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Watching Lynda on TV

While the tutorials available at are wonderful, sometimes you don’t want be stuck behind a computer watching them. Maybe you want to take advantage of many of the documentary shorts and insightful discussions they have on Lynda, but from the comfort of … Continue reading

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The OIT 2015 Progress Report is Now Available

The 2015 Progress Report for the Office of Information Technology is now available. To view the report, please visit or click the link below. View Report PDF and ePub versions are available on our website at

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New IT Training Available: Canvas, Qualtrics, Excel, and More.

We have added several new IT Training Workshops for the spring term, including new courses in using Canvas, Box, and Qualtrics. Canvas: An Introduction This class covers the newly introduced Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) that will be replacing Blackboard. These … Continue reading

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Meet the New IT Training Team

2015 was a year of transition for OIT’s IT Training & Communication team. Now that we are fully staffed we wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We’re eager to serve you and hope we can meet you in one … Continue reading

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Box.SMU is Now Available

The holidays may be over, but we have one more “Box” for you to open. We are proud to announce the availability of Box.SMU. Box is a cloud-based storage and collaboration service for SMU faculty, staff and students. Files can be securely stored and easily … Continue reading

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Migrating Your Personal Box Account into an Enterprise account

Current Box users authenticating with a email account will be converted to a managed Box account under Southern Methodist University on January 11, 2016. The change to an Enterprise account under SMU will not cause any data loss to your files, alter … Continue reading

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Wireless Outage Update – Resolved

Update: The wireless issue has been resolved. The root cause has been identified and a fix implemented.  We will continue to monitor connections to ensure all service is restored.  At this point, we are confident that wireless service is stable. We … Continue reading

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We are excited to announce the new Help Desk team! 

In conjunction with the transitions to Shared Services, several positions were allocated to the Help Desk team in order to provide full time staff on site seven days a week.  We are pleased to announce that all positions are now … Continue reading

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Box Project Enters Pilot Stage

  The Box Project has begun testing with users in our pilot program. Box is our new enterprise online storage solution to replace Locker and will offer unlimited space to SMU students, faculty, and staff for storage of documents and media. Some … Continue reading

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J-Term & Spring Courses Now Available in Canvas

The Academic Technology team is pleased to announce all courses for the upcoming J-Term and Spring terms are available for use in SMU’s new cloud-based learning management system (LMS), Canvas.  While courses are still available for J-term and Spring term … Continue reading

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