017 Cyber Security Awareness Month Edition

OIT Technology News

2017 HR/CyberSecurity Fair, Fall Security Report, MOS Certifications, and a feature on Machiko Hollifield are just a few of the items highlighted this month.

SuperPeruna Learn to be your own Superhero!

The 2017 HR/CyberSecurity Fair is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Human Resources and the Office of Information Technology. The Fair will feature many of the elements we all look forward to each year, plus educational sessions, games, and resources designed to help you stay safe online and with your digital life.

OIT Security Report 2017 Summer Edition Fall 2017 Security Report Now Available

Our Fall 2017 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community. In this edition, we discuss cyber hygiene and the Internet of things, introduce a new “Ask Ms. Security” column, plus see how to spot fake news.

Get MOS Certified MOS Certification Pilot Update

In our first week alone, over 100 faculty, staff, & students have signed up to participate in the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Pilot.

Instructurecon Logo The Internet of Things: Securing Your Smart Devices

Smart devices are a wonder of modern technology, but before taking the plunge, you should be prepared to secure these devices.

OIT Security Report 2017 Summer Edition OIT Spotlight: Machiko Hollifield, Statistical Software Support Specialist

In this month’s OIT Spotlight, we meet Machiko Hollifield, the SMU Statistical Software Support Specialist for Academic Technology Services.

ManeFrame 2.0 New Campus Technology Idea Form

Have you ever had a technology idea which could improve experiences at SMU?

OIT, in partnership with the Academic Technology Council, announces a new web tool for submitting institutional technology ideas.

Minimizing Delays: New Account Permission Request Forms

To streamline processes for requesting, approving and assigning access for new employees to email, Box, Sharepoint, my.SMU, network drives and other platforms, last year the Office of Operational Excellence established the Account Permissions Initiative earlier this year. In August, the initiative team launched a series of new account permission request forms available via help.smu.edu.

Tech Tip: Student & Faculty/Staff Software Discounts

Being a student or employee at a university certainly has its advantages. One advantage is the discounts on computer software and hardware.

Upcoming Sitecore Clinic

Drop in anytime during our Sitecore Clinic on November 14th to get your questions answered about using Sitecore. This Q&A session is not a class, but an opportunity to receive general help with Sitecore.

Fall 2017 Security Report Now Available

OITSecurity Awareness Report: Fall 2017

Our Fall 2017 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community. In this edition, we discuss cyber hygiene and the Internet of things, introduce a new “Ask Ms. Security” column, plus see how to spot fake news.

To access the report, click the link below.

View Report

Authenticating to Box@SMU is required before viewing or downloading the report.
This report is confidential and not intended for distribution outside the University.

2017 Student Technology Needs Assessment Now Available

SurveyAcademic Technology Services is currently soliciting feedback on the services and support offered by SMU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) to students.  They are asking undergraduate and graduate student to take a few minutes to complete the survey for the second annual Student Technology Needs Assessment. The input gained from the questionnaire will help OIT to improve existing services and support, and create new technology initiatives. Continue reading 2017 Student Technology Needs Assessment Now Available

Upcoming Sitecore Clinics and Training

Sitecore

We had a terrific turn out for our Sitecore Basics class. If you still have questions, please join us for one of our Sitecore Clinic this week.

Are you a more advanced user of Sitecore looking to add buttons, widgets, and a little flair to your pages? We will have an Advanced Sitecore class in November. Continue reading Upcoming Sitecore Clinics and Training